Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP ) – A solution for Hair Baldness
It’s a treatment for Hair Loss, Balding or hair thinning -cosmetic pigmenting procedure for bald / balding scalp to create illusion of fuller / healthier mane. A safe pigment that can mimic appearance of hair follicle is implanted in the epidermal layers of the skin. By camouflaging the surface area of the scalp where the hair loss has already occurred, it helps to create a fuller scalp for the client. It’s a great confidence boosting hassle free solution for men & women of all skin types suffering from hair loss or thinning of hair. A far better alternative to topic powders as it creates the similar effect, but is semi-permanent, smudge free & hassle free. It does not treat the cause of hair loss but in conjunction with existing hair, just like any other permanent makeup technique, it creates an illusion of healthier, younger crown. The process does not involve creating hair like stroke like the case of brows but instead create thousands tiny dots in different hues of black / brown that blends in with your natural hair
Although the great effects of scalp micropigmentation can be enjoyed immediately after the procedure, For the most ideal results 2 to maximum of 3 sessions may be needed. Time taken for each session depends on the balding area that needs to be covered. Roughly 15 – 20 minutes might be required to cover 1 square inch patch.
What’s the Precare & After Care for SMP
One should shampoo the scalp nicely with a nice scalp cleanser to remove all the excess oils off the skin. Remember to not follow up with any other product like conditioner / mask etc on scalp on the day of appointment. Also avoid any high intensity activities like gymming that might activate your sweat glands on the day of procedure.
In terms of after care One should avoid swimming, hot showers, saunas & sweating for 15 to 20 days. Wearing a cap to avoid sun exposure can aid in longer lasting results. One should also apply mild moisturiser on the scalp every 2 days for 10 days after the appointment.
With Sufficient After care the results can last for 2 to 7 years depending on the amount of sweat & oil ones skin produces. However like any other form of tattoo , in between touch ups ensure the vibrancy of results. Minimize usage of harsh cleaning products & direct sunlight to increase the longevity of results. The pigment will fade gradually as all skins naturally exfoliates. Normal skin types will have the longest lasting results.
Scalp micropigmentation does not hamper the growth of hair. Any king of micro needling when executed by right technicians improves the blood circulation and helps to stimulate the functionalities. Hence it may stimulate natural hair growth in a short run.
The cost for SMP is derived based on the amount of area that needs coverage and the number of sessions required. Typically an oilier / sweatier scalp might call for more sessions. The cost ranges based on the seniority and experience of the technician. For a professional level work in Mumbai or metro cities of india, one can expect the cost to range from rupees 2500 to 5000 per square inch.