Does it hurt?
This is a virtually painless procedure. There is a light discomfort. For clients with pain sensitivity we do offer a numbing application.
What kind of pigment do you use?
We use Li Pigments who have been in business over 25 years and are one of the top trusted brands in the world. We also use Alivio pigments, which were created by one of the pioneers of the Scalp Pigmentation industry. The pigment is medical grade, reaching UK standards as well as approved by the FDA, and was specially formulated for SMP.
What kind of needle is used?
Our practice uses a variety of needles. We have the smallest needle in the world as well as many in increased sizes. Each client is unique and requires different tools to get the most hyper realistic results.
Is this a tattoo?
Technically speaking – yes. However this is a highly specialized treatment. All of the products we use were created specifically for these procedures. Also, we are not going deep like a regular tattoo. So it is a tattoo, but nothing like a piece of body art.
How long is the procedure?
The average procedure is about 4-6 hours
How many sessions does this take?
On average 3-4 sessions. However some treatments may take more depending on the skin and other factors. We charge for the entire job not by session. This is a gradual procedure and we do not rush perfection.
I have had a hair transplant with minimal results- can this help?
Absolutely. This is a great way to add more density without having to go back and get more surgery. This is highly effective in the hairline area. Hair transplant surgeons can only get the grafts so close, it is very difficult for them to create a dense hairline. Scalp Pigmentation is perfect for this.
Can this procedure hide my FUE/FUT scar?
Yes, it is very effective at camouflaging these types of scars. We also offer Microneedling to help break down the scar tissue to help make it more smooth and a better canvas for the ink. Then we camouflage it with pigment for optimal results.
Can I still get a hair transplant after?
Yes. At any time if you want to add volume you can always get a hair transplant. It will add to the look,, you will have some extra density .
I have had a transplant and am overall happy with it- are you able to just add density?
Adding density is a great way to enhance your hair transplant surgery. By placing follicle impressions throughout the scalp it will give the all around appearance of a full head of hair. Great results on the hairline. HIGHLY recommended.
I’ve done some research and read this procedure can turn blue or odd colors, is that true?
There are many factors to consider when/if a head turns blue or green. It could be due to incorrect application by technician, incorrect aftercare by client, pigment selection or, in all actuality, it could be due to the skin of the treated area changing over time. For example, if you live somewhere bright and sunny, and move to somewhere dark and gloomy, the texture and appearance of your skin can/will change to adapt to its’ new environment. During this time the reflection of the pigment could change. Luckily, blue and green hues are the least of your worries with us. We specialize in the correction of those hues. It’s a very simple adjustment and something not to fear too much!
What if I am not happy with this procedure?
This very rarely happens. First call us and tell us what you don’t like – most of the time there is some type of adjustment we can do in office to help. In the worst case scenario, you would need to get a laser removal treatment. Although this sounds harsh, because of the high quality ink we use and how shallow we stay in the skin, the Scalp Pigmentation removes easily.
How much does this cost?
We base our prices on the surface area needing coverage. Price can average from $300-$600 per treatment. Scars and alopecia patients effect pricing as well.
Can I return to work/school after this?
Yes. Generally most people do not experience redness. Any redness should subside within 4-6 hours, in severe cases maybe 24 hours.
How long does it take to heal?
There is a 7 day healing process with the first 4 days being the most crucial. We give you detailed aftercare instructions you must follow.