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SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION

WHAT IS SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION?

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a fairly new non-surgical alternative to hair loss. With this procedure, the hair restoration specialist can create an excellent appearance of a full head of hair, using a process similar to tattooing to insert pigment in a desired area. It can give the illusion of having a shaved head, simulating natural hair follicles. SMP Treatments can effectively hide thinned areas and restore fullness to the hairline.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION?

SMP is an excellent option for men and women with long or short thinning hair with a visible scalp, to cover any balding spot either on the hairline, crown or all over the head.

SMP is the ideal long-lasting solution to camouflage a scalp scar after having an accident or cosmetic surgery. It is also used on patients with autoimmune diseases (Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis), or a depleted donor area, that aren’t good candidates for a hair transplant. It can also be added after an FUE transplant to add the illusion of more density in the area that has been transplanted. SMP can also be done in other areas that are intended for hair such as beards, underarms and the pubic mound. It also can be added after an FUE transplant to add the illusion of more density in the area that has been transplanted.

SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION BEFORE AND AFTER IMAGES

SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Many clients will compare this to a body tattoo. Since the pigment is implanted very shallow in the skin, it is not nearly as painful as would be expected. Most clients say the pain level on a scale of 1-10 is only around a 2-3 overall. We do offer the option of topical anesthetic for those who need it.

This is a minimally invasive process. Some fair skinned clients will have pinkness/redness of the scalp for a few days (1-2 days), while others will barely notice any redness at all. Most clients can return to work the very next day.

The SMP procedure is considered permanent, with semi-permanent properties.  Many factors can cause the scalp micropigmentation to fade, which can be avoided by following the aftercare instructions, as well as committing to the amount of sessions needed to achieve the desired goal.

THE LORIA’s SMP TECHNIQUE

The Loria’s SMP technique is a very natural and innovative procedure perform by our hair restoration specialist. It consists of implanting a special ink pigment artistically distributed on a specific needed area of alopecia. The Loria SMP techniques meticulously chooses the specific ink pigment to perfectly match your skin tone according to your hair color. The Loria technique implements pigment in such a manner that simulates a natural result while receiving a very soft hairline impression.

IS THE LORIA’S SMP TECHNIQUE PERMANENT?

Many factors can cause the scalp micropigmentation to fade, which can be avoided by following the aftercare instructions, as well as committing to the amount of sessions needed to achieve the desired goal:

  • • the depth of the microneedles into the skin (although the SMP is a minimally invasive procedure, our specialists utilizes detailed microneedles to apply the ink pigment into the skin. The less deep the ink pigment is deposited into the skin, the less time it will last.
  • • Sun exposure (also known as sun bleaching), can accelerate the fading process. For that reason, it is advised to apply high SPF sunscreen to the scalp when in direct sun light).
  • • Topical products rich in alcohol like Minoxidil should be avoided because of the high alcohol content will cause the ink pigment to fade.
  • • The large size ink pigment particles (organic), can stay visible longer in the skin than the small size ink pigment particles (inorganic).

 

If you are interested in SMP, please contact us and set up an appointment for a consultation, so that we can determine whether or not SMP is right for you. The prices below are based on the first session only. Each successive session decreases by $300 per session.

SMP Price Sheet

NOTE: Pricing based on amount of time spent working (rate/hour). Additional costs may be applicable if scars are present and based on severity and difficulty in performing SMP. In these instances, the practitioner may charge $300-500 above the Norwood level pricing.