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Welcome to Better Scalps, where we've curated a comprehensive list of the most common questions and answers about Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP). Our team is passionate about SMP, and we're here to address your unique inquiries. No question is too much; we live and breathe SMP here at Better Scalps. Feel free to reach out, and let's delve into the details of your SMP journey. You'll not only gain valuable insights but also enhance your understanding of SMP.

SMP is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that simulates the appearance of hair follicles by depositing pigment into the scalp. It’s an effective solution for hair loss and thinning hair.

While scalp micropigmentation (SMP) shares some similarities with traditional tattoos, it does have distinctive differences. In essence, both involve the use of pigments and needles, but SMP employs specialized techniques, needle types, and ink depth to create a highly natural hair follicle appearance. So, while there are commonalities, the approach and outcome of SMP set it apart from conventional tattoos.

Yes, SMP is a viable option for both men and women experiencing hair loss or thinning hair.

The number of sessions needed varies from person to person but typically ranges from 2 to 4 sessions for a full treatment.

The duration of the SMP procedure depends on the extent of the treatment, but it typically takes 2-4 hours per session.

Yes, SMP is designed to look incredibly natural. We carefully match the pigment to your existing hair color, consider your skin tone, and craft a hairline design that complements your unique features. With our 5 years of experience, rest assured that you’re in the best hands, and we are dedicated to achieving the most natural and realistic results for our clients.

The level of discomfort during SMP treatment can vary from person to person since everyone has a different pain threshold. During the treatment most clients describe the discomfort as mild to minimal.  After the treatment, it’s common for some clients to experience post-treatment sensations similar to a mild sunburn, which typically subside as quick as 24 hours.

There is usually minimal downtime, and most clients can typically return to their regular activities immediately. However, during the first 4 days post-procedure, it’s crucial to avoid activities that induce sweating, such as intense exercise. We provide detailed guidance on post-treatment care as part of your personalized treatment plan to ensure the best possible results and a smooth recovery process.

SMP is a long-lasting solution, typically lasting for several years. Touch-up sessions may be needed after 3-5 years to maintain the desired look. These touch-up sessions are usually quicker procedures than the initial treatment, ensuring your results are maintained efficiently.

Our team will provide pre-treatment guidelines during the consultation. These may include avoiding certain medications or activities.

Research the clinic’s reputation, experience of technicians, and view before-and-after photos. Consultations are also essential for making an informed decision.