Is Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) a realistic solution for hair loss?
In Vancouver SMP is gaining in popularity
Hi, I’m Rob James. I am a skilled micropigmentation artist and owner of the Vancouver SMP based clinic, Advanced Scalp. If you’ve wandered onto this post, you’re probably curious about what exactly scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is, and how it works.
Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone.
As one of western Canada’s busiest SMP artists, I receive at least a dozen inquiries a week from individuals wanting to learn more. These questions often follow a few patterns.
First, there are those who have just heard about scalp micropigmentation for the first time and are curious to learn more. Most times, they are not ready to sit down for a consultation just yet, but are itching to explore the possibilities SMP has to offer.
Then are the individuals who have done extensive research on the topic itself and want to hear more from an industry professional before taking the next crucial step.
Whether you are someone with similar types of questions or not, I thought simplifying the process of scalp micropigmentation through a series of blog posts would be a helpful first step towards easing newcomers to the world of SMP. Get ready to become an expert on SMP within the next few weeks!
Tell me more about SMP
“I’m hearing all about the thing called SMP, but I have no idea what it is?”
No problem, let’s start with the basics.
Scalp micropigmentation is a safe, reliable and detailed cosmetic tattoo for your scalp. The goal of SMP is to perfectly mimic the appearance of hair follicles, helping you restore the look of a full head of shaved hair.
SMP uses industry specific technology to ensure quality and detailed results. It is performed using a small, and relatively silent machine. Attached to the machine is a tiny, sterile and disposable needle. To ensure quality results, the needle is dipped into an SMP specific pigment matched to your stubble tone, so as to mimic your surrounding hair follicles. Then, small micro deposits of this pigment are implanted at a superficial depth into the scalp.
When done correctly SMP is seamless and looks realistic
When done correctly, SMP assists in creating a number of realistic aesthetics, these include:
- The illusion of shaved hair
- Reducing contrast between longer hair and scalp for those with thinning hair.
- Scar concealment primarily for those with FUT or FUE transplant scars.
- Concealing alopecia patches
Other less known applications of SMP
Primarily known for creating the effect of a shaved head for balding men. SMP has some lesser-known applications.
Let’s explore the aspect of scar concealment in scalp micropigmentation a bit further. SMP helps conceal scar tissue that is often present after a FUE or FUT hair transplant. A highly skilled and experienced SMP artist can help to mask strip and plug scarring by blending the scar tissue with the surrounding healthy hair. Concealing scars left from hair transplants using SMP can help you further enhance the overall look you desire.
In addition to hair transplant scar concealment SMP also helps disguise medical conditions such as alopecia.
SMP is also gaining a lot of traction and attention in the female population, as a viable and practical solution for female pattern hair loss and hair loss due to repetitive styling techniques.
SMP for females is gaining popularity in Vancouver
So we can see how ground breaking scalp micropigmentation is due to its multifaceted uses, none invasive application and relatively low cost.
I like the sound of SMP what is my next step?
Now that we’ve gone into a little more detail, you may have already decided that SMP is right for you. So, let’s talk about your next steps.
As with any trade or service you may be seeking out, the level of experience, skill and competence within the field may vary greatly. That’s why it’s important to seek out an experienced artist who understands your needs.
Before even asking about a consultation, it is a good idea to explore the artist’s body of work to ensure it is what you’re looking for. Does their style match your vision? Does their work look realistic and detailed? Or does their work look too heavy and look more like a tattoo? How much experience do they have?
These are the types of questions you should be asking yourself while looking for an SMP artist.
Next step would be booking an in person consultation with a few artists, so that you can get a feel for their personality, communication skills and discuss their work and experience in more detail. At the same time giving you an opportunity to discuss your SMP style, desires and schedule with the chosen artist.
Still feeling a bit lost? I’ve got your back. As one of Canada’s most experienced and requested SMP artists, I would love to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. I complete hundreds of SMP procedures on a yearly basis with an extensive list of satisfied clients. My SMP artistic style is ultra natural and subtle.
Booking a consultation at my Vancouver SMP clinic means that we can evaluate your needs and devise the perfect treatment plan for you.
Consultations are always free and highly informative
Are you ready to take the next step?
Vancouver Scalp micropigmentation artist Rob James @ Advanced Scalp
Call 778-917-7772 or email: email@example.com