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Frequently Asked Questions SMP

  • What is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?

  • SMP is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses micro-needles to implant tiny pigments into the scalp to create the illusion of a closely shaved head or fuller hair.

  • Who is a good candidate for SMP?

  • SMP is suitable for people with various types of hair loss, including male and female pattern baldness, alopecia, and scars from hair transplant surgery or accidents.

  • Is SMP a permanent solution for hair loss?

  • SMP is considered a semi-permanent solution. Over time, the pigments may fade, so touch-up sessions are typically required every few years to maintain the desired look.

  • Is SMP painful?

  • Discomfort during SMP is generally minimal, similar to getting a tattoo. Topical numbing creams are often applied to minimize any pain or discomfort.

  • Can SMP be customized to match hair color and skin tone?

  • SMP practitioners can customize the pigments to match your natural hair color and skin tone, ensuring a realistic and natural look.

  • Is SMP suitable for women with hair thinning, postpartum hair loss, or balding?

  • Yes, SMP can also be a viable option for women experiencing hair thinning or balding, providing a fuller and more natural-looking scalp appearance.

  • How long does a typical SMP session take?

  • The duration of an SMP session depends on the extent of hair loss and the desired outcome. Sessions can range from a few hours to multiple sessions spread over several days.

  • Are there any side effects or risks associated with SMP?

  • Common side effects may include redness, swelling, and minor discomfort immediately after the procedure, but these usually subside within a few days. Infection and allergic reactions are rare but possible.

  • How long does it take to see the final results of SMP?

  • The initial results are visible right after the procedure, but it may take a few weeks for the pigments to settle and for the final, natural look to emerge.

  • Can SMP be combined with other hair restoration methods?

  • Yes, SMP can be used in conjunction with other hair restoration treatments like hair transplants or medications to enhance the overall appearance.

  • Is there any special care required after SMP?

  • Aftercare instructions typically include avoiding excessive sun exposure, not scratching or picking at the treated area, and keeping the scalp clean and moisturized.

  • Can SMP be reversed or removed if desired?

  • SMP can be lightened or partially removed with laser treatments, but complete removal may be challenging. It's essential to carefully consider the procedure before undergoing it.

  • How much do SMP sessions cost?

  • SMP Session costs vary widely depending on the area being treated, the location, and the experience of the technician. It's best to consult with a professional for a personalized quote.

  • Always consult with a qualified SMP practitioner for personalized information and recommendations based on your specific hair loss situation and goals.


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