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My co-worker carries a can of spray hair dye in her handbag everywhere she goes, a fact I found out on a work night out. Like many people, she has thinning hair which starts at her crown and includes her parting. Others find themselves with hair loss even early on in life, referred to as alopecia or female/male pattern baldness. Actor and comedian Matt Lucas is one such example.
Those afflicted may resort to wearing hats everywhere or refusing to go out at all. Others, like my co-worker, resort to concealers and lotions to hide their scalp.
It's a hotly debated topic as to who invented this cosmetic hair solution or when the first procedure really was, but one thing for sure is that SMP as it is performed today is a truly twenty-first century solution to receding hairlines and baldness. Doctor Alvaro Traquina named it in an article in 2001, although he referred to it as "micropigmentation of the scalp"; it was probably first commercially performed closer to its current incarnation about five years later in England.
The process involves applying a medical-grade hair tattoo to the top of the head in a regular pattern of tiny dots to simulate a close buzzcut. For those with thinning hair, the dots resemble the shadows you might find on a fuller head of hair.
The good news is, like any treatment, you don't need to go to the first place that did it just because they were the first. Since then, hundreds of clinics have sprung up on nearly every continent (Antarctica hasn't made the jump yet), and includes famous cities across America. One of the most exciting of these cities, of course, is Hollywood. Treatments over there have long waiting lists for scalp micropigmentation, with the scalp lines of film stars Vin Diesel and Jamie Foxx being the most coveted looks.
While Hollywood hair treatments can cost thousands of pounds, you can get a similar effect for much less time, money and effort. At SMP Nationwide in Manchester and Cheshire, we use the same techniques but with free consultations and a guaranteed price promise that we're amongst the lowest in Britain. In fact, we'll beat any like-for-like quote by 5%.
Like eyebrow microblading, scalp micropigmentation has grown steadily in popularity and reputation since the first attempts at the start of the century. You may have seen SMP clinics popping up all over the neighbourhood alongside articles in The Guardian and asked yourself whether it's something that could help you too.
Simply put, scalp micropigmentation boosts your confidence without expensive hair transplants or cosmetic surgery. This is for you if you dream of meeting friends without having to spend hours in front of the mirror making your hair look tolerable. Or perhaps you're sick of being the 'hat guy'. You definitely don't want to be sneaking away on a night out to spray your hair back on.
Scalp micropigmentation looks real and gives peace of mind so you can concentrate on more important things. Our clients tell us that we gave them their confidence back not to mention that they say they look ten years younger.
At SMP Nationwide, it all starts with a free consultation. Our certified technicians perform a free assessment to find out what you need and design a treatment that's tailored to you. As many as three sessions can be required to get results you deserve, so you'll know what to expect up front. There are three basic packages that depend on the coverage required, so you'll always be in control.
Our technicians are trained to assess your type of hair loss and make the right recommendations. They understand that the patterns for male and female baldness aren't identical and are fully trained in the different techniques available to combat each problem. They will also review scarring and see if any scar coverage is required.
Each session lasts around three hours and uses a needle that's similar to those used in medical tattoos or eyebrow microblading, but thinner. With the help of numbing cream, it hurts less than a regular tattoo.
If you're not quite ready to book a free consultation, tell us how to contact you and we can get back to you using your preferred method for an informal chat.
It's tempting to compare getting scalp micropigmentation to getting a tattoo, but they are very different and so are the things you need to look out for.
Price is a key consideration, so you'll want to check how many sessions you're getting for your money. At SMP Nationwide, we have one of the lowest priced treatments in the UK, with a price promise guarantee. Our free consultations will tell you how many sessions you'll need from the word go.
During your consultation, you'll want an experienced, certified technician who can evaluate your type of hair loss and skin type and tell you what results you can expect. Alongside our price guarantee, SMP Nationwide offers guaranteed results too.
We've also been around for a while and are open seven days a week to fit around your schedule.
Finally, you want a clinic that offers after care, including through live chat, just like SMP Nationwide.
To this day, my co-worker is still using her spray-on hair dye. But it doesn't have to be like that for you. You can browse our gallery of before and after SMP photographs on the front page to get a good idea of what you could look like with us.
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You can show that suffering in silence from what is often an embarrassing condition doesn't have to be the end of the story. And hey, maybe it'll change the life of someone you know
SMP Nationwide offer some of the lowest prices in the UK for scalp micropigmentation. Our price promise guarantees we’ll beat any like for like quote by 5%.
Some of the excellent results achieved through SMP Nationwide.
Hear from some of our satisfied customers
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