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What is Scalp Micro-pigmentation (SMP)? You’ve heard about the semi-permanent makeup of micro-blading, a process that tattoos eyebrows, but perhaps micro-pigmentation is a new one. SMP or Scalp Micro-pigmentation is a treatment used to create fuller-looking hair using an electric machine fitted with a micro-needle into the scalp.
Similar in theory to that of micro-blading, micro-pigmentation differs in the tool utilised and area of treatment, as the thickness of the scalp requires more power to penetrate the surface. Unlike the creation of hair-like strokes as one would expect in microblading; Micro-pigmentation layers ink dots to form the natural pigment of hair follicles, essentially a darkened depth on the scalp indicating fuller-looking hair.
The blending of ink hues and pressure ensures the natural gradient and indelible strokes of healthy hair. Performed by a professional practitioner, the treatment could suit those who suffer from alopecia, thinning hair, pattern baldness and cancer, where topical treatments are insubstantial. Considered semi-permanent, Scalp Micro-pigmentation can last up to around 6 years if consistent maintenance, prompted by your SMP technician is used.
The skin naturally exfoliates daily, as the inconsistency of amino acids, vitamins and minerals mean cell regeneration and collagen in the skin is slowly diminished. With this in mind, the SMP treatment is likely to lighten in colour over time, a natural occurrence especially with exposure to various elements being taken into account.
A list of recommended advisories is provided during the consultation to prevent an inconsistency of results. The Process of SMP? The process consists of a 4-week treatment regime at the least, 2 of which are follow up treatments and the latter one being a final inspection. The initial week is for consultation purposes. After researching a reliable SMP practitioner with a good reputation, a consultation is highly recommended to discuss the process, ask any questions and be provided with your full options. Visiting the treatment office itself and asking in-person questions beforehand are advisable before booking yourself in and signing any contract.
Certifications both online or in-clinic are the best indications of professional practitioners, with SMP training, Blood-borne Pathogens and health and hygiene permits being among the few to look out for. The pre-treatment preparation is key to achieving the best results and flaunt longlasting effects, as prepping the scalp and your body beforehand will increase the SMP benefits.
A list of compulsory preparation factors would include; showering prior to each treatment, avoiding sun exposure in advance, residing from using chemical hair treatments and limiting the amount of exercise before and after treatment. The treatment itself relies on an electric machine fitted with a specifically designed fine needle, whereby the ink placement of tiny dots will implant the outer layer of the scalp. In order to deliver seamless pigmentation, the complexion of the scalp is evened out with linear line-work that blends in the natural layer.
An SMP session can usually take up to four hours to complete. The lightning of the skin is an inevitable occurrence since elements such as sun and water exposure are common factors that draw moisture from the skin and encourages natural shedding. However, only if an incorrect pigment is used will the colour actually change. The Benefits of SMP? The benefits of Scalp Micro-pigmentation are almost endless, and although being a timely process, it is non-invasive and delivers high-quality results. With hair restoration being at the forefront of the treatment benefits, SMP restores the natural hairline and helps to conceal varying forms of diffuse thinning. Scarring and burns are visibly reduced, whilst the treatment itself is inexpensive compared to that of its counterparts such as hair transplants. The side effects, although cautionary, are limited, whereby the likes of hair transplants involve a higher risk of side effects.
The pigments are most often wholly natural ingredients, commonly plant-based. The reversal of hair loss is not the promotional conception of SMP, but to conceal badness is very much so. The natural pigment implanted under the skins outer barrier not only aids the illusion of hair follicles but can be further sustained with very little maintenance. Respectful of the immediate aftercare routines, the maintenance can be considered little to none depending on your daily routine and relevant elemental exposure, bringing the results closer to the 6-year mark.
Thereafter, depending on the results, infrequent top-ups is recommended. Beyond the physical benefits, restoring one’s image of hair inevitably reinstalls confidence, boosting one’s self-esteem. Hair loss, brought on by a number of varying factors from stress and chronic diseases is an often intolerable image to many, and with such treatments like the aforementioned hair transplants or truly natural-looking wigs being so costly; Scalp micro-pigmentation compensates for hair loss by giving affordable treatments, addressing numerous causes for its clientele.
Whether it is partial hair thinning, or bridging the gap for cancer patients post-treatment to hair regrowth, SMP focusses on expert experience and skilled technicians to rebuild those all-important bridges of customer satisfaction. When dealing with the aspect of hair loss, it can be tempting to impulsively book without thorough research being done beforehand. The benefits of the procedure can absolutely be affected by a lack of knowledge and commitment on the clients’ behalf, as too often, many skip the homework. Stressing the importance of research and development is key to be provided with the best possible results, a theory that on paper can not only restore the image of healthy hair but further restores you.
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Some of the excellent results achieved through SMP Nationwide.
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I used SMP Nationwide and had my full head treatment done for only £1495 and am so happy with the results. I was quoted very high prices by other companies.
It went very well very good staff fantastic job made me feel very comfortable through out the hole procedure thumbs up for all of them.
My experience with SMP Nationwide has been a memorable one. The team is highly professional. Everyone in the team are fantastic. Highly recommended.
In my own experience I can say that it is a Great place, these guys have an Excellent professionalism, the whole process is comfortable and step by step.
This is something I wish I would of done a long time ago. They are very professional. I would recommend anybody who is losing hair to go see them.
Getting SMP done from SMP Natiowide was literally the best decision I have ever made! I feel and look 10 years younger. I have my confidence back