What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp Micropigmentation is a non-invasive treatment that uses detailed micro-needles to deposit pigment into the scalp. The result creates the appearance of tiny hair follicles or short hair stubble. If you are starting to thin, recede, or if you are completely bald, we can give you the look of a short buzz cut.
How much does Scalp Micropigmentation cost?
Our pricing is based on the level of hair loss, which is different for each client. Typically, the price ranges between £1000 - £2000 for the full top of the head area. We recommend setting up a free consultation so our team can evaluate your case and provide a personalized price quote based on your hair loss needs.
How many treatments should I expect?
Scalp micropigmentation should never be considered a one treatment process. 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 anything from 7-20 days apart.
How long does 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.
How long do the results last?
After completion of your treatment (2-4 sessions) a client should expect the strength of the colour to last for many years. Over a longer term, a client will very gradually begin to notice slight lightening of the treatment. When this occurs they can undergo a touch up session that is around a quarter of the price of the original treatment & will only require one session.
Is scalp micropigmentation detectable?
Scalp micropigmentation has become such an effective hair loss solution because of its consistently natural and undetectable results. M.R Scalp Works will seamlessly replicate each individual hair follicle to create a perfect match for each client.
Do I need to take time off work?
Scalp micropigmentation is non-invasive and requires no down time. After the treatment you will notice a slight redness on the scalp for a few days which will then subside. Loose headwear can also be worn if required during the period of redness.
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.
Is Scalp Micropigmentation permanent?
Scalp Micropigmentation usually lasts for 4-6 years. After that time, a client may experience some slight fading & can then return for a touch up session if required.
Will it change colour when fading?
The pigment used will only lighten over time & not discolour.
If I have hair left, can I leave it long?
This depends on the pattern and extent of the thinning hair with some clients being 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 shave it shorter. This can be discussed during the consultation.
Can Scalp Micropigmentation work with grey hair?
Yes, Scalp Micropigmentation can still be carried out on grey hair. The pigment used can be blended to suit grey hair and lighter hair tones by the process of dilatation.
Can Scalp Micropigmentation camouflage my transplant scar?
Yes. This is carried out by replicating the hair follicles on the area of scarring and then blending this with the existing hair to improve the appearance of the area. SMP can be used to camouflage scar from FUE & FUT hair transplants.
If I am lighter or darker skin tone will this treatment still look good?
Yes! The pigment used can match a wide range of skin tones/ hair colours.
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?
The pain is minimal for most clients during the procedure and is consistently less painful than traditional tattoos.
Is Scalp Micropigmentation for long hair?
Scalp Micropigmentation can be used to add density to thinning areas for long hair, but this is dependent on the amount of hair loss. If the procedure is required to create a hairline, then it is recommended to shave the head for a more seamless look.
What equipment is used for a Scalp Micropigmentation procedure?
The equipment used for a scalp micropigmentation includes a digital power source, a handpiece, and a disposable micro needle for the insertion of pigment into the scalp. The equipment used is very different to what a standard tattoo artist would use to ensure the deposits are delicately placed at the appropriate depth in the skin.
Do you charge for a consultation?
All consultations are free of charge and we will answer any questions you may have regarding the procedure.
What is a Scalp Tattoo?
Scalp Micropigmentation is the process commonly known as a hair tattoo or scalp tattoo. Scalp Micropigmentation (Scalp Tattoo) is a non-invasive treatment that uses detailed micro-needles to deposit pigment into the scalp. The result creates the appearance of tiny hair follicles or short hair stubble. If you are starting to thin, recede, or if you are completely bald, we can give you the look of a short buzz cut.
How long until I can scrub, shampoo, or shave the SMP treatment area?
We recommend no scrubbing, shampooing, or shaving over the treated area for 4-5 days after your scalp micropigmentation treatment.
Can I go in the pool, sauna, or steam room after my scalp micropigmentation treatment?
We recommend avoiding chlorinated pools, saunas, steam rooms, and tanning beds for 28 days post final scalp micropigmentation session.
What is the difference between Scalp Micropigmentation vs Tattoos?
There are three main differences between Scalp Micropigmentation vs Tattooing:
1. We are depositing pigment into the skin at a shallower depth than tattoos, only about 2mm into the dermis
2. We are strictly making small micro dots into the scalp. No shading or drawing of lines is carried out.
3. We use only a black pigment which is much more diluted than typical tattoo inks. For this reason, it won't break down to different colours or look too saturated once it heals
Why can't I see my scalp micropigmentation after a week?
After the first scalp micropigmentation session, your treatment will fade which normal. In the second and third sessions, we add more density to create a fuller look & may also add a darker shade of pigment. Pigment retention varies for each person and some may notice more fading than others.
What are the risks or what can go wrong?
As long as you find a good scalp micropigmentation practitioner you will be safe. Like any cosmetic treatment where a person is responsible for providing the treatment, you must be satisfied that they are competent to carry out the treatment.
Our scalp micro pigmentation practitioner, Matt Riley has been trained by an award winning artist based in the UK.
Are there any skin or medical conditions that could stop me from having scalp micropigmentation?
Conditions that mean it’s either not possible, will need treatment or needs consideration and discussion with your practitioner are allergic reactions to pigments, skin conditions in the application area such as: freckles, moles, keloids, bulky angiomas, warts, melanomas, impetigo, psoriasis and skin cancer.
Conditions that mean you must seek medical advice before commencing any treatment would be Herpes simplex or zoster in the treatment area, immune weakness, cosmetic surgery, chemotherapy & radiotherapy, local infection, un stabilized scarring, skin conditions in the area of application such as local dermatitis, bruising, sunburn, skin ulcers, Infections [bacterial fungal or viral].
If you are unsure it’s always best to contact us and discuss.