Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)

In recent years, technicians and artists have developed sophisticated scalp tattooing techniques that augment the appearance of thinning hair on the scalp. Originally developed to camouflage scalp scars and sparse hair areas for women female pattern hair loss, scalp micropigmentation has positive cosmetic benefits when combined with the treatment of both inherited hair loss and active scarring diseases of the scalp as well.

Micropigmentation is a tattooing technique that applies very small dots of permanent ink to the skin between hairs, over scar or completely bald skin. These small dots create the illusion of either more densely packed hair in the area or a shaved head with stubble. Dr. Saito is the best in the business, as well as an early adaptor of the technique.

Should You Consider Micropigmentation?

Micropigmentation has proven to be an effective tool for our patients who have extreme hair loss and undesirable scarring from hair restoration surgery or scalp trauma. To date little has been published about the use of micro-pigmentation in patients with chronic Alopecia Areata (AA) or Active Scarring Scalp Diseases. Currently physicians have little to offer a patient with scarring inflammatory disease of the scalp for cosmesis during the active phase of their disease. Micropigmentation is proving to be helpful for these patients, who are severely affected by their hair loss.

Benefits of Micropigmentation

Micropigmentation comes with very little risks, but it has many benefits to offer, including:

  • – No downtime
  • – Safe pigments are used during scalp micropigmentation
  • – Skin recovers quickly
  • – Discomfort avoided with local and/or topical anesthesia