Everything You Need To Know About Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)

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SMP in action | Hair Scalp Center | Bangkok, Thailand

Scalp micropigmentation explained

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP), also known as medical hair tattoo is an innovative non-surgical hair loss solution to treat all types of hair loss.

Our technicians implant organic carbon black pigments into the scalp with specialized devices to create thousands of tiny impressions to replicate the look of natural hair follicles.

The result will appear as if your head is full of hair shaven to a very short length, like a short buzz cut.

If your hair is thinning but you don’t want to shave your head, we can also create the appearance of thicker, fuller hair by reducing the contrast between the skin on your scalp and the existing hair.

SMP can also be a very effective method to conceal hair transplant or surgical scars.

How does scalp micropigmentation work? What to expect?

Before / After picture of an SMP treatment on a Thai man | Hair Scalp Center | Bangkok, Thailand

At least 3-4 cosmetic pigmentation sessions are required to achieve the desired effect.

Each session lasts 2-5 hours depending on the surface of scalp to be covered.

Sessions need to be at least 1 week apart to let your skin heal from the procedure and have the pigments settle in.

If you intend to be in Bangkok for a short period of time, we recommend you to have 2 sessions in 1 week and come back later for a 3rd session.

Our SMP practitioners will work on the whole area to be covered during each session and will repeat the process during the following sessions until the result looks satisfying.

The color will get gradually darker after each session while keeping a natural look.

We advise the first 2 sessions to be done within 2 weeks as the outcome of the first session will be quite light to mostly check how your skin assimilates the pigment so that the color shades can be refined during the subsequent SMP sessions.

You might notice some redness right after the treatment but it will disappear within a few hours.

Most clients undergo the procedure without any local anesthetics and feel some discomfort but no pain during the procedure. If you find it too painful, we will still be apply a numbing cream on your scalp to reduce the pain.

How long does it last? Does it fade?

Before / After picture of an SMP touch-up on a Thai man | Hair Scalp Center | Bangkok, Thailand

Once your treatment is complete (3-4 sessions), you can expect the SMP results to last 3-5 years before it begins to slowly fade without any discoloration.

If you desire to keep your SMP look "fresh", you can schedule a touch-up session to refresh the results.

Depending on your preferences, you may also decide to lower the hairline or slightly change its shape during that top-up session.

How much does Scalp Micropigmentation cost?

The cost of your scalp micropigmentation treatment is based on your hair loss level or the surface of scalp to be covered with SMP in the case of hair transplant of surgical scars.

The price of SMP for men with male pattern baldness ranges from ฿35,000 to ฿89,000.

The cost of SMP for women with female pattern baldness varies from ฿29,000 to ฿79,000.

The pricing of SMP for hair transplant or surgical scars is between ฿16,900 and ฿35,000.

The pricing table can be found here.

The best way for us to give you a quote is after seeing you in person at our clinic for a free consultation. The amount can be also determined if you send us enough pictures for us to assess the amount of work to be done.

We might offer discounts based on current promotions so we encourage you to evaluate our pricing options after discussing with us.

You may find cheaper options from other providers in Thailand but we value our highly-certified team of practitioners, extensive international experience, world-class clinic facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, fast customer service and effective teamwork.

About Hair Scalp Center

Hair Scalp Center Team working on SMP cases | Hair Scalp Center | Bangkok, Thailand

Hair Scalp Center is the pioneer and leader of Scalp Micropigmentation in Thailand and more generally Asia.

Our practitioners were trained by the best SMP academies in the world such as Brandwood Clinic, UK, Scalp Micro USA and Gerow Hair Ink in New York.

We were recognized by our worldwide industry peers among the best international technicians in 2018 and 2019 at the Team Micro Meeting of Minds, UK. We also won the award of the "Asia Artist of the Year" at the 2019 World Scalp Micropigmentation Awards in Orlando, FL, USA.

We strive to provide the best scalp micropigmentation services to give you the most satisfying natural looking results.