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Hairline Tattoos: What You Need to Know When Choosing SMP

Losing one’s hair affects people in different ways, including loss of self-confidence and self-esteem. Opting for a hairline tattoo is a practical, effective, non-surgical, and long-lasting way to deal with this situation, restoring your appearance and improving your overall well-being.

If you are considering this option, read on as we explain everything you need to know about this innovative procedure.

What is a Hairline Tattoo?

The official term for this procedure is scalp micropigmentation (SMP), which involves depositing pigments into the scalp in a pattern resembling natural hair follicles, effectively creating the illusion of a full head of shaven hair.

Before the Procedure

It is vital to consult with a skilled SMP practitioner prior to having this procedure done. With their expert knowledge, they will develop a personalised approach to your needs, including analysis of your natural hair colour and density, to ensure the best possible outcome.

At this time, the details of your procedure will be outlined, including the size of the tattoo, the estimated time it will take to complete, and an estimate of the costs involved.

During the Procedure

Your SMP expert will use the finest medical-grade equipment to imitate the look of hair follicles by depositing pigment into the dermal layer of the scalp, permanently camouflaging hair loss and head scars. The needles used have dimensions explicitly designed for this purpose, so the procedure is relatively painless, and you should experience only minimal discomfort.

After the Procedure

Your SMP specialist will provide some basic aftercare instructions, including avoiding direct sun exposure, keeping the scalp clean, and places to avoid for a while, like chlorinated pools and saunas. Following these guidelines will ensure proper healing and extend the lifespan of your tattoo.

While designed to be a long-lasting solution, SMP will eventually fade over time. However, it can easily be maintained with periodic touch-up treatments.

Contact Scalp Doctor®  if you are considering a hairline tattoo. Our expert SMP specialist will help you achieve a natural-looking hairline that will boost your confidence and self-esteem, all personalised to your specific needs. Our primary clinic is based in Birmingham, while our second clinic is in Long Eaton, Nottingham.