Rob James SMP
As an experienced SMP artist I am frequently meeting and consulting with clients. On average, my client consultations span a huge variety of ages, needs, budgets and knowledge on the process of SMP. I always try to give un bias, helpful and clear information, in an attempt to help those thinking about SMP get the best possible results, regardless of where they end up getting their SMP done.
For those who might not know what SMP is
SMP is a sophisticated cosmetic tattoo
SMP is the abbreviated name for Scalp Micropigmentation, which is essentially a cosmetic tattoo used as a practical solution for hair loss.
The SMP procedure uses a tiny disposable needle attached to a mechanical tattoo machine (wand). This needle is dipped into a pigment, which is then deposited at a superficial level into the scalp.
These deposits, which are called impressions mimic the appearance of tiny hair follicles, helping the recipient restore the look of a full head of hair.
When a skilled and experienced artist performs the procedure correctly at the right depth, tone and density, it replicates natural hair follicles perfectly. And can be used for a myriad of hair loss situations.
But how do you know if an SMP artist is right for you?
Take your time
The first thing I always tell a prospective client when searching for an SMP artist is not to panic, do not rush into a decision. Make sure you do your homework and find the right fit for you. You will potentially be working with an artist for 12-15 hours so make sure you have good communication and a confident feeling regarding the process and your chosen style.
Choose a style that suits you
It goes without saying that your chosen Vancouver SMP artist should have an eye for detail, proven results and have an SMP style that suits your desired final look.
Make sure your artist is working out of a suitable studio or clinic one where you can feel comfortable and at ease. Make sure the environment is clean, sanitary and feels safe.
Part of the consultation process should be an open and honest discussion about the pros and cons of all the SMP styles and the varying SMP procedures. Some styles might now suit some individuals and some procedures might also not be suitable for some individuals. This is where clear, concise, honest communication comes into play. Often times this knowledge is usually acquired over years of experience.
SMP do it once, do it right
As SMP treatments are typically split over three separate sessions, I usually encourage my clients to be conservative regarding hairline shape and placement. Remember you can always add more as the session’s progress, but you cannot take away. As the saying goes, slow and steady wins the race. Remember you can also still add more during the two-month touch up session.
Unlike a hair transplant there is little to no downtime. However there is aftercare to follow and the aftercare is an important aspect, which leads to higher quality final results.
It is important that your artist provides you with clear easy to follow instruction on how to care for your SMP in between the sessions as well as after the entire procedure. Your artist should provide you with a pamphlet highlighting the aftercare instructions.
So, where can I find a quality Vancouver SMP artist?
Work should be open and honest
An artist should have his or her catalogue on display either on their website of on some other form of social media.
As a side note, make sure all the work you’re seeing is theirs.
I do hope this helps finding you the best possible SMP experience.
Rob James is one of the most experienced SMP artists in Canada, known for his ultra realistic styles. If you are looking for a cost effective, solution for hair loss, Rob James is a Vancouver SMP specialist who can provide you with the right information.