FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A remedy for baldness and thinning, SMP (scalp micropigmentation) is essentially the process of having your scalp tattooed with tiny dots that resemble the appearance of stubble, giving you the appearance of a short, ‘buzz-cut’ hairstyle or density to thinning hair. It is an ‘immediate solution to hair loss’ and there’s no invasive surgery, no scarring and no down time.
SMP gives you the appearance of some hair and a returned subtle hairline. It can also be used to camouflage transplant scars or to shade small areas of thinning hair to appear more dense. It’s also a solution for men and woman who suffer from alopecia. This gives a more permanent solution in comparison to treatments like Regaine & follicular transplants etc
During your FREE consultation, we will go over how dense you would like your hair, the darkness and overall look you are striving for. Our practitioner will be very honest and upfront about your desires and whether they are achievable or not. Scalptech Aust pride themselves on honesty and achieving the best possible result for every client.
Scalp micropigmentation doesn’t penetrate the skin as deeply as normal tattooing. The colour will be matched to your previous hair colour and skin tone and unlike tattoo ink, it retains its colour and will not throw a hue of red, blue or green ten years later.
Your practitioner will choose a suitable hairline with you, based on your previous and face shape then apply thousands of tiny dots over your scalp to complete your look. Typically a treatment sitting lasts 3-6 hours and up to 3 sessions may be required. Although this treatment is permanent, it can be adjusted and our organic ink can be touched up in time if your hairs starts to turn grey.
It hurts less than having a regular tattoo, and certainly a lot less than a hair transplant. Anaesthetics are available to numb the scalp, although the majority of men manage without.
Your initial consultation is FREE. This will allow us to assess the area to be treated.
The cost of your procedure depends on how much SMP you need to have done. It is ultimately decided by how many hours of session time you require, how much ink is necessary and any other special requirements you may have. Every scalp is different.
Usually between $1200-$6000. This will include your ‘Treatment Pack’ with everything you will need pre and post treatment.