Suitable for both men and women, scalp micropigmentation in Sydney can be used in combination with hair transplantation to give the appearance of even greater density and thickness of hair. Using the micropigmentation technique, we are able to recreate the appearance of short or shaved hairs through the strategic placement of pigments onto the scalp.
The technique works for people with both short and long hair and can help to redefine your hairline. It helps mask the signs of alopecia areata, as it camouflages scarring and also effectively hides old hair transplant scars. Contact the team at ICCM today to book your FREE consultation or for more information about the procedure.
What is scalp micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation (also known as SMP, scalp or hair tattoo), is a treatment where specialised techniques are used to inject pigment into the scalp. The treatment is non-surgical and minimally invasive to produce very natural-looking results.
The technique is the same as traditional tattooing. However, the pigments we use during this procedure are distilled and water-based, which achieve a semi-permanent result. Traditional tattoos, on the other hand, use oil carrier-based pigments.
What can SMP treatment be used for?
The scalp micropigmentation effectively simulates hair stubble, and can also be used to achieve a higher optical density of hair. It is often an effective option for balding men who would like to achieve a shaven look, and can also be used in cases of thinning hair where areas of the scalp have become slightly visible.
In many cases, the treatment helps to decrease the contrast between hair colour and the scalp, creating a natural-looking illusion of more hair. SMP can also be used to conceal scars caused by previous hair transplant procedures.
What are the benefits of scalp micropigmentation?
There are many benefits of scalp micropigmentation:
- Camouflage hair loss from diseases such as Alopecia
- Blends in with the existing hair
- Long-lasting hair loss solution
- Acts as scar camouflage from previous hair transplants
- Creates the visual effect of a full head of hair for men
- Creates the illusion of density in thinning areas of longer hair for men and women
- Offers a very natural look
- Immediate results
- No recovery time
How is a scalp micropigmentation procedure carried out at ICCM's Sydney clinics?
If you decide to have your Sydney scalp micropigmentation with us at ICCM, this is what you can expect:
If you are interested in undergoing a scalp micropigmentation treatment, we recommend that you come in for a personal FREE consultation. This will give you the chance to ask any questions you might have about the process, and ensure that the treatment is right for you.
A consultation is also the ideal time to openly discuss your particular expectations and aesthetic goals so that your doctor can formulate a treatment plan that best suits your needs.
The tattooing involved in SMP is semi-permanent and will generally last between two and five years. However, the longevity of the tattooing will depend upon the patient's sun exposure and individual resistance to the pigment. We use fine, hair-like strokes to disguise the appearance of thinning hair on the scalp. The procedure is performed using a hypo-allergenic pigment.
Most patients recover quickly from the SMP treatment, although you may notice some redness on your scalp for the first few days following the procedure. You may also experience some mild swelling while your scalp heals.
We recommend that you try and keep your scalp dry for around 5 days, after which time you can begin to clean the treatment site with a very gentle soap.
Am I a good candidate for SMP treatment?
If you’re suffering from hair loss and looking for a long-lasting, non-invasive and effective procedure, then scalp micropigmentation could be ideal for you. The best way to determine whether you’re a good candidate is to book a free consultation with us at one of our clinics and let our experts talk you through the whole procedure.
Why choose ICCM for your SMP treatment?
Just a few of the reasons you should choose us for your scalp micropigmentation treatment include:
- Experience - Our team have years and years of experience carrying out both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments
- Caring Attitude - Our patients’ safety and well-being are always our foremost priority
- Pricing - Reasonable, realistic pricing in the face of a competitive and rapidly evolving market
- Convenience - Ideally located in central Sydney on Macquarie Street (famous as Sydney’s leading “specialist street”), close to transport and parking
How much does Sydney scalp micropigmentation cost?
SMP treatment starts from $1,650, but the total cost to you will depend on your individual situation. At your free consultation, we’ll be able to provide you with an accurate cost breakdown for your particular treatment.
Below you can find more information about our scalp micropigmentation in Sydney via our most frequently asked questions:
Yes, by replicating your natural hair follicles and hair colour, SMP can create a more defined hairline, fill bald spots and achieve the most natural look.
Whilst the concept of SMP is similar to regular tattoos, the treatment uses different tools, needles and ink. The ink used is a natural pigment, and the technique used is all about using fine detail to obtain the desired natural look. SMP also requires a highly experienced practitioner to produce effective results.
Yes, making sure that the colour is adjusted to match the patient’s skin and hair colour, is one of the most important aspects of SMP. This way you can ensure the most natural look.
No, micropigmentation is semi-permanent and typically starts to fade after approximately 5 years. After this most patients return for a quick touch-up treatment to maintain their natural look.
When performed by a skilled and qualified practitioner there are no side effects of SMP. However after each procedure, you may experience some mild redness and itching in the treated area, but this is completely normal and will only last a few hours.
Micropigmentation usually requires 3 to 4 sessions, each lasting approximately 2 to 4 hours. We always recommend at least 2 weeks between sessions to allow for a gradual build-up of colour. However, everyone’s needs are different and at your free consultation, we will advise the best treatment plan for you.
Yes, when carried out by an experienced and skilled practitioner the results of your SMP treatment will look completely natural.
Most patients describe a feeling of mild discomfort during the procedure but that can be reduced and even prevented altogether, by using anaesthetics to numb the scalp.