Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
The Dr. Özlem Biçer Clinic offers the increasingly popular Scalp Micropigmentation procedure. Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a cutting-edge, non-surgical hair loss treatment.
It is a non-invasive, office-based procedure that utilizes sophisticated micro-needles to deposit pigment into the scalp. The Scalp Micropigmentation technique replicates tiny hair follicles to restore thinning hair to resemble its previous density, creating the appearance of a full head of hair by replicating natural hair follicles.
Whether you’re affected by pattern baldness, scalp scarring or just patchy, thinning hair, Scalp Micropigmentation is an affordable, immediate and effective hair loss solution.
Delivered by our skilled practitioners, SMP can restore receded hairlines, thicken remaining hair, camouflage hair transplant scars and create the look of close-cropped hair.
SMP is non-invasive, suitable for men and women, and, unlike other hair loss treatments, it’s affordable. But the best part is this procedure gives you immediate results with no downtime!
The Dr. Özlem Biçer Clinic uses only the highest standard medical grade pigment, along with the latest state of the art equipment.
Procedures are carried out in a clean, sterile clinic by highly trained practitioners, so you can be assured of safety and quality.
Call us or complete an online enquiry form to book a free, no obligation consultation with a service professional to see if SMP is right for you, or you can send us pictures with a brief description to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will respond within 24 hours with a written quotation.
Who is a good candidate for Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp Micropigmentation is very popular amongst those who underwent a hair transplant under the follicular unit transplant (FUT) or strip technique which leaves a scar in the donor area. Scalp Micropigmentation can conceal and camouflage such scarring from surgery.
It is also ideal for those who shave their head but are unable to cover the thinning and balding areas which are still visible.
Is Scalp Micropigmentation a tattooing procedure?
Scalp Micropigmentation is not a tattoo. It utilizes different equipment and needles compared to traditional tattoo artists. At the Dr. Özlem Biçer Clinic, we utilize a digitally controlled machine combined with needles that are tinier compared to typical tattoo needles. Our needles mimic individual hair follicles. The pigment is much less concentrated and does not have the chemical additives found in traditional ink. Finally, Scalp Micropigmentation is different because it deposits pigment at a shallower depth and doesn’t create lines, just tiny dots.
Does the colour fade with time?
Yes. We use only medical-grade pigments, designed specifically for Scalp Micropigmentation. With time and sun exposure the pigment can lighten and it may be necessary to have a touch-up treatment to bring the appearance back to its optimal best.
Following your procedure, it is important to take care of the treated area. We recommend using a good quality sun block and a hat. This will help to ensure your SMP stays looking as it was originally intended, and help protect you from harmful UV rays.
Is it permanent?
Scalp Micropigmentation is a long-term solution for hair loss. The results including color and strength should last three to five years. At such point, you can undergo an enhancement procedure to restore any fading.
How is SMP applied?
During a procedure, specialized equipment, with pigment designed specifically for Scalp Micropigmentation is used to meticulously apply microdots to your scalp to give the appearance of hair follicles.
Will the colour look natural?
Yes. The practitioner will work with you to design and blend a shade of pigment that is natural in appearance and blends with your remaining hair and skin tone.
Can you create a natural looking hairline?
Yes, we can. The practitioner will carry out a comprehensive consultation with you prior to the procedure to understand what is important to you and what you are hoping to achieve.
Together with your technician you can design and create a hairline that suits you as an individual. This is a very important part of the process and we always recommend a natural-looking hairline over a ‘fashionable’ style.
How long does a procedure take?
In most cases, one session is required to achieve the desired look. This session will ‘build’ the density and at the same time achieve the ‘feathering’ and ‘definition’ aspect of the procedure.
What if I lose more hair in time?
One of the advantages with Scalp Micropigmentation is you can increase the coverage should you experience further hair loss or find it just needs to be thicker in areas.
Sometimes people will get SMP to add density to thinning areas and then later decide to go for a complete all-over ‘buzz cut’ look. SMP is very versatile.
Does it hurt?
Some points on the scalp may be more sensitive than others. For example, you may feel the treatment more in the temple areas than the crown area.
We do have a medical grade anesthetic cream on hand if required. The cream will numb the area being treated and most patients remark they feel little to no real discomfort during the entire procedure.
How much does it cost?
The cost will depend on the thinning/balding pattern, the size of the area to be covered and if any scars are present. In general, at the Dr. Özlem Biçer Clinic, Scalp Micropigmentation costs between 500 – 1000 €. To get a quote, call or complete an online enquiry form to book a free, no-obligation consultation. Or simply send us your images and a brief description to email@example.com, and we will respond within 24 hours with a written quotation.