SMP Questions and Answers


What is scalp micropigmentation / SMP / hair tattoo?

Scalp Micropigmentation is a non-invasive, permanent and affordable procedure. We are using specially designed micro needles to deposit pigment into the scalp to create the appearance of tiny hair follicles or short hair stubble. Hair follicle simulation can be performed on bald, receding, thinning clients and people who are looking to camouflage scars, burns or hair transplant scars and also people with medical conditions like alopecia or cancer.

Does Scalp Micropigmentation Look Natural?

Scalp micropigmentation is becoming more and more popular due to its natural and undetectable results.
We are proud to provide one of the most natural results in the industry. Each hairline design, hairline finish and follicle replication is customised according to our Bespoke hairline design technique. We will match perfectly the shade based on your existing hair colour and skin tone so you do not need to worry about it. Check out our gallery for examples of our work.

How much does scalp micropigmentation cost?

Scalp micropigmentation prices vary per area treated. Our prices for male pattern baldness are based on Norwood scale of baldness for man and Ludwig scale of baldness for woman. Prices starts from £500 for a minor adjustment up to £2000 for Norwood 7 badness. Work on scars, burns, alopecia clients and stubble pigmentation are POA. Our prices are total prices based on up to 4 session treatment so you will know the costs before we even start. You can send us pictures or arrange free consultation to find out exactly how much it cost.

Is Scalp micropigmentation permanent?

Yes our results are permanent however you will need to top ups every 3-6 years depends on your lifestyle.
Our skin is a living organ and pigment fade over time due to excessive sweating, sun exposure, medication and many other factors. In simple words if you will look after your scalp micropigmentation your SMP will look after you.

Does Scalp Micropigmentation Hurt?

9 out of 10 clients says no it doesn't hurt. You may experience a little discomfort until your skin get used to the felling. You cannot compare it to conventional tattoos as we are working superficially as skin on the head is thin overall. We will also advise you on pre treatment protocol during our consultation to make sure you will have a pleasant experience with best possible results.

How long does a scalp micropigmentation treatment take?

On average it takes 2 – 4 hours per session. Usually 2/4 sessions in total. First session is longer due to hairline design and your overall expectations. You may also have more question to ask. The following sessions are shorter of about 30 minutes from the previous one.

Do I need time off after my scalp micropigmentation treatment?

No you do not. Scalp micropigmentation is non invasive with no downtime. Depends on your skin condition redness may last up to 2 days but you still can continue with your daily routine. We will provide you with detailed after care instructions to follow so you can get the best results and stay safe.

How Is my Hairline Drawn?

We are proud of out Bespoke hairline design technique. Each of our hairlines is customized to your face shape, skin tone, age and most importantly to your expectations. If you are not sure about the shape we will draw your new hairline during consultation so you can get used to it or suggest adjustments if desired.

Do I have to Cut my Hair Short Prior to a Scalp Micropigmentation Application?

Yes and no. if your baldness is extensive then is more likely that you will need to shave it short to maintain the most natural results possible. If you are thinning and we can work with your existing hair then there is no need to shave it as we will add density or make your profiles more defined without the need to shave it off.

Can you perform scalp micropigmentation on men and woman?

Yes SMP can be performed on both male and female clients. There is no need to shave your head for density treatment as we will work within your existing hair.

Can Scalp Micropigmentation be Performed if I have Grey Hair?

If your hair goes grey you can still fully benefit from scalp micropigmentation. The base of the hair is always darker than actual hair so if you will keep it short your hair will appear darker. We will also use our shade selection to match your existing salt & pepper pattern so you will get you the most natural results possible.

Why Should I Choose You?

Always natural, undetectable consistent results. Personal approach to each of our clients, customised design. Not to mention 100’s of happy clients and international recognition on many international conferences and trainings around the globe. Fliger Scalp Micropigmentation is a worldwide recognised SMP training provide.

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