What is Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP)?
SMP itself is the generic name for the process of using tiny ink impressions placed on the scalp to create the look of a full, robust, closely cut hairline.
Is SMP really just a tattoo?
No it is not. SMP and tattooing both consist of making marks on the skin by ingraining an indelible pigment into the dermis. However, the SMP process, custom pigments, mapping, client management and technician training are extremely specialized.
How long does SMP take?
The vast majority of our clients are in and out in just one day. Depending on your surgical history, head size and current hair loss, the initial procedure usually takes just 5-8 hours. Upon a follow-up density enhancement, this process takes just around 2-3 hours on average. Efficiency is one of Luxe Micro’s many advantages.
Why am I losing my hair?
Typically comes down to the following factors:
Genetics – If you’re losing your hair at a faster-than-normal pace, you may have your parents to blame. Your hair follicles have a DNA blueprint, i.e., if your dad (and grandfather, etc.) have suffered from hair loss, chances are you will, too.
Hormones – Men who are predisposed to hair loss inherit hair follicles that are over-sensitive to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) that shrinks hair follicles. Eventually, the hair becomes thinner and finer until hair growth stops.
Age – As we age, the rate of our hair growth slows.
Other factors – Smoking, excessive alcohol use, certain medications, and even a poor diet, may contribute to hair loss.
How long does SMP last?
SMP is designed to be a very durable and lasting solution to hair loss—not something that requires you to return again and again for expensive maintenance. Usually with SMP lasts anywhere from 3-5+ years depending on how well you will look after your scalp. Once every few years you might need to come back for small touch up 1-2 hrs at the fraction of the cost.
Who actually performs Luxe Micro’s SMP procedures?
If you’re considering Scalp Micro Pigmentation, this might just be the most important question to ask. With Luxe Micro, you can have the confidence that SMP procedure will be performed by a trained, Certified Impressionist—not a tattoo artist. Luxe Micro technician completed an extensive and rigorous certification and testing process, including specialized training in appropriate hairline placement and hairline pigmentation techniques.
How much does SMP cost at Luxe Micro?
Luxe Micro offers the most natural hair loss solution at the greatest overall value, hands down. Because we replicate each individual follicle you’ve lost (and more), pricing scales up or down based on the complexity of your customized procedure.Keep in mind that whichever route you choose, we offer a complimentary touch-up within the year if needed from the time of last session. To determine specific pricing, start by requesting a quote.
I have scars from hair transplants. Can SMP help?
Yes. We understand that every scar is unique, and we’re confident that we provide the industry’s most thorough scar camouflage protocol.
What kind of pigmentation do you use?
· As an SMP technician we source our pigments from the leading supplier:· As an SMP technician we source our pigments from the leading supplier:
· less pigment rejection· less pigment rejection
· Fast healing with less redness· Fast healing with less redness
· U.V Safe. Will not turn blue· U.V Safe. Will not turn blue
Each number of our ink is precisely blended to produce a distinct and consistent shade. Shade 1 being the lightest and Shade 7 being the darkest.
Is SMP painful?
Having performed SMP procedures as well as our technician having it done also we can confidently tell you that while SMP isn’t without discomfort, any pain involved is generally far less than most of our clients expect. Discomfort levels vary by person—and by the level of previous work they’ve received, such as transplants or tattoos
Is there a recovery period with SMP, or does it look good right away?
SMP recovery is amazingly quick . Most clients experience some redness immediately following the procedure, which dissipates significantly or completely disappears by the very next day. Rest assured, you won’t need to wear a hat for a month after your Luxe Micro procedure : )
What's the next step?
That’s easy. Contact us today about starting your journey to restored confidence.