What is SMP Hair Transplant?

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An SMP hair transplant, also known as scalp micropigmentation, is a non-surgical solution for hair loss that requires little to no maintenance. It creates a permanent shaved and buzzed look that is completely natural looking.

It’s similar to a tattoo, except that the needles, machine, and pigment are specifically designed for SMP hair loss treatment. While traditional tattoos are placed five layers or more into the skin, SMP is placed only two layers into the skin. This allows the pigment to hold its follicle-like shape and provide individuals with a natural buzzed appearance.

What are the Benefits of SMP?

SMP with Scalp Evolution offers numerous benefits for treating hair loss, including:

  • Concealment of scarring from failed hair transplants, including both the strip and follicular unit extraction styles of surgery
  • Camouflage for burns, birthmarks, and scalp scars
  • The appearance of a shaved head
  • A young, natural hairline or more conservative, receded appearance
  • Complete and lasting concealment of the symptoms of alopecia, regardless of severity
  • When combined with pre-existing hair transplant results, SMP treatment for hair loss can create the appearance of additional hair growth

Most clients who receive SMP treatment can expect their results to last for 4 to 6 years. It’s normal for the pigmentation to fade within this time period and as a result, some people decide to receive multiple sessions. These touch-ups can be performed once every 2 to 4 years.

How is SMP Different From a Traditional Hair Transplant Surgery?

SMP is a completely non-surgical procedure. Unlike a traditional hair transplant/hair restoration surgery, which involves the surgical removal and transplantation of hair follicles from one part of the scalp to another, SMP does not involve surgery, pain, or downtime. SMP creates the illusion of a full head of hair or can enhance an existing hair transplant by providing additional density. Hair transplants physically relocate hair, requiring significant recovery time.

SMP tends to also be much more affordable than a surgical hair transplant, making the treatment a more accessible hair loss solution.

What To Expect

During an SMP session, your first appointment will be a consultation, where the practitioner discusses your desired outcome, hairline design, and pigment color to match your natural hair. The procedure itself involves applying natural pigments to the scalp with microneedles, creating thousands of tiny dots that mimic the appearance of hair follicles. Each session typically lasts 2 to 4 hours, depending on the size of the area being treated.

Most clients require 2 to 4 sessions, spaced about a week apart, for optimal results. While the process is minimally invasive and requires no downtime, some might experience slight discomfort, similar to light tattooing.

Immediate aftercare involves keeping the scalp dry and avoiding direct sunlight to ensure the best healing and pigment retention.

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What Can SMP Treat?

SMP can treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss
  • Thinning hair, including on the sides of your head and on the top of your head
  • Alopecia
  • Scar tissue/scarring 
  • Hair follicle loss due to aging, genetics, hormones, auto-immune diseases, or medications

Control Your Hair Loss with Scalp Evolution

Who you choose for your SMP hair loss treatment matters. At Scalp Evolution, we specialize in Scalp Micropigmentation to help you beat hair loss and restore your confidence, empowering you to live a full life. Our years of experience, attention to detail, and belief in empathy to our clients have made us distinguished practitioners of hair loss treatment.

We understand that hair loss is personal. Get hair loss and male pattern baldness treatment from the best at Scalp Evolution.

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