Often recommended as an excellent alternative to hair transplants, scalp micropigmentation (SMP), is becoming a popular hair loss treatment. Like hair transplants, it is largely carried out on men, but could it be a good hair loss treatment for women too?
Understanding scalp micropigmentation
SMP delivers specially formulated pigments into the scalp to create realistic looking hair follicles. In men, it is used to provide a freshly-shaved look and is only noticeable when you get extremely up close to the scalp.
Throughout the treatment, tiny pigments of colour are carefully tattooed onto the scalp. Now, while it may be a type of ‘tattoo’, this isn’t a treatment you could have done by your local tattoo artist! The technique and the pigments used in SMP are extremely unique and it actually takes a very skilled technician to perform it correctly.
Pigments can be blended to match your existing hair, so the results of the treatment are very natural and can last for a number of years, only requiring a top-up if it begins to fade over time. Women may be concerned that scalp micropigmentation isn’t for them when they see pictures of male patients with shaved hairstyles, yet SMP can also be used to expertly disguise thinning areas in longer hair.