UK scalp micropigmentation
Book a Scalp Micropigmentation Appointment with Piotr Fliger. An internationally recognised award winning SMP artist and trainer, specializing in: baldness, receding hairlines, thinning hair in both men and women. His hair follicle simulation clinic is located in Bristol, South West England.
SAY GOODBYE TO baldness...
SAY HELLO TO scalp micropigmentation!
It isn't 'wrong' or 'bad' to be bald, have thinning hair or to have receding hairlines.
I do, however, think it is wrong for baldness to be the cause of low self-esteem and anxiety, especially when there are ways of removing this... very quickly, with scalp micropigmentation.
The chances are if you are reading this page might understand what I'm talking about. If so, I can help you.
Give me a few minutes of your time and I'll show you how...
Here's Some of my Work...
What characterizes my scalp micropigmentation work? In a word... it's realism.
I aim for very natural work, that simulates my client's natural hair and provides a true-to-age, contoured hairlines using my system 'Bespoke Hairlines™'.
Applied procedures in 4 continents.
Scalp micropigmentation teacher, and practitioner.
1000's of hours applying my SMP method.
3 separate Scalp qualifications
Does This Sound Familiar?
Look at the below categories... do you recognize any of these symptoms?
Maybe to some of you this sounds familiar. This is all based from confessions that I have received from my clients over the years.
The good news is it is treatable... and it is called scalp micropigmentation!
Are you Fully Bald?
You don’t feel the confidence you used to around the opposite sex.
Your friends call you ‘baldy’ or ‘slaphead’, you chuckle but it stings a bit.
You feel like you can’t really mention any of this to most people, feeling like you should 'go on with it' or 'suck it up'.
You’ve considered a hair transplant, but either a) can’t afford it. b) You don’t think your condition justifies surgery, or the pain of it or c) You’re worried it won’t retain very well and / or will look odd.
Partially Bald or Thinning Hair?
You dislike looking at yourself in the mirror in elevators or changing rooms, because you feel low-hung halogen bright lights every inch of hair loss.
Your eyes immediately dart to your hair or hairline when looking back at older pictures of yourself.
You’ve had to get experimental with your hairstyles, in order to obscure your thinning hair.
You’ve tried expensive pharmacy Mixodil-based topical sprays / ointments and… aren’t exactly crazy about the results. You still use it anyway because… well… what other choice do you have?
Don't Take My Word For It...
Here's what my SMP clients have said about my work!
I was amazed with the results. From the beginning with the consultation to the last session, I was really impressed with the professionalism and ease of how the treatment and process works. Peter puts you at ease and explains everything in a friendly and professional manner. I’ve got friends who were so impressed that they are thinking of getting it done, thank you Peter.
Had my SMP done very recently and couldn't be happier with the result. He is professional and calming from the moment you walk in and his passion for what he is doing shows instantly letting you know your in safe hands. If you are thinking of getting it done he is your man
Had my first session done today and I am beyond chuffed with the results, didn't hurt at all and I was put to ease throughout the process, if you are considering micropigmentation, I would recommend 1000%
Absolute professional service, this guy is a gem the treatment he done on my scalp is truly masterpiece. Highly recommended.
Of men have significant hair loss by age 35.
Of men will have significant hair loss by age 60.
Of men will have significant hair loss by the age of 80.
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical treatment which uses the process of implanting pigment to simulate the results of natural hair, using specialised pigments and needles.
This method has been established for over 20 years, and has a variety of applications. It can be used to simulate hair stubble on the scalp, where hair does not exist (in the case of bald or balding men, or those with receeding hairlines). Or it can additional add the appearance of density to existing hair which is thinning.
It is a non-surgical alternative to hair transplantation, but can also be used to compliment hair transplant treatments to add density post-treatment.
In the medical sphere scalp micropigmentation is also implemented in cases where hair loss is caused by alopecia, cancer or due to scars or scar tissue on the scalp.
You're in Safe Hands
Internationally Acclaimed Instructor and Artist
Aside from doing client based work, I'm also a teacher for scalp micropigmentation and I have spoken in conferences demonstrating my technique to thousands of professionals in four continents. I have also completed three different seminars on the subject of scalp micropigmentation.
Back to Its Roots
But no matter where my career takes me, at my core I am and always will be an SMP artist. My reasons for doing this are the same since I started my journey, I truly believe in scalp micropigmentation as a treatment, and I have seen the enormous boosts it can give to people's self esteem and confidence.
No One is Judged In My Clinics
I have encountered almost every imaginable client type in my clinics, from very moderate hair loss to extreme. From men and women, old and young from every imaginable ethnicity or socioeconomic status, in addition to clients who experience baldness for medical reasons (e.g. alopecia, or cancer).
Whatever your reasons for visiting me, my commitment to you is the same.
Scalp Micropigmentation... Not Tattoo!
Although on the surface there are a lot of similarities between scalp micropigmentation and conventional tattooing. There are also a lot of differences.
I have a lot of respect for the craft of body tattooing, and I couldn’t do their job. I also believe that a conventional body tattoo artist without specialized training, can't do mine. Here's why...
Scalp micropigmentation technicians only work on the scalp, and use only one methodology. They undergo specialized training in order to replicate the results of true human hair, and to adhere to the natural hairlines of both men and women to reflect their age, in addition to face and head shape. If they follow the correct methods, it is a very systematic process with little margin for error, such as: discolored healed results or color migration.
I have a lot of respect for the tattoo artist profession... it is indeed, an art. However, while some are gifted creatively, the methods used are not suitable for scalp micropigmentation. Additionally, the scalp area has a lot of vascular bloodflow and is a very oily region, so a specialized method is required for this area. Often tattoo artists have little, or no experience in working on this region as they work throughout the body.
Scalp micropigmentation requires specialized pigment, needles, and devices. Responsible SMP artists source all of these, from suppliers who have made these specifically for scalp micropigmentation. Why? As mentioned above the scalp area is a very unusual area of the body, due to very high blood flow to the region, and increased levels of subaceous glands so any implanted pigment often doesn't react as it would on other areas of the body, and is exposed to higher levels of sun exposure (yes, even in the UK!).
Our principle concern is the healed result, so any pigment spreading or discoloration as SMP professionals is not acceptable... our tools help us to achieve this.
Needles: Specialized needles (Nano Needles) are used for scalp micropigmentation. These ensure that the minimal amount of pigment is introduced to the skin, in order for the color to retain correctly.
Pigments: My SMP pigments are made in the USA. They are CTL approved. It is organic, acrylic free, have no blue or green hues and produce fantastic 'true-to-life' healed results.
Device: As mentioned below, I use the world's first (and to my knowledge only) purpose-made scalp micropigmentation device... the Microbeau Apollo.
Inks: You have probably noticed that black body tattoos are implanted black, but almost always heals blueish or greenish. On the scalp, this is not an acceptable outcome. Tattoo inks are usually cheaper to synthesize, this is acceptable for tattoo artists as they use a large amount of ink to cover large surface areas of the body with artistic designs.
Devices: The tattoo artist aims for deep implantation of pigment, to do this the artist uses a tattoo device with a powerful motor to implant their pigment (more on this later).
Needles: Conventional tattoo needles come in many different configurations, almost always with multiple needles to cover large areas of the body quickly. However, as the scalp is very oily and with a lot of bloodflow this can very quickly lead to color migration (blurred points on the scalp, in some instances the surface area will be 6 times larger than an SMP practitioner’s point). SMP practitioners use only one needle type, a precision 1 point nano needle specifically designed for scalp micropigmentation
I don’t believe that the hairline for a client should be done by eye. So much so, I have developed my own 3 point system for measuring the perfect hairline for my clients called ‘Bespoke Hairlines™’. I have used my method on hundreds of clients, to provide for my clients a hairline which reflects their age, and facial morphology with mm accuracy.
As it is not the nature of their profession, tattoo artists are usually unaware of the correct hairline to implement on a new client who suffers from male pattern baldness. Often do not have a method or system in place to be able to recreate a client’s hairline without it looking somewhat ‘square’ or ‘boxy’ if drawn freehand.
A scalp micropigmentation artist aims to blend in… not stand out! Aside from medical scenarios (e.g. alopecia) we have one aim, to mimic your existing hairs on your scalp to create a seamless boundary of my work, and your existing hair. Everything in approach from my training, the pigments I use, the device I practice with, the needle I select and the pressure in which I apply to your skin is aligned to achieve this one solitary objective… to make it appear as though you don’t suffer from male baldness. Everyday.
A tattoo artist is deservant of respect for their flexibility. They may on the same day be required to perform a calligraphic scripture on a woman’s wrist, a lifelike resemblance / portrait on the upper arm of a middle aged man, or a multicolored shaded design on the lower back and everything in between. But the point is always the same, each piece is supposed to make a statement. To stand out. To be bold. This is important, as the philosophy of scalp micropigmentation is the complete opposite… to appear as if you never visited us!
A very key difference between both approaches is the depth in which the pigment is implanted in the skin. SMP artists usually operate at 2.2mm - 2.6mm depth. The objective is to only implant pigment as deep as is necessary for the color to retain, but not any more than this. Deeper dermal penetration is correlated with increased pigment spread under the skin’s surface.
Tattoo artists ordinarily operate at a deeper dermal depth, which means the pigment is retained in the skin, for bolder, stronger results… which are desirable for many body tattoo applications. However, I believe this method is not suitable for scalp micropigmentation.
I'M LUCKY TO HAVE GOOD HAIR... BUT MY JOB ENSURES I DON'T TAKE IT FOR granted!
One of my favorite customers is Phil, a professional painter, originally from South Africa.
He is extremely charismatic and I'm really proud of the work I did to his scalp in 2019.
Apparently, he liked the work a lot too (see below)...
What a great guy!
Dave liked it so much, he even painted a beautiful picture of me applying scalp micropigmentation!
A SCALP ARTIST IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THEIR HEALED work!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Painful?
What is the Healing Process Like for Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?
Can Scalp Micropigmentation be Combined with Hair Transplantation?
Absolutely! In fact, this is regarded by many as the 'optimal solution'.
What is Scalp Micropigmentation / Hair Tattoo?
Does Scalp Micropigmentation Look Natural?
How Much Does Scalp Micropigmentation Cost?
Is Scalp Micropigmentation Permanent?
How long does a Scalp Micropigmentation Procedure Take?
Do I need time off After Treatment?
No, you do not! Scalp micropigmentation is non-invasive with no downtime. Depending on your skin type, redness may last up to 2 days but you still can continue with your daily routine.
How is my Hairline Designed for Scalp Micropigmentation?
Do I Have to Cut my Hair Short before my Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment?
Is Scalp Micropigmentation Suitable for Women?
Does Scalp Micropigmentation Work with Grey Hair?
Why Should I Choose Fliger Scalp Micropigmentation?
Another one of my most memorable clients was Matt. Matt is a professional male performer / model for one of the largest companies in this field in the UK.
He felt under a lot of scrutiny as he was often under stage lights, and had the additional pressure of always having to look his best, due to the nature of his profession.
Dave was very satisfied with the results, giving him a boost in self confidence which carried over into both his work and personal life!
Dave was amazed with the healed results and additionally remarked that no one has ever questioned whether it was his real hair.
I Only Use The Best!
The Microbeau Apollo (Made in the USA) is the world's first device specifically designed and built from the ground up for for scalp micropigmentation, I love working with it.
Why Does it Matter?
Most other practitioners use tattoo machines (I believe the motors on most of these are too strong) or repurposed permanent makeup devices (not necessarily incorrect, but sometimes results can be variable).
The key to good scalp work is consistency. The precise 2.3mm stroke of the Apollo and the bottom-weighted design ensure that the practitioner has complete control of their movement for the entire procedure (sometimes up to 4 hours), to produce reliable, stable healed results.
Rest assured, it is also fully autoclavable for hygiene purposes.
Who is It For?
Scalp micropigmentation can be used on a large variety of hair loss scenarios. Scalp Micropigmentation artists segment these areas into zones (usually dictated by the Norwood Baldness Scale for Male Pattern Baldness).
Male Pattern Baldness
Male pattern baldness is my most common client type. My SMP method has been used to create the appearance of thick, strong hair from moderate baldness on the crown on the head, to a full bald pate on men from all ages and nationalities to amazing effect!
Scalp Micropigmentation is a great way to restore receded hairlines.
My SMP method can also be used for thinning hair on the scalp. Pigment is implanted to the scalp in a lifelike pattern to create the illusion of depth and hair density in the scalp region. In fact, the illusion of depth and volume on the scalp is so lifelike... only your hairdresser will be able to tell the difference!
With some modifications to my SMP method (pigment and depth), I am happy to say that SMP can also be used on the scalp. Clients with alopecia are some of my favorite appointments, as many have suffered from this terrible condition for years and I'm not being dramatic when I say that my SMP can be life changing for some of my clients.
SMP can also be used to cover scars (either from surgery or trauma), the results of this are best when a client also have close cropped hair around the scar area. In fact, depending on scar size in many scenarios it appears as though the customer never had a scar.