SMP For Women

SMP For Women

Scalp Micro Pigmentation For Women

Scalp Micro Pigmentation isn’t just for men, just like hairloss or thinning isn’t just for men.

Courteney leads up our Female Hair Loss Clinic at Skulltec, from her completely private, discreet treatment room.

We know how sensitive a subject hair thinning, or hair loss can be, and Courteney’s passion that no-one should have to suffer has led us to develop this aspect of our clinic, specifically with women in mind, where we approach all hair loss/thinning with professionalism and compassion.

Female pattern baldness can happen at any time, in particular with the hormonal fluctuations that can occur throughout our lives. Woman can also experience Traction Alopecia caused specifically by hair styling, as well as the other types of hair loss or thinning. Baldness for men is commonly understood, but women frequently have a more difficult time adjusting, and are much less likely to be open about their situation hence our commitment to privacy and discretion at all times.

 

SMP For Women

Scalp Micro Pigmentation is no different in practise for women than it is for men. We create an individual treatment plan for all of our clients, keeping your goals and confidence at the forefront of our strategy at all times. We work to create the illusion of a fuller head of hair, by using SMP Impressions to build density of the hair and carefully disguise any visibility of the scalp.

As scalp micropigmentation involves the implantation of all-natural tattoo ink into the upper dermal layer of the scalp, Skulltec artists focus on the gradual build-up of density in the treated areas in order to create optimal realism while also monitoring healed results, always protecting your skin and ensuring longevity of your treatment.

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Scalp micropigmentation is far more than a tattoo technique.  It requires intuitive understanding of the skin and its health.  Your investment is intended to last you several years.  To that end, every client’s treatment plan is unique based on a thorough consultation.  It is in tending to the finer details and providing seamless post treatment service that Skulltec has become the UK’s chief SMP provider.

SMP for women can be just as transformational as it is for men. Imagine not dreading a candid photo any longer?! Imagine not spending hours daily spraying and powdering until you are satisfied that your scalp isn’t showing through?! Imagine feeling like yourself again?!

Helping women with their hair loss is intensely gratifying for us because we have witnessed what SMP can achieve.  Look at our gallery, see the results for yourself.  We look forward to meeting you.

How Does Scalp Micro FOr women work?

Scalp micropigmentation – or SMP as it is commonly known –  treatments are usually split over three separate sessions, although the actual time can vary depending on the extent of your hair loss, the style you require, and other factors.

During your treatments with Skulltec, micro needles are used to layer pigment dots on your scalp in a process that resembles getting a tattoo. But SMP is a highly-technical, specialized process performed by our trained technicians. The tiny “dots” of pigment, placed in the dermal layer of skin, create the illusion of a full head of shaved hair, similar to multiple tiny tattoos. 

Before your first SMP treatment, at a consultation, you will meet with one of our team who to discuss your requirements, including the shape of your hairline, its positioning, as well as the density and shade of your pigmentation. our Skulltec technicians have been through the process themselves and will be able to give you honest insight into the process and it’s benefits. 

During the first session, a tiny wound is created in the skin when each dot is applied. A scab heals over the wound and eventually falls away, taking some of the implanted pigment with it. Furthermore, the immune system attacks the pigments, causing them to shrink. This gradual “fading” of the dots varies from person to person which means you would need multiple sessions to get the required pigment shade.

A patient’s treatment session with Skulltec includes the application of different shades of pigmentation. Different shades are needed to enable some pigment deposits to stand out from among the rest. Lighter pigments are usually applied during the first session, while the next few sessions introduce the applications of darker shades.

Scalp Micropigmentation FAQ's

How long does a treatment last?

The amount of time needed for an scalp micropigmentation treatment varies but the typical first session lasts from three to five hours, while the further sessions usually take less time as the correct blend of density and darkness is achieved on the scalp.

How is it done?

Scalp micropigmentation – or SMP as it is also known –  treatments are usually split over 3 separate sessions, although the actual time can vary depending on the extent of your hair loss, the style you require, and other factors.

During your treatments, micro needles are used to layer pigment dots on your scalp in a process that resembles getting a tattoo. But scalp micropigmentation is a highly-technical, specialized process performed by our trained technicians. The tiny “dots” of pigment, placed in the dermal layer of skin, create the illusion of a full head of shaved hair, similar to multiple tiny tattoos. 

Before your first scalp micropigmentation treatment, at a consultation, you will meet with one of our team who to discuss your requirements, including the shape of your hairline, its positioning, as well as the density and shade of your pigmentation. our Skulltec technicians have been through the process themselves and will be able to give you honest insight into the process and it’s benefits. 

During the first session, a tiny wound is created in the skin when each dot is applied. A scab heals over the wound and eventually falls away, taking some of the implanted pigment with it. Furthermore, the immune system attacks the pigments, causing them to shrink. This gradual “fading” of the dots varies from person to person which means you would need multiple sessions to get the required pigment shade.

A patient’s treatment session with Skulltec includes the application of different shades of pigmentation. Different shades are needed to enable some pigment deposits to stand out from among the rest. Lighter pigments are usually applied during the first session, while the next few sessions introduce the applications of darker shades.

How long has it been around?

The first experiments with scalp micropigmentation were in the 1970s, but scalp micropigmentation wasn’t truly developed until 2002. The first general treatment offered to the public took place in 2006. 

Does it hurt?

While most patients experience mild discomfort during the procedure – especially in its earlier stages –  much like getting a tattoo, the discomfort usually becomes more tolerable as the session progresses. Some areas of the scalp have more, denser nerve endings than others, but the majority of patients focus on the benefits of the treatment rather than any discomfort they may experience. No pain no gain, as the saying goes. However, as your Skulltec technician will tell you, the pain is minimal, so don’t worry. 

The bottom line, however, is that scalp micropigmentation hurts less than having a regular tattoo and a lot less than getting a hair transplant. Anaesthetics are usually available to numb the scalp, although lots of men and women choose to go without them.

How long is the recovery?

There is no down time or recovery period following scalp micropigmentation treatment, although slight redness on the skin from each tattoo session may last between 24-48 hours. Many patients return to work the next day and the usual time-table between treatments is seven day.

Are there side effects?

scalp micropigmentation has few, if any, side effects. However, it is worth noting that your scalp will be a little red after each application, and the dots will be darker and larger as your skin begins to heal. But, again, the tiny scabs that form over each dot will heal and fall off, taking some of the pigment with them.

Is scalp micropigmentation just for men?

No, scalp micropigmentation is effective in treating hair loss in both men and women. Like men, women can suffer from balding as they lose hair due to events such as childbirth, surgery, stress, and more, and SMP for women is a rapidly-growing service. At Skulltec, we work with just as many women as we do men. 

There is a difference between scalp micropigmentation for men and women, however. While a man receives treatments to replicate shaven hair follicles, the primary goal of treatment for women is to decrease the contrast between the scalp and hair. And while women usually lose hair evenly across their entire scalp, it’s highly unlikely that they’ll go completely bald. Moreover, a woman’s frontal hairline remains intact.

It’s not necessary for women to shave their heads before SMP treatments. Instead, the technician applies pigmentation by parting the hair section by section. The result – a “shaded” scalp – makes it harder to see the difference in colour between the hair and scalp, which creates the appearance of thicker hair.

Note: scalp micropigmentation often works best for women with dark or brunette hair. It’s usually not recommended for blonde women.

How much maintenance is involved?

In the first few days after your scalp micropigmentation treatment, you should avoid activities that cause sweating of the scalp, as well as shampooing or washing your head. By day four, most men can shave with a foil shaver but need to be careful to not run it over any parts of the scalp in which scabs have not yet fallen off. Only by day 10 should you shave with a razor blade.

In most cases, an scalp micropigmentation treatment lasts for four to six years before the patient needs to have another treatment done because of fading of the pigments.

Are the results always realistic?

The quality and realism of your scalp micropigmentation may vary from one company to another. The skill and experience of your practitioner are also important. 

Choosing a reputable company such as Skulltec ensures that your results are excellent.