What Is Scalp Micropigmentation?

An innovative and modern treatment that breaks all conventional hair loss rules, scalp micropigmentation provides an aesthetic solution that creates an illusion of hair. 

The result is a look synonymous to that of the iconic buzz-cut, fresh out of the barber’s chair or underlying shading for overall diffuse thinning.

Men and women stretching to every corner of the globe suffer from hair loss. It’s a worldwide problem affecting over 35% of men by the time they reach 35 years of age. 

Fast-forward 15 years and the number increases to a breathtaking 87% of men experiencing hair loss. For women, the percentages are slightly kinder and often the hair loss extent is less dramatic but there are still two-thirds that experience hair loss by 50. But percentages aside, the psychological impact it can have on your life is devastating.

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Your questions answered about scalp micropigmentation

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 scalp micropigmentation hurt?

Minimal pain is felt during scalp micropigmentation. 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 scalp micropigmentation treatment fade or discolour?

Over time (2-5 years) your scalp micropigmentation 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 does scalp micropigmentation last?

Our scalp micropigmentation treatments 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.

Does scalp micropigmentation 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 scalp micropigmentation take?

Our scalp micropigmentation 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 from scalp micropigmentation 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's scalp micropigmentation clinic is in Hornchurch, Essex and is only a quick half-hour journey from the 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.

  • Opening Hours

    Monday: 9AM - 4PM
    Tuesday: 9AM - 4PM
    Wedneday: 9AM - 4PM
    Thursday: 5PM - 9PM
    Friday: 9AM - 4PM
    Saturday: 9AM - 1PM
    Sunday: Closed

  • Address

    Unit 7, 63-65 Butts Green Road, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 2JS

  • Phone

    01708 715 617


    We offer bespoke consultations via video call or face to face at our clinic. Arrange a no obligation consultation with Will.

  • COST

    To request a price simply fill out this form with some photos and we will get back to you within 48 hours with a free quote.


    Have one of our customer service team call you back to learn if scalp micropigmentation is the right option for you or call us on 01708 715 617 now.