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Hair Tattoo for Men and Women

Although we understand the damaging emotional impact that hair loss can have, the fact is it’s a lot more common in both men and women than you might think – half of all adult men and around 8 million women will experience hair loss in their lifetime.

Hair loss can be distressing because it has such a significant and obvious impact on our appearance – as a result, those who experience it often report a decline in self-confidence, poor body image and reduced self-esteem.

So, it’s hardly surprising that demand for hair loss solutions that work has become one of the biggest cosmetics-focused industries in the world.

Go online and you’ll find all manner of products and treatments that are supposedly guaranteed to be effective in either halting or reversing hair loss – from protein-rich shampoos and foams to regenerative formulas, hair transplants and cosmetic weaves.

But unless your hair loss is caused by a medical condition but recovers following treatment, most of the off-the-shelf products you can buy (and even many of those only available through clinical treatment or prescription) either don’t achieve the results they promise or require an intensive daily routine in order to work

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp Micropigmentation, also known as SMP, is a form of sterile semi-permanent light tattooing that is suitable for both men and women and is performed by highly trained and experienced specialists.

Scalp micropigmentation applies similar principles to those used in micro blading for fuller eyebrows. But where a manual blade is used to work on the soft skin around the eyes, an electric tattooing device is used in SMP to deliver the pigment to the thicker skin on the scalp.

An expert SMP artist then uses a technique known as pointillism to apply dots in different shades of black to the scalp to replicate the appearance of real hair follicles.

These artistic hair follicles blend in with your skin complexion or your remaining hair, creating a shadow effect that gives the effect either of thickening hair or, in treating complete baldness, a sense of new hair growth.

Is scalp micropigmentation painful?

SMP should be remembered that the principle of tattooing naturally involves some element of discomfort, and individuals will respond differently depending on their personal pain threshold

What are the steps involved in hair tattoo treatment?

If you’re considering Scalp Provoco for scalp micropigmentation in London, the first thing we’ll do is sit down and talk to you about what you’re trying to achieve, any confirmed medical reasons there may be for your current hair loss or baldness and any other treatment you may be receiving (whether for hair loss or not).

We’ll also explain exactly what the treatment involves and how many sessions might be required to complete a treatment course that is tailored to your specific circumstances and needs.

We’ll also talk you through our aftercare and the steps you’ll need to take following treatment sessions to ensure your scalp micropigmentation has the best possible chance of achieving the outcome you want.

How long does scalp micropigmentation / hair tattooing take?

Depending on what you’re trying to achieve, your treatment may require several sessions with our expert SMP artist. Naturally, the less work that needs to be done, the fewer treatment sessions that are needed.

However, on average, each session can take between 2 and 5 hours, and patients can expect to require 3 sessions.

How long will my hair tattoo last?

Scalp micropigmentation is considered to be semi-permanent and so lasts much longer – and is much more cost-effective – than most other hair loss treatments you may have tried or may be considering.

In some cases, SMP can last 3-5 years, although you should bear in mind that all tattoos fade over time through natural exfoliation.

An expert SMP artist then uses a technique known as pointillism to apply dots in different shades of black to the scalp to replicate the appearance of real hair follicles.

However, although the scalp micropigmentation may fade, the actual colour or colours your SMP artist uses will not change, meaning you can look forward to an entirely consistent appearance from the moment you finish your first treatment until the time you decide to have the next one.

Will having scalp micropigmentation stop me from doing certain activities or sports?

We’ll run through a checklist of environments and activities you should avoid during treatment and in the first few weeks following it, but a few weeks after your final treatment you will be able to enjoy doing all the things you enjoyed before you started.

Generally speaking, during treatment and for a few weeks afterwards, you’ll need to stay away from the swimming pool and the sauna (or any other hot environment), and avoid taking exercise that is likely to cause excessive perspiration

Do I have to take or apply any daily medication following treatment?

There is no medication or medicated product that you should use. However, we do recommend daily moisturising of your scalp, which you can build into your morning or nighttime personal hygiene ritual.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the benefits of scalp micropigmentation or you would like to book a consultation at our beautiful clinic in Harley Street, London, please get in touch for a confidential, friendly an obligation-free chat.

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