Yes, Scalp Micropigmentation will make your hair look fuller, but if you continue to lose hair, then you need a plan. Think about it and see a good doctor to help you build a plan for a worst case scenario. The SMP works forever, if you shave your head.
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If a man, who has undergone SMP for a class 6 balding pattern, is adamant about applying high SPF sunscreen whenever he is going to be exposed to the sun for extended periods of time, will this completely prevent any fading of the SMP as a result of the sun? Or is some fading inevitable […]
This is our classic woman with thinning hair who elected to have Scalp Micropigmentation instead of a hair transplant. Smart move!
We have been using SMP (with our classic stippled pattern) and microblading, resulting in a nice effect as shown in this photo (before on top, after on bottom). This patient still has a very thin look, so to obtain a fuller look, he should get a hair transplant. Before (Above), After (Below)
If you recieve an anesthetic, SMP can cause shedding because a temporary impact of the local lidocaine on the blood supply of the scalp can cause shedding of the advanced miniaturized hairs. This is distincly a male problem in our experience.
This patient had visible FUE scars that he wanted to conceal. To accomplish this, we performed Scalp MicroPigmentation on the donor area with great results. FUE is a terrific procedure but it does form many very small scars for each follicular unit that is excised. When too many FUEs are performed the donor area becomes bald and looks […]
Patient SYZ regrets his original decision to get a hair transplant. With the plan he and his doctor put together, it would take two more procedures to complete his hair restoration. He came to the conclusion that he wanted the freedom that a shaved look would give him but the huge scar on the back […]
Are hair systems really unnoticeable? I am considering gluing the system on, is this the best way to apply ? What’s the best shampoo/ conditioner to use? Do you think that I should just rock the bald? (Devil’s advocate) Any tips/advice? I am planning on going scuba diving in September, will I be able to […]
Tom decided to have Scalp MicroPigmentation but his original efforts to tackle balding started with his first hair transplant when he was 19 years-old. Now at 47, he reports on the real price he paid for a poor decision when the technology was very primitive some 30 years ago. A hair transplant on any genetically balding […]
Background I have had 4 hair transplants (three strips and one FUE) sum totaling north of 10k grafts over the last 10 years. I was also on Propecia. I was pretty happy with my hair post HT #3, however I always had the jitters in public. Due to a temporary health issue I had to […]
Greg Smith (alias) had significant frontal balding and he kept his hair about 1 1/2 inches in length but hated that he had no hairline and that his forehead went back about 2 inches. He had Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) performed to his entire head. I asked him if anyone noticed. He said that many of […]
Hair follicle damage can result from laser removal of the Scalp MicroPigmentation pigment but it depends on many factor. The main factor is the depth of at which the SMP ink was placed into the skin. The human body has three layers of skin: the epidermis, the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. During an SMP procedure, the […]
This young man decided to shave his head and with the help of scalp micropigmentation (SMP) he looks like he has a full head of hair and maximizes this good looks. This is an option that is being taken up more and more by young men wanting a perfect looking head of hair, even when […]
I have always believed that as a cosmetic surgeon my job is to meet the needs of my patients. Sometimes, however, the person’s needs do not conform to my willingness to deliver what they want. Here are three examples of different needs. The person on the left is not dissimilar to some of my patients […]
Scalp MicroPigmentation to fix FUE Scar is now a well known method to hide old hair transplant linear scars. You can view many before and after photos on my website. Nowadays there is an uptick at my clinic in Los Angeles where I am seeing many unhappy patients with FUE scar. These unhappy patients are finding […]