Hair loss is a problem which is common to everyone irrespective of the fact whether you are a man or a woman. Everyone is seeking cosmetic, surgical and medical treatments for hair loss now more than ever. With the increase in demand, there has been a drastic increase in the number of options which are available, some of them are credible when it comes to dealing with hair loss and some of them are not so. Hair transplant is one of the most popular options for hair restoration. However, not everyone is a good candidate for it. This has led to the rise of another procedure known as scalp micro pigmentation or SMP Toronto.
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
SMP or scalp micropigmentation is also known as hair follicle replication or hair tattooing. It is a safe, quick and easy procedure which makes use of micro-follicle tattooing with the help of a semi-permanent ink which creates the look of a buzzed shaved head for people who have lost most of their hair. This procedure can also be used to fill in the scalp of those people who have hair but notice that it is thinning. SMP creates tiny, realistic-looking hair which gives the illusion of thick hair growth and can even completely cover a bald head. Their appearance is that of a stubble which gives the impression of a full head of hair which is beginning to grow back.
Is it a safe procedure?
Considering that it is hair tattooing, the next question that pops up in one’s head is whether it is a safe procedure or not. SMP is safe. Bleeding, infection, swelling and chemicals in hair growth formulas are a part of almost all hair generation options. Whereas, in SMP extremely small dots of safe and semi-permanent ink are placed superficially in the scalp. The side effects are almost negligible when the procedure has been performed by a trained expert in a sterile setting.
Is it cost-effective?
The procedure is cost-effective. Continuous purchasing of expensive, medical-grade hair products or pills can add up. As hair transplant procedures provide a permanent solution to the problem of hair loss, it is an expense worth taking. However, not everyone necessarily wants an obvious change in the form of a full head of hair. Creating an illusion of shaving their heads is sufficient enough. The results of the procedure last up to 5 years before having to get a touch-up treatment, making the procedure a good investment.
Are the results of the procedure realistic?
The results are no doubt realistic. Men who are undergoing classic male pattern balding usually shave the sides and back of their heads to create a more even look. The tiny hair in follicles is however still visible. Nothing appears more subtle than covering the whole head. Specialized and extremely fine needles are used by a skilled and experienced practitioner to create realistic hair which is indistinguishable from the real thing. Scars can also be disguised using this method.