Are you considering scalp micropigmentation (SMP) treatment for hair loss? It’s a sensible choice for many men and women, but it’s also good to do some forward-thinking and planning ahead if you are seriously considering this reliable hair loss treatment solution.
1. Ask Yourself if SMP is Right For You
The first and most important question is whether or not SMP is right for you. As with many hair loss treatment solutions, SMP requires some commitment and forethought. SMP camouflages hair loss by using a specialised pigment that mimics hair. The technique has proven to be very useful for disguising thinning areas on the scalp right through to creating a complete Buzz-cut / shaven look for people with more advanced hair loss. There are other options that may or may not work depending on your hair loss circumstances. However, in recent times SMP has gained more popularity over existing solutions due to the fact that it is non-invasive and the results are realistic and immediate. Feel free to read over our older blogs about the benefits of SMP and how it stacks up to other popular hair loss treatment solutions and decide for yourself.
2. Book Your Consultation with a Qualified SMP Clinic
The good thing about SMP is that it’s a great and guaranteed solution to hair loss. There are many other benefits, of course, but the big downside is that it can be a challenge to find a clinic that is qualified to perform this procedure. Fortunately, Foli Sim has clinics in Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney to serve our valued clients across Australia. It’s important that you choose a qualified clinic with trained SMP clinicians, as even if it is sometimes referred to as a ‘scalp tattoo’, you shouldn’t ever consider just going to your local tattoo parlour down the road to have the procedure done.
3. Schedule Your Appointment Times
Once you’ve chosen a reputable SMP clinic near you, it’s important that you book an initial consultation and schedule your appointment times once you’ve decided that it’s the right choice for you. Normally, SMP treatments require 2-4 sessions for the pigmentation and full effect to come through. These sessions should be booked anywhere from around 7-14 days apart to allow the scalp plenty of time to heal in between sessions. The first two sessions are for establishing the pigment, building up density in the process. The last sessions are for minute detailing and feathering of the pigment.
4. Consider Financing Options
Although SMP is an extremely cost-efficient method of hair loss treatment in the long run, there is nevertheless an initial cost that can be a barrier for some. The good news is that we’ve partnered with ZipMoney to provide six months of interest-free financing for SMP treatments, so that anyone can receive the self-esteem and confidence that come with SMP without having to fret over finances.
5. Maintain Ongoing Care for Your Scalp
Most clients that undergo SMP treatments say that the experience is not painful but some discomfort is to be expected, especially around the temples. Having said that, anyone who’s had a traditional tattoo done will likely say that the pain experienced is quite a bit more for normal tattoos than for scalp tattoos.
Please feel free to enquire with us at Foli Sim and book a consultation for SMP treatments to see if it’s right for you.