The main fear for most people considering getting a SMP® Scalp Micropigmentation procedure is the fear that people will notice it.
This is a common question we get at HairTatto.ca, one of Toronto’s top scalp micropigmentation specialist clinics. People want and expect an excellent result, so choosing the right clinic to perform the SMP® procedure is very important to the result you will obtain.
What is SMP® and what it isn’t? SMP® is short for scalp micropigmentation. It is the process of applying tiny dots of pigment into the scalp to mimic the look of real hair follicles. It is a permanent hair loss solution for both men and women.
Although SMP® is often called a hair tattoo, it is nothing like a tattoo. Scalp micropigmentation does not penetrate the skin as deeply as a regular tattoo. Traditional tattoos lose their colour over the years. SMP® scalp micropigmentation specialized, and tested pigments retains its colour and will remain the same colour in the future.
The procedure involves a specialized technique using a multitude of different needle sizes, angles, penetration depths, distribution rates and pigment colours.
Therefore, SMP® is not performed by tattoo artists. It is a very specialized procedure developed and trademarked (SMP®) in the United Kingdom over 17 years ago by founder Ian Watson of HIS hair clinic.
The technicians at Hairtatoo.ca, having trained with Ian, have acquired the highly skilled training that clients expect and deserve for their SMP® scalp micropigmentation procedure.
Over 17 years has been used to fully understand, access and gain technical know-how and expert knowledge of exactly what happens to the treated area of scalp over this long period of time. Clinical evidence and clinical trials were necessary in order to successfully take the innovative hair loss treatment from an initial concept to establishing a fully developed clinical process that ensures consistently excellent results.
There are two main reasons why our SMP® is superior to our competitors. One, with our specialized pigment, they don’t degrade easily under UV radiation and two, when they do, they do not change colour. Our SMP® pigments are built upon research done previously by many different parties over the past 17 years to improve tattoo and cosmetic pigmentation ink. Because of this SMP® pigments are designed to be chemically inert, sterile, highly resistant to UV radiation and to decompose stably. This allows a client to wear SMP® in bright outdoor conditions for many years and when it fades, the client will not be the victim of a chemical reaction that leaves them with a blue Smurf head.
A typical client, depending upon their hair loss extent, will take two to three treatments to achieve their final appearance. The first treatment places a very light application on the scalp to access fading and density levels. The normal reaction for most clients is to assume that the SMP® is too light and to be a bit nervous. However, this is a normal part of the treatment, as the 2nd and 3rd layers of pigmentation will give it the realistic 3D looking scalp. The 2nd treatment adds most of the density to the scalp. The 3rd treatment if needed is for completing the look, addressing darkness matching or to even the density across the scalp. Avoid SMP® clinics that say they can do the whole treatment in just one session.
At Hairtattoo.ca we do not offer tattoo or permanent make-up services. Instead, we have focused on providing a world-class Scalp Micropigmentation service with enough artistic flair to create exact colour matches, perfect natural hairlines, and carefully constructed follicle densities.
SMP® Scalp Micropigmentation is changing the way people from all around the world combat their hair loss condition. Whereas in the past the only solutions have been temporary (hair systems, toupees, concealers etc.), have had their effectiveness called into question or involve a surgical procedure, some of which result in scarring of the scalp, at last people have a viable alternative.
So, is SMP® Scalp Micropigmentation noticeable? It all depends on who does it for you. At Hairtattoo.ca, our procedures are done by professionally trained technicians by the originators of SMP®. Even from just one foot away, even close family members cannot tell where your real hair ends and where the SMP® begins.
To book a free consultation with our SMP technician, please visit hairtattoo.ca or call 647-492-9093. Our main treatment centre is located at 9130 Leslie St #301, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3L6.