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Hair loss is a complex issue that affects both men and women across the world. In an age ruled by social media and selfies, hair troubles can have a huge impact on our self-confidence.
There are, of course, multiple techniques that people try in an attempt to rescue their lost hair; one of the most popular of these methods is a hair transplant. However, many people don’t realise that hair transplants can cause significant scarring on the scalp.
But one method that many people aren’t aware of is Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment (SMP). SMP is a cosmetic procedure that works like a traditional tattoo; small pigments are deposited into the scalp using small and single-use needles. It is a non-evasive and non-surgical procedure that takes around 2-3 hours. The procedure is performed over 3 separate sessions with a 10 day wait between each session, which gives the scalp time to heal. Specialised techniques and equipment are used to give fantastic results. It is important to take a shower prior to the procedure to ensure cleanliness as you will be unable to wet your scalp for up to 5 days following treatment.
Whilst SMP does share some similarities with a traditional tattoo, the pigments used are blended in order to match the beneficiaries’ hair and skin tone; with a traditional tattoo, blue and green undertones are used, which is not the case with SMP. Most people find SMP to be completely painless, though it may cause some discomfort to those with sensitive scalps.
Also, whilst SMP from SMP Sunderland is considered to be a permanent cosmetic procedure, rest assured that it is reversable should you wish to reverse the effects for any reason; unlike traditional tattoos in which the ink is deposited deeply into the skin, the pigments of SMP are superficially put into the epidermis of the scalp and can easily be removed by laser treatments.
In the days following the procedure, there may be some concern due to scabs that form over the treated area. However, this is not uncommon and the scabs do fall off as they heal. It may be disappointing to find that some of the pigment is removed with the scabs but with repeated procedures, there will be a build-up of pigment density.
The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery reported that 40% of men experience hair loss before the age of 35. SMP can be beneficial for a number of different conditions that result in hair loss. In instances of male pattern baldness, which can affect men as young as 18 years old, SMP can help restore confidence by providing the appearance of a natural shaved head. It can also be used to treat receding hairlines and bald patches by targeting the affected areas and masking the presence of hair loss.
Whilst it is commonly believed that men are most widely impacted by hair loss, it is a concern that can impact any gender; 40% of women suffer from hair loss before they turn 40 years old, but not even half will seek help due to embarrassment and the fear of the stigma surrounding female hair loss.
However, it is not uncommon for a large number of people to experience hair thinning, which can be a result of age or damaging processes to the hair such as bleaching or heat styling. In cases of hair thinning, SMP from SMP Sunderland can be used to give the appearance of thicker hair. This can make styling easier and more comfortable as there is no need to try to hide those thinner patches of hair.
SMP can also be used to treat cases of Alopecia; Alopecia is an incurable condition which results in the body attacking its own hair follicles. This autoimmune ailment causes hair-loss and subsequent low self-image and self-esteem. Unfortunately, for many people who suffer from Alopecia, hair-transplants are not an option due to the smaller area of the balding patches. However, SMP is a fantastic method that can help to cover these spots and hide any trace of hair loss.
SMP is also able to assist with scarring on the scalp. Scarring can be a result of hair transplants or other autoimmune conditions such as lupus, which causes the immune system to attack healthy tissue and can cause hair loss and lesions on the scalp. SMP can help to conceal the scarred areas and camouflage areas of hair loss by carefully layering pigment over the affected area. Covering scars usually requires less treatment time compared to other procedures to cover hair loss.
Again, whilst SMP is considered to be a permanent cosmetic procedure, fading may occur over time as is the case with traditional tattoos. However, touch-up sessions are usually only required every 3-5 years and this time can be increased by proper scalp care at home to avoid fading.
While hair transplants can be costly, SMP from SMP hair tattoo Sunderland is an affordable alternative. There are different packages you can purchase depending on your treatment requirements. You can have a free consultation with an SMP expert on a day and time that suits you best, and can determine the package that will best suit your requirements.
One of the many benefits of SMP is that you are able to dictate your own specifications and design your desired finished appearance, whilst still being able to make the most of the experience and knowledge of trained professionals. Experiencing hair loss can often result in a person feeling as though they are losing control in their own life; however, with SMP, the customer is ultimately in control throughout the process, which also adds to their growing self-confidence.
Due to the growth in popularity, there is less of a stigma attached to SMP compared to other treatments. However, SMP provides such a natural finished look that it is commonly undetectable to the untrained eye.
Going through with treatment is a big decision which has a big impact on your everyday life, but you are not alone. As well as the hundreds of other people who have chosen to take this step, specialist aftercare teams will be on hand to provide support and guidance from the beginning to the end of the journey towards self-confidence.
SMP Nationwide offer some of the lowest prices in the UK for scalp micropigmentation. Our price promise guarantees we’ll beat any like for like quote by 5%.
Some of the excellent results achieved through SMP Nationwide.
Hear from some of our satisfied customers
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