FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SMP stands for Scalp Micro Pigmentation and it is a non-surgical treatment for hair loss. It is a new technique in hair loss treatments which consists in tattooing tiny dots on the scalp with a specialized device, needle and pigments.

SMP treatements are usually completed within 3 sessions to achieve the expected result. The number of sessions is determined according to the amount of work required to achieve the final look. Quotations are fixed and specify the number of sessions needed. No additional fee will be payable if more sessions are needed than originally listed in the quotation. For example, for a hair loss categorized as type 6 on the Norwood scale:

  • D1

    Day 1

    The first session typically lasts 4 hours. It includes the optional application of an anesthetic which takes 30 minutes.

  • D8

    Day 8

    The second session takes 30 minutes to 1 hour less than the first session. It is recommended to have it 1 week after the initial procedure. Density is added and the color is adjusted using 2 to 3 different pigment shades to match your natural hair and the hairline is refined.

  • D15

    Day 15

    The last session should take place 1 week after the second session to perfect the color and the hairline. The session usually takes 30 minutes to 1 hour less than the second session.

We recommend you to shave your hair to obtain the best result.

Scalp pigments differ from permanent make-up pigments and tattoo inks as they are specifically made for scalp:

  • They are MRI scan safe because they do not contain iron oxydes that can cause problems during an MRI scan.
  • They retain their color over time producing better results than permanent make-up pigments that fade gradually. If your hair gets greyer with age, we can still adjust the color to match the greyer color.
  • They are made from a unique formulation of pure black carbon-based pigment. Therefore, the color cannot change over time contrary to other pigments which are usually made of constituent colors that may degrade and separate into their individual shades.
  • We use pigment from the world’s largest scalp micropigmentation company. It has been used in more than 20,000 procedures worldwide.

The machine we are using is one of the best that can be found for SMP and has the following features:

  • Direct drive rotary machine
  • Manufactured in ISO-9000 medical grade facility
  • Precision German motor and bearings
  • Depth control to help reduce possible blowouts
  • Made for disposable needles and grip only
  • Manufactured in the US
  • Lightweight ergonomically balanced
  • Lightest SMP machine on the market

The SMP treatment usually lasts more than 5 years. Fading can be reduced by limiting exposure to sun UV rays and keeping the scalp clean and moisturized. Touch-ups are recommended to maintain the desired look and are priced based on the Norwood scale.

A topical anesthetic is applied on your scalp before and during procedure, so very little discomfort is experienced. Most of our clients assess the level of pain as very mild and easily bearable. After the anesthetic loses effect, your scalp will feel hot for a few hours.

Yes, SMP is a very efficient method to conceal any type of scar on your head. The technique differs from SMP for hair loss purposes as it requires more attention and work to hide the scar by blending several pigment colors to perfectly match your natural hair.

  • Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) or Strip Technique scars: The FUT scar must be completely healed before you can have SMP done to cover it so you should wait at least 1 year. In some cases, the SMP can be done after a bit less than 1 year provided that the scar has completely healed. The cost of SMP for FUT/Strip Technique scars ranges from ฿17,900 to ฿29,000 and it takes 1-2 hrs per session for an average length of 10-15 cm and a width of 3 mm. The price may be higher for extra large scars.
  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) scars:FUE scars are small circular scars that are scattered over the entire donor area on your head. The cost of SMP for FUE scars ranges from ฿29,000 to ฿45,000 Band it takes 2-4 hours per session.

Yes, women can also have SMP to boost their confidence back. Women facing hair loss and thinning hair can have SMP to give the illusion of fuller and thicker hair. SMP is a painless, long-lasting, and affordable procedure.

We create tinys dots to replicate hair follicles. Thousands of dots are created all over the scalp to create a darker scalp, fuller and thicker hair. We don’t create strokes as the skin on the scalp is very thin and it has a high chance for color migration. Moreover, strokes may get bigger and fade after 6 months. Creating hairstrokes on the scalp can also lead to a longer healing process and bad results if the needle is too deep. Tiny dots are only created on the scalp for both men and women. If you suddenly have alopecia or loose a lot of hair, you don’t want to see funny hairstrokes on your scalp compared to the rest.

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