Scalp Micropigmentation


Scalp mircopigmentation (SMP) is a non-invasive treatment that creates the appearance of tiny hair follicles. The procedure involves the use of detailed micro-needles to deposit pigments through the dermal layer of the scalp. These pigments replicate hair follicles and blends in with the patient’s skin complexion. It can take three sessions to get the maximum results. The first session is when the majority of the surface area has pigment deposited. The second session involves the shading and definition process. The third session is for adjustment, enhancement and the determination of the shading density needed to create a natural hairline.

Ideal candidates are healthy individuals suffering from hair thinning, receding hairline or complete baldness. Patients who want to conceal or camouflage the scar from a hair transplant surgery are also suitable candidates for the procedure. Patients with open sores on the area of treatment, eczema and dermatitis are not good candidates.

The typical cost ranges from $1500-$4000. The final cost depends on the size of the area being treated, the density of the patient's original hair, fees charged by the doctor or the facility and the geographic location of the procedure.

The procedure restores the look of fuller hair. There could be some slight redness, bruising and discomfort for a couple of days. Patients should refrain from getting the treated areas wet as this can cause the scabs formed to soften, and eventually fall off, which leaves improperly healed skin. The initial results are evident immediately but multiple sessions are needed for maximum results. Touch-up treatments are needed every 3-6 years to maintain the dark pigment color.

Scalp Micropigmentation SMP

submitted on   Fri Dec, 06, 2013 by William Rassman, MD     
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a cosmetic procedure which helps restore the appearance of hair on a shaved scalp by creating the illusion of a thicker head of hair. SMP is used by hair restoration doctors to produce natural looking hair by applying pigment to the epidermal level of the scalp to1