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What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

What is Scalp Micropigmentation? | SMP | Hair Tattoo | Natural Pro SMP Melbourne

Scalp Micropigmentation: The Best Permanent Solution for Hair Loss - Facts and More

Looking for a way to add some fullness to your hair? Or maybe you’re just looking for a more permanent solution to hair loss? If so, Scalp Micropigmentation may be the answer for you!

SMP is a procedure that creates the illusion of fuller hair by implanting special pigment into the scalp. This can help to give you back the confidence to rock your favourite hairstyle or simply to feel better about yourself.

SMP is performed using an electric hair tattoo device designed to give a completely natural 3D effect. The needles used are much finer than those used in regular tattoos, and the ink is also deposited at a shallower depth. This ensures that the results look completely natural.

The results of SMP can last for many years, and touch-ups may only be necessary every five to eight years to keep the results looking fresh. So if you’re interested in learning more about this procedure, keep reading!

How does SMP work, and who will benefit from SMP?

SMP is a new and innovative way to replicate the look of natural hair growth that layers thousands of pigments into the scalp to create a 3-dimensional effect of real hair. This unique technique uses tiny, layered dots in different hues of black to create the appearance of shadows on your scalp.

It's perfect for anyone experiencing all forms of hair loss, including cancer patients, those with alopecia, and those with thinning hair. Even those suffering from male or female pattern baldness that needs to recreate their hairline or add extra density can benefit from this treatment!

So, does Scalp Micropigmentation hurt?

Before and after photo of a man who restored his hairline with SMP.

One of the most frequently asked SMP questions we are asked is, does Scalp Micropigmentation hurt?

Well, the truth is, the sensation is different for everyone. Some people say that they feel a little discomfort, whereas others fall asleep and say it is quite relaxing. We have even had some people say it tickles! The biggest thing to remember is that it largely relies on your individual pain tolerance.

However, regardless of the sensation, 100% of our clients have said the process was well worth the results!

What is the SMP process?

Once you have done your research and are ready to speak with a skilled Scalp Micropigmentation artist (more on how to find one below), you should get a free initial consultation. During your first free meeting, your artist will assess your current condition, discuss your desired results, provide personalized advice and recommendations, and give you Scalp Micropigmentation preparation tips, such as:

  • Shower before each treatment to reduce irritation of the skin.

  • Treatments typically last between 4-6 hours, so plan accordingly by making sure enough time is left over at the end of the session if possible.

  • The number of treatments you need will depend on your scalp and the size-up area treated. Even if it’s just for subtle density, you may need three to four treatments to get complete coverage because SMP is about layering colour into balding areas with short retention times.

  • Treatments are best spaced a week or two apart to ensure the hair tattoo settles evenly.

  • Avoid exposing your scalp to direct sunlight for the first four days as this will increase the chances of fading over time.

How much does Scalp Micropigmentation Cost?

We are often asked how much is Scalp Micropigmentation. Is it expensive? And while the answer depends on your individual factors, we can give you a general idea here. However, it is best to get in touch with us so we can assess your situation and give you an accurate no-obligation SMP quote so you know how much to expect to pay.

The cost of SMP typically ranges from $600 to 1,200 per treatment session. The number of sessions you require will depend on your scalp and the size of the treatment; even if it’s just for subtle density may need three or four total treatments in order to achieve complete coverage!

How long does Scalp Micropigmentation last?

The amazing thing about SMP treatments is that they're permanent and guaranteed to last for years. If you take good care of your skin, then this could be one the most cost-effective long-term hair loss options available!

How to find the right SMP practitioner, and who is the best Scalp Micropigmentation artist?

An happy smp artist working on a smiling client's hair.

While we see a lot of people asking who is the best Scalp Micropigmentation artist, it is a little more complicated than that. It is not so much "who is the best", but more "who is the best for me." To determine this, there are several factors you will need to consider.

Firstly, it is important to take a look at the artist's previous work. There are a lot of artists out there claiming to be the best, but does their work communicate this same message? Additionally, some artists are exceptional at one type of style but fall short in others, so it is important to think about your desired style when doing your research.

Next is to look at the artist's qualifications, experience, and training background. As there is no formal qualification to become a Scalp Micropigmentation artist, you can simply complete a short online course and start practising straight away. This is a huge no-go!

Remember, Scalp Micropigmentation is permanent, so the last thing you want is to be someone's practice model. Results from inexperienced artists can be catastrophic and not something you want to personally experience. On top of that, it is highly advisable to find someone with at least a few years' worth of experience. Like most skills, the longer you do it, the more you adapt to unique situations you become, meaning that they will have a better understanding of how to treat your individual needs.

Finally, find out how busy the artist is. Now, this isn't a critical one but it should be taken into consideration.

Why? Well, if your artist is too quiet, it could be an indication that they don't have as much experience as others. Additionally, if they are too busy, they might not be able to spend the time required to ensure the final result is perfect!

When you invest in SMP, not only do we restore what was lost, but give back your confidence and self-esteem! We are an art program unlike any other.

The results of this procedure can't be beaten; it's one that deserves every effort from qualified artists who understand how to properly execute their work with no downtime or discomfort for clients like yourself - which means our services will yield amazing benefits all across Melbourne (or wherever!) too!!

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Welcome to Natural Pro SMP, Melbourne's leading experts in Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) hair tattoo. Whether you need to recreate your hairline with a hairline tattoo, increase fullness to thinning hair with a hair density treatment, or get rid of that bald head shine with our complete SMP package, we have a skilled and experienced team ready to assist with all your hair loss questions.

Our team is passionate about helping people achieve the best possible results with SMP, and we're confident we can help you achieve the look you've always wanted. So don't hesitate to get in touch today!

We know that finding the right service for your hair loss needs can be confusing, so we're here to help! Our team of experts are dedicated to delivering professional advice and guidance to help you choose the right service for your unique situation. We want you to feel confident in your choice, so you can enjoy the best possible results.

Contact the expert team at Natural Pro SMP today to get you free consultation and discuss your Scalp Micropigmentation Melbourne hair loss treatment needs. Phone 0411 396 624 or contact us online.


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