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Is SMP the best solution for someone with Alopecia?

Hair loss is a normal part of ageing. But, when it happens particularly at an early age, life can be distressing. Serving as an ideal cosmetic solution for hair loss for both men and women, SMP is your long-lasting, minimally invasive and affordable solution to all forms of Alopecia.

Just as how there has never been a bald James Bond or bald contestant in Love Island, our society associates hair with health, looks, and youth. 

Hair loss is a normal part of ageing. But, when it happens particularly at an early age, life can be distressing. It can bring down your self-esteem, give you anxiety, and leave you stressed until you find a solution. 

While all men are affected by Alopecia or pattern hair loss at some stage in their lives, they become aware of their hair loss as they grow older. In Australia, it is estimated that pattern baldness strikes 1 in 5 men in their 20s, 1 in 3 in their 30s, and nearly half of all men in their 40s. 

In the world of medical science and cosmetology, we call it Alopecia. In general, Alopecia causes patches of baldness, and for many men, styling manipulation comes as the first step to hide the affected areas. 

But, we’ve come a long way – to come up with an innovative technique that creates the perfect long-lasting illusion called SMP or Scalp Micropigmentation! 

What is Alopecia? 

Hair loss due to Alopecia can happen to young men requiring SMP in Sydney

Medically, Alopecia is an autoimmune disorder that can result in loss of hair in small patches, not just on the scalp but the entire body. 

It usually begins at the temples with a receding hairline that can eventually lead to baldness. Triggered by an abnormality in the immune system, Alopecia is the progressive damage of the hair follicles that is sometimes permanent and sometimes not. 

In men, two things can happen. Either hair will start receding from the forehead, creating a ‘horseshoe’ around the head, or loss of hair from the crown. 

In women, Alopecia usually causes thinning and receding hairline. 

And you might wonder if that’s the only type of Alopecia. There’s also Alopecia areata (patchy), which leaves coins-sized tracts of hair loss on your head. When you suffer from complete baldness, it is termed Alopecia totalis. 

And if you’re wondering if stress could cause hair loss, you’re absolutely right! Regardless of how stressed you are, there’s a possibility of sudden and acute thinning of hair on your head, which is termed Diffuse Alopecia areata. 

The rise of SMP for treating Alopecia

Scalp Micropigmentation is a better alternative to hair loss due to alopecia

For centuries, people have been adorning themselves with hair loss treatments. In Ancient Greece, men rubbed potions of beetroot, opium, and cumin to stop hair loss. In fact, Julius Caesar constantly looked for ways to hide his thinning hair. 

However, we have come a long way in improving hair loss treatment techniques. To stabilise any hair loss issue, Scalp Micropigmentation can deliver your desired outcome. More men and women than ever are getting Scalp Micropigmentation – the process of tattooing thousands of microdots in the affected areas, coving the bald patches as intricately and naturally as possible. 

Today, SMP is one of the fastest-growing hair loss treatments in the male hair industry. The process is quick, wallet-friendly, non-invasive with no downtime. 

And when performed by an expert SMP artist, the impression of natural-looking hair follicles as a replication of your natural hair colour and skin tone creates a perfectly cropped hair cut. 

Why is SMP a better alternative for hair loss due to alopecia? 

First thing first, Alopecia areata cannot be cured. But there are treatments where hair can grow back. There are many medical treatments, including anti-inflammatory drugs and medicines that produce an allergic reaction to help the hair grow back. 

However, the problem with these treatments is that none of these treatments will prevent future hair loss, and the result is different for different individuals. 

Scalp Micropigmentation on the other hand provides an effective and consistent solution to disguise the loss of hair. Although it doesn’t restore the actual loss of hair follicles, SMP will give a fresh buzz-cut look to your head. It is a type of medical tattooing that uses the most up-to-date technology, and no matter how much hair you’ve lost, SMP can help create a head full of hair in just a few sessions. 

It provides; 

1) Permanent solution to all forms of Alopecia 

SMP is a permanent solution to all forms of Alopecia. With 2 to 3 sessions of SMP, the result can last many years. Depending upon how careful you are, you might require touch-ups only after 3 to 5 years. 

2) Minimally Invasive

Because SMP is done by depositing the pigments into the superficial layer of the dermis, and uses really minute needles, the process is non-invasive. At our clinic, we use advanced and precision instruments so, you will have little to no discomfort during the treatment. 

3) No downtime 

Compared to other hair loss treatments, SMP takes significantly less time to recover. Most of our clients say it takes about a week to completely heal. 


Serving as an ideal cosmetic solution for hair loss for both men and women, SMP is your long-lasting, minimally invasive and affordable solution to all forms of Alopecia. 

If you’re considering SMP, and need advice or answers to your questions, contact us for a free no-obligation consultation here.