Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses micro-needles to deposit pigment into the scalp. Scars due to trauma, accidents or surgery can be treated with good results with the SMP method. Scalp micropigmentation requires a skilled technician and we are arguably Australia's best at SMP. While the FUE transplant didn't give him the full density, the SMP provided a cosmetic benefit to provide a look of fullness.
You can increase your clients' satisfaction rate by adding SMP as part of the treatment, or offering SMP after the treatment. Temporary SMP is also performed with no black pigments or pigments containing black because black eventually will always fade into a blue or green tone.
Whether the client has undergone FUT or FUE, using SMC's SMP SC (Scar Camouflage) treatment, we are able to camouflage the clients scar either within their own hair follicles, if they decide to completely shave their head and have the look of a buzz cut, or, we are able to camouflage the scar within their own hair by darkening the scar with a pigment that matches their hair color.
We only sell our SMP Certified products to our students, so you will NOT find these on kijiji, DH Gate, eBay, Amazon, or any other site. Although many of us have observed the evolution in appearance of traditional tattoos as they age, SMP is a relatively new procedure and it will take years to get a good sense of how the technique will withstand the test of time.
SMP is also used very succesfully to camouflage scars found on the scalp, including those which result from FUT ‘strip harvesting', and punctate scarring caused by FUE transplants. However, it is important to understand that all hair transplants cause some degree of scarring - do not believe hair transplant sites that claim: surgery free, scalpel free or scar less hair transplant surgery.
During the process of photo submission we will advise the length that should be kept in order to achieve the best look possible and we always ask that when you arrive for your treatment it is in this suggested length. The authors will show how SMP will have a great impact on people who, heretofore, have had no acceptable long-term solutions for hiding deformities created by a broad variety of diseases and traumas.
Or sufferers of regular hair loss or alopecia, SMP ® offers an effective cosmetic hair loss solution. One of the most common complimentary applications is to bolster lightweight recipient site distribution with the appearance of additional density, created using SMP.
There are a coupe of considerations to bear in mind if you choose to conceal your scar with SMP. While SMP can give the impression of a tight 'buzz cut' style in those who prefer a shorter look, the treatment is also hugely effective in providing the illusion of density for those with longer hair who are thinning.
This article discusses how the SMP process is used, demonstrates a variety of clinical applications, identifies challenges created by the technique, discusses the anatomy and histology of the tattoo pigment interactions with human physiology, and identifies some of the safety issues known today.