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Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP SHEFFIELD) is a non-surgical, non-invasive technique developed to help people suffering from unwanted hair loss. It is type of cosmetic procedure, sometimes referred to as follicle simulation, which involves implanting pigment in a series of dots across the scalp to mimic the look of natural hair follicles.
For the sake of full transparency, I should state from the outset that I happen to take a personal interest in such things. Having been prematurely pressganged into the brethren of the follicly challenged myself, I know that hair loss, whatever the cause, can have a significant and sometimes devastating effect on a person’s life and wellbeing. And, it necessarily follows that any genuine solution to unwanted hair loss will likely have a profoundly beneficial impact on many people’s lives, in ways far beyond the mere cosmetic (even if the solution is itself a cosmetic procedure), which means these things matter. With that disclaimer out of the way, I present below what I believe to be everything you need to know about scalp micropigmentation.
The most common analogy to spring forth in response to an invitation to explain scalp micropigmentation, is that getting scalp micropigmentation is like getting a tattoo.
Now then, there really is no getting around this. It is. It really is a lot like getting a tattoo. In fact, I defy any one of you to find me anything more akin to getting a tattoo. Consider for just a moment that in both procedures; a handheld, mechanical device is employed to disperse a coloured pigment in and about the subject’s dermis via the medium of a rapidly thrusting, electrically driven needle. And that, in a nutshell, is pretty much the whole shooting match for both getting a tattoo and getting SMP SHEFFIELD. So yeah, pretty samey.
There are, however, a couple of differences worth knowing if one is assessing the viability of SMP SHEFFIELD as a potential treatment for consideration.
The first, key distinction is that SMP SHEFFIELD treatments involve the use of much smaller needles than those used by tattoo artists, and as a result the implant depth of the pigment is much shallower than that of a tattoo. People wary at the thought of tattoos, such as myself, will likely take some comfort in this revelation, I’m sure.
The second pertinent difference is with the medium used for the implants. Where tattoos use ink, scalp micropigmentation uses pigments. Inks are more resistant to ultraviolet light than pigments.
The important thing two know as a result of these two factors (the respective implant depths and difference in medium/UV light resistance) is that even though scalp micropigmentation is classed as a permanent cosmetic solution, the pigments will eventually begin to fade. Therefore, anyone considering scalp micropigmentation for themselves should be aware that additional treatments will be required over time for purposes of maintenance or rejuvenation.
As for the actual process, scalp micropigmentation involves a series of three sessions per treatment, with each session taking approximately two to three hours to complete. There is a minimum wait of ten days between treatments to allow the scalp sufficient healing time between sessions (so anyone thinking of going for the first time would do well to bear in mind that they will need to allow for at least a month before expecting to see something like the final results).
In the sessions themselves a scalp micropigmentation technician gets to work utilising what is essentially a technique adapted from pointillism; which is a style of painting developed by impressionist painters Georges Seurat and Paul Signac back in France in 1886, and if that isn’t completely awesome then, quite honestly, I don’t know what is.
The technique is developed over time and involves the use of fine motor skills to micro-target the sites of individual hair follicles for each implant. This fealty to precision ensures the most natural looking results are achieved by offering a truly accurate representation of the recipient’s natural growth patterns.
Well, SMP SHEFFIELD would certainly be a viable potential option for individuals suffering from medical conditions like alopecia, or people undergoing medical treatments that result in hair loss. Next to mind (not entirely altruistically I confess) it would be men like me; that suffer from male pattern baldness (MPB), receding hairlines or an ever expanding ‘friar Tuck’ crown and are already shaving their heads. Quite often the ‘pattern’ is as much, if not more, of a problem than the baldness itself when it comes to MPB – and scalp micropigmentation can augment remaining hair by covering localised sites of balding, just as well as it can bring back back a full headed, crew-cut look.
Perhaps not so evidently, but certainly to no lesser extent, scalp micropigmentation can also be an alternative solution for women with thinning hair. Many of the women reading this will be familiar with microblading. For those readers that are not; it is another cosmetic method of depositing pigment in the skin, typically used on the eyebrows, only using a blade rather than a needle. Scalp micropigmentation can work on the scalp to the exact same effect as microblading does for eyebrows, giving the look of a much thicker, fuller head of hair.
Another significant application of SMP SHEFFIELD is with instances of scarring. For those suffering with visible scarring SMP SHEFFIELD can help to significantly reduce a scar’s visibility and provide an effective camouflage across the areas of concern.
So, there you have it. Everything you need to know about scalp micropigmentation as voted for by yours truly. To conclude I’ll simply sign off by saying that I’ve encountered all manner of snake oil, magic beans and cunning plans searching for the holy grail of hair loss, a journey that will no doubt continue until we can basically reverse aging, which probably isn’t for some considerable time to come
Happily, though, in the meantime we are developing new, increasingly effective methods to address an age old affliction and among them is SMP SHEFFIELD; a viable alternative solution to hair loss outside of invasive surgery, drug treatment programmes or more controversial methods such as Platelet-rich Plasma therapy (PRP).
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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.
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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