You’ve recently discovered scalp micropigmentation, and are wondering whether or not this treatment could work for you. A simplified answer would be to say that scalp micropigmentation could work for anyone, excluding a handful of special cases. But to truly determine if SMP will work for you, we’re breaking down…
The 4 Key Questions to Ask when considering Scalp Micropigmentation.
1. What is your attitude toward going bald?
At Scalp Micro USA, we see thousands of clients per year. Each person comes to us for different reasons, but they all share one thing in common – none of them are particularly happy about losing their hair. To put this into context, there are varying degrees of being unhappy with the situation.
For some, going bald has made them anxious, unable to socialize confidently and many become withdrawn and isolated. In fact, according to Phillip Paoletta, author of How to Deal with Hair Loss, he describes losing his hair as “putting my anxiety through the roof.”
If hair loss is really getting you down, I promise, our team can help restore your confidence and get you back to feeling yourself again. We see this change in people every day, and it’s why we do what we do with such passion. In fact, all of our practitioners have experienced hair loss themselves and can relate.
At the other end of the spectrum, we see guys who aren’t all that upset about losing their hair, but it bothers them just a little. Scalp micropigmentation is similar to a shaved or buzzed head, making it an easy option for those guys. If it bothers you enough to search for solutions, then we’ll make it easy for you to improve your look and go back to your everyday life.
2. What maintenance is required?
Versus traditional solutions, scalp micropigmentation requires very little maintenance. However, there are a few things you need to do:
- Keep your hair shaved or buzzed short. Guys typically shave or trim down every few days with clippers like the Andi’s T-Outliner and you’ll need to stay on top of your grooming regimen to maintain a natural look.
- Use sunscreen when appropriate. Not only is this good practice anyway, but it will also lengthen the time required between touch-ups.
- Keep your scalp cleansed and moisturized to avoid shiny or flaky skin. We talk about our favorite moisturizers here.
- Return for touch-up treatments every 3-5 years.
3. Are you happy keeping your style long term?
Most hair loss solutions try to help you keep the hair you’ve still got left. Prescription drugs like minoxidil (Rogaine) and finasteride (Propecia), which you’ll now see on TV ads for Hims, Roman, and Keeps – try to accomplish that tall task. However, those drugs have been out for 20-30 years, do not work for everyone, and come with some unpleasant side effects.
Scalp micropigmentation is different. We aren’t trying to keep or grow your hair – but rather we want to give guys the look and style of a full, short buzz cut. Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a semi-permanent procedure that works best when your head is buzzed short. So you’ll need to keep it styled this way long term.
This means, if you still have hair, you won’t be able to style it any other way. For most guys, this is not a problem as hairstyles like combovers have not worked in the past. Sometimes people will say, “oh have you ever thought about growing your hair out?” Trust us it happens!
4. Are you ready for an upgrade?
One of the most rewarding changes we see in our clients is how they change as people after their treatments. It’s amazing how quickly their confidence returns, and very soon they start to carry themselves differently. They walk a little taller, they dress a little better, or they start working out. But don’t take it from us – check out Matt’s journey and transformation.
It is not uncommon in fact, for our clients to make significant changes and improvements to their lives in the months that follow their treatment. Whether that means dating again, going out more, finding a better job, or simply tossing away all their old hats – whatever that improvement may be, the difference we see is hard to ignore.
So, will scalp micropigmentation work for you? Well, that depends largely on…you.
Looking for more information about scalp micropigmentation? Speak to our team and set up a time to discuss SMP in more detail.