Men's Scalp Micropigmentation or SMP, is a non-invasive hair loss solution that uses micro-needles to deposit pigment into the skin of your scalp. This results in the appearance of tiny hair follicles on the scalp that help thicken and create the look of a fuller head of hair. If you are starting to thin, recede, or if you are completely bald, any gender will love this service. Every SMP treatment is completely customized according to your individual needs, aesthetic preferences and availability. There is no downtime!
A typical men's Scalp Micropigmentation treatment requires 2-4 sessions, spaced about a week apart with each session lasting 2-3 hours. This is to allow the pigmentation to settle between sessions so your artist can create an ultra-natural three dimensional layered effect. The exact number of sessions and session duration depends on your healing progress and skin type, and we assess your progress at every stage to optimize your result.
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If you have any other questions which are not answered here, please call Tara Rebel at (609) 415-7072 or email RebelPMU@gmail.com
Is men's scalp micropigmentation permanent? Scalp Micropigmentation is a form of permanent cosmetics or permanent makeup. Often referred to as a cosmetic hair or scalp tattoo, this treatment typically lasts 4-6 years. After that time, a client may experience some slight fading, to which they can come back in for a quick touch up. This cosmetic solution will not wash off but can be tweaked as years go on. Read the pre & aftercare instructions by clicking here.
How much does scalp micropigmentation cost? Pricing is based on the level of hair loss, which is different for each client. Set up a free consultation so I can evaluate your case and provide a personalized price quote based on your hair loss needs.
How long does men's scalp micropigmentation take? The Scalp Micropigmentation treatment typically takes 2-4 hours per session depending on your degree of hair loss. Most clients can expect between 2-4 sessions to complete their treatment depending on the extent of hair loss or scarring. These treatments are usually spaced about 10-20 days apart.
How long do the results last? After completion of your treatment (2-4 sessions) a client should expect the strength of the color to last for many years. Over a longer term, a client will very gradually begin to notice slight lightening (not discolor) of the treatment. When this occurs they can undergo a brief “touch up” session to restore any fading and secure many more years of their style.
Is scalp micropigmentation detectable? Scalp micropigmentation has become such an effective hair loss solution because of its consistently natural and undetectable results.
Do I need to take time off work? Scalp micropigmentation is non-invasive and requires no down time. In most cases, you will not need to take any extended time away from work, school, or other functions. After treatment it is common to notice slight redness on the scalp for 2-3 days post session. This redness subsides quickly and most clients return to work either right away or within a couple days. Clients are also allowed to wear hats or headwear should they feel the need.
How do I choose a hairline? If you are unsure of what style or type of hairline will work for you, your treatment specialist will be there to help. With artistic experience on how to fit a hairline to head shape and age, your specialist can help recommend what’s best. Over the course of your sessions you can also tweak and adjust the hairline for a perfect result.
If I have hair left, can I leave it long? Depending upon the pattern and extent of the thinning hair, some clients are able to maintain a longer length of hair. Scalp pigmentation can help thicken areas so that less of the scalp is seen showing through. However, if there is a strong pattern of hair loss or just not a lot of hair density left, the client is recommended to crop it shorter.
Will scalp micropigmentation work with gray hair? Yes, those with gray hair can still benefit from the scalp micropigmentation procedure. First, most clients are recommended to cut their hair to a short buzzed length. When this is done, gray hair does not appear as gray because the hair root itself is darker. Hair only shows gray as it gets longer. Second, I use a gray-scale pigment that can be adjusted in shade to blend with lighter hair tones.
Can scalp micropigmentation camouflage my transplant scar? Yes! By replicating tiny hair follicles inside the scarring and blending the color around the scarring area, transplant and surgical scars can see massive improvement in concealment.
If I am lighter or darker skin tone will this treatment still look good? Yes! We are able to match the shade of our pigment to a wide range of skin tones. Whether you are Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic, Asian, or Pacific Islander and much more...scalp micropigmentation can work for you.
How long until I can sweat after the scalp micropigmentation treatment? We recommend no heavy sweating or intense exercise for 4-5 days after your scalp micropigmentation treatment.
Does the scalp micropigmentation procedure hurt? For most clients, the pain minimal and it's consistently less painful than traditional tattoos. After your session, you won't experience any further discomfort.
Is scalp micropigmentation for long hair? Scalp micropigmentation is used to add density to thinning areas. We are able to add thickness to areas common areas like the crown, hair parting and more. For people that are using scalp micropigmentation to rebuild their hairline, we recommend keeping your hair short for a more balanced look.
What equipment is used for a scalp micropigmentation procedure? The equipment used for a scalp treatment is considered micropigmentation or “permanent cosmetic” equipment. There are many different brands and designs and equipment includes a digital power source, a hand-piece, and a disposable micro needles for the insertion of pigment.
Can I still use Propecia and/or Rogaine after my treatment? Clients can continue using Propecia during and after their scalp pigmentation procedure. Rogaine (topical minoxidil) should be suspended during the course of treatment and for 30 days post your final session. This is to ensure the proper healing and settling of pigment without interference of the chemicals found in Rogaine foam.
Can you help with hair transplant FUE/FUT scaring? Yes! We use our specialized scalp micropigmentation technique to deposit color matched pigment into the scar to reduce visibility.
Will scalp micropigmentation grow my hair back? No, the scalp micropigmentation treatment will not grow your hair back. However, the SMP treatment will give you the look of short hair or a tight buzz-cut. It is recommend to keep your hair at a shorter length to create the most natural outcome.
Why can't I see my scalp micropigmentation after a week? After the first scalp micropigmentation session, your treatment will fade which is completely normal. In the second and third sessions, we add more density to create a fuller look. Pigment retention varies for each person and some may notice more fading that others.
Do you charge for a consultation? No, I offer free consultations for anyone looking to learn about how scalp micropigmentation can help their hair loss.
Can I wear a hat after my scalp micropigmentation treatment? Yes, you can wear a hat or a skullcap after your scalp micropigmentation treatment is complete, but you won't want/need to as much! If you have any other questions which are not answered here, please call Tara Rebel at (609) 415-7072 or email RebelPMU@gmail.com