Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is fast becoming one of the most sought-after treatments in the hair loss industry. SMP is a form of aesthetic tattooing where thousands of tiny dots are implanted into the dermal layer of the skin to replicate hair follicles using specialist precision needles. SMP is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment which gives instant results minimising the appearance of baldness and hair loss.
SMP is suitable for both male and female clients and can provide the solution to many forms of hair loss: adding density to thinning hair, recreating hairlines for males experiencing male pattern baldness where hair transplant is not an option, receding hairlines, crown hair loss, scar camouflage, concealing burns, birthmarks and all forms of alopecia.
SMP is a multi-stage process usually carried out over three to four sessions taking approximately six to eight weeks. SMP is a form of permanent tattoo however it will lighten over time and will require a colour boost usually around three to five years after completion of the treatment depending on the individual, the individual’s lifestyle, exposure to sunlight, medication and other factors. This colour boost will normally require just one session.
SMP was first performed in 2002 by Ranbir Rai Watson from HIS Hair Clinic. Ranbir worked with her brother-in-law Ian Watson when he started losing his hair to try and find a solution for hair loss.
SMP falls under the Tattooing of Minors Act 1969 so any individual undertaking SMP must be over eighteen years of age.