SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION (SMP)

SMP is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment where pigment is applied into the dermal epidermal junction of the scalp by virtue of an ultra-thin needles, giving the appearance of natural hair follicles. For a bald or shaved head, the final look becomes a very realistic buzz-cut style. For thinning hair, the treatment adds density, which gives your hair a fuller look. The high-quality pigments we use are not only dermatologically- and microbiologically-tested but are also hypoallergenic and are made specifically for Scalp MicroPigmentation. Unlike body tattoo inks, the colour of our pigments will not change. However, while long-lasting, they will eventually begin to fade. In order to keep the fresh look, a yearly touch-up is highly recommended. The initial treatment package generally consists of 3-5 sessions. Each session takes about 1 to 4 hours, depending on factors such as skin type, the amount of hair loss, and the size of the area being treated.

In order to book the treatment, an free in-person consultation is required.
Cancellation and late arrival policies apply.

Available as a package $1,000+
(consultation required, and price varies)

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Is SMP Right for Me?

SMP is an innovative technology for hair loss solution for both men and women, thinning hair, receding hair line, patchy bald spots (including FUT/FUE scars) or complete boldness. This is the great option for those who are tired of daily maintenance and embarrassing moments or have very active lifestyle, traveling or playing sports. This is the perfect option for those whose follicles are already dead or gone. SMP can change your life.

This service is NOT recommended for those with:

– Blood disorders
– Autoimmune diseases
– Diabetes
– Viral infections
– Epilepsy
– Pacemakers or major heart problems
– An organ transplant
– A tendency towards keloid scars
– Seborrheic dermatitis or eczema
– Skin irritations on the scalp
– Have used the prescribed oral acne medication in the last 12 months
– Allergies to anaesthetics (Lidocaine) or nickel

A doctor’s note is required if:

– You had surgery of any kind over the past six months or will have surgery within the next six months.
– You are on diabetic medication.
– You are on autoimmune medication.
– You have taken chemotherapy in the last 12 months.
– You have taken hair transplant in the last 12 months.
– You have cancer.

You cannot receive treatment if you are or have:

– Under age 19.
– Pregnant or nursing.
– Under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
– With active MRSA.
– Airborne diseases.

Pre-Care

– Do not take alcohol and caffeine 24 hours before your appointment.
– Avoid exercise the day of the procedure.
– Change bed linens to clean ones.
– Do not use tanning bed or go under direct sun exposure 28 days prior and after your appointment.
– Wash your scalp with a non-abrasive, gentle shampoo the day of your procedure before your appointment and keep it clean. DO NOT place any gels, hairspray, powders, fibers or leave-on conditioner on your scalp the day of your treatment.
– If experiencing breakouts on your scalp, we recommend you see a dermatologist or appropriate medical doctor to resolve this issue prior to your procedure.
– Apply moisturizer on your scalp for 2 weeks prior to your appointment.
– Focus on relaxing and get a good night’s rest before your procedure. Try not to come in on an empty stomach.
– Casual dark color clothing is recommended.
If you are extremely sensitive to pain, please seek medical advice prior to the procedure. (i.e. Medications)
– You may bring a clean hat or scarf to loosely cover your head after the treatment if so desired. However, this is not recommended due to possible bacteria and infection.
Hair Length: This will be discussed ruing the consultation. As a general guideline for SMP, please shave your hair as close to the scalp as possible.
For SMP HD (Hair Density), please cut your hair as short as you are going to keep your hair
Scalp Preparation: Please do not use a razor on your scalp on the day of the treatment. Shave or cut your hair 24 hours before your scheduled procedure. It is critical that we see all native hair in order to properly blend the hair follicles. Any redness, breakouts or infection on the scalp will lead to your appointment being cancelled and rescheduled.

If you would like a patch test prior to your service, please book a consultation first. We will provide you with the products; you’ll then have to arrange a test with a dermatologist or allergist.

Failure to follow the pre-care instructions may cause increased sensitivity, discomfort, infection, uneven placement or cancellation of your treatments.

After care

– To prevent any infection, please avoid touching the treated area with your fingers unless washed, do not wear hats or toques without a shower cap underneath and if you do, limit to a short amount of time. The scalp may be red and swollen for 8-12 hours following the treatment.
NO WATER ON THE SCALP FOR 72 HOURS! This may cause the pigment to migrate. After 72 hours you may apply water to the scalp, but please do not scrape or scratch the scalp until it is healed (no Loofahs or abrasives to be used on the scalp as it may remove the pigment and cause scarring).
– No exercise, sweating, or excitement for 72 hours. Stay cool and calm.
– No make-up, hair care products, sun, sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming in chlorine pools or in the recreational bodies of water, contact with animals, gardening for 7 days, until area is completely healed.
– Do not rub or traumatize the procedure area while it is healing (pigment may be removed along with crusting tissue, if any).
– Use a sun screen after the procedure area has healed to prevent future premature fading of pigment color. PLEASE NOTE: if fading occurs due to sun damage on the scalp, touch ups and/or re-treatment will be charged at full price.
– Do not use products that contain AHA’s on the procedure area. (Example: Glycolic, Lactic Acids. Always check your product labeling) it will fade your pigment color prematurely.
– For the first 2 weeks after the treatment, the color intensity of your procedure can be significantly brighter and darker, as well as larger and sharper or can be significantly lighter than what is expected for the final outcome. It can take up to 6 weeks for final results, depending on how fast your skin exfoliates.
– Touch-up visits should be scheduled between 2 weeks after your first treatment, and 2-4 weeks after your 2nd treatment. All SMP procedures are a multi-step process. Results are not determined until all touch-up applications have been completed.
– If you have any questions or concerns, please notify your technician immediately.
– If you have excessive redness, swelling or tenderness or any red streaks going from the procedure site toward the heart, elevated temperature, or purulent drainage from the procedure site, contact your physician as the area may be infected and you may need to seek medical care.

Failure to follow the post-care instructions may cause increased sensitivity, discomfort, infection, pre-mature color loss or migration.

FAQ

What is SMP?

SMP is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment, a form of tattoo. Pigment is applied onto the scalp giving the appearance of natural hair follicles. It creates illusion of fuller look or buzz cut look.

How long does SMP take?

It generally consists of 3-5 sessions, occasionally more, to perfect, ranging 1-4 hours a session.

How much does it cost?

It varies due to numerous factors, e.g. size and conditions. As a guideline, full head would range from $4,000. The price will be confirmed after the consultation.

Is there a free consultation?

Yes, face-to-face consultation is mandatory, and we do this for free. However, if the appointment is not honored, a booking fee will be charged.

How long does it last?

It generally lasts 1-3 years. We recommend yearly touch-up for a fresh look.

Why doesn't it last longer?

Unlike tattoo, the pigment is applied to the dermal epidermal junction, much shallower as opposed to conventional body tattoos, in order to mimic the follicles. If the pigment is deposited deeper into dermis where collagen is loosely woven, like tattoo, it causes a blow out, a big dot like a mole. It doesn’t resemble the follicle and looks unreal. We also use needles to best fit to place follicle-look dots.

Does the colour change?

We use carbon for the color. It won’t change the color but it will change to lighter shades over time. The pigments used for cosmetic and body tattoo are mixture of red, green and yellow and metals. Each color and metals fades or absorbed differently and causes the change in color. Have you seen reddish or bluish brows?

I have blonde hair. Will SMP work for me?

We have gray, lighter shades of black to match.

Does it hurt?

Pain tolerance is very individually different and physical condition affects it for the same person. Most clients describe it as vibration massage and fall asleep during the session. But it may get sore after a while. That is why we limit one session up to 4 hours.