No pun intended, but there’s quite a bit of buzz around hair tattoos lately. Formally known as scalp micropigmentation (SMP), hair tattoos are getting their well-deserved spotlight for both men and women looking to achieve a great look even with thinning hair or the onset of pattern baldness.
Perhaps you’ve seen photos making their rounds on the internet of women with ghastly eyebrow tattoos that look noticeably fake. Get that image out of your mind. SMP is a technique whereby micropigmentation (small tattoos) are made along the scalp to create a realistic, natural-looking shaved head effect that looks authentic from a distance and up close.
SMP works for men and women who are experiencing thinning hair and total or partial hair loss. Yes, it works in that it achieves a natural look which can accomplish two main goals:
In brief, yes, SMP works at mitigating the downsides of thinning and balding, so it’s ideal whether you’re already completely bald or are losing hair gradually.
In unique circumstances, SMP hair tattoo can also work to help camouflage scars from past surgeries, in particular FUT / FUE scars from hair transplant surgeries. However each scar is unique and all skin heals differently, so your SMP artist will consult you as to whether this camouflage option is achievable for you.
No. It’s important to note that SMP is simply microscopic ‘tattoos’ of pigmentation that, when repeated in a pattern, is identical to the appearance of a shaved head. It does not address the underlying causes of hair thinning or hair loss, so if you are trying to regrow your hair SMP may not be right for you.
Do note, however, that hair regrowth treatment plans can be prohibitively expensive and aren’t guaranteed to work for each and every man and woman. If you prefer these options or are considering SMP, it’s always best to speak to a hair loss consultant first to know which solutions may work best for your circumstances.
Further answering the question ‘does scalp micropigmentation really work,’ the benefits are strikingly positive for those who have undergone the process. Some of the many benefits include:
SMP is available for both men and women. We suggest if SMP is something you are considering simply contact our office and make an appointment for a free, no-obligation consultation and assessment.
When it comes to quality, however, you’re always going to get more satisfying results from a trained technician that specialises in SMP. For this reason, it’s always wise to do your research and to enquire with clinics about their services and don’t hesitate to ask for some testimonials before making the decision to go forward with the treatment.
Enquire with us at Foli Sim Scalp Micropigmentation today to learn more about our high-quality SMP treatment and experience the confidence and satisfaction we offer.