FAQs

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) or commonly called hair tattoo is an innovative and effortless solution to hair loss for men and women.

It is non-surgical and consists of the application of thousands of organic pigmented microdots to replicate hair follicles and recreate the appearance of a full head of hair, sharpen hairline and cover scars from an injury.

The procedure is the only hair loss remedy currently available that produces immediate results and has no recovery time associated.

Pricing for a Scalp Micropigmentation varies from client to client. There is no one-size-fits-all kind of pricing for an SMP treatment. For instance, a total scalping would cost you more than a batch scalping. However, expect to pay anywhere between …. to …At our Sydney-based hair tattoo clinic, we endeavour to offer our clients the best competitive pricing. 

SMP is a permanent hair loss solution; however, depending upon after-care and how your body responds to scalp tattooing, you might be requiring re-touches after 3/5 years. 

Our skin has the ability to naturally exfoliate, which is why there can be fading too. But, all you’ll require is to visit our hair tattoo clinic for a quick “boost session.”

Unlike a traditional tattoo, where the procedure can be painful, a Scalp Micropigmentation is not intense at all. We administer very tiny needles, so the process is as painless as it can be. So, don’t worry about pain. 

That said, the experience of undergoing a scalp tattoo entirely depends on the individual. For example, someone with a previous scalp injury might find it more sensitive than someone without. 

Although an SMP treatment is more or less about pigments, when done precisely and carefully, it will create a 3D impression of a head shaven back or give a fuller appearance for someone with long hair. 

Permanence is one of the basic features of Scalp Micropigmentation. But just like how traditional tattoos are removed using lasers, a scalp hair tattoo can be removed too. In fact, it can be removed with more ease than a traditional tattoo. 

When pigmentation is correctly applied to the correct depth (two layers down the skin), the scalp tattoo can be easily removed in one or probably a few laser sessions. 

The truth is, when you start losing hair, it is almost impossible to reverse it. Up to 85% of men suffer from male pattern baldness at some point, and a procedure like SMP can be an instant success. 

And with added benefits like concealing scars, adding density, uplifting your looks, and perhaps making you a happier and more confident person, SMP is totally worth it. 

Yes! You’ll need to shave your head when doing a full scalp tattooing. 

But again, whether you need to shave or partly shave will depend on your hairstyle, what service you’re after, or what your desired looks are. For men, if it’s a complete SMP, then you’ll need to shave completely.  

And for procedures like touching ups for a hairline repair or adding density, you’ll not need to shave. Simple. 

With the correct technique, you’ll be surprised to see how realistic a scalp tattoo can look. Its realism depends on three skills; how well the pigments are blended, is the ink suiting your skin tone or your natural hair colour, and how well trained your SMP artist is. Most of our clients would often come back to us saying their friends didn’t notice it was hair tattooing, which is the main idea. 

Yes, of course. Covering bald patches is one of our core services. We can cover bald patches by blending in with your existing hair, recreating the look of a full head of hair, and perhaps no one would know if it’s ink. 

There is always some kind of risk associated with tattooing, be it a scalp tattoo or a tattoo in your body. But, when the highest professionalism and standards are maintained, including hygiene, and a skillful artist, the procedure is entirely safe and here at Max Scalp clinic, we guarantee only the best. 

First, you’ll need to allow time to heal, so under no circumstance should you touch or disturb the scalp pigments while healing. 

  • Do not expose your head to direct sunlight for sometime 
  • Refrain yourself from activities that will cause sweating
  • Do not shave 
  • Do not trim your hair for two weeks 
  • Do not go to the sauna
  • And do not swim in a chlorine swimming pool for at least three weeks

Considering you’ll need at least 7 days to completely heal, we suggest not shaving during that period. 

Yes, Scalp Micropigmentation is a unique form of tattooing applied to the dermal skin in your head. This is why an SMP treatment is also called a hair tattoo or cosmetic tattoo. 

Similar to micropigmentation, microblading is the incision of hundreds of tiny strokes close to natural hair to integrate existing brow hair seamlessly. 

Often called “eyebrow tattooing,” microblading is an eyebrow cosmetic architecture, while micro pigmentation is for hair. 

However, micro pigmentation is the breakout version that offers more desirable “ombre” results, with dots rather than fine lines as used in microblading. 

Unlike other hair loss treatments, Scalp Micropigmentation takes significantly less time to heal. With slight noticeable redness for 2 to 3 days, you’re good to go about everyday living, considering you continue to take precautions for a longer time. 

Our clients say it takes nearly 7 to 10 days for a complete heal. 

A Scalp Micropigmentation is not noticeable when blended well. The key to making it look realistic is when you maintain a continuity of style. 

But, only if you get a batch micro-pigmentation, there are chances that it might look noticeable if you do not maintain a similar style. 

After the initial procedure, you should try not to sweat for 4 days. This is an absolute necessity to get the best results. 

A Scalp Micropigmentation is perhaps the quickest solution to restore a receding hairline. With lasting results, our SMP artist can totally help reclaim your lost hairline.  

Scalp Micropigmentation and hair transplant go hand-in-hand. In fact, many men and women with hair loss issues now consider getting a scalp pigmentation in conjunction with a hair transplant to give a fuller appearance. 

Considering it takes about 4 days to go back to a regular routine, we recommend not washing your scalp during that healing period. 

Considering it could take several months before you see results from a hair transplant, a Scalp Micropigmentation or SMP can be used to give a camouflaging look. So, while you’re waiting for hair transplant results to kick in, you can totally get a hair tattoo done. 

Yes, our SMP artist uses scalp pigment to match your natural hair color and blend it well for outstanding natural results. It will provide a realistic look even when you have pale skin tones or fair hair. 

Scalp Micropigmentation works similar to getting a tattoo. However, an SMP procedure is very intricate, placing the pigments in the upper dermis of your skin to give that natural 3D look. The procedure is very delicate, sophisticated and the ink is of the highest standard because it won’t fade into blues or greens, unlike a traditional tattoo after some years.  

While redness is the only after-effects caused by the scalp treatment itself, you might have side effects like allergies and itching when you fail to take proper care or have an underlying medical condition. 

The good thing about SMP is that it can match any skin tone or hair colour. So whether you have grey follicles or not, our SMP artist can recreate the perfect match of your natural hair colour. 

While this treatment is here to stay longer than 5 years, a boost session will help maintain that classic look. A “touch-up,” whether for the colour, or for any reason, is always recommended.

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