Hair loss can be a very tedious thing to remedy. It is a progressive condition with no known cure as of the moment. Pharmaceutical companies and clinics have developed different products and services to try to treat its different causes. These range from genetic, autoimmune, stress-related, disease, infection and even vitamin deficiency. Whatever may be the cause, the basic thing that people try to do is to preserve their hair follicles. There is however, a more cost efficient and time saving remedy available in the anti hair loss industry today.

A scalp micropigmentation treatment is a procedure that provides a clean and effective method of dealing with hair loss. It actually circumvents the hair loss process by shaving all the existing hair away and replacing it with special pigment to resemble “just-shaven” hair. This does away with the anxiety of thinking about how much hair is lost or how to maintain the existing hair on the scalp. SMP is also applicable to all types of hair loss though should be used for cases where hair has a slim chance for regrowth such as advanced androgenic alopecia or alopecia totalis.


SMP started out as simple hair tattooing about twelve years ago. It did not have the technical processes, special equipment and inks back then. The name SMP was not even conceptualized before that time. It was regarded just like any other tattoo and created in a similar fashion. This did not however, remedy the condition because instead of looking like someone with hair, it looked more like someone with a tattoo on his scalp, and many of the cheap services advertised today are no more advanced. The point of the hair tattoo or an SMP for that matter is to conceal hair loss. Having an obvious treatment on the scalp would defeat the purpose. This is why an SMP treatment with all its technical qualities came into fruition.

The process of getting a good SMP starts out with client consultations with the specialist. They discuss the procedure, what to expect, the hair pattern that will be created, its recovery period and aftercare. The technician shaves off the patient’s existing hair to make room for a smooth “canvas” to work on. He then proceeds to lay down the special pigments using equipment specifically designed to make shallow perforations on the scalp to create the agreed upon design. This session would take about two to three hours to complete and the patient will be requested to return after seven days to allow the pigments to settle-in and fade. The specialist will observe the fading of the pigments upon the patient’s return and will proceed with the next layer of pigments according to the fading of the previous session. It will usually take two to three sessions to complete an SMP treatment. Note that not all skin types are the same. It follows that there are specialists who excel at creating pigments for certain skin tones than others. An inquiry should be made if the specialist handling the SMP is adept at handling the skin type to be treated.

The recovery period of an SMP is usually two to three days. Aftercare would consist of daily cleansing and moisturizing of the scalp as well as shaving any existing hair every couple of days. The price would range from one thousand to three thousand GBP depending on the area covered, degree of difficulty and skill level of the specialist.

The final outcome of an SMP is to provide an illusion of hair. It has to be a perfect result every time and should not leave any doubt in the mind of others that what they are actually seeing is not real hair. This is what a quality SMP will provide and are indicated by the details provided above. Any deviation from the process, tools and price might result in a bad SMP procedure. Gone are the days of the hair tattoo. A quality SMP is what a prospective patient would want to get and it comes at a premium that will be worth the money spent. Cheap scalp micropigmentation services usually mean a lack of education or experience, and it is simply not worth the risk of putting yourself in that position. Get it right first time with Vinci Hair Clinic.

Why cheap scalp micropigmentation treatments are not worth the risk