What Is Scalp Micropigmentation?
- Scalp Micropigmentation (also known as SMP) is more than just a hair tattoo. It’s a popular non-surgical hair loss treatment during which natural pigments are applied within the dermal layer of the scalp, replicating a natural shaved head look, hence making it a great solution to hair loss.
The best way to understand Scalp Micropigmentation is to see it as a form of scalp tattoo. During this non-surgical procedure, a natural pigment is applied to the epidermal layer of the scalp, effectively replicating the appearance of natural hair follicles. Practitioners aim to camouflage the surface area of the scalp where hair loss has already occurred and, in turn, creates a new hairline for the client.
If you’re familiar with the process of microblading of eyebrows, it is a very similar process. While microblading is done with a manual blade, scalp micropigmentation must be completed with an electric tattoo device. More power is required to penetrate the skin on the scalp, which is a lot thicker than the skin underneath your eyebrows.