10 Things To Consider When Getting Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
Scalp Micropigmentation is a non-surgical method of follicle simulation using pigments for instant and permanent results. ?As this new procedure takes the nation by storm, we think there are a few things you should consider when choosing to get SMP done. ?Here are 10 things to consider when getting scalp micropigmentation.
- Age, It’s more important than you think
One of the most important things to consider when getting SMP is your current age. ?You have to understand that if you are young (20-35 years old) and have already started suffering from a receding hairline, your hair is going to continue to fall over the coming years. ?Usually, when clients decide to do a partial reconstruction of their hairline, they are also committing to future treatments as their natural hair continues to fall. So always ask yourself if you?re ready to keep sitting on that chair over the years before you commit to SMP. ?Also, age will play a major factor is how you?re going to construct your hairline. Let’s touch up on that a bit.
- Choose Your Hairline
One of the coolest things about scalp micropigmentation is the ability to choose the way your new hairline is styled. ?You can go for a number of different looks like the crisp-edged up barber shop look or, if you’re older, you can do something more age appropriate like a broken up, feathered, and rounded hairline. ?One of the ways we here at Scalp King help you make that decision is with digital mockups that will simulate how your new hairline will look on you.
- Are you keeping your hair short or long?
Are you trying to go for that short/shaved look or do you want to keep your hair long? ?Full reconstructions can only occur with shorter hair, while density fills are done for those who want to keep their hair long, much like a permanent filler.
- Your Current Medications
There are a number of medications that would contradict your ability to get scalp micropigmentation. ?Always speak to your SMP artist about any medications you are currently taking. Always discuss your options with your doctor when medication is a question.
- Any Medical Conditions
Do you have any skin conditions or medical conditions that would contradict scalp micropigmentation? Skin conditions like dermatitis, dry skin, cysts/pimple outbreaks, and many others would keep us from performing SMP on your head. ?More serious conditions like keloid scarring, psoriasis, and autoimmune disorders would also be of concern. Always seek professional advice from your doctor about any conditions you may have before proceeding with SMP
- Sun Exposure
Just like any other tattoo, the pigment used in scalp micropigmentation is susceptible to rapid loss of saturation with long exposure to the sun. Your SMP artist will discuss proper aftercare and most often prescribe a matte fragrance-free sunblock that you should use regularly to both moisturize your scalp and keep it away from the harmful rays of the sun. ?Doing so will extend the life of your SMP to its maximum potential before you’ll need a touch up (5-8 years)
- Choose Your Artist Carefully
It should go without saying, you should do your due diligence when choosing an SMP artist. ?An experienced artist will have a portfolio of work that they have done. Has this artist worked on someone with your features and skin tone? Do you like the work that he has done in the past? Is he patient with the process? Is he licensed, insured, and certified at a credible establishment? You should do some digging before choosing an artist
- Time – Make sure you have some to spare
It can take up to a month total to complete your SMP treatments. Scalp Micropigmentation is typically a 3-4 session process with a minimum of 7 days between each session. Make sure to plan accordingly so that you have the time to complete your sessions
The pricing of scalp micropigmentation is determined based on area of coverage necessary. ?The average price for SMP, based on area of coverage, is going to be between $2000-$4500. This is a financial investment that you make in yourself and the way you present yourself to the world. ?Many clinics, like our Scalp King facility in Las Vegas, have 0% financing options on approved credit if you cant dish out the cash you need to get your sessions in. Be sure to make the proper necessary financial arrangements.
- Get a Guarantee
Be very careful with SMP artists who claim they can do everything in one session. ?There’s a very characteristic trait in scalp micropigmentation that requires multiple sessions for layering purposes. Make sure you’re artist is allowing at least 3 sessions without any fees or penalties. At Scalp King, we offer a 1-year guarantee on our work, which means we will keep working on your scalp until you are completely happy with it, no matter the number of sessions necessary.