SMP Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp Micropigmentation or SMP is the revolutionary procedure of a realistic, undetectable tattoo for the hairline and scalp area and is suitable for both men and women.

What’s involved with SMP

Using a micro-pigmenting technique, SMP recreates the look of short or shaved hairs by strategically placing pigments on to the scalp.  This technique can be performed on short or long hair and can help redefining your hairline, mask the signs of Alopecia Areata, camouflage scarring and old hair transplant scars. We provide a gold standard treatment all performed in a cosmetic medical clinic of the highest standard.

SMP + Hair Transplant Combination – the Crown Clinic Full Density Hair Transplant.  SMP can also be combined with FUE Hair Transplant surgery.  An SMP+FUE combination procedure is a great solution, offering clients the texture of real hair with the appearance unlimited density.

The SMP Procedure

Scalp Micropigmentation is a semi-permanent technique using colour pigments applied to the skin.   We create fine hair-like strokes to disguise the look of thinning hair on the scalp. A hypo-allergenic pigment is implanted into the skin and will generally last from 2 to 5 years.  Results will vary depending on the client’s exposure to sun and resistance to pigment.

Depending on the depth of colour requested, most people are comfortable in public within 2 to 5 days.

What areas can be treated with Micropigmentation?

  • Micropigmentation can create the visual effect of a full head of hair for men
  • Micropigmentation can disguise existing Hair Transplant Scars
  • Micropigmentation for density enhancement in women with thinning hair
  • Micropigmentation correction for Alopecia Areata patches
  • Density enhancement for low donor coverage after FUE –Follicular Unit Transplant
  • Brow pigmentation can enhance the density and shape of eyebrows

Is this the same as a normal “tattoo”?

Yes and no. Yes – it can be considered as a form of tattoo, however, the pigments are distilled water based (opposed to the common oil carrier based pigments in conventional tattoos) thus resulting in a semi-permanent lasting result.

The work involved with SMP is only performed on the skin surface – thus, making it a MUCH SAFER treatment than traditional cosmetic tattoos. The colour can also be adjusted in alignment with the original hair colour, which results in a realistic look.  Unlike normal cosmetic tattoos, this technique does not leave a flat, dull and fake look that tattoos leave behind.

How long will the treatment last?

Treatments will last from 2 to 5 years, with retouches recommended when needed.  All initial treatments will need between 2 to 4 sessions to achieve your final result.

Who performs the treatment?

Kathy TroungOur Senior Dermal Therapist Kathy Truong is our Certified SMP Practitioner & Specialist.  Kathy has over 20 years’ experience in dermal therapy, cosmetology, and micropigmentation.

Our gold standard procedures are performed in a private and relaxing treatment room within our cosmetic clinic at Level 14 Park House, 187 Macquarie Street, Sydney.