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Is SMP a good treatment option for pattern baldness?

Although there is no cure for pattern baldness, SMP (Scalp Micropigmentation) is an excellent solution for men and women seeking a fast and effective nonsurgical treatment for the condition.

Pattern hair loss or pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss, affecting roughly 80% of men and 40% of women.

Hair loss and baldness have been affecting both men and women since ancient times. Even Julius Caesar was renowned for being self-conscious about his pattern baldness, resorting to a combination of a combover and laurel wreath crown to hide his thinning hair.

Although centuries have passed, and medical technology has improved immensely, there are still no perfect solutions for pattern baldness. To this day, experiencing hair loss and baldness remains a devastating and stressful phenomenon for many people the world over. It’s a sad fact that thinning hair and baldness can decrease one’s self-esteem and confidence.

Although there is no cure for baldness, we have come a long way in both technological advancements and in understanding pattern baldness. Today, SMP is one of the best and quickest solutions to treat pattern baldness using modern cutting-edge equipment without the need to undergo any surgical procedures.

What is SMP and how can it help with pattern baldness?

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP), sometimes known as scalp tattooing, is a non-invasive, quick, and effortless solution to treat hair loss or patterned baldness in men and women.

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A scalp artist or in this case, an SMP artist, will carefully apply thousands of organic scalp pigments using tiny needles to replicate hair follicles and recreate the appearance of a full head of hair.

SMP is an excellent solution for pattern baldness as not only is it long-lasting, but it only requires touch-ups every 3 to 5 years, depending upon how your body responds to the procedure.

Why SMP makes the perfect choice for anyone with pattern baldness

By now, you might realise that SMP sounds a lot like microblading for eyebrows. Although they both fall under the same category of micropigmentation, SMP differs from microblading, which relies on creating lines that mimic hair.

SMP, instead, creates thousands of tiny, layered dots tailored to the patient’s skin tone to create natural-looking definition and depth, which makes this very suitable to cover bald spots or pattern baldness. SMP is 100% highly effective for those who wish to seek a semi-permanent solution with little or no pain.

An expert SMP artist will make sure that the tiny dots resemble or look as close as possible to hair follicles, so it blends smoothly with your skin tone and natural hair colour.

Other than being highly beneficial for pattern baldness, nowadays, SMP is highly sought and recognised as a mainstream solution for various forms of hair loss in both men and women.

A huge benefit of SMP that makes it so appealing is that, with the right technique and skill—SMP creates a 3D impression of hair shaved back for those with short hair and a fuller appearance for women or men with long hair.

The success of SMP relies heavily on 3 factors:

  1. How well the pigments are blended
  2. The ink suiting your skin tone/hair colour
  3. How experienced/well-trained your SMP artist is

In addition, SMP is also budget friendly. Pricing for SMP varies according to the needs of the individual and at Max Scalp Clinic we offer a free initial consultation to assess your suitability for the treatment.

Are there any risks associated with SMP for pattern baldness?

Like any procedure, there are some risks involved with SMP, but the procedure is far less risky than surgical options and has next to no downtime required.

Although the risks associated with SMP are low, there are a few risks still worth being aware of to prepare yourself before the treatment and how to avoid them.

  • Under-trained or amateur SMP artists may cause inconsistent and poor results because of lacking expertise/skill and choosing the incorrect ink colour to suit your natural hair and skin tone.
  • Scalp infections due to poor hygienic practices.
  • Using low-quality ink may result in an allergic reaction.

It’s important to go with a reputable SMP clinic for your procedure, like Max Scalp Clinic, where hygiene and high standards of professionalism are met to guarantee the best outcome for all our clients.


Although there is no known medical method to reverse pattern baldness in both men and women, SMP proves to be a good solution for all genders, ages and is suitable for any skin colour.

SMP might just be the answer that you’re looking for if you suffer from pattern baldness and are looking for a simple, long-lasting, safe, and non-invasive procedure that has no downtime, minimum discomfort and is affordable.

Interested in an SMP procedure? Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.