FAQs

SMP

What is SMP?

Scalp Micro-Pigmentation; is a cosmetic procedure for both men and women suffering from all types of hair loss. It helps to conceal scars, burns, and birthmarks, as well as a full spectrum of alopecia strains.

How Does SMP Work?

Pigments are formulated specifically for the client and are deposited into the dermal layer of the skin on the scalp. Far more complex than a regular tattoo.

Is SMP a Tattoo?

Yes, but far more complex.  A method of small deposits (90-150 micro-meters) of pigment are placed in the dermal layer of the skin to replicate hair follicles.

Can Anyone Have SMP Done?

Yes, SMP can be done on most people.  There are no contraindications and can treat clients with very pale complexions, to extremely dark skin tones.

Does It Look Real?

These deposits look exactly like your own natural hair follicles, at their shortest length, closest to the skin (a shaven look).

Can SMP Cover Transplant Scars?

Yes.  A degree of camouflage does depends on the fibrous tissue,   however, blending the scar with surrounding hair follicles, becomes much less noticeable.

How Long Does SMP Last?

With proper care and a full series of treatments, SMP can last between 8 and 15 years.  Touch ups might be needed sooner if skin is exposed to the sun, and some fading has occurred.

Will SMP Fade, Smear, or Turn Blue?

Any pigment applied to dermal layer of the skin will eventually fade.  SMP will last several years before even minimal fading is noticed.

Pigments are deposited in the dermis layer to ensure the best chance of a long lasting treatment.

Is SMP Painful?

Depends on the individual.  Everyone’s pain tolerance is different, but most tolerate the treatment with very little discomfort.

How Long Does It Take To See Results?

You will see your new, youthful hairline appear after your 1st treatment.  The first treatment is light to asses fading and density. Your 2nd and 3rd treatments will add more density and complete your new look.

What Does The Scalp Look Like After a SMP Treatment?

You will experience redness for 2 to 3 days, less noticeable on darker skin.  Pigment will look darker up to 7 days, during the healing process.  A light scabbing may form and flake off throughout the 7 days.

Scar Camouflage

What is Scar Camouflage?

Scar camouflaging or medical tattooing, is a paramedical procedure using skin color and tone pigments, perfectly matching the surrounding skin to minimize and camouflage unsightly and embarrassing scars.

Can Any Scar be Camouflaged?

Scar camouflage can be done on any type of scar as long as the skin composition is in tact.

  • Post surgical scars: e.g., breast surgery, tummy tuck, and facial plastic sugeries
  • Car accidents
  • Skin pigment loss (Vitiligo or Hypo-pigmentation)
  • Burns and lacerations

 NOTE: A severe burn can leave too much loss of tissue, and this type of scar can not be helped with just pigment camouflage.

How Does Scar Camouflaging Work?

Pigmentations are mixed and matched to your natural surrounding skin tone and color.

Will I Still See My Scar After Scar Camouflaging?

Your scar will still be there, but most scars can be considerably camouflaged. Depending on the scare tissue condition, several treatments may be needed to improve and make the scar less noticeable.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Scar and damaged tissue is different than regular tissue, therefore,    it is not always certain how well the skin will take to the pigment.  Your technician will asses this usually after your 1st treatment.

How Will I Know If My Scar Is Ready for a Scar Camouflage Treatment?

Your scar must be at least 3 to 6 months old, and the healing process is over.

What If My Scar is Old?

Old scars are good candidates for camouflage because it has had time to heal.  A new or recent scar should be at least 3 to 6 months old depending on condition of the skin and it’s location.

Benefits of Scar Camouflaging

During your camouflaging treatments, a stimulation of collagen and elastin is produced.  This aids in the camouflaging process by helping to reduce the appearance of the scar.

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

Treatment sessions can take only 30 minutes and up to 2 hours in length depending on the size of the scar.  You may need 2 to 4 sessions depending on the skin’s pigment absorbs ion.

Is Scar Camouflaging Painful?

Everyone’s pain tolerance is different, but most tolerate the treatment without much discomfort.