It is also vitally important that you as a client are made aware of the possible risks and complications of micropigmentation, although it is highly unlikely that this will occur.
Possible risks and complications
haemorrhage or chronic pathological scars
For Scalp Micropigmentation
We have an average of 100,000 to 150,000 hairs on our head, and we typically lose up to 100 of these strands on a regular basis without any issues. At any given time, 90% of these strands of hair are undergoing active growth from the follicles to replenish the lost hundred hairs or so. However, there are hair loss conditions such as involutional alopecia, androgenic alopecia, and telogen effluvium that affect the growth and hair follicle life cycle, leading to an imbalance of strands lost versus strands grown. These conditions are commonly experienced by men, women, and even children. They can significantly affect an individual’s appearance, confidence, and self-esteem in a negative manner.
Currently, there is a variety of hair loss treatments and options available for regaining the luscious hair that was lost, including prescription medications like Propecia and Rogaine, wigs, hair weaving, and hair transplants such as follicular unit extraction (FUE). At the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic, Dr. Torgerson and our team of qualified professionals offer the most recent and advanced techniques as solutions for hair loss restoration to help our clients manage their hair loss and reach their goals.
An advanced treatment option that is highly sought-after and now being offered at our clinic in Toronto is SMP, otherwise known as scalp micropigmentation. This is an alternative solution for hair loss treatment for both men and women concerned with thinning hair. SMP is performed using semi-permanent ink placed with tiny, hair-like precision all over the scalp. This hair restoration technique is non-surgical and is very similar to tattooing. It involves a special tool that applies small amounts of ink that matches the client’s natural hair colour to the scalp to create the illusion of hair growth in specific areas. Scalp micropigmentation has a number of benefits: simplicity, little required maintenance, minimal pain during the procedure, and relative affordability compared to other hair loss treatment or restoration options. SMP is also a great alternative solution for busy professionals because it requires little downtime and will not create a noticeably “altered” appearance. Instead, SMP gives a more youthful look that makes it difficult for people to put their finger on the reason.
The purpose of SMP is to add the appearance of hair density to the scalp in areas with thinning hair and/or to create a clean-shaved hair appearance in only a few sessions. Many men find that completely shaving the head for a buzzed look is fashionable and seamlessly blends remaining natural hairs with the micropigmentation. The hairs are layered in various shades to mimic real hair tone variability, and the effect is almost imperceptible from the real thing.
Approximately 5% of women suffer from balding. Female hair loss is not as common as hair loss in men, but genetic factors as well as environmental and lifestyle conditions can increase a woman’s chance of thinning hair or balding. Factors that can contribute to hair loss in women may include stress, malnutrition, pregnancy, surgery, and childbirth. Scalp micro pigmentation (SMP), also known as a medical hairline tattoo, is rapidly becoming a popular choice for women suffering from hair loss.
The techniques that technicians use to perform non-surgical SMP on female recipients varies slightly from the techniques used during a male medical hair line tattoo, as the desired aesthetic outcome itself varies between the sexes. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule, but generally speaking, when performing surgery-free SMP on men, the practitioner will aim to mimic and replicate individual shaven hair follicles.
In Male And Female Hair Loss
When this unique, non-surgical hair restoration procedure is performed on women, the specialist will seamlessly fill in the gaps between existing hair follicles to reduce and/or eliminate the contrast between a woman’s bare scalp and her hair.
Hair loss in men tends to follow a specific pattern or, more accurately, one of three patterns. The vast majority of women who suffer from hair loss experience “diffuse thinning”. Diffuse thinning means that the hair loss is fairly evenly dispersed across the entire scalp, with the margins of the hairline remaining intact. Diffuse thinning is unlikely to degenerate into full baldness, but the visibility of one’s scalp through thinning hair carries social stigma (particularly for women) and can have a profoundly negative impact on one’s self-esteem. With the cosmetic assistance of non-surgical scalp micropigmentation, the exposed scalp becomes camouflaged, creating the appearance of a full head of hair while providing a confidence boost.
Effective And Subtle
SMP is gaining popularity among women as a non-surgical hair restoration treatment because of its well-documented effectiveness as well as its subtlety. A medical hairline tattoo is performed slowly, spread out over 3 to 4 non-consecutive procedures, which allows for a gradual change in the fullness of the hairline. This allows the recipient to keep their recent cosmetic improvement a closely guarded secret. As the procedure is relatively new, it is important to find a clinic that has the experience and skill in treating women and addressing female hair loss concerns. Contact the Toronto Hair Loss Clinic at 647-351-0061 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Torgerson to find out how scalp micropigmentation can restore your confidence.
What Causes Hair Loss?
There are many varieties of balding that may occur throughout a man’s life, and scalp micropigmentation (SMP) can treat all of them. Male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss. It is responsible for the majority of all the types of hair loss reported across the world. This type of hair loss can initially be determined by observing how the hair is lost. It typically begins with a receding hairline at the temporal and frontal regions of the scalp. The vertex or crown region also eventually starts to lose hair beginning at the center of the scalp and then moving outward. All of these areas of hair loss will eventually meet, and the top of the head will lose all of its hair. Only the areas at the lower sides and back of the scalp will retain active hair follicles. Male pattern baldness is also called androgenic alopecia, and it is a hereditary and genetic form of hair loss.
Alopecia areata is another type of hair loss. It is caused by a form of autoimmune disorder. Many believe that alopecia areata is brought on by stress; however, there is no good evidence to prove that. It can appear on the scalp and even the beard in small patches of hair loss. It can also just randomly go away only to reappear at any time without any reason.
A form of hair loss that has been proven to be stress-related is called telogen effluvium. Patients lose large amounts of hair after a traumatic event from this type of hair loss. These are most frequently caused by major life experiences such as the death of a loved one, a nasty divorce, a serious accident, a major surgery, or childbirth. These events may trigger a sudden shift between the anagen and telogen hair growth cycles, resulting in a longer resting phase. The density will become thinner in different areas of the scalp due to the fact that new hair growth is not replacing the hair that has fallen out.
Advantages Of Scalp Micro Pigmentation
As with any hair restoration treatment, scalp micro-pigmentation (SMP) has its advantages and its disadvantages. When investigating scalp micropigmentation as an option to treat your own hair loss, it is a good idea to weigh all aspects of each treatment so that you make the right decision for your particular hair loss case. Everyone’s hair loss is unique. SMP is a great solution for some types of hair loss, but others may be better off with an FUE hair transplant or PRP (platelet-rich plasma therapy) treatment.
Obviously scalp micro pigmentation is a great treatment to relieve the emotional distress that can be caused by bald or thinning hair. It can increase the self-confidence of the patient and enable them to enjoy their life to the fullest once more. So if you are considering an SMP treatment, what are the advantages and disadvantages to consider before signing up with the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic?
SMP Is A Non-Invasive Treatment
One of the biggest selling features of an SMP treatment is that it is a non-invasive procedure that does not require any downtime. A patient is able to return to all daily routines immediately following a fairly short procedure. This means that not only is the procedure itself much quicker than other types of hair restoration treatments, but it also means that the desired final result can also be achieved faster. Some procedures can be completed with just 3 short visits over a couple of months. And of course, the greatest benefit of a non-invasive procedure is that the healing time is faster and there is a very minimal risk of infection.
Affordability & Durability
When compared to some other hair restoration procedures, scalp micro-pigmentation may be the more affordable option. A hair transplant can cost upwards of $10,000, while an SMP treatment to cover the same area will start at only $3,000 (Please note that these prices are subject to change over time and differ according to geographic region). This makes scalp micro-pigmentation the perfect way to enhance your appearance without having to go beyond your specific budget.
SMP may last for many years with the proper after care. Although touch-ups are always going to be necessary eventually, you won’t need to schedule them for many years following the initial treatment as long as you follow the recommended aftercare.
Disadvantages Of Scalp Micro Pigmentation
An SMP treatment will always look its very best when the surrounding hairs have been shaved. In most cases, the SMP treatment works best to add the appearance of a “shaved look” to an already shaved head. When SMP is done in areas that have longer hair, it may be noticeable. If you would prefer a thicker head of hair or one that can be styled, then an FUE hair transplant will be your better option. But if you prefer the shaved look and have realistic expectations, SMP may be a better option for you.
It Does Not Feel Like Hair
SMP is a great way to create an illusion, but it will still feel the same as a bald head. So if you are looking for a way to restore actual hair, SMP is not the right choice for you. FUE hair transplants and PRP (platelet-rich plasma therapy) are possible alternatives that will give you a more desired result.
Will Not Age
This is a great permanent solution that will be able to withstand trends and provide a timeless solution for most types of hair loss. All it will require is minor touch-ups over time. As long as it has been done by a proper specialist at a reputable clinic, you will have a long-lasting response to your hair loss.
Hair Restoration Procedure
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a hair restoration procedure in which pigments are injected into various areas of the scalp. The pigment leaves multiple minuscule medical tattoos, mimicking the appearance of individual hair follicles. Clients choose this procedure for a variety of reasons. Some perspective recipients would like to cover up scars from previous invasive hair transplant procedures, while others aim to make their hair look fuller and more natural. Some clients use SMP to lessen the look of hair loss, resulting from degenerative hair loss conditions such as alopecia, or male pattern baldness. But baldness is not the only reason a person might consider scalp micropigmentation.
Thinning hair is another reason to undergo this innovative, non-surgical procedure. Excessively thin hair can allow the scalp to be visible, often in sharp contrast with the hair colour, and many consider this aesthetically displeasing. Though a medical hairline tattoo cannot actually replace inactive hair follicles, after as few as 3 micropigmentation sessions, recipients will have a contrast-free scalp, or the appearance of a fresh buzz cut, depending on the clients’ needs and goals. To find out how to maintain your scalp micropigmentation, keep reading.
During the course of the micropigmentation treatment, it is crucial to follow instructions of your treatment specialist. Temporary lifestyle changes may be advised, including but not limited to: not letting any moisture near your scalp for the first few days and waiting some time before shaving with a razor. After the pigments have settled, you may choose to resume your regular routine, though some minor additions may be recommended to help ensure the longevity of your SMP.
Many people suggest using cocoa butter. Cocoa butter has many different benefits and can be used for a wide range of reasons. Cocoa butter helps stimulate the healing process and is a gentle, rich moisturiser. Not only will it help moisturize your scalp, cocoa butter will help give your skin a healthier appearance. This is why it is an essential item to have on hand after receiving a medical hairline tattoo. Remember to ask your practitioner if you are unclear as to when you should begin to moisturize after your procedure.
What Is Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment?
Scalp micropigmentation is an option for people with hair loss. SMP works very well for men with advanced hair loss who are okay with always having their head shaved. Scalp micropigmentation can also be used to cover up and blend in scars on the scalp or previous scarring from hair transplants.
With a strip method (FUT) hair transplant, patients will be left with a linear scar from ear to ear. With an FUE (follicular unit extraction) procedure, patients can be left with barely visible white dots that are less than a millimetre in circumference. SMP works great at scar repair, blending those areas in with the surrounding hair so that the hair looks naturally denser.
Repairing Scars So That They Are Less Visible
There are many scar revision treatments available. Some treatments may involve changing the scar itself with a surgical procedure. An FUE hair transplant is also a good option for repairing scars. If the incision of the scar is indented, dermal fillers are an excellent alternative to smooth it out, whereas Kenalog can be used to flatten the scar. Dermabrasion and fraxel laser treatments will also do a great job at resurfacing scar tissue. One of the most effective techniques for camouflaging scars, however, is scalp micro pigmentation. If a patient is also willing to have an SMP treatment for hair restoration on the entire scalp and does not mind always having their head shaved, then SMP is the ideal option. To optimize the results, a mixture of various treatments will give the greatest results. We most commonly recommend that patients use a treatment to resurface and reduce the scarring and then use SMP to cover it up. SMP can be very helpful in a couple of ways. If you want to cover your entire scalp and therefore also hide the scars as part of that treatment, there are a few things to take into consideration beforehand. Be sure to find a qualified and experienced specialist to perform this treatment. The size, shape, and indentation of the scars on your scalp are also important factors. If the scar tissue is fairly flat and already quite thin, you may not need to do any preliminary resurfacing of the scar.
Finding the right SMP artist is crucial for you to get the maximum benefit from this treatment. The Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic can create a high-quality scalp micropigmentation result that is hardly detectable. In some cases, it can be done so well that it will remain indistinguishable even when it has been pointed out. The spot where the patient’s real hair follicle begins and the SMP ends should not be noticeable. This is the purpose of scalp micro-pigmentation, the illusion of hair in areas of balding that effectively camouflages the balding.
An SMP treatment can last years between touch-ups. And when it is done at the high standards of the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic, it is an excellent solution to hair loss. This will generally consist of top-grade inks, specialised equipment, and an experienced, talented SMP artist practitioner.
The pigmentation should also be given a week or two to heal as a minimum after each session is completed. This is the perfect amount of time for it to settle into the scalp and fade. The scalp may become dry and itchy at some point during the first week. It is important to refrain from scratching the area when this happens because it can cause pigments that have yet to assimilate with the skin to “scrape off”, resulting in a patchy-looking hair pattern. If this does occur, a touch-up can be done to adjust it.
Some patients will consider scalp micro pigmentation treatments to cover scarring from previous hair transplant procedures. These SMP costs tend to rank on the low side of the pricing scale. Though the procedure itself can seem like it should be less work, as the scarring area may be significantly smaller than others, depositing pigment into scar tissue can be difficult, and the procedure is priced accordingly. As well, owing to the thicker nature of scar tissue, it may require multiple sessions to achieve the most natural-looking results. To camouflage scars with SMP, a typical cost can start as low as $1,600 CAD, depending on the size of the scar and the reputation of the clinic.
A basic hairline restructure cost can vary, depending on how far back the hair has receded. It is important to note though that many men who consider SMP will enter a consultation looking for a basic hairline restructuring treatment and will assume that a full head treatment is not a requirement for them. Sometimes when their hair has seen only minor receding, partial hairline restructuring will be enough to rebuild the look of density. However, up to 50% of men may actually require a full head procedure simply because while they’re focused on rebuilding the most obvious point of hair loss – the front – the rest of their hair has also experienced less noticeable thinning. Recreating density at the front without addressing the loss towards the back will serve only to draw attention to the rest of the hair loss. For a basic hairline restructure, the price can vary starting at $2,100 CAD, depending on the clinic and the experience of the specialist.
Preventing Long-Term Fading
SMP Hair Restoration
Long-term fading is classified as any noticeable fading in colour and crispness, occurring after the first anniversary of the completion of your surgery-free SMP hair restoration. The number one cause of long-term fading in medical hairline tattoos is exposure to the sun. Excessive UV exposure can cause premature and/or excessive fading also known as “sun bleaching”. To compensate, patients are advised to regularly apply sunscreen to the scalp before spending a significant amount of time in direct sunlight. Another contributing factor are topical lotions rich in alcohol like minoxidil or Rogaine, to name a few, should be avoided, as the high alcoholic content will “bleed” the pigmentation from the top dermal layers. No actual bleeding occurs. This term is used to describe the process by which pigmentation is drawn from the scalp by topical alcohol.
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Are "Permanent Cosmetic" Permanent or Semi-Permanent?
PMU is actually a semi-permanent procedure, but is considered "permanent" tattoos because the results cannot be washed away and can remain visible for 1-5 years (sometimes even up to 10 years depending on application location and skin type). Facial tattooing requires more frequent touch-ups due to the nature of the procedure and delicacy of the area that is being implanted with pigment. Body art tattoo ink is designed to be really permanent and fades in a different way over time.These pigment particles are large so they become stuck in the dermis. Permanent cosmetic pigments lacks the particle size which body art tattoo ink has, so the colour fades more quickly. If permanent makeup ink pigment molecules were bigger, the colour would be denser and more permanent.
Q: WHAT IS EYEBROW MICROBLADING?
A: Microblading is a permanent eyebrow procedure that uses a fine blade to place pigment into the surface of the skin. The effect very closely mimics the look and detail of actual brow hairs, creating a bolder, natural-looking brow . This procedure does not require a tattoo gun and is quite different from a traditional tattoo in terms of procedure, colour, detail, and overall look. Microblading is simply the best way to create natural-looking brows. It can also be referred to as eyebrow embroidery or feathering. It is worth mentioning that if you have very large pours or very oily skin, you would not be a good candidate for microblading. You would want to consider a machine brow procedure.
What Pigments do you use?
The pigments used at MelaBeauty contain glycerin, witch hazel, isopropyl alcohol, aqua, rosin, and DMDM hydantoin. They are gamma ray sterilized, vegan and cruelty-free. They are safe for skin, and are specifically designed & manufactured for permanent cosmetic procedures.
Q: what is the difference between microblading and a machine/tattooed/powder/ombre brow?
A: Microbladed brows will last between 1-2 years and require more frequent touch ups. They are made with a hand held tool and mimic the look of natural hair. Tattoo or ‘machine brows’ are done with a traditional tattoo machine, and look like a makeup or soft shaded brow. They will last longer than microblading and require less frequent color boosts.
Q: HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
A: All my procedures are booked for 3 hours (brows, lips, liner) some of that time is dedicated to consulting, mapping and applying anesthetic for client comfort. All of my procedures include a complementary touch up appointment which is usually booked for 2 hours, 4-6 weeks after your initial procedure.
Q: DOES THE PROCEDURE HURT?
A: A topical anesthetic is used to numb the procedure area prior to the needles being used. You can expect some minor level of discomfort during the procedure.
Q: WHAT IS THE HEALING PROCESS LIKE?
A: Depending on the procedure performed, you are looking at generally 7-10 days before the skin is totally healed over the tattoo. In some cases we gently wash the area and apply after care balm. You will leave the studio with a list of do’s and dont’s after your procedure. You should wait until you are fully healed to swim, sweat, holiday, be in sun and have facial procedures such as boxtox/fillers.
Q: WILL I REQUIRE A TOUCH-UP?
A: Clients require a touch-up appointment within 4-6 weeks of the initial procedure to fill in any areas of the skin that may not have fully retained the pigment - this is completely natural. The touch-up takes approximately 1 to 2 hours and is complementary. Please make sure that you are not booking your touch up before your 4 week mark after your initial appointment, after 6 weeks there is a charge. That said, it is recommended that you book both your initial appointment and touch up on the same day on my booking agent online. This is because many people do wait until the time that they are due and have trouble finding open appointments.
Q: DOES EVERYONE'S SKIN HEAL SIMILARLY FROM THE PROCEDURE?
A: Everyone's skin is different and therefore may heal differently from this procedure. Depending on your skin type and how well your body heals from small scabs, some areas might retain pigment better than others. Based on our expertise, we will do our best to ensure pigment is placed well within the skin to achieve exceptional results. A small percentage of women might need two touch-ups instead of one based on how the skin heals. Please be patient and know that we are committed to getting you the results you want.
Q: AM I AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR THIS PROCEDURE?
A: Microblading/Machine Brows/Eyeliner/Lip blush is a safe and reliable procedure and suitable for most people. However, if you have any of the following conditions, please consult with your doctor before attempting this procedure and bring a doctor's note with you to your appointment. If you have any of the following conditions and do not have a legitimate doctor's note with approval, we cannot perform this procedure for you. There are no exceptions to this rule.
· Pregnant and/or breast-feeding
· On blood thinning medicationservice
· Have had injections/fillers in the brow/face area within the last 1 month
If you have any other medical conditions that you are unsure of, please email us at melabeauty.ca and we will be happy to answer any other health related questions.
Q: WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
A: My studio is located in the heart of Newmarket on Main Street, there is lots of parking around Main Street but it is a busy downtown location so please make sure you leave lots of time to find parking and arrive at your appointment on time.
Q: HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOU?
A: Please check out the "Rates & Booking" page to secure your initial appointment. If you had the area to be worked on previously tattooed or microbladed, you will have to book a consultation with Georgette Dunn. This would be considered a full or corrective appointment and requires quoting prior to booking. In some cases, Georgette Dunn will not work old PMU due to over saturation or damage to the skin.
Q: I’ve had permanent makeup somewhere else that I am unhappy with, can you help me?
A: The first thing that you can do is to book a consultation through my website with me. This will give me an opportunity to have a look at your permanent makeup and chat with you about your expectations/outcomes. Please note, I do not offer touch up fees or lesser priced fees for touching up other peoples work. New clients (whether you’ve had work done previously) would always pay full price and in some cases, much more if it is corrective work and will take more time and expertise to cover/fix/reshape your procedure area.
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp Micropigmentation is a non-invasive treatment that uses detailed micro-needles to deposit pigment into the scalp. The result creates the appearance of tiny hair follicles or short hair stubble. If you are starting to thin, recede, or if you are completely bald, we can give you the look of a short buzz cut.
How much does Scalp Micropigmentation cost?
Our pricing is based on the level of hair loss, which is different for each client. Typically, the price ranges between $2,500 - $4,000. We recommend setting up a free consultation so our team can evaluate your case and provide a personalized price quote based on your hair loss needs.
How many treatments should I expect?
Scalp micropigmentation should never be considered a one treatment process. Most clients can expect between 2-4 sessions to complete their treatment depending on the extent of hair loss or scarring. These treatments are usually spaced about 10-20 days apart.
How long does scalp micropigmentation take?
The Scalp Micropigmentation treatment typically takes 2-4 hours per session depending on your degree of hair loss. Most clients can expect between 2-4 sessions to complete their treatment depending on the extent of hair loss or scarring. These treatments are usually spaced about 10-20 days apart.
How long do the results last?
After completion of your treatment (2-4 sessions) a client should expect the strength of the color to last for many years. Over a longer term, a client will very gradually begin to notice slight lightening (not discolor) of the treatment. When this occurs they can undergo a brief “touch up” session to restore any fading and secure many more years of their style.
Is scalp micropigmentation detectable?
Scalp micropigmentation has become such an effective hair loss solution because of its consistently natural and undetectable results. Scalp Micro USA prides itself on the ability to seamlessly replicate each individual hair follicle to create a perfect match for each client.
Do I need to take time off work?
Scalp micropigmentation is non-invasive and requires no down time. In most cases, you will not need to take any extended time away from work, school, or other functions. After treatment it is common to notice slight redness on the scalp for 2-3 days post session. This redness subsides quickly and most clients return to work either right away or within a couple days. Clients are also allowed to wear hats or headwear should they feel the need.
How do I choose a hairline?
If you are unsure of what style or type of hairline will work for you, your treatment specialist will be there to help. With artistic experience on how to fit a hairline to head shape and age, your specialist can help recommend what’s best. Over the course of your sessions you can also tweak and adjust the hairline for a perfect result.
Is Scalp Micropigmentation permanent?
Scalp Micropigmentation is a form of permanent cosmetics or permanent makeup. Often referred to as a cosmetic hair or scalp tattoo, this treatment typically lasts 4-6 years. After that time, a client may experience some slight fading, to which they can come back in for a quick touch up. This cosmetic solution will not wash off but can be tweaked as years go on. We always recommend meeting with our team of experienced expert practitioners to discuss your treatment options.
Will it change color like tattoos?
No. Scalp micropigmentation is a form of permanent cosmetics, but unlike tattoo ink, the Scalp Micro USA pigment is designed to fall within the same color spectrum of short cut hair. The pigment contains no additional colorants or additives and will only lighten, not discolor over an extended time.
Scalp micropigmentation also utilizes different equipment than traditional tattooing, ensuring the needle and machine are designed specifically for micropigmentation of the scalp.
If I have hair left, can I leave it long?
Depending upon the pattern and extent of the thinning hair, some clients are able to maintain a longer length of hair. Scalp pigmentation can help thicken areas so that less of the scalp is seen showing through. However, if there is a strong pattern of hair loss or just not a lot of hair density left, the client is recommended to crop it shorter.
Will Scalp Micropigmentation work with gray hair?
Yes, those with gray hair can still benefit from the scalp micropigmentation procedure. First, most clients are recommended to cut their hair to a short buzzed length. When this is done, gray hair does not appear as gray because the hair root itself is darker. Hair only shows gray as it gets longer. Second, we use a gray-scale pigment that can be adjusted in shade to blend with lighter hair tones. We simply create a lighter dilution for blending into the existing gray hairs.
Can Scalp Micropigmentation camouflage my transplant scar?
Yes! By replicating tiny hair follicles inside the scarring and blending the color around the scarring area, transplant and surgical scars can see massive improvement in concealment.
If I am lighter or darker skin tone will this treatment still look good?
Yes! We are able to match the shade of our pigment to a wide range of skin tones. Whether you are Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic, Asian, or Pacific Islander and much more...scalp micropigmentation can work for you.
How long until I can sweat after the scalp micropigmentation treatment?
We recommend no heavy sweating or intense exercise for 4-5 days after your scalp micropigmentation treatment.
Does the scalp micropigmentation procedure hurt?
For most clients, the pain minimal and it's consistently less painful than traditional tattoos. After your session, you won't experience any further discomfort.
Is Scalp Micropigmentation for long hair?
Scalp Micropigmentation is used to add density to thinning areas. We are able to add thickness to areas common areas like the crown, hair parting and more. For people that are using scalp micropigmentation to rebuild their hairline, we recommend keeping your hair short for a more balanced look.
Where is Scalp Micro USA located?
We have clinics in New York City, Los Angeles, California, and Houston, Texas.
Where is there Scalp Micropigmentation near me?
We have three Scalp Micro USA Clinics in New York City, Los Angeles, California, and Houston, Texas. Our Scalp Micropigmentation clinic in New York is located on 290 5th Ave, 3rd Floor NY NY right by Herald Square and Penn Station. The Los Angeles clinic is located at 3007 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA - right by Venice beach and Santa Monica. Our Scalp Micropigmentation clinic in Houston, Texas is located on 5433 Westheimer Rd Suite 110 right by the Houston's popular Galleria area.
What equipment is used for a Scalp Micropigmentation procedure?
The equipment used for a scalp treatment is considered micropigmentation or “permanent cosmetic” equipment. There are many different brands and designs and equipment includes a digital power source, a hand-piece, and a disposable micro needles for the insertion of pigment. Most technicians of Scalp Micropigmentation use different equipment than standard tattoo artists to ensure the deposits are delicately placed at the appropriate depth in the skin.
What makes Scalp Micro USA different from other providers?
Scalp Micro USA has the some of the most experienced and reputable technicians in the world. The Scalp Micro USA team has combined to treat over 10,000 clients in their career and operating in New York and Houston, Texas, have worked with all age and ethnic demographics. Aside from experience, Scalp Micro USA prides itself on a more personal, client-first experience than some of the larger chain clinics. From the moment of first contact you will receive a high level of attention to your case with easy access to our technicians.
Can I still use Propecia and/or Rogaine after my treatment?
Clients can continue using Propecia during and after their scalp pigmentation procedure. Rogaine (topical minoxidil) should be suspended during the course of treatment and for 30 days post your final session. This is to ensure the proper healing and settling of pigment without interference of the chemicals found in Rogaine foam.
I see many Scalp Micropigmentation providers on the internet, how do I choose the right one?
The growth of scalp micropigmentation (hairline tattoos, scalp tattoos) has been tremendous over the last few years. This means a lot more clinics, but also means prospective patients need to do their research! Look for clinics and technicians that have been operating for several years, have a vast and dynamic portfolio of results, and help answer any questions you have. It is always a good idea to schedule an in-person consultation if you are unsure, in order to eliminate those providers you just don’t feel comfortable with.
Can you help with hair transplant FUE/FUT scaring?
Yes! We use our specialized scalp micropigmentation technique to deposit color matched pigment into the scar to reduce visibility.
Do you charge for a consultation?
No, we offer free consultations for anyone looking to learn about how scalp micropigmentation can help their hair loss.
What is the difference between scalp micropigmentation, hair tattoo, micropigmentation and scalp tattoo?
Scalp Micropigmentation is not just a traditional tattoo. Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a form of permanent cosmetics, but unlike tattooing or permanent makeup, the treatment replicates the look of short cut hair by using pointillism techniques. Scalp Micropigmentation utilizes different equipment than traditional tattooing, ensuring the needle and machine are designed specifically for micropigmentation of the scalp.
Do you have Scalp Micropigmentation Before and After Pictures?
Yes, please check out our transformations page which shows our client's before and after images.
What is a Scalp Tattoo?
Scalp Micropigmentation is the process commonly known as a hair tattoo or scalp tattoo. Scalp Micropigmentation (Scalp Tattoo) is a non-invasive treatment that uses detailed micro-needles to deposit pigment into the scalp. The result creates the appearance of tiny hair follicles or short hair stubble. If you are starting to thin, recede, or if you are completely bald, we can give you the look of a short buzz cut.
What is a Hair Tattoo?
Scalp Micropigmentation is the process commonly known as a hair tattoo or hair tattooing. Scalp Micropigmentation (Hair Tattoo) is a non-invasive treatment that uses detailed micro-needles to deposit pigment into the scalp. The result creates the appearance of tiny hair follicles or short hair stubble. If you are starting to thin, recede, or if you are completely bald, we can give you the look of a short buzz cut.
How long until I can scrub, shampoo, or shave the smp treatment area?
We recommend no scrubbing, shampooing, or shaving over the treated area for 4-5 days after your scalp micropigmentation treatment.
Can I wear a hat after my scalp micropigmentation treatment?
Yes, you can wear a hat or a skullcap after your scalp micropigmentation treatment is complete. However, we hope you won't be wearing them as much! 🎩
Can I go in the pool, sauna, or steam room after my scalp micropigmentation treatment?
We recommend you try to avoid chlorinated pools, saunas, steam rooms, and tanning beds for 28 days post final scalp micropigmentation session.
Do you have a scalp micropigmentation clinic in New York?
Yes, our scalp micropigmentation clinic is located right in the heart of Midtown Manhattan at 290 5th Ave, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10001. We're steps from the Herald Square subway station and a quick walk from Penn Station.
Do you have a scalp micropigmentation clinic in Los Angeles, California?
Absolutely! Our Los Angeles, California clinic is located at 3007 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey CA 90292. We are located right next to Venice off Abbot Kinney and a few minutes from Santa Monica.
Do you have a scalp micropigmentation clinic in Houston?
We do! Our Houston scalp micropigmentation clinic is located at 5433 Westheimer Rd #110
5433 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056, USA. We're located right in the Galleria area, just a few minutes from both airports.
Who is the best micropigmentation specialist in Houston?
We like to think the best is defined as someone with the most experience and provides the best results for their clients. Our lead practitioner and clinic manager, Graig Lauricella has been providing the scalp micropigmentation treatment for over 7 years! He's treated over 3,000 clients in his career and has been one of the leaders in the micropigmentation industry. Always do your homework! Check out the portfolio of work to determine if the practitioner is right for you.
What is the difference between Scalp Micropigmentation vs. Tattoos?
There are three main differences between Scalp Micropigmentation vs. Tattooing:
1. We are depositing pigment into the skin at a shallower depth than tattoos, only about 2mm into the dermis
2. We are strictly making small micro dots through pointillism method, not shading or drawing lines
3. We use only a black pigment which is much more diluted than typical tattoo inks. For this reason, it won't break down to different colors or look too saturated once it heals
Will scalp micropigmentation grow my hair back?
No, the scalp micropigmentation treatment will not grow your hair back. However, the SMP treatment will give you the look of short hair or a tight buzz-cut. We recommend keeping your hair at a shorter length to create the most natural outcome.
Why can't I see my scalp micropigmentation after a week?
After the first scalp micropigmentation session, your treatment will fade which is completely normal. In the second and third sessions, we add more density to create a fuller look. Pigment retention varies for each person and some may notice more fading that others.
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