Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) and Transplants Boca Raton
Many who are looking to address hair loss come in for scalp micropigmentation (SMP) and transplants. SMP is ideal for those patients who want to avoid surgery, do not have the time to undergo a recovery period, and prefer a zero-maintenance solution. Pairing SMP with a transplant offers enhanced results.
What Is SMP?
SMP is an innovative cosmetic solution for hair loss. Essentially, SMP is the process of creating the illusion of a full head of hair by tattooing thousands of precise hair-like impressions onto the scalp. This is done by administering a proprietary pigment onto the scalp with a microfine needle.
SMP is only as good as the artful brilliance of the applying Artist, and in spite of being a non-surgical treatment, it is best to seek the treatment of an experienced professional who is aware of the nuances causing your hair loss.
Only a seasoned medical practitioner can assess the following:
- The optimal variety and volume of needle sizes and whether triple clusters can achieve the best results
- An adequate treatment for diffused thinning hair, especially in women
- The depth and angle of penetration and the distribution rates and density of the pigmentation at a specific location on the scalp
- Whether SMP is sufficient to conceal scars on the scalp caused by accidents, injury, or previous surgical procedures
- Whether FUE hair transplantation can further enhance the SMP outcomes and give the patient long-lasting results
What Is SMP + FUE Hair Transplantation?
While SMP creates the look of hair coverage, it cannot create the feel of hair. A combination of SMP and FUE can achieve just that.
FUE, or follicular unit extraction, can populate an even distribution of implanted hair follicles within the area of the tattooed scalp. As a result, the scalp appears to have a lot of hair thanks to the SMP and also feels like hair due to the FUE. FUE is the extraction and replanting of hair follicles at better locations on the scalp.
Unlike other hair transplants, in case of FUE, Dr. Charles shaves the back of the patient’s scalp and then extracts hair follicles separately. The artist grafts the extracted follicles at appropriate locations depending on the quality, size, and color of hair.
It is good practice for our artist to apply SMP on the healed areas in order to cover them effectively. An experienced surgeon makes sure that the patient does not suffer poor extraction, poor healing, or a painful cover up and can immediately review their appearance after the procedure.
Any areas of concern can be treated and improved upon then and there without having the patient return for a second sitting. The entire procedure is safe and without any reported side effects.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Glenn Charles will be available to tell you more about scalp micropigmentation (SMP) and transplants during a consultation. As part of this consultation, you will be able to ask questions and look at before-and-after photos. Set up your consultation – contact our office to make an appointment.
How much does Scalp Micropigmentation cost?The price is different for each client. It typically ranges between $1500-4000.We recommend setting up a free consultation to evaluate your case and properly quote you based on your needs.
Will Scalp Micropigmentation change color?No. Scalp micropigmentation is a form of permanent cosmetics. The pigment is designed to fall within the same color spectrum of a short haircut. This pigment does not contain any additional colorants or additives and will only lighten, not fade over a long period of time, so it is not uncommon for a patient to request touch up treatment every few years.
Can scalp micropigmentation camouflage my transplant scar?Yes. We can match the shade of our pigment to a wide range of skin tones and hair colors. Keep in mind SMP does not get rid of the scar it just helps it to make it less noticeable, often allowing the patient to have shorter hair style without being able to see scar.