What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
The one question we are asked often is what is scalp micropigmentation, and certainly it is a good question, otherwise how does one reap its benefits.
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a non-surgical method which replicates hair follicles or strands by using natural pigments at the dermal level of the scalp. SMP does not contribute to hair growth, although some clinical research indicates that the needling used in SMP can contribute to hair growth stimulation.
A good practitioner will take their time to study the client’s head and provide in-depth feedback. At Elixir, your practitioner will not only study the area of concern but also evaluate the direction of the hair growth pattern, the pigmentation of the hair, and study the general condition of the scalp. The practitioner will record each pigment shade found on the client’s scalp to replicate a natural hairline, should the client go ahead with the treatment.
The practitioner will use a three point micro needle creating the smallest impressions of hair follicles ensuring this replicates the current hair follicle in size and direction. Elixir Pigmentation London only use natural vegan friendly organic pigments, giving a longer lasting effect. The pigment will then be inserted by a micro needle into the epidermis layer of the skin. Unlike tattooing, SMP does not go further than the second layer of the skin and nor does the shade of the pigment change to a blue or green colour compared some tattoos.