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Scalp Micropigmentation Benefits & Eligibility

Who Is Scalp Micropigmentation Suitable For & What Are The Benefits?

Hair loss is something which impacts a large proportion of men and women. Although hair loss can exist in varying degrees, its impact is more than just physical. Hair loss can often lead to a loss of confidence in one’s appearance, leading to feelings of self-consciousness and social anxiety. In turn this may impact a person’s personal and professional life, as well as their overall wellbeing. However, thankfully, there are solutions for hair loss. Whether it be a traditional hair transplant, medications and supplements or scalp micropigmentation, there are various options available to help address the signs of hair loss. This article will delve into scalp micropigmentation; how it works, who is eligible for it and what are its unique benefits.

What is scalp micropigmentation and how does it work?

Scalp micropigmentation (known as SMP) is a revolutionary hair loss treatment which involves tattooing tiny dots of pigment on the scalp using a fine micro-needle to mimic the appearance of natural hair follicles. For a person with baldness, it provides them with a restored hairline and a buzzcut look, and for those with patchy or thinning hair, it can provide the effect of more hair density and volume.

Who is eligible for SMP

The beauty of SMP is that it is available for both men and women with varying degrees of hair loss. The hair tattooing technique can provide an excellent solution for various hair loss concerns such as receding hairlines, thinning or bald patches, and scarring. Additionally, SMP enhances the density of thinning hairlines and can be touched up and reapplied over time if the degree of hair loss advances with age.

What are the benefits of SMP?

Many people considering SMP may ask themselves ‘is scalp micropigmentation worth it? Some of the scalp micropigmentation benefits are:

  1. A natural-looking solution: SMP is an effective solution for individuals with thinning hair or baldness, providing a natural-looking, fuller head of hair.
  2. Low maintenance: Unlike other hair restoration procedures, SMP requires minimal maintenance, and there is no need for daily hair care routines or styling products.
  3. Long-lasting results: SMP is a permanent solution, and the results can last for several years. Touch-up sessions may be required every few years to maintain the desired look.
  4. Safe and non-invasive: SMP is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that does not require any incisions, anaesthesia, or downtime.
  5. Cost-effective: SMP is generally more affordable than other hair restoration procedures, making it a popular choice for individuals on a budget.
  6. Suitable for all skin types: SMP can be performed on all skin types and is effective for both men and women.

How does SMP compare to other hair restoration options?

Some clients with hair loss may consider SMP as an alternative to a hair transplant or medication route, especially if they are already experiencing complete baldness.

SMP vs hair transplant

A hair transplant is a proven permanent solution to hair loss. It involves donor hair grafts (usually taken from hair bearing skin at the back of the scalp) and are carefully replanted onto the recipient site – the balding or thinning area. The benefit of a hair transplant is that it allows for your own real hair to grow from the site, in as little as four months after the procedure. Hair that has been transplanted will continue to grow for the entirety of your life. You will then be able to wash and style this hair as you normally would.

SMP on the other hand, involves no donor hair. By utilising a specialised needle to apply tiny dots of pigment to the scalp, SMP can create the illusion of increased thickness and natural-looking density. These dots closely resemble natural follicles, making SMP a highly sought-after method for remedying receding hairlines, thinning or bald patches, and scars. For someone with advanced hair loss or baldness, it can provide a buzzcut look, and for those with thinning or patchy hair, it can add the appearance of volume and density to their existing hair. Cost-wise, SMP is at a lower price-point than a hair transplant, as there is no surgical component to the procedure.

What is the SMP procedure like?

SMP takes place over 2-4 sessions with a 7-14 day gap between each session for most clients. An SMP artist will expertly apply tiny dots of the pigment to the scalp and hairline using a micro needle, which creates the illusion of real hair follicles. Pigment is applied in a way which mimic’s a person’s natural hair line and hair growth pattern, so the result is incredibly natural. With SMP, the results are immediate, and require little to no continued maintenance over time, apart from adequate sun protection to protect the pigment against fading.

What should you look for when choosing an SMP clinic?

Scalp micropigmentation has been around for many years, but has seen a surge in popularity recently. Finding a reputable SMP clinic and the right practitioner is crucial for high quality and long lasting results. A good SMP clinic will have the following:

  • The team having proper credentials and training. SMP must only be applied by an artist who has undergone the necessary training to perform the procedure properly.
  • A good reputation. Look for positive client testimonials and standing in the industry.
  • The clinic must be registered with the local Health Dept. and be in full compliance with relevant standards of the Health & Safety Act.
  • Education and training of staff. A reputable SMP clinic will invest in continually training and educating their staff on the latest techniques and innovations in SMP.
  • Experience. The team having adequate experience in performing SMP is crucial when it comes to guaranteeing a professional and high quality result.
  • The cleanliness of the clinic. A good SMP clinic is clean and organised, with the treatment area being completely sterile. The SMP artist should always use single use needles, barrier tape, face coverings and a safety guard on the SMP tattoo gun device.

Scalp micropigmentation by Foli Sim

When you are opting for a permanent hair loss treatment such as SMP, it is crucial that you choose a clinic that meets all the above considerations. At New Hair Clinic, we proudly recommend our friends at Foli Sim for scalp micropigmentation, and their exceptional results speak for themselves. Foli Sim Director Kate Dawes is an internationally renowned SMP artist and registered Trichologist with the International Association of Trichologists (IAT). Foli Sim takes pride in its team of highly skilled practitioners who are among the best in the world. With studios located in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, Foli Sim is the preferred destination for the best SMP treatments for men and women alike. Reach out to their friendly team to organise a free consultation.

Hair transplants by New Hair Clinic

Alternatively, if you want to achieve real hair growth and volume using your existing hair, a hair transplant may be the right hair loss solution for you. Our clinic is renowned for its advanced transplant techniques that produce the best possible results for our patients, resulting in thicker and more natural-looking hair. Our clinic is staffed by highly skilled hair transplant specialist who performs our Martinick Technique. Our technique incorporates the latest surgical innovations, ongoing research, and specialised training to achieve optimal results. Get in touch with us today to book a consultation, or if you have any queries.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]



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