WHAT IS SMP?
SMP is a non-surgical procedure that remedies hair loss by distributing pigment into the scalp, replicating thousands of hair follicles. Pigment is applied with a patented 3-round needle over the course of 1 to 2 sessions.
This innovative procedure can be used to create a shaved head look, add density to thinning hair, or camouflage skin diseases or scarring. This affordable solution provides immediate results suitable for almost everyone.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Procedures are available starting at $1,500 and average $2,500.
The cost of your procedure depends on your level of hair loss and on any special requirements you may have. Because every situation is unique, we will either need photos or an in-person consultation to give you an accurate quote.
HOW LONG IS THE PROCEDURE?
The typical SMP procedure will take roughly 3-5 hours. If you’re coming from out of town, please plan on your procedure taking 2 consecutive days so that we can ensure the most thorough results before you return home. A touch-up after 30 days may be necessary and is included in the initial cost.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY PROCESS LIKE?
Recovery is very simple, and aftercare instructions will be provided. The scalp will heal itself in 5-7 days. During the healing period, swimming, heavy sweating and sun exposure must be avoided. Keeping the scalp clean is very important. Pigments can take up to 4 full weeks to settle.
IS SMP AVAILABLE FOR WOMEN?
SMP is the ideal solution to conceal female pattern baldness. Women typically experience diffuse thinning that spreads throughout the top of the head. This can be especially noticeable anywhere the hair is parted. The primary goal is to reduce the contrast between the hair and the scalp. We approach this similarly to men receiving a density treatment. SMP can conceal this contrast, which creates a permanent illusion of fullness.
WHY IS OUR PIGMENT THE BEST?
We do not use tattoo ink. We use a specially formulated scalp-specific pigment, held to the highest standards of the European Union (American tattoo ink is not strictly regulated like our pigment). Our pigments are carbon based and contain all organic vegan ingredients, ensuring realistic and lifelong hair restoration.
WILL SMP WORK FOR MY HAIR COLOR/SKIN TONE?
Absolutely. We can custom blend pigments precisely to match your individual hair color, whether blonde, brown, red or black. We’ve worked on clients of all ages, skin color, and hair color with excellent results.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MY HAIR TURNS GREY?
Despite many concerns, grey hair has very little effect on your overall appearance with SMP. Grey hair naturally occurs sporadically throughout the scalp and SMP is proven to blend well and add texture and realism.
IS THE PROCEDURE PAINFUL?
SMP isn’t without discomfort. Everyone experiences different levels of pain. Some areas can be painful while others are not. Some clients have discomfort, some clients fall asleep in the chair.