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We work on many clients who have undergone a hair transplant procedure. For years have been hiding a very undesirable scar. The Scalp micropigmentation technique performed on a hair transplant scar is called ” scar camouflage”. Pigments are first inserted inside the scar following the pattern of the follicles. Then pigments are blended 1-2 cm above and below the scar to achieve an effective blend with the surrounding hair. Scalp Designs are experts in camouflaging any/every type of transplant or medical scar.


The treatment process varies from client to client, because scar tissue is more unpredictable than undamaged skin. Scars tend to soak up the pigment, which means no less than 3 treatments is required to a complete ‘Scar Camouflage treatment”.

The goal of Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) for long hair is to shade the scalp which reduces the contrast of skin showing through the hair follicles. SMP treatment for long hair is a different process to that of a shaved head. By working section by section pigments are methodically inserted onto the scalp creating a three-dimensional shadow, which instantly restores volume to bald & thinning areas.

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The process is divided into separate sessions, until enough density has created the look of a full head of hair. The number of sessions required to complete each client varies, though usually completed within 3-4 sessions (each session being 2-3 hours).

More sessions are required for women, between 4-6 sessions is generally needed to make a visible difference. You should allow one week in between each session for proper healing.

Implanting pigments will not damage your existing hair follicles. Smp is very beneficial as clients may experience regrowth and strengthening of hair follicles.

People assume that scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is only for a shaved head. But Scalp Designs also provides
a hair loss solution for people with longer hair. We use SMP to add visual density to balding and thinning hair.
Our SMP for long hair shades the scalp to reduce the contrast of skin that shows through hair follicles. We
methodically insert pigments section by section to create a three-dimensional shadow that restores hair volume.

Find a Lasting Solution for Hair Loss and Thinning

Scalp Designs is no stranger to men and women who are suffering from hair loss or thinning. Our scalp
micropigmentation for long hair answers various related concerns.

— Women with even hair thinning
Hormonal changes and hereditary factors might contribute to female pattern baldness. This type of hair
thinning is fairly even all throughout. But, it can cause emotional distress and loss of confidence. Our
SMP procedure visually restores hair volume and density without touching existing hair.

— Men with limited hair thinning
Age and hormone levels are common denominators of male and female pattern baldness. But it might
be more complicated for males. Some men experience typical front and top hair loss, while others have
limited overall thinning. Our procedure addresses all types of hair loss for men with long hair.

— Individuals with alopecia areata
Alopecia areata is commonly known as patch baldness. This is trickier than pattern blindness because
of how unpredictable the hair loss or thinning could be. The good thing about SMP treatment is that it
addresses the needs of people with alopecia without affecting the hair follicles.

Scalp micropigmentation is a universal hair loss solution. However, people with a substantial hairline recession
in the front and side profiles, and around the crown of their head might have hair length limitations.

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Micropigmentation Sessions
You don’t need to keep your hair short if you have hair loss. We provide a solution regardless of hair length.
Like SMP for a shaved head, micropigmentation for long hair generally takes several sessions that last between
2 to 3 hours each. We divide it into multiple sessions until we reach your desired density.

Our SMP procedure typically takes 3 to 4 sessions to recreate the look of a full head of hair. Women might be
required to have 4 to 6 sessions before you see a noticeable difference. Please allow at least one week
between each session for your scalp to heal properly and for the ink to settle on your skin.
We use 100% organic charcoal ink for our SMP treatments. You can have peace of mind that our implanting
pigments do not damage your existing hair follicles. Instead, our procedure might encourage hair regrowth and
strengthening of existing follicles.

Prepare for Your SMP Procedure

Before you proceed with your SMP treatment, it’s important to be aware of all the risks involved.

First, you might be wondering whether you have to shave your head for the treatment. The good thing about our SMP treatment is that it’s also available for long hair. There’s no need to cut your hair because we work section by section to increase your hair’s visual density.

Another question you might have is whether SMP damages existing hair. Simply said, it won’t. The procedure is
a cosmetic tattooing procedure that keeps your hair follicles safe. It doesn’t affect new hair regrowth.

Finally, you might want to know about how natural the end results look like. We’re careful with color matching
our organic charcoal ink to match the shade of your existing hair.

Take Note of Post-Treatment Care

Long hair scalp micropigmentation takes up to 6 sessions to achieve your desired results. There’s a one-week
buffer between these sessions. Throughout your treatment period, please limit sun exposure and avoid washing
your head for the first three to four days after each session. It’s also best for you to avoid swimming, going to
sauna rooms, and doing intense, sweaty exercises in between treatments.

Experience the Scalp Designs Difference

Scalp Designs provides innovative and effective treatment for hair loss and thinning. Owner and technician
John Toti performs non-surgical scalp micropigmentation for long hair as an alternative to hair transplant
surgery. John is also a client, so he brings unmatched passion and knowledge about SMP to the table.

Regain confidence in your hair. Call us now for a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is SMP treatment?

Scalp micropigmentation is a tattooing procedure designed to cover hair loss, bald spots, burns, and scars on the scalp. The process makes it look like you have a full head of hair.

How long does SMP treatment take?

Our SMP procedure is divided into multiple sessions until you achieve the appearance of a full head of hair. Typically, you will have 3-4 weekly sessions, which are 2-3 hours long.

Are the results of SMP permanent?

We use 100% organic charcoal ink to make the micropigmentation look as realistic as possible. The results can last for many years. Occasional touch-ups might be necessary.

Does the procedure hurt?

Our non-surgical hair loss treatment works a lot like acupuncture and dry needling. It generally isn’t painful. But you may take paracetamol or ibuprofen for your peace of mind.

Is the treatment safe?

Our SMP treatment is perfectly safe. After every treatment, we dispose of needles and make sure all other
equipment is properly sterilized after each patient’s use.

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