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Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP Derby) can be regarded as a simple hair tattoo, but it is so much more than that. It’s a non-surgical procedure that has gained plentiful of popularity over the past few years, branched under the many treatments for hair loss. Just to explain briefly, natural pigments are injected within the epidermal layer of the scalp which mimics a shaved head, making it a plausible resolution for hair loss. The pigments emulate natural hair follicles, ultimately establishing a new hairline. The typical individuals who would go through with this treatment would be those with alopecia, male or female pattern baldness, thinning hair and even cancer. Hair loss differs from individual to individual and SMP can cater to anyone due to its tailored service for each client, taking into consideration the client’s desired look.
The main objective of SMP from SMP Derby isn’t to promote hair growth or even to create results like microblading, but to imitate a shadow-like look on the scalp which is called pointillism. Pointillism is a style which is often utilised if individuals prefer a more natural appearance that appears to be a natural follicle which blends impeccably with the scalp. For men, SMP consists of imitating the appearance of a shaved head by injecting pigments into the dermal layer of the scalp, concealing complete baldness. For women however, the process is conducted to hide the scalp.
Treatments for hair loss in both men and women are constantly developing and improving as there are different types of treatments available to individuals who suffer from the different types of hair loss. And with that, there are many great solutions for concealing or even curing hair loss such as a hair transplant, complex hair systems like interlaces, weaves or wigs, shampoos which emphasise the blocking of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) and even a topical formula such as minoxidil. However, SMP is one of the more recently established treatments but there are still many questions surrounding it. Hopefully, this article will do its best to answer any pressing concerns.
The process of Scalp Micro Pigmentation is like any other cosmetical treatment – you must find the right clinic for yourself. Once you’ve chosen the right clinic, you’ll be able to get a consultation which is typically free of charge, and will inform and reassure you of what to expect and everything involved in the SMP treatment.
On the day of the procedure, the practitioner will discuss with you your chosen hairline, creating sample designs until you select the perfect shape. It is important to note that as there are many sessions, the first session typically begins further back and then would be gradually lowered across the several sessions. This is done to allow the client a chance to view themselves with the new hairline, enabling them to decide if they want to go in another direction or to continue it in the next sessions.
The following step would be selecting the correct pigment shade – the practitioner will closely analyse the colour of the hair follicle as well as the skin tone to choose the appropriate pigment. Before the procedure begins, the practitioner will apply a numbing cream to the scalp which would prevent some of the discomfort however this wholly depends on the patient’s personal pain threshold. The first session is always conducted with a lighter shade pigment so that it can be matched more accurately in the coming sessions however, some argue that all follicles aren’t the same tone so by combining multiple pigments shades, it gives an all-rounded illusion of a perfectly shaved head.
After the first session, you will come back a week later for the second session which would consist of decreasing the hairline at your request whilst adding more depth using a darker pigment tone. This session stresses the importance of adding a weighted look to your scalp so you can achieve a fuller look whilst blending the pigment into the natural hair, so it’s harder to separate the pigment from the real hair.
A month after the second session, you will then go to your clinic for the third session which is to touch up the illusion of a perfectly shaved head. It is important to note that because it is a gradual procedure, you shouldn’t expect to find results immediately after the first session. Likewise, as it SMP can potentially be affected by sunlight, you will have to come back into the clinic for touch ups every 3 to 4 years, dependent on your head.
There is a recovery period where the skin must heal as soon as the pigments are injected into the scalp. Typically, most practitioners would recommend a week for the wounds to heal and close – this would be the point where the injected pigments would merge into the epidermal scalp layer. It is usually advised to ensure the area to be dry and should not shower within the first 5 days of the procedure. After the 5 days, you will be able to gradually re-introduce your normal routine and will be able to shower and shave the area.
There are many benefits of SMP due to its rapid procedure and quick turnaround time. These benefits include:
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Some of the excellent results achieved through SMP Nationwide.
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I used SMP Nationwide and had my full head treatment done for only £1495 and am so happy with the results. I was quoted very high prices by other companies.
It went very well very good staff fantastic job made me feel very comfortable through out the hole procedure thumbs up for all of them.
My experience with SMP Nationwide has been a memorable one. The team is highly professional. Everyone in the team are fantastic. Highly recommended.
In my own experience I can say that it is a Great place, these guys have an Excellent professionalism, the whole process is comfortable and step by step.
This is something I wish I would of done a long time ago. They are very professional. I would recommend anybody who is losing hair to go see them.
Getting SMP done from SMP Natiowide was literally the best decision I have ever made! I feel and look 10 years younger. I have my confidence back