SMP for Scar Coverage – Manchester
SMP, or Scalp Micropigmentation, is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that can be used to cover scars on the scalp. It is a specialised form of tattooing that uses tiny ink dots to mimic the appearance of hair follicles. SMP can be an effective solution for covering scars on the scalp, including those resulting from hair transplant surgery, accidents, or other injuries. Here’s how SMP can work for scar coverage:
The process begins with a consultation with our trained and experienced SMP technician. During this consultation, you can discuss your scar, your desired outcome, and any concerns or questions you may have.
Our technician will assess the scar to determine its size, shape, and texture. They will also consider the surrounding hair and skin to create a plan for blending the SMP with your existing hair.
Our technician will work with you to design a custom SMP pattern that matches your natural hair colour, style, and density. They will consider the specific characteristics of your scar, such as its colour and texture, to ensure the most natural-looking result.
During the SMP procedure, our technician will use specialized equipment to implant small, pigment-filled dots into the scalp. These dots are strategically placed to create the illusion of hair follicles. The pigment colour is matched to your natural hair colour to ensure a seamless blend.
SMP is often done in multiple sessions, with each session adding more layers of pigment to the scalp. This layering technique helps build depth and dimension, making the scar less noticeable.
The SMP dots are carefully placed around and within the scar tissue to camouflage it effectively. The scar tissue itself will not be removed or altered; instead, the technique uses optical illusion to make the scar less noticeable.
Healing and Aftercare
After each session, you will need some time for healing. Proper aftercare is essential to ensure the best results. Your technician will provide instructions on how to care for your scalp, including avoiding sun exposure and certain haircare products.
SMP can be a highly effective way to conceal scars on the scalp, but it’s essential to choose a qualified and experienced SMP practitioner like us. SMP is a long-lasting solution, but it may require touch-up sessions every few years to maintain its appearance, as the pigmentation can fade over time.