Frequently Asked Questions About Scalp Micropigmentation
With hair line tattoo specialist Will Quaye who specialises in SMP at his clinic 10 minutes from London.
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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.