Scalp micropigmentation is often referred to as a scalp tattoo and follows a process of implanting pigment into the upper dermal layer of the scalp (papillary) to produce very fine follicle like impressions. The procedure is performed using specialist carbon-based pigment. Depth control, specialist equipment, and pigment are vital in achieving excellent results that look great for years.
Unlike traditional tattoo needles, scalp micropigmentation needles are tiny and are specifically designed for use on the scalp. The machine and needle are set to insert pigment into the upper dermal layer of the scalp. This differs significantly from traditional tattoo needles, which go much deeper into the skin.
Maybe not as much as you imagine…everyone’s pain threshold is different; some clients describe their experience as therapeutic and for some it can be uncomfortable at times, although this is rare.
Certain areas of the scalp can be more sensitive than others, typically the areas around the temple and front hairline. I’ve yet to come across a client who has described their treatment as painful, I have even had a client doze off mid-procedure though!
Scalp micropigmentation is essentially a tattoo for the scalp, it is a permanent tattoo although the pigments will fade overtime and you will most likely need a top up/colour refresh between 4 and 6 years, depending on your lifestyle and/or medical history. For example, pigments can be affected by the UV rays of the sun, and the body’s immune system.
Scalp micropigmentation treatments are suitable and offer benefits to all genders.
We have treated clients with receding hairlines, and with large areas of no hair to create a close shaved or buzz cut effect.
We also use scalp micropigmentation to camouflage types of alopecia, partial hair loss and those experiencing thinning and/or low-density hair.
Scalp scars whether medical or injury based, some birthmarks, and hair transplant scarring including FUE and FUT scars can all potentially be camouflaged using scalp micropigmentation treatments.
If you are experiencing any of the above, then feel free to contact us and see how we can help.
Yes! Scalp micropigmentation works well with hair transplants whether done before or after a hair transplant. It is an excellent way of complementing transplants, especially where there may have been a lack of donor hair, or the scalp did not retain all the transplanted follicles.
Reducing the contrast between hair and scalp, our treatment creates the appearance of density where the scalp was visible through the grafts.
Some skin conditions and some prescribed medications can create complications and affect the overall long-term results of scalp micropigmentation. This doesn’t mean we will not be able to treat you but depending on your condition we may request you seek advice from your doctor/dermatologist or trichologist before your treatment starts.
We always carry out a free consultation which includes relevant questions about your medical history and a patch test.
The cost of your scalp micropigmentation is very much based upon the size of the area that requires treatment and the extent of your hair loss.
The price guide on our website will give you an idea of costs, these costs are split between the number of treatment sessions required to achieve your desired outcome. During your consultation we will agree with you a Treatment Plan and Payment Schedule.
We are always happy to receive photos and provide an initial telephone quote, prior to a consultation, if required.
Our pigment, needles and machines are all specifically designed for scalp micropigmentation.
Our pigments contain 100% natural ingredients and are REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) compliant. In all our years in business, we’ve never had a client report a reaction to our treatments or pigments.
You will notice results after your first session. 3 treatment sessions are typically required to build up a 3D camouflage effect to reduce the contrast between your hair and scalp.
The first session often takes the longest and sets the foundation for your further treatments. The second session will show the biggest difference and your third session usually completes the treatment.
Each session typically takes 2-3 hours, sometimes longer depending on the size of the area being treated.
A 12 month warranty applies to all our treatments. Our warranty begins from the date of your 3rd session so if a touch up is required within 12 months this will be free of charge.