What is scalp micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a cosmetic procedure that uses a fine needle to implant pigment into the scalp, creating the appearance of fuller, denser hair. It is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that is often used to conceal hair loss or thinning hair.
How does scalp micropigmentation work?
The SMP procedure is performed by a trained technician who uses a specialized machine to implant pigment into the scalp. The pigment is typically made from natural minerals and is designed to mimic the appearance of hair follicles. The needles used in the procedure are very fine, so there is minimal pain or discomfort.
What are the benefits of scalp micropigmentation?
There are many benefits to scalp micropigmentation, including:
Natural-looking results: SMP can create very natural-looking results, making it difficult to tell that the hair is not real.
Long-lasting: The results of SMP can last for several years, with minimal fading or maintenance required.
Confidence boost: SMP can help to restore confidence and self-esteem in people who are struggling with hair loss.
Non-surgical: SMP is a non-surgical procedure, so there is no risk of scarring or other complications.
Affordable: SMP is a more affordable option than hair transplantation surgery.
Who is a good candidate for scalp micropigmentation?
SMP is a good option for people who are experiencing hair loss or thinning hair. It is also a good option for people who want to change their hairline or create a more symmetrical appearance.
How much does scalp micropigmentation cost?
The cost of scalp micropigmentation varies depending on the size of the area being treated, the number of sessions required, and the location of the clinic. However, SMP is typically more affordable than hair transplantation surgery.
Is scalp micropigmentation right for me?
If you are considering scalp micropigmentation, it is important to talk to a qualified technician to discuss your individual needs and expectations. They can help you determine if SMP is the right option for you.
Scalp micropigmentation is a safe, effective, and affordable way to conceal hair loss or thinning hair. It can help to restore confidence and self-esteem, and the results can last for several years. If you are considering SMP, be sure to talk to a qualified technician to discuss your individual needs and expectations.
The starting cost for all Scalp Micropigmentation treatments are usually £275.00 per session. This would be for a small scar or patch on your scalp. Typically you will need 2-3 sessions spaced 3-6 weeks apart. You may need a 4th treatment (but this is usually only if you either don’t follow the aftercare, or you have particularly oily skin)
Scalp Micropigmentation Density Treatments. This would be for both men and women, if you would like to have the illusion of thicker, fuller hair. These treatments are typically 2-3.5 hour sessions and each session is between £300 – £500.
You will need 2-4 sessions to achieve your desired result.
The cost of Scalp Micropigmentation for ‘buzz cut’ / shaved head style for men and women.
This is where you have male or female pattern baldness or have alopecia and would like a full shaved head look.
These treatments are typically 2.5-3.5 hour sessions and each session is between £400 – £500.
You will need 2-4 sessions to achieve the desired result.
There are two different hair loss scales that I use to determine the duration and cost of your sessions. These are the Norwood Scale for men and the Ludwig Scale for women. These are industry wide scales used for hair loss, although prices will vary depending on practitioner experience and location.
Why do the costs of treatment vary so much?
The reason that the cost of Scalp Micropigmentation varies so much is down to the time it takes to carry out your treatment.
The factors that affect this are the size of the area you’d like treated, your existing hair density, your desired outcome and the area to be treated. I need to assess all of this before being able to give you an exact price and treatment plan.
Treating scar tissue can also present it’s own challenges, as scar tissue can either grab or reject pigment. This means that you may require less, or more sessions.
Why is £275.00 the minimum charge?
The reason the minimum charge for Scalp Micropigmentation is £275.00 per treatment, is because as with all other Cosmetic tattoo procedures there are basic treatment costs attached to every treatment, including time, consumables and costs. Aside from time and additional ink, the basic costs of carrying out a treatment are approximately the same, whether your treatment is 1 hour or 4 hours. Even for the smallest of scars, I still need to allow time in Clinic for you to fill out forms, to go through the aftercare fully and for the treatment to be carried out.
How many sessions of Scalp Micropigmentation will I need?
The number of sessions of Scalp Micropigmentation you will need will depend on a few factors.
Factors such as the size of the area being treated, your existing hair density and your desired result play a big part. Your skin type also plays a part, for example oily skin and alopecia can mean that you will need an additional session. Aftercare is also key! If you don’t follow the aftercare then you will experience poor retention / results.
I always recommend planning for 4 sessions. I would much rather you did that than plan for 3 and then the additional treatment is an unexpected shock.
How do you carry out an assessment?
I can assess the area you’d like treated either in person at a Consultation. Alternatively, you can send me photographs for assessment. I do recommend coming in to see me if you can, as this gives me the opportunity to assess your skin type and condition of your scalp.
Once I’ve assessed the area you’d like treated, I will be able to confirm the price of each session to you, together with the duration of each appointment. This will be the fixed price for each session that you come to.
In some cases, the final session is cheaper than the earlier treatments, as less work may need to be carried out. This will depend on your treatment plan, retention from earlier treatments and ultimately, your aftercare.
If you would like to find out more about how Scalp Micropigmentation can help you, then please get in touch.
Terms and Conditions
Prices are correct at time of going to press. Prices are subject to change without written notice.
A £50 deposit is required to secure your booking. Please note all appointment booking deposits are non-refundable with exception to consultations.
Appointments not attended with less than 48 hours notice, during office hours, 9.00 – 17.00, Monday to Friday or failure to follow all written instructions, complete all necessary medical forms and documentation prior to and leading to your allocated appointment, may prevent our practitioners in carrying out the treatment on the day. This will result in postponing the treatment and covering losses charged at 75% of the full procedure price.
Booking deposits will only be transferred to a rescheduled appointment if 48 hours notice is provided, during office hours 9:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday.
Booking deposits are only refunded at the time of your consultation or 48 hours prior to your booked Consultation appointment.
Please note that cancelled appointments will only be recognised with written confirmation – email, text or special delivery post.
Booking deposits received by us is verification that full information has been provided regarding our terms and conditions, in the event of any cancellation.
Additional touch up sessions maybe required depending on many factors including but not exclusive to, skin type and condition, life style, environmental factors and medication. Due to the nature of the treatment 100% success for colour retention cannot be guaranteed.. Any additional applications of colour required will be chargeable
Colour boost procedures are for 1 appointment only unless otherwise stated. All sessions are chargeable
We regret that we are unable to perform any enhancements on minors or to have minors in the treatment room.
Please note that some treatments require a patch test to be done 48 hours prior to your appointment.
Please contact us, if you have any medical conditions or are taking any prescription drugs. Some medical conditions or drugs/vitamin supplements may have contraindications. A Doctors consent form must be completed prior to your appointment. A form is provided in your pack, you must bring this with you on the day of your treatment.
You must read the ‘what shall I do before receiving my permanent enhancement’ and the ‘Aftercare’ treatment advice.