Not all scalp micropigmentation is done exactly the same. For darker skin, we take into consideration different factors to ensure high-quality results. Read on for more information!
Scalp micropigmentation helps to mask the effects of hair loss; more specifically male pattern baldness, natural receding ,thinning hair and camouflaging scars or areas of the scalp affected by medical conditions such as alopecia.
Scalp micropigmentation on darker skin, such as African, Afro Caribbean, Asian or Indian ethnicity take different factors into consideration in order to obtain the desired appearance of natural hair compared to caucasian people. It is no secret that these hair types are different. It is important you go with a skilled technician who understands the difference as repair can be costly, not only financially but to your confidence too.
Experienced SMP artists have the knowledge to tailor a process based on their client's needs. The difference in the process allows the technician to create the most authentic look by matching pigment impression colours to your skin tone. This also varies by the design choices available.
For example: We see our male clients with darker skin typically want a sharper hairline and since men of darker skin have thicker hair than white males we use ink with darker pigments and impressions of different densities to match the follicles.
A skilled artist can guarantee stronger and longer-lasting effects. Men with tight hair are prone to traction alopecia and are often more susceptible compared to others. Those suffering from hair loss and/or alopecia should choose SMP for their treatment due to the exceptional benefits. Experienced SMP artists can handle any skin condition and hair loss issue. It's advised you go to your consultant with the desired appearance to discuss your requirements. The sessions vary from person to person but are typically 3 to 4 depending on the complexity of the work being done and the requirements of the individual. Below you can see a typical process.
Below is our process on our SMP procedure. The treatment will be complete after a number of sittings, which is usually a minimum of 3, potentially more depending on the individual.
The process kicks off with a detailed consultation. We will assess your current situation and plan the route forward, including styles, the amount of sessions and requirements for your first treatment session. We will also walk you through the procedure in person.
During this consultation any of your questions will be answered so you have everything you need to being the treatment.
For your scalp micropigmentation to look the best quality and authentic is simply can't be done in a day of treatment. As a rule of thumb you will require a minimum of three sittings.
In your first session, we will start mapping out your treatment (of course this will vary depending on your required treatment). After mapping out, you will be left with some initial impressions.
In your second session, we will sit down and make more impressions to give your scalp a layered looking effect. It will start to all come together in this session. Grain, density and darkness will be added to give a natural effect.
After each session, you will start to see the results take shape.
For some individuals, this may be your last treatment, but in this session, we will make more impressions on your scalp and finishing touches.
We will also give you a complete aftercare guide to ensure that you are left with long-lasting results.
Don’t worry, if you require more than three sessions it isn’t bad, it just means that we need to do a little extra work to ensure we give you the best results possible.
This could be down to many factors, such as the size of the area being treated, skin type, potential scarring and more.
Your treatment is now complete! Aftercare is just as important as the treatment to ensure long lasting effects.
Upon completion we will talk your through how to maintain your scalp micropigmentation, but you can also find a detailed aftercare guide here too.
Darker-skinned clients' hair follicles are thicker which means the impressions are also thicker and require different blend methods. Hairstyles and hairlines vary as well, with a modern, sharp look more common which reflects fading more easily.
SMP treatment on Asian and Indian clients are typically smaller than Afro Caribbean and African clients, therefore, requiring different size of impressions whilst the style remains similar. We typically see these clients go for a sharper, boxed off hairline.
All these variations require technicians to apply the right blend of pigment to the hair in different methods. Typically, an experienced artist will check whether the pigment dots have the correct density and match tones during the consultation to ensure high-quality results.
If you have done your research with SMP and understand the process you will not have any regrets if you have chosen an experienced artist for your procedure. If you are concerned about regrets, you can read out a detailed guide about common regrets and how you can avoid them for peace of mind.
Scalp micropigmentation has many benefits, from wellbeing, to mental health. Below are just a few:
Scalp micropigmentation can produce incredible results if done properly. We have had many clients say they feel so much more confident and also feel younger - their family members have said the same - just check our reviews!
As time goes by your treatments will gradually lighten up which is usual and over time will start to fade. Don't worry, this is over a period of years. To restore your look you can book in for a top-up session.
A simplified answer would be to say scalp pigmentation works for anybody apart from a few specific cases are excluded. It is for anyone, but not for everyone.
Some people may be looking for a solution that allows them to grow their hair out again, which SMP does not satisfy, whereas others may be happy with the look SMP creates.
Choosing the right artist for your SMP treatment is the difference between having great and less than desirable results. When you are looking for SMP, only choose a professional artist to achieve the best results.
We advise you to look through their previous work, reviews and also read over their website. See what they are about as a company. We offer a free consultation so you can ask any questions you may have with no pressure. We understand it's a big decision to make, so let us help you.
Our very own founder, Georgio Pegasiou, had his own hair loss journey. At just 25 Georgio noticed his hairline receeding, and tried every hair style to cover it until it not longer was effective. Being a barber he also saw that pros and cons of his clients who had opted for different procedures, although his research lead him to SMP.
Since his treatment his confidense has been restored and become passionate about helping others.
"Came across George’s SMP services when scrolling through Instagram.
Due to my ongoing hair loss issues I thought I’d enquire and see what help George could be to me. His customer service was amazing and the treatment was even better.
I have a whole new level of confidence in my look since George performed the SMP on me. I would highly recommend to anyone in a similar situation."
"Come across this company via a friend. I was planning to have a hair transplant and my friend told me about SMP and recommended me to have a free consultation with George.
Overall experience was exceptional and I no longer need a hair transplant after having this amazing SMP treatment from visionary scalps. Highly recommended."
Was hesitant at first as I was new to hearing about this procedure but all was well from my first consultation onwards.
George was very professional and informative explaining the full procedure from start to finish. Overall, extremely happy with my results and I wish I had done it sooner.
Thanks George and Visionary Scalps. Highly recommend.
I was recommended this company by my brother who has had SMP done with Georgio and things couldn't have gone better.
He was very professional and on the ball with good communication and patience with me.
One thing I really appreciated was his respect for my privacy.
Everything went perfectly and would be happy to use and recommend this service again.
Thank you for the boost in confidence!!!
"What to say about Visionary Scalps. In one word. Amazing. George was extremely friendly and talked me through everything before it happened.
My hairline was getting really patchy and I wasn’t ready to go bold yet. George was really understanding and showed me his previous work and I’m over the MOON with the results. If your ever in need of a little hair touch up. Visionary Scalps is the place to go!"
"I hadn't heard of SMP until it was recommended by a friend so I booked a consultation with George who was more than happy to walk me through the process.
We focussed on whether or not SMP was my best option and in the end I decided to get a small amount of work on my crown. I thought my hair would have been too long to notice the SMP but actually the difference is night and day. 10/10 would defo recommend."
"Great service from George
Can’t believe I never done this sooner
Very professional and amazing at what he does
Would 100% recommend"
"Uncle George has made my daddy look like a younger man and my sister and I love it.
Thank you for making him feel a little more confident in himself."
"George was patient, took his time and and did not miss a spot. This treatment has been life changing and I am so thankful that he spent the time to make sure the finished result was exactly what i wanted, truly a perfectionist. I now have the confidence to hold my head up high, just the boost I needed, simply amazing."
"I came in with the mindset that it won’t really do much, and to begin with it didn’t feel like it done anything, but then the second/third session really stood out to me and gave my hair a more thick/full look. Would recommend if you want to just add that extra to your hair."
To get started in your hair loss journey, it all starts with an enquiry. If you haven't found the answers to your questions on our website, feel free to get in touch. We offer free consultations to our clients to get a full understanding of the procedure and to see if we are a good fit to work together.
Most clients have between 3-4 sessions starting from £300 per session, however this will vary with your individual needs. Each session can be paid for individually and booked at your convenience. You can find out detailed pricing guide here.
Similar to a traditional tattoo, there will be a mild discomfort which is very readily managed with a short break when needed.
SMP slowly fades over time but can always be replenished with a single top-up session. Most of our clients book a top-up every 1-2 years however this is dependent upon the individual
VisionaryScalps is based in South-Croydon but have mobile facilities allowing your SMP treatment to take place in the comfort of your own home. We also use a central London based clinic to be used at your convenience, whichever is most comfortable for you is the one we recommend.
There are an assortment of products that can help keep it looking its best, all of which can be purchased through Visionary Scalps. After care is essential, therefore we have a comprehensive after care guide. If you have any other questions be sure to send us a message!
Both your hair and skin colour impact the final result of the treatment so we will be sure to choose an ink pigment that works best to match your natural follicles.