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What Is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)

SMP is a non-surgical solution to hair loss and thinning hair. Pigment is used to create the appearance of hair follicles on the scalp by strategically placing a blend of pigments on the scalp. Tiny layers of dots are carefully placed on the scalp to replicate the hair shadow by looking like natural hair follicles. It is suitable for men and women

 

The pigments used are the best in the industry and are made from natural ingredients, including carbon. They are natural and organic. As the procedure is non-invasive minimal recovery time is needed after the procedure and results are seen immediately. 

Who is suitable for Scalp Micropigmentation?

This is suitable for men and women experiencing hair loss due to cancer, alopecia, thinning hair or male and female pattern baldness.

It is ideal for anyone who wants:

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Full coverage or would like the short hair shaved look

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Scar camouflage on the scalp (caused by burns, injuries, alopecia, or even previous FUT/FUE hair transplant scars)

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Low maintenance solution for hair loss with minimum downtime and immediate results.

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Add density to existing hair to give the appearance of fuller, thicker hair for men and women

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Add density after hair transplant to give more density to the transplanted area

Here at Best Health Hair we work with the industry leaders and have links with award winning SMP practitioners.

SMP Results

After 2 Sessions

Male full head and new hairline

After 1 Session

Male full head and new hairline

After 3 Sessions

Male full head and new hairline

  • Is thinning hair permanent or temporary?
    Temporary hair loss in both men and women can be down to many factors, from stress, poor diet, hormonal imbalances and skin ailments. Temporary hair loss can often be corrected and positively influenced by addressing these causes. Our hair loss specialists, surgeons and trichologists have each been in this field for many years and are highly adept at assessing the root causes of thinning hair and the best course of action to deal with it swiftly and effectively. Permanent hair loss or thinning hair would be mainly be due to male or female pattern baldness and alopecia. Again, our hair loss specialists, surgeons and trichologists would be able to advise you at your consultation as to if FUE hair restoration surgery is advisable to deal with your current hair loss and if it is not, then we would advise you on alternative approaches to dealing with your problem.
  • What is the cause of male hair loss?
    The precise condition that results in hair loss cannot be defined. There are many causes for this problem. According to research, there are four factors which cause severe hair loss: Genetic factors Hormonal factors Ageing Stress
  • Why am I losing my hair?
    In today’s world, hair is increasingly identified with youth, vitality, even virility. For a man or woman to lose their hair prematurely can be emotionally devastating, affecting work, confidence and personal relationships. But you’re not alone! Did you know that by the time a man reaches 50yrs, as many as 50% of men have suffered some degree of hair loss. As with any medical condition, early detection is the best way to cure and will also help alleviate the problem.
  • I travel quite a lot in my job, mainly travelling by air. I find my hair comes out a lot when I comb or wash it. The hair tends to shed more than it should. Is there a solution?"
    Constant air travel, staying in hotels, being constantly on the move, poor quality food, the quality of re-cycled air in aircrafts – these all affect your health and could cause an increase in hair shedding. Furthermore, re-location is very stressful which can lead to poor eating habits that could cause temporary hair loss. It can take six months for this type of loss to correct itself but this would depend on getting into the habit of resting, sleeping and eating properly.
  • I can’t get out of the habit of blow-drying my hair every day, but I’m sure it’s Affecting the overall condition of my hair. I can’t possibly bear the thought of ditching my hair dryer, so is there a way of making it less damaging?"
    Blow-drying your hair on a daily basis will undoubtedly cause a degree of progressive damage. You can protect your hair by using a protective styling mousse prior to blow-drying. Try using your dryer on a lower heat setting and holding it a little further from your hair shaft. The nozzle must never come into direct contact with the hair.
  • What is the best way to look after my hair?
    If you look after your body, it, in turn, will look after your hair. Look at your lifestyle: is there anything you could change as an improvement? Do you eat too much fast food because you are too busy to prepare healthy food? You can turn things around with a little effort. Also, think of your hair as a silk garment. Both silk and hair are protein fibres. You wouldn’t wash a silk garment with a cheap detergent in a washing machine on a high agitation cycle and then dry it in a dryer at a very high temperature. Think of what a silk garment would look after that treatment. Eat wisely, use the correct hair products and gentle treatment and you will enjoy optimum hair conditions. Why have straw when you can have silk?
  • Do products that claim to repair hair really work?
    The majority of hair care products help with the combability and general appearance of the hair. They will coat the hair temporarily mending split ends. Some amino acids can penetrate the hair repairing minor damage. The effect is not permanent and only lasts from shampoo to shampoo. Products containing Panthenol penetrate into the hair as well as coating the hair shaft. It’s effect is said to be cumulative. That is, it’s beneficial effects withstand shampooing. All these products are for minor hair damage and will have no effect on badly damaged hair.
  • I have read that Male Pattern Hair Loss is inherited from the mother’s side of the family. Is this true?
    Many people have heard that, “hair loss comes from the mother’s side of the family,” but this is largely a myth. While there is a slightly higher frequency of inheritance from the mother’s side, male pattern baldness is a genetic trait that can be inherited from either parent. Also, there is more than one gene involved. The term used by scientists is ‘polygenic’, meaning involving more than one gene, and it is more complicated than was originally thought.
  • I am male aged 62 and am losing my hair. It is not in the male pattern way of temples and crow but my hair, although it covers my head, is much thinner than it used to be. What causes this?"
    Even when there is no predisposition to genetic balding, as a man ages, some hairs in each follicular unit randomly begin to minituarize. As a result, each group will contain both full terminal hairs and minituarized hairs, making the area appear less full. Eventually, the minituarized hairs are lost and the follicular units are reduced in number. In all adult males, the entire scalp undergoes this ageing process to some degree over time. Fortunately, in most men the permanent zone retains enough permanent hair so that hair transplantation remains a viable option for men well in to their 70s.
  • I am thinking of having a hair transplant but am worried that I might lose the transplants for the same reason my own hair disappeared.
    Dehydrotestosterone (DHT) , the hormone that is the instigator of male pattern hair loss, resides in the follicles in the front, top and crown of the head. Normally the follicles at the back of the head from which the transplant donor area is chosen are not sensitive to DHT and are unaffected by the trans-position to the top area of the head. The results of a hair transplant procedure performed by a qualified, experienced surgeon are usually permanent.
  • I have been using the drug Finasteride as a treatment for hair loss and have been told that the herb Saw Palmetto is useful as a DHT Inhibitor. I would prefer to use this because it is herbal. What is your opinion?
    Tests appear to indicate that Saw Palmetto is likely to be very useful as a hair loss intervention, however its ascertainable effects on hair, like and mild anti-androgen, will take up to six months to manifest. Not unlike Finasteride, when it first came to market in 1992,many tried Saw Palmetto for a few months, didn’t see visible results, and concluded it ”didn’t work”. When Finasteride was being experimented in the early years, prior to its FDA approval for hair loss, the consensus was that it was useless and a big disappointment. The reason for this was that the results for most were subtle and undetectable for the first 9-12 months. Indications are that Saw Palmetto as a DHT Inhibitor is likely very useful as a hair loss intervention, however its ascertainable effects on hair , like any mild anti-androgens, will take up to six months to manifest.
  • How many sessions do I need?
    Scalp Micropigmentation normally takes more than one session for the best results. On average we would recommend 2-4 sessions depending on the extent of hair loss. There is normally a gap of 2-3 weeks between each session. This is so we can let the pigment settle and heal in-between and then layer it the next session to give a more realistic and natural look result.
  • How long is each session?
    The length of each session depends on the area to be treated and can last 2-4 hours. There is no down time after the procedure.
  • Can you have Scalp Micropigmentation after a hair transplant?
    This is commonly carried out after hair transplant to maximise the results seen. SMP can be used to add density to the transplanted area or cover any scarring caused by FUE and FUT. We would normally advise to wait 8-12 months after a hair transplant to allow maximum growth of your transplanted hair or the dinar area to heal.
  • Is suitable for women?
    Absolutely! A lot of women experience hair thinning where the scalp may become visible. We can carefully place the pigments in the exposed areas giving the appearance of fuller thicker hair.
  • Is the procedure painful?
    There will be some slight discomfort during the procedure, and we will be monitoring you to make sure you are feeling okay. We do no go past the second layer of the skin, therefore the pain is less that in traditional tattooing.
  • How long do the results last?
    After all the sessions have been completed the strength of the colour should last a few years ( 3-6 years) with proper care and use of a SPF 50 sunscreen Over time there may a lightening of the colour (not discolouration), and we can offer a touch-up session to counteract this.
  • How much does Micro Scalp Pigmentation treatment cost?
    The price of MSP treatment is determined by the extent of your hair loss. Although cost is significant, your primary concern when selecting a provider for your MSP treatment should be the quality of their work. There are different financing alternatives accessible to make the procedure more affordable and attainable.
  • Are consultations free?
    Yes, all Best Health Hair Clinic consultations are free of charge.
  • What can I expect when I attend a Best Health Hair consultation?
    At the consultation, your Best Health Hair specialist will assess the extent of your hair loss and engage in a conversation with you about your expectations. They will then inform you about the feasible outcomes of the treatment alternatives that are accessible to you.
  • What happens if the pigment starts to fade?
    Fading can occur within the first year, but it is very rare. However, we are so confident in the long-lasting quality of our outstanding work that we provide a 5-year guarantee to provide you with added assurance.
  • How long does the procedure take?
    A Best Health Hair Clinic eyebrow transplant procedure would typically last around 3 – 4 hours.
  • How long does it take for the hair to grow?
    Usually, the initial new growth of eyebrows after the procedure appears around 3 months later. However, it takes approximately 12 to 18 months for the complete eyebrow transplant results to fully develop. Once the hair starts to grow, you can groom, shape, and color it according to your preferences by cutting, plucking, or tinting.
  • Does eyebrow hair grow at the same rate as scalp hair?
    The hair growth cycle for eyebrows lasts for 2 to 3 months, whereas for scalp hair used in the procedure, it is 3 to 5 years. Consequently, eyebrow hairs tend to fall out after reaching a certain length, while scalp hairs continue to grow longer. Initially, the implanted hairs forming the eyebrows will adapt to grow more slowly, but regular grooming will be necessary in the beginning.
  • Will the eyebrow grow naturally?
    We ensure that we respect the directional growth angles and meticulously pick scalp hair from a particular zone that closely matches your eyebrow hair.
  • How long do eyebrow transplants last?
    A Best Health Hair Clinic eyebrow transplant is a permanent solution which will last a lifetime.
  • Are consultations free?
    Yes, all Best Health Hair Clinic consultations are free of charge.
  • What can I expect when I attend a Best Health Hair consultation?
    At the consultation, your Best Health Hair specialist will assess the extent of your hair loss and engage in a conversation with you about your expectations. They will then inform you about the feasible outcomes of the treatment alternatives that are accessible to you.
  • How does a beard transplant work?
    The fundamental principles of hair transplantation are identical, and it is possible to reconstruct and/or enhance facial hair to achieve the appearance of a complete beard, moustache, or goatee. Irrespective of whether your facial hair is patchy or non-existent, the newly transplanted hair will grow and provide a lasting solution.
  • Is the procedure painful?
    The area is fully numbed using a local anesthetic so that you do not feel any discomfort, even though you remain awake throughout the procedure. We ensure that you are entirely at ease throughout the entire process.
  • Where can the hair be placed for a beard transplant?
    Beards, moustaches, goatees, and sideburns can be fashioned using facial hair transplantation. Additionally, the procedure can also be utilized to enhance current facial hair or to address thinning areas.
  • Will the beard grow naturally?
    We ensure that we honor the directional growth angles and meticulously choose scalp hair from a particular area that provides the best possible match to your facial hair.
  • When can I shave again?
    Assuming that the area has entirely healed, you can have your initial shave between 14 to 21 days after the operation.
  • Are consultations free?
    Yes, all Best Health Hair Clinic consultations are free of charge.
  • How much does a beard transplant procedure cost?
    The cost of a beard transplant procedure significantly relies on the extent of coverage needed and your desired outcome. As a permanent procedure, the results will be visible for the remainder of your life. While the cost is an essential consideration, selecting a company that prioritizes quality work should be your top priority when undergoing the restoration. Various financing options are available to make the treatment more affordable and attainable.
  • What can I expect when I attend a Best Health Hair consultation?
    At the consultation, your Best Health Hair specialist will assess the extent of your hair loss and engage in a conversation with you about your expectations. They will then inform you about the feasible outcomes of the treatment alternatives that are accessible to you.
  • What is mesotherapy treatment?
    Mesotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment for hair loss that employs a formula made up of natural plant extracts and authorized hair loss medications.
  • What happens during a mesotherapy treatment?
    The treatment enhances the scalp by providing a boost that can stimulate hair follicles and improve blood circulation, thus enhancing hair growth quality in the treated regions. Microinjections administer the treatment just below the epidermal layer, around 1mm below the skin's surface.
  • Is the treatment painful?
    Although most patients report experiencing minimal to no discomfort during the mesotherapy procedure, some may encounter a slight level of discomfort.
  • How many sessions do I need?
    The length of the treatment may vary depending on the patient and the type of hair loss they have. A series of sessions is necessary to accumulate Mesotherapy components in the skin and initiate hair growth stimulation. A standard minimum treatment plan would last for six months, with regular sessions to support effective recovery. After this period and depending on the patient's progress, the time between sessions can usually be extended to maintain the obtained results.
  • How long will it take to see results?
    Some patients may observe positive outcomes within 2 to 3 months of the treatment, although some might experience them earlier.
  • Are consultations free?
    Yes, all Best Health Hair Clinic consultations are free of charge.
  • How much does Mesotherapy treatment cost?
    The price of Mesotherapy treatment will be based on your unique situation. While cost is a crucial consideration, it is crucial to prioritize the quality of the work when selecting a company to perform your Mesotherapy treatment. There are various financing alternatives available to make our treatment options more cost-effective and attainable.
  • What is PRP treatment?
    PRP plasma contains protein and growth factors which attract stem cells to help stimulate hair follicle growth, increase circulation to hair follicles and decrease inflammation. This is then injected into the clients scalp to aid growth. Other non-surgical treatments can be used in combination to benefit hair growth. This can be used to encourage hair growth and improve its quality and thicken hair. A sample of blood is taken from the client and spun in a centrifuge. This separates the platelets from the rest of the plasma.
  • What happens during a PRP treatment?
    To obtain platelet-rich plasma for treatment, a blood sample is collected and processed in a centrifuge, which separates the platelets from other blood components. The concentrated platelets are then injected into the target area.
  • How many sessions do I need?
    To encourage healthier hair growth, regular PRP sessions are recommended, although the treatment duration may differ from patient to patient. Generally, aggressive recovery is promoted by conducting PRP sessions regularly over the initial 6-month period. After this time, and depending on the progress, the interval between sessions can be extended to maintain the achieved results.
  • How long will it take before I see results?
    Although some patients report positive results as early as 2 to 3 months, it typically takes between six to twelve months to judge the results of PRP treatment visually in the mirror.
  • Are consultations free?
    Yes, all Best Health Hair Clinic consultations are free of charge.
  • How much does a PRP treatment cost?
    The cost of PRP treatment is dependent on your specific case. Although cost is a crucial consideration, selecting a company to perform your PRP treatment based on the quality of their work should be your top priority. Several financing options are available to make our treatment packages more affordable and accessible.

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