Scalp Micropigmentation

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The Modern Hairloss Solution

Scalp Micropigmentation in Los Angeles, commonly known as SMP, has given thousands of individuals suffering hair loss their confidence back. Hair loss remedies go back to the Roman era with most being ineffective while also causing damage to the scalp. While hair loss is a genetic fact of life for most men and many women, it is, nevertheless traumatic for some, resulting in the expensive and time-consuming experimentation with invasive and even questionable solutions.

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At On Point SMP in Los Angeles we are quite accustomed to seeing both male and female clients with balding, alopecia, or heavy scarring from hair transplant attempts. Others have become frustrated with the expense and daily commitment associated with topical applications. Women in particular feel distress because of the societal association between hair and beauty. On Point SMP offers a realistic, cost effective, and non-invasive solution to your hair loss concerns. We have worked with clients from all walk of life, offering safety, confidentiality, experience, and expertise.

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Scalp Micropigmentation In Los Angeles

Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical hair loss treatment. As a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure, its process involves applying pigment to the scalp’s dermal layer. This is similar to a tattoo, though it is done to give the illusion of having a fuller set of hair or having a more defined hairline. 

Scalp micropigmentation has become a global movement due to its non-invasive aspects, but it’s also a highly recognized procedure right here in Los Angeles. People who opt for scalp micropigmentation are often those suffering from hair loss or those who may not be qualified to undergo hair transplants. Similarly, people who have experienced complications from previous hair transplant procedures can hide their scars or other imperfections with scalp micropigmentation. People with other hair issues or diseases resulting in hair loss may also undergo scalp micropigmentation depending on their condition. 

While this is not considered a medical treatment or a cure for hair loss, scalp micropigmentation is a popular solution to restore the appearance of hair. Aside from addressing problem areas and hair density, this treatment can boost the self-confidence of those who have experienced it. 

What Is SMP?

SMP stands for scalp micropigmentation, also commonly known as scalp tattoo. But while it does share similarities with tattooing, the tools used for scalp micropigmentation are different. Specialized equipment with more power is used for scalp micropigmentation. Moreover, the technique applied to SMP procedures resembles pointillism, which uses tiny layered dots with different hues. This is done to give depth and definition to the scalp by creating the appearance of numerous hair follicles.

Micropigmentation lasts for years and is less invasive than applying a tattoo. The micropigmentation practitioner will wear gloves during the procedure as they apply pigment to the necessary section of the head. Even the micropigmentation instruments are slightly less advanced than tattoo devices and many clients state they feel minor discomfort during the procedure. Micropigmentation is performed in an office setting and can range from two to four hours depending on the extent of the needed application. Hair loss can cause a loss of confidence for people who experience it. SMP can  Micropigmentation is a non-invasive procedure can restore confidence and the look that clients are used to seeing in the mirror.

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Types of Micropigmentation Treatments

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Treatments For Men

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Treatments or Women

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SMP For Alopecia

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Scar Camouflage

What’s the SMP Treatment Process?

Since each client has a unique situation, we will always have a discussion with them first. We take this information into account before beginning any kind of treatment. A detailed discussion helps set the expectations of both parties. In addition, it’s understandable that you might have several questions about the treatment process, which our scalp micropigmentation artists will be more than willing to answer.
Once we have a clear picture of your condition and objectives for undergoing scalp micropigmentation, the treatment phase can begin. Our process involves three stages:
Creating a hairline and initial impressions
Providing a second set of impressions, wherein impression densities are filled
Application of a topical aftercare gel to the affected area
During your treatment, your practitioner will use highly specialized pigments suited to your skin type and color tone. Color is an important aspect because we want to match the color of your hair in order to create a natural looking appearance. We will ensure the right color is used for your given situation. Different needle sizes, penetration depths, pigment color, and ink are also applied while layering your scalp. This will depend on the area that needs to be restored, as well as your desired results. A natural and new look that you’re used to seeing is our goal when you look in the mirror.

Micropigmentation Benefits

The numerous benefits of scalp micropigmentation are what make it a popular choice for those undergoing hair loss. Some of these include the following:

Increased Hair Density

Scalp micropigmentation can give the impression that your hair is denser and more voluminous than it actually is. This eliminates the need for temporary solutions like wigs or hats to hide bald patches or thinning hair.

Restore Receding Hairlines

Having a receding hairline can contribute to having a much older appearance. By restoring receding hairlines through scalp micropigmentation, you can look more youthful while evening out other problem areas on your scalp.

Scar Camouflage

When poorly done, hair transplants can lead to visible scarring from donor areas. scalp micropigmentation effectively hides these scars and other imperfections.

Boost In Self-Confidence

People experiencing hair loss or hair-related issues tend to develop feelings of insecurity. Much like one’s face, one’s hair is a visible aspect of one’s appearance. By undergoing an SMP treatment, an individual’s self-confidence can be boosted as they no longer have to hide bald spots or feel as though they will be judged because of their hair. A normal look, one that doesn’t show hair loss, is the aim of micropigmentation.

Read Our Scalp After-Treatment Guidelines

Following our after-treatment guidelines are just as important as preparing for the SMP procedure itself. How you care for your scalp will help ensure that the treatment is long-lasting. At the same time, performing after-treatment care correctly will help avoid irritation, allergies, or any adverse effects. 

Overall, the goal of after-treatment care is to keep your head clean and dry. We have found that these guidelines are generally helpful to our clients: 

What to Know Prior to an SMP Treatment in Los Angeles

Before undergoing an scalp micropigmentation treatment in Los Angeles, you need to be aware of a few things that can help make the procedure a success. These include the following:
SMP is not a one-time treatment. Rather, you need to undergo two to three, or sometimes even four, treatments depending on your situation. Treatments are scheduled several weeks apart to give the pigments time to settle on your scalp.
Typically, applications can last about four to five hours. Make sure you reserve a whole day for your treatment as it may take longer than expected.
Bringing food and drinks to your appointment is not prohibited. Make sure to have easy-to-eat snacks on hand, and to keep yourself hydrated. We want all of our clients to feel comfortable during the application.
As mentioned, you may feel some discomfort during the SMP procedure. You can mitigate this by listening to music or watching TV. Reading books or watching a video from your phone might also help. The bottom line is to take your mind off the discomfort using an enjoyable distraction.

How to Prepare for the First Scalp Treatment in Los Angeles

It pays to be prepared before undergoing your first scalp micropigmentation treatment. Our SMP experts in Los Angeles will discuss the following general guidelines with you:
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