Scalp Micropigmentation in Warwickshire

What is Scalp Micropigmentation SMP

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a superb solution for both men and women with hair loss issues. A proven safe and effective, non-surgical technique that replicates the look of natural hair follicles, providing the appearance of a full head of closely-shaven hair.                                          

Scalp Micropigmentation can provide solutions for: 

* male/female pattern hair loss

* androgenetic alopecia  

* thinning hair  * skin disorders

* scalp scarring from surgery or an accident

* restoring a naturally looking hairline and crown hair loss    

* dramatically reducing the visual impact of scarring/burns.   

* helping to rebuild confidence and self-esteem.

How does it work / What is the procedure?

SMP is an advanced cosmetic/aesthetic procedure in which  natural organic pigments (fully tested, complying with COE ResAP (2008) 1 standards ) are applied to the epidermal level of the scalp via specialist micro needles, replicating the appearance of hundreds or thousands of hair follicles/strands. As hair follicles don’t always grow in a perfectly uniform pattern, the Elan clinic ensures that the natural ‘imperfections’ of your specific hair growth pattern are incorporated into the finished look. Various shades of pigment are also used to create the most realistic and natural results (as the inks used at the Elan clinic are non-acrylic and organic they allow faster  healing and superior colour retention ). 

The procedure usually takes place over 3 sessions (each lasting approximately 3 – 4 hours) resulting in a gradual build up of hair density and a natural recreation of the hairline.  During the initial consultation, our expert technicians will discuss the various implications of SMP. They will recommend the style that suits your hairline and offer all the advice that you need.


Achieve a Flawless Look

One of the many concerns people usually have is the fear other people will be able to notice the difference between their hair and the SMP. At The Elan Clinic, we provide the highest standard of care which means that the finished look is a natural one. People won’t be able to tell the difference.


Types of SMP Treatments

Scalp Micropigmentation can be the solution to a wide range of hair and scalp issues. Some of the most popular hair and scalp issues that SMP could help with are:

SMP for Alopecia Areata 

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune condition that causes ‘patchy’ hair loss. It can result in a single or multiple hair loss areas of a varying indeterminate period of time.  SMP can cover these areas effectively,   camouflaging hair loss without interfering with any re-growth.

SMP Solutions for Alopecia Totalis (AT) and Alopecia Universalis (AU)

Alopecia totalis is a more advanced form of alopecia areata, resulting in total loss of all hair on the scalp,   Alopecia universalis is the most advanced form of alopecia areata and results in total loss across the whole body. As an auto-immune condition – the skin can reject the pigment, so more sessions (4-5) may be necessary.

Alopecia Barbae

Alopecia barbae is alopecia areata that is specific to the beard area, these patches may present as a uniform shape and may still be visible after shaving,  SMP can help disguise such irregular beard patterns.

Traction Alopecia

All forms of hairstyling involving prolonged traction or ‘pulling’ can cause traction alopecia, dislodging hair within the follicle and causing trauma, and if continued, permanent hair loss. This form of hair loss is often noticed at the frontal margin/hairline. In most circumstances, the condition ceases when the causative factors are eliminated. Total hair regrowth cannot always be guaranteed, and will take time –  SMP can be used to disguise the hair loss/thinning.

SMP Treatments for Women

Causes of female hair loss can be many and varied, and are often ‘multi – aetiological’   (have more than one cause). SMP offers immediate results by creating  the appearance of thicker hair. Crucially – SMP  does not hinder hair regrowth and recovery.

SMP for scars

SMP is an excellent choice for disguising hair loss caused by scars – either from an accident, injury or surgery (even hair transplant surgery).  SMP can be used both prior to and post-transplantation to enhance the results. SMP  prior to transplant treatment can help minimise any obvious after transplant hairline differences, by discreetly improving the hair density in the weeks prior to the transplant.

SMP for Thinning Hair

SMP can also be a great way of enhancing your look when you deal with poor hair density. The way SMP actions, in this case, is by creating a base layer that covers the surfaces with less hair, thus alleviating the contrast between the skin and the hair.

SMP for Receding Hairline

In a similar fashion with SMP for thinning hair, this procedure helps bring back a uniform look for those with a receding hairline. By filling in the patches with missing hair, this will help you achieve a seamless look.

Why choose The Elan Clinic for your SMP Treatment?

With years of experience behind us, we have helped hundreds of customers across the West Midlands, including Birmingham, Warwickshire, Coventry, achieve their desired look. During the initial consultation, we will offer you the right advice along with all the information that you need and want to know in order to prepare for the SMP treatment. Get in touch with us today if you want to discuss how we can help you.


How long does scalp micro-pigmentation last?

Scalp micro-pigmentation done right is a procedure that will give you permanent results. However, in order to maintain the same colour intensity, in time you will need to have a ‘top-up’ procedure. These are usually done from three to five years and it will ensure that you have an overall uniform look for the rest of your life.

Is SMP Painful?
The SMP procedure is considered to be similar to getting a tattoo and most clients think it is a painless procedure. 

My hair is turning grey – what do I do?
When you first get your SMP treatment, our specialists will match the ink with the colour of your hair. In time, if your hair is changing to grey, you will need a top-up where a different pigment will be used. This will allow the transition to go smoothly. You will also find that grey hair is actually darker at the roots and lighter as it grows. This means that as the years go by, you won’t notice that much of a difference.

How much is an SMP treatment?
The costs of a scalp micro pigmentation will depend on the size of the area you want to be covered. Generally, our prices range from £300.00 – £2,700. If you want an accurate quote, don’t hesitate to call our team and we will be happy to give you more details.

How many sessions do I need to attend to achieve the final look?
It usually takes between 2 to 3 sessions before you can achieve the desired look. Between each session, there is a window of 10 days during which your skin heals.

I have long hair – Can I still have SMP?
Some people with long hair can still benefit from a SMP treatment. You will need to come in for a consultation in order to determine if SMP is something that you could benefit from.

Our clinic is based in Warwickshire and can be easily accessed from all parts of the West Midlands, including Birmingham, Coventry and Solihull. We have successfully supported a large number of patients with achieving the desired look that made them comfortable again. If you would like to discuss our scalp micropigmentation solutions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our team members and we will be happy to answer your questions.


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