FUE is a non-surgical treatment where individual healthy hair follicles are harvested from your scalp and transplanted to desired areas one by one. Ideally, the grafted hair will take root and begin to grow on its own again.
While some clinics hail Scalp Micropigmentation as a popular alternative to hair transplant, it has to be stressed that this method should not be considered so. This is because SMP DOES NOT involve the transplantation of any hair follicles, unlike FUE Hair Transplant.
SMP can be immensely supportive for FUE and other hairloss treatments as it creates the illusion of a “fuller-looking” head of hair and a more youthful appearance.
This article will explain how SMP works to complement FUE perfectly and why it should be your first choice with the benefits it carries.
Scalp micropigmentation is a technique that uses dot painting to create the illusion of hair follicles. SMP involves using an electronic device with a tiny needle to insert pigments onto the scalp and hairline.
A Scalp Micropigmentation session in Premier Clinic can generally take about 2-4 hours depending on the size of the target area, so it’s best to consult your doctor to find out the details first.
Instant Results – Results are visible instantly; there’s no guesswork on how they will turn out to be. The inks can’t be washed or wiped away.
Painless – This procedure involves applying topical numbing cream to numb and block the pain during the procedure to make it pain-free, so rarely does the patient feel anything. You just have to relax as the process takes place.
Minimal Downtime – The recovery after a SMP treatment is much quicker and easier than a hair transplant. There is little to no recovery time with SMP, so you can gradually return to your regular lifestyle.
Semipermanent – While the effects of SMP may last up to two years, the treated area will fade over time since all skin naturally exfoliates itself.
Getting a scalp micropigmentation after a hair transplant can be a good idea for various reasons.
1. Camouflage advanced hair loss or balding
If you went for a hair transplant for advanced hair loss or balding and your new hair is still growing, SMP can add more density to it and keep a natural look and to give you a more youthful appearance. This is especially so for women to overcome hair loss and hair thinning caused by childbirth, menopause, stress, aging, etc. The addition of extra pigment among existing or regrown hair enhances the procedure giving the illusion of a fuller head of hair.
2. Scar coverage
Scalp micropigmentation is often used also for covering up scars that remain on the scalp after a hair transplant or an accident. Although scars from FUE hair transplant can be difficult to spot as they are small, it may leave some patients feeling self-conscious. Luckily, SMP can easily mask FUE scars by covering it with pigment to mimic the effect of hair follicles.
SMP is a good choice for many patients. But some people also report having scalp micropigmentation / scalp tattoo regrets after their procedure with results that are disastrous. Some of the common regrets of this treatment include:
Poor SMP technique; eg incorrect pigment color and hairline looks very unnatural. Otherwise, you could end up with unnatural-looking hair like this:
To avoid SMP regret or other type of hairloss treatment, it is important to look for doctors with the right skill level as your safety is also at risk if your doctor uses the wrong needle which could cause blood borne disease transmission. So, make sure your chosen clinic adheres to safety standards.
Overall, SMP is a safe and painless treatment on the scalp. You might experience minimal downsides such as redness, itching, dryness in the area that has been inked for about 24-48 hours after the session, but they will recover quickly in time. Many people return to work the next day.
Also, you might be allergic to certain components in the pigment and infection associated with the tattoo ink. Fever is a symptom of infection, and it should not be ignored. It’s for these reasons that it is vital that you do your due diligence when searching for a reliable and certified doctor.
SMP is advantageous because it is a non-invasive hairloss treatment that is safe, low maintenance and the aftercare guide is not difficult to follow. However, there are a few steps you need to take note of to ensure that your Scalp Micropigmentation routine is successful.
Your scalp is still sensitive after the procedure, and you can ruin it if you apply water on your head
Sweating can prevent the scalp from healing correctly, so don’t go to the gym or for a jog for a minimum of 5 days
Depending on the specifics of your treatment, the size of the scalp needs to be covered, (whether it’s a treatment for balding or to cover a scar). In Premier Clinic, our price generally starts from RM3,000.
In case you’re wondering, rest assured that you are in good hands as our doctor is not only licensed and highly experienced to perform Scalp Pigmentation and other hairloss treatment, he’s also a well-known and leading specialist in this field.
Scalp Micropigmentation demands highly talented precision and experience in bringing out the most natural looking results. If you are looking for a truly confidence-boosting procedure to complement your FUE hair transplant, please arrange a hairloss treatment consultation with our doctor.
Our customer service representatives are available from 8 am to 12 midnight daily to answer your inquiries or make an appointment. The Scalp Micropigmentation treatment is available ONLY at Premier Clinic Mont Kiara.
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The answer is yes, you are an excellent candidate for SMP. The process can make those kind of scar marks practically invisible as the tattoo ink will cover the scar and will be blended in with your hair color.
Yes, you can. Men and women with thinning hair can benefit from SMP which can help to eliminate the contrast between the scalp and the hairline, which is why SMP is also known as hairline tattoo.
While the upside for SMP is the result is somewhat permanent, if you decide you don’t like it, or if you change your mind about the entire process, the hairline will have to be removed with laser.