Scalp micropigmentation aka SMP, started as a form of scalp tattoo and currently it is a popular and non-surgical solution for hair loss. With its short history, this form of treatment first got applied in the United States in 2015. Scalp micropigmentation is an innovative solution for achieving denser and thicker appearing hair. It is ideal for the below scenarios:
Genetic hair loss
Disease related hair loss
Hair not compatible for hair transplant
Together with hair transplant to enhance results
To homogenize donor or another area post hair transplant operation
How Does Scalp Micropigmentation Work?
Even though SMP is similar to tattooing it is applied to a less deeper layer of the skin. When an organic carbon based ink is placed on an area experiencing hair loss it gets rid of the color and brightness difference. At MedicalHair Clinic, we use plant-based organic ink in a color most suitable to the patient’s scalp and hair color. During the operation it is important to patiently apply small dots imitating the natural appearance of the hair follicle and the hair shaft. It is crucial to perform the operation on the correct skin layer and depth.
Scalp Micropigmentation for Hair Loss
People who experience hair loss can turn to various solutions. Medicine intake, Toppik, prosthesis hair, PRP treatment and hair transplant are considered to be the main ones. Although scalp micropigmentation is a more recent development, it has been getting more popular each day due to its innovative, non-surgical, permanent and painless nature.
Scalp Micropigmentation and Use of Toppik
SMP can be compared to the powder product Toppik since it can be considered as a 4-7 years permanent version of Toppik which washes away at each shower.
Hair Transplant and Scalp Micropigmentation
Scalp micropigmentation treatment is highly preferred by people who are not considered to be the best candidates for hair transplant and also by people who previously had hair transplant and would like to enhance the dense, natural and homogen appearance of their donor, vertex or other areas. At MedicalHair Clinic, we highly recommend SMP treatment to our hair transplant patients since they work together to give the best possible looks.
SMP has below advantages when compared to hair transplant:
No pain or healing
How Many Sessions Are Ideal for Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment?
Scalp micropigmentation can not yield sustainable results in a single session. Since skin continually renews itself; SMP should be applied in multiple sessions while monitoring the current situation each month. In order to achieve maximum benefits it is recommended to book 3 SMP sessions. At our MedicalHair Clinic, specialist Zafer Ulusan M.D, former Dean of Medicine, can apply it for more than 3 sessions to execute the best possible results.
How Long Does Scalp Micropigmentation Last?
SMP stays permanent for 4 to 7 years. After that, the patient may have a touch-up session to extend the permanency.