Frequently Asked Questions

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is cosmetic tattooing (medical hair tattoo) that offers a solution to hair loss by replicating hair follicles that are about to grow giving the impression of a shaved look. SMP can treat anywhere on the scalp that is losing hair or even complete baldness of the scalp.

Scalp micropigmentation gives the look of a shaven head or a stubble shadow look.

1st 2 to 5 hours 2nd 2 to 5 hours and 3rd 2 to 4 hours. All quotes are for 3 visits.

1st to 2nd visit a 10 day gap and 3rd a 4 week gap

I like to give all my treatments a 12 month guarantee from my first session, just in-case any areas of the treatment is not perfect simply call us and we book you in for a free session.

The procedure could not be described in any way painful, If I was to use a scale 0 to 10 from what clients have fed back to me – pain is usually 1 to 5.

  • 0 No pain
  • 3 Mild pain uncomfortable
  • 4-6 Moderate pain
  • 7-10 Severe pain

The first treatment is done slightly lighter to see how the pigment settles in the scalp, then the second treatment the colour can be left as it is or altered to see if you need to go darker.

We can go through some pictures of hairlines and then we will draw some hairlines on you. When doing hairlines it is always best to play it safe not going to low on the first visit. Then on the second visit you will have decided how low you want to go. Also various hairlines can be done depends what you like jagged, soft, slightly receding its best to have soft to start with.

No not at all even though SMP can be known as a hair tattoo, it is completely different to a tattoo. The pigments used for SMP do not change colour, complete different equipment and micro needles are used and a complete different technique is used. Also you have to be specially trained to perform scalp micropigmentation.

No not at all, if anything the treatment has been known to stimulate hair growth in some cases.

Results can last 3 – 6 years with some touch ups maybe in-between, but depending on lifestyle and immune system it can last longer. This treatment will soften with age.

I suggest you shave every other day you can use an electric shaver which I feel is best if you like the BIC look then shave with a razor every other day to avoid skin irritation.

I charge £200 for the hour, a touch up usually lasts about 1 to 1 and a half hours.

4 days after each treatment you cannot train, no sweating whatsoever, this is essential otherwise the treatment will not work. After 4 days you can train but only light training, you cannot sweat excessively for 10 days.

Everyone is different depending on skin. Some clients the red can go same day, some takes a day and some can take a few days.

Not many people need to tell the truth remember it is nothing like a normal tattoo the needle goes in not so deep. But you can take paracetamol, ibuprofen or co codamol. Avoid aspirin this will cause bleeding, aspirin thins the blood.

We can work it around your work or social life no problem, weekends late nights early mornings that is not an issue.