What's an SMP Touch-Up? Do I Need One?

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

Scalp micro-pigmentation (SMP) is an effective and long-lasting solution to hair loss. While it will not bring back hair, the replicated appearance of hair follicles does manage to smartly cover up balding areas and give a buzz cut look. For many men, in particular, this treatment is a great way to avoid others discovering hair loss and achieve a low maintenance look that works well whether in both formal or casual environments.

These appealing results can last as much as 10 years, depending on certain factors. Many people, however, require a touch up within a few years of their initial treatment. Because it is impossible to determine if a touch-up will be needed at all, we offer this service as soon as the need arises.

Why Touch-Up?

Fading usually happens with SMP. This, however, takes a long time to become noticeable. For many, it can be necessitated around the 3-6-year mark. This change can greatly vary from person to person. The need for this can depend on such factors as:

  • Skin type
  • Health condition
  • Genetics
  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Scalp care

Whatever the cause, it is unlikely that the ink will have completely disappeared. Even a little fading takes a while to progress so you should have ample lead time to arrange a visit to our clinic for a touch-up.

Fading does not always call for a touch-up. In some cases, our clients actually come to adjust the hairline provided enough space is available. If the space is too limited for us to work on, we advise you to remove parts of the hairline with a laser technique or wait until it naturally fades. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need more information about the types of laser removal techniques that are available for SMP.

Refresh Your Look

SMP Touch-Up on a client who has received an initial treatment from another clinic | ∵ Hair Scalp Center | Bangkok, Thailand

Besides fading, there are also times clients would want to refresh or change how their scalp appears. Adding density is a common desire. Some may also want to consider a change from sharp edges to a scattered and softer hairline. A more defined widow’s peak is another style choice. Refreshing your appearance is a good way to give yourself a confidence boost and better match your look to your current status.

Whether it is a new treatment or a touch-up you are intending to undertake, we strongly advise that you visit a reputable and experienced clinic. At the Hair Scalp Center, our team has been professionally trained by expert practitioners in the UK and the USA. We make use of the latest technology and innovative techniques to ensure quality results. Our fully licensed and hygienically-maintained establishment offers the highest standard of service to clients looking for a cosmetic solution to their hair loss problems.

In just 3-4 sessions for initial treatment, you will be delighted by the impressive results. For Touch-ups, we will need to either see you or photos of your head to determine how many sessions will be required. 1 session is usually sufficient, 2 sessions may be needed in some rare cases. The amount of work needed will also determine the cost. The pricing for touch-ups is per session while the pricing new SMP treatments covers 3 sessions.

Our extensive SMP experience also means we can serve clients who may have had their earlier treatments elsewhere. Whether it is a touch-up to combat fading or the desire for a change in style, we can help meet your goal. Visit our website to find out more about our SMP treatments and how you can benefit.