Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a hair loss breakthrough with highly advanced method of cosmetic scalp pigmentation.
While similar to traditional tattooing, scalp micropigmentation is also very unique in a variety of ways.
SMP involves the use of specialised equipment and techniques to inject pigment into the scalp. Scalp Micropigmentation is very intricate procedure and an ideal hair loss treatment with a guaranteed result. This treatment is usually split over two to three separate sessions, although the actual time can vary depending on the extent of your hair loss, the style you require, and other factors. During the treatments, micro needles are used to layer pigment dots on your scalp in a process that resembles getting a tattoo. SMP is a highly-technical, specialised process performed by Kat, a trained technician.

The Smp "shaved hair" will become denser and thicker once you complete 2-3 sessions. The tiny dots of pigment, placed in the dermal layer of skin, create the illusion of a full head of shaved hair. Scalp micropigmentation is not only for the ‘shaved’ look. An increasing number of men and women who wish to maintain their current hair length are using the technique too. By skillfully applying pigmentation to the scalp, working through the hair section by section, our clients are able to hide thinning areas and regain the appearance of thicker and fuller hair. The hair appears thinner when a persons skin can be seen through their hair. The application of pigments by an experienced professional reduces the color contrast between the skin and the hair, making thinning areas much less noticeable. Even clients with significant hair loss can appear as if no hair has been lost.
Every client has different needs, and the first step is to establish your suitability for treatment and any limitations that may be encountered. This way, you know exactly what results you can expect from your procedure.

 Shedding of Pigments After Your Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment

One thing that will happen a few days after your treatment, is a process we call shedding pigmentation. This is all part of the healing process and is completely normal! Understanding the healing process will go a long way towards reducing your worries about your new hair loss treatment. Keep in mind that scalp micropigmentation is a 2-3 session process and you will experience pigment shedding at some point during each session. Let’s clear everything up so you can be more confident with your newfound hairline.

 Is pigment shedding normal?
Yes. Pigment shedding is absolutely normal. All patients experience pigment shedding and one should expect it to occur after having scalp micropigmentation treatment. What’s actually happening is that your scalp is undergoing two processes – healing and exfoliation. While your scalp heals, the skin forms tiny scabs as a result of the tattoo needles penetrating the skin. These scabs appear much larger than the stubbles themselves which can seem alarming to patients thinking that their hair will appear unnatural. As the scabs fall off, a significant amount of pigment comes with them, leaving behind a dot on your scalp that’s smaller and lighter. The natural exfoliation of your scalp helps facilitate this process until all of the scabs fall off. 

Patience is important
Part of a successful scalp micropigmentation treatment is having patience throughout the entire process. Your initial session is where the Kat will map out your hairline and fill out the thinning areas with a light shade. The next 1 to 2 sessions is where Kat will add more thickness and density by using a darker shade.

How to prevent your scalp micropigmentation treatment from fading
After treatment, your scalp needs time to heal. This is when the scabs will form and under no circumstances should you scratch, prick, or touch your scalp to remove them. Doing so will lead to more pigment shedding and cause your hair tattoo to look uneven and blotchy. Practicing proper maintenance will go a long way towards ensuring your new hairline looks good as ever. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

 Short-term care

 • Avoid washing your scalp for at least 3 days to allow the ink to settle in.
• Sweating should be kept to an absolute minimum.
This means reducing your exposure to the sun and hot environments as much as possible.
• On the fourth day, use a mild shampoo to clean the scalp and start moisturising afterwards.
• Use all aftercare thats been purchased from Body Glow
 • Sunbaking, exfoliating, and other abrasive factors should be avoided for at least a month.
Once you’re past the initial stage of recovery, it’s time to establish a healthy scalp care routine to minimise the risk of fading. It can be easy to neglect your scalp after it has fully healed, but doing so will only lead to more touch-up sessions in the future and it can cost quite the money.

Here is how to care for your scalp micropigmentation treatment in the long-term:

Long-term care

 • Invest in a quality sunscreen that has an SPF of 30-50. This will help preserve the pigmentation of your hair tattoo, especially if you’re constantly exposed to the sun’s rays.
 • Use an exfoliating cleanser at least twice a week to remove dead skin cells and allow your hair tattoo to look sharp and clean.
 • Avoid using products that contain high amounts of alcohol as this can negatively affect the pigmentation of your new hairline.
How a patient cares for his/her scalp will determine how long the treatment will last. Occasionally, your technician will recommend light-touch ups to keep the shade from getting lighter. Pigment shedding is absolutely normal and there is nothing to fear about your hair tattoo going haywire. Everyone goes through this process and it requires patience on your end before you achieve the desired look.

The most important thing is to practice a healthy scalp care routine both in the short-term and the long-term to help preserve the pigments as much as possible. Keep these tips in mind to maximise the look of your scalp micropigmentation treatment.

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Pricing starts from $1000 to $3000 depending on coverage required.