Scalp Micropigmentation, better known as SMP is a non-surgical solution to hair loss. We provide this treatment for clients who are suffering from thinning of the hair, all forms of alopecia and male and female pattern baldness. SMP is also able to conceal, in a very natural way, scarring to the scalp, whether from a past hair transplant, accident or burns.
These treatments are normally achieved within three sessions however, this is based on each individual clients’ needs which are discussed during the consultation. We will restore and define your hairline, eliminate balding of the crown and are able to give you the illusion of a thicker, fuller head of hair.
The Benefits Of SMP
- Results that look natural.
- Boost confidence and self esteem.
- A more youthful look.
- The easiest and most effective way to cover up hair loss.
- Low maintenance.
- Heals quickly.
- The procedure is safe.
- Long lasting.
- No downtime.
- The procedure is not painful.
- Simple aftercare.
- Instant results.
You first session will be establishing a layout for your 2nd and 3rd sessions, we will work on a template and discuss what styles suit you best, we will do this together. We choose a lighter pigment shade on your first session and during your 2nd session we will look at how the pigment has settled on your scalp.
Initially we will examine your scalp and decide if you need to go lighter or darker in pigment. This session is when we start to build up density and volume, we will add more layers in between the layers from your first session. This session is where you start to see a visual difference.
Final touches are applied and dropping of the hairline if you feel it necessary and finishing off blended areas.
We love to see the end results about 3-4 weeks after your final treatment. If your local, feel free to drop in, I’ll make us a coffee. If you are however further away, or extremely busy! You can always upload a picture to us, showing us your delight in our finished work!
Scalp Micropigmentation Contraindications
Whilst most people will be eligible for SMP, sometimes the treatment won’t be possible due to permanent or temporary medical conditions such as:
• Temporary contraindications:
• Herpes Simplex or Zoster
• Immune weakness
• Cosmetic Surgery
• Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy
• Local Infection
Skin conditions where treatment is to be applied local dermatitis, bruising, sunburn, skin ulcers
Allergic reactions to pigments
Skin conditions where the treatment is to be applied ( Freckles and moles, keloids, bulky angiomas, warts, melanomas, impetigo, psoriasis, urticaria, chloasma, nevus or nevi and skin cancer )
Under Medical Supervision
Skin disorders or undiagnosed skin lesions where treatment is to be applied
Scalp Micropigmentation is a relatively safe procedure with a very low risk factor. Here at Defined Edge we take the safety of our clients and ourselves extremely seriously. We take a very strict approach to health and safety. All of our SMP needles are individually packaged and will be open and disposed of in front you. Our needles are disposed of using a sharps container, they are for single use only. Our specialist pigment ink has passed all health and safety standards and is used for SMP only, this is not the ink that your regular tattoo artist would use. Ink pots are disposed of after each use. We use medical gloves and a face mask whilst treating you, these are all appropriately disposed of immediately after use. All of our apparatus is sterilised to medical standards.
Preparation for your treatment
We advise 48 hours before treatment of the following:
Please try to refrain from using aspirin or consuming alcohol, these can potentially thin the blood. Although bleeding is significantly minimal during treatments, blood thinning compounds can cause more bleeding than usual, resulting in adverse effects.
Evening before your treatment
In order for Scalp Micropigmentation to look its best we advise that you shave your hair the evening before treatment at a grade of 0 – 1. We can offer to do this for you on your day of treatment.
Our Aftercare Advice
For the first four days after treatment do not:
Touch your head where treatment has occurred
Wash your head
Shave your head
Expose your head to strong UV sunlight
Exercise excessively (No sweating)
After the four days have passed please do the following for a further seven days:
Wash your scalp daily with water only
Moisturise your scalp daily with an alcohol-free moisturiser
Shave your head gently with an electric razor
If required, during warm weather apply SPF 30+ sunscreen to your scalp
If swimming, please use a silicone swimming cap
Limit sweating during Physical activities
Do not scratch, pick or rub your scalp (Treatment is still healing)
To maintain the appearance of your SMP Treatment you should:
Continue to wash and moisturise your scalp everyday
Always take care when shaving your scalp
Always apply high factor sunscreen to your scalp during strong sunlight
During the treatment of your scalp micropigmentation, the colour will appear darker in the first couple of weeks, this is perfectly normal and there is no need to be concerned by this. Under no circumstances should you have any other cosmetic treatment to your scalp at this stage. Your scalp will look darker initially due to it being freshly applied, during the 4-10 days that it takes to heal it will begin to lighten. Fading pigment after a session is a perfectly normal process. What is happening during this time period is a combination of two things, healing and exfoliation. As the scalp heals, thousands of tiny scabs form all over the penetrated areas. These scabs are much larger than the eventual dot size, causing many people to worry unnecessarily that their ‘hair’ will appear unnatural. I remember worrying myself when I had the treatment! As the scabs heal and fall off, they take a vast amount of pigment with them, leaving behind a smaller and lighter pigment dot.