SMP Scalp Micropigmentation St Louis Missouri Hair Doctor

Who Can Benefit From Scalp Micropigmentation?

SMP Scalp Micropigmentation St Louis Missouri Hair DoctorScalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is an out-patient cosmetic solution for hair loss and thinning hair that is a semi-permanent solution for men and women who are experiencing thinning hair and the beginning stages of balding.

For men, scalp micropigmentation treatment for hair loss involves careful matching with the patient’s own hair to replicate the appearance of shaven hair. This is accomplished by carefully adding thousands of randomly placed micro-pigmentation “dots” to the patient’s scalp. The ultimate effect is to hide or mask the effects of thinning hair and balding and exactly replicate the appearance of a full head of hair, shaved closely.

SMP Scalp Micropigmentation can also be used very effectively to mask old, unsightly hair transplant scars resulting from FUT or “strip method” hair transplants, thereby allowing patients who have had FUT hair transplants in the past to now be able to style their hair in modern, short hairstyles.

Women experiencing thinning hair also find Scalp Micropigmentation helpful in adding contrast and the appearance of fullness to thinning hair areas, allow them to go about their daily lives with added confidence in the look of their hair.

Related: What is the Difference Between Scalp Micropigmentation & Hair Tattoos?

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) and You

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) can be helpful for men and women who are suffering from thinning hair and balding and are experiencing any of the following:

  • Beginning to notice hair loss (Norwood 1-3)
  • Are suffering from various forms of Alopecia
  • Are beginning to notice a receding hairline
  • Are beginning to notice pronounced hair thinning in the crown and top areas of their scalp
  • Have scars from previous hair transplant procedures or scarring from trauma
  • Men and women desiring a more pronounced or defined hair line

With scalp micropigmentation, you can say goodbye to messy, runny hair fibers or “spray on hair.” SMP is a long-lasting, natural looking solution for the appearance of thinning hair and more pronounced hair loss. It will not wash off and requires only the most minimal periodic touch up, typically at 3-6 year intervals. And since it is permanent, going to the gym or jogging is no longer a worry, since normal sweating has no effect on it.

Scalp micropigmentation is a simple, comfortable outpatient procedure typically lasting 2-3 hours. There is virtually no down time and is perfect for those wanting the appearance of a full head of hair.

Should I Consider Scalp Micropigmenation?

SMP can be an effective way to replicate a more youthful look, letting you feel more confident in your appearance in both career and personal settings. A low maintenance procedure, scalp micropigmentation is typically completed in 2-3 sessions for a period of 5-6 weeks.

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Scalp Tattoos vs. Scalp Micropigmentation: Which is Better?

scalp micropigmentation st louis moScalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is not a procedure that you would typically find being offered in your neighborhood tattoo shop. One reason is that the inks used in tattoo shops are designed to last for many decades. But they also fade, disperse, and turn shades of blue-green over time.

By contrast, the specialized pigments that the Moore Hair Clinic uses in scalp micropigmentation procedures for our hair restoration patients are specifically designed to:

  • Hold their color and not turn green over time
  • Precisely match the color of each individual patient’s hair follicles

Over time, true SMP pigments will become less strong, but they will not change in color in any way. The effects of scalp micropigmentation hair loss treatment procedures typically last for between five to seven years, after which time you will need to repeat the process in order to maintain the appearance of naturally occurring hair follicles.

Why Not Use Tattoo Shop Needles?

With respect to Scalp Micropigmentation, tattoo shop needles are much too large for scalp micropigmentation procedures, and penetrate much deeper into the skin’s dermal layers. SMP, in contrast, Scalp Micropigmentation utilizes highly specialized SMP needles which are specifically designed in such a way as to match the width of a human hair, and are only designed to penetrate to the second dermal skin layer, thereby offering minimal discomfort for the patient. Because of this, we are also able to ensure much greater accuracy of hair follicle replication for an extraordinarily natural looking outcome.

Hair Restoration & Hair Loss Solutions in St. Louis

At the Moore Hair Clinic, we offer a range of both surgical and non-surgical hair loss solutions for men and women of all ages. Combining the latest in hair restoration and hair loss treatment technology and artistry, we help you look and feel your best, restoring not only your hair, but your self-confidence and the ability to live your life to the fullest, on your own terms.  We encourage you to call and schedule a private, no-obligation consultation with a Moore Hair Clinic hair loss specialist in St. Louis, who will work one-on-one with you to answer all your questions and help you find your perfect hair loss solution.