What is SMP

Scalp Micro Pigmentation known as SMP is a technique use by trained practitioners to create the illusion of hair follicles.

During the treatments, micro needles are used to layer pigment dots on your scalp in a process that resembles getting a tattoo. But SMP is a highly-technical, specialised process performed by trained practitioners only. The tiny “dots” of pigment, placed in the dermal layer of skin, create the illusion of a full head of shaved hair.

Before your first SMP treatment, at a consultation, you will meet with the ‘practitioner’ who does the treatment and discuss your requirements, including the shape of your hairline, its positioning, as well as the density and shade of your pigmentation. SMP usually are split over three separate sessions, although the actual time can vary depending on the extent of your hair loss, the style you require, and other factors.

A patient’s treatment session includes the application of different shades of pigmentation. Different shades are needed to enable some pigment deposits to stand out from among the rest. Lighter pigments are usually applied during the first session, while subsequent sessions introduce the applications of darker shades. We can always add more pigment but we cant take it away, so Rachel takes a conservative approach preferring to do more sessions if needed.