Scalp Micropigmentation For Scarring
Scalp scars are incredibly intrusive on life. They have a huge impact on how one sees oneself and can trigger negative emotions.
Here at Scalp Nation there is a fundamental understanding that living with scarring is hard. We know that visible scalp scars can disrupt your identity and cause immense psychological pain and we always treat clients suffering in this way with the utmost respect.
Finding the best-fit solution to conceal your scar requires careful consideration and meticulous planning. If you have a scar that needs camouflaging we suggest that you call us to discuss your story so that we can begin working on a best-fit solution together.
Once we have found your restorative solution and talked you through the step-by-step process, work will take anything from two to four treatments to complete.
Each session will take anything up to half a day and weekly breaks should be left between each scalp micropigmentation session.
To begin your journey of concealing your scar with SMP contact us here today.
How Does SMP Work For Scarring?
The process of camouflaging scars with scalp micropigmentation involves a blending of the linear aspect of the offending site.
It means we will need to smooth out the discrepancies with natural and specialized pigments of varying colours. The pigments will be administered into the scar tissue itself, yet it also needs to harmonize into the surrounding zones.
This requires a razor-sharp accuracy to ensure fully artistic concealment. Depth of pigments is also a consideration as the classic sweet spot where pigment hits dermis is a decidedly trickier process when it comes to scar camouflaging.
Scars are formed when damage occurs to the dermis layer of your skin. This is the second layer which sits under the outer waterproof skin tier which is known as the epidermis.
The result is the marking we know as a scar. Scar tissue has a tendency to form its own identity over time. For this reason, it’s not always possible or advisable to treat brand new scars.
What Are The Risks?
Provided you are a candidate for scalp micropigmentation treatment, the known risk factors of the procedure are actually extremely minimal.
However, there are radical cases, but they are acutely rare. These are usually associated with allergies to pigments. Yet these are predominantly linked to inappropriate pigments being used.
Scalp Nation only uses SMP pigments that are specifically designed for the process and that is also wholly natural.
This diminishes any risk factor but if you are concerned about the possibility or you are prone to allergies, a patch test is always available at the request of the client.
Other potential risk factors are generally linked to poor clinic practices. Scalp Nation is an accomplished clinic using solely sterilized equipment and the highest quality products.
If you are worried about any distinct risk factors, please don’t hesitate to voice your concerns at our clinic. We are always on-hand to listen and advise.
Here's what our clients say about Scalp Nation
Real Google reviews from some of our customers
Horace - North London
"When Will says “trust the process”, you must trust it. Will knows what he’s doing!
I wasn’t sure after the first 2 sessions but it all came together on the 3rd on as he put in the final layer. Well pleased with his work.
Will listens to what YOU want and adds his vast experience to get you your best results. Well please with what he’s done.. I walk away a very happy customer!
Top top it off Will is a great guy too! Easy to chat to when you got your face down for 2 hours at a time!!"
Robert - Copenhagen, Denmark
"Thank you Scalp Nation for doing my SMP retouch after almost 4 years. I am happy for it. Thank you for letting me see your work and sharing your SMP knowledge to me. It was a good 2 days One on One learning with you Will.
Scalp Nation best place to get your hairline back. Ask for Will."
Your questions answered about scalp micropigmentation
I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have, please drop me an email or call me
Is scalp micropigmentation the same as a tattoo?
In short yes, it is the same as a tattoo, however it has subtle differences. i.e the technique, needles that are used and the depth we implant the ink.
Does it hurt?
Minimal pain is felt during SMP. Most say 3/10 in comparison to a traditional tattoo. However, everybody’s pain threshold is different. We advise clients to have eaten and drunk well on the day of the treatment. Further information can be found on our pre-treatment forms.
Does the treatment fade or discolour?
Over time (2-5 years) the treatment will naturally fade down, at this point a touch up is recommended. We only use carbon based black pigments so you can be sure the impressions will not turn blue in colour.
How long will it last?
Our treatment will usually last anywhere between 2-5 years before any touch up is required. The touch up is a quicker procedure in comparison to your initial treatment. Please enquire regarding prices on touch ups.
Will it look real?
Scalp micropigmentation will give you the illusion of that 5 o’clock shadow/buzz cut look. Through training with some of the best artist in the world rest assured that our finish is undetectable.
How long does it take?
Our treatment times generally last from 2-4 hours depending on the condition of the scalp and the area that needs covering.
How long will the redness last?
Everybody’s skin type is slightly different but we usually say 24-72 hours. Please follow post treatment guidelines.
How To Find Scalp Nation
Scalp Nation clinic in Hornchurch, Essex is only a quick half-hour from our capital city of London, and just a five-minute walk from all London Transport links.
You couldn’t ask for a better location for treatment. Scalp Nation’s streamlined and contemporary clinic is warm and inviting and to book your free consultation to discuss the best-fit solution for your hair loss needs, contact us today.