Skinnovate Frequently Asked Questions
Why am I experiencing hair loss?
There are many reasons why you could be losing your hair. So, it’s important to talk to an expert and get a diagnosis that is specific to you. One popular example is how Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) causes male pattern baldness in men.
That means you lose hair at the top of your head, but the sides and back are unaffected. In women, however, the very same hormone causes an entirely different type of hair loss pattern. Some other causes of hair loss could be stress, medications and some scalp conditions.
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a non-surgical treatment that works for hair loss. Not everyone is a candidate for a hair transplant. Scalp micro pigmentation offers an alternative and creates an illusion of a head full of hair. Experts also use it to conceal scars. Linear scars from an FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) and the dot looking spots from an FUE hair transplant can be concealed by scalp micropigmentation.
Can SMP be used to define the hairline?
Yes, it can. You can request a soft hairline or a more defined hairline from us. We strive to meet each client’s request and accommodate their goals. We also work together before show you how your results will come out so you can make the best decision.
How long does an SMP session last?
Because you’re working with our CEO, who is a master, your session can last anywhere between 2-4 hours. Clients can often go back to their everyday lives after the session.
Do I need more than one session?
For the best results, we offer three sessions. The first, a second one after seven days and another within a month if necessary. This gives your skin enough time to heal after each session. Multiple sessions are needed to achieve the optimum look for your procedure.
Is the Scalp Micropigmentation procedure permanent?
Well, think of it as a tattoo. It should last for the rest of your life but could fade over time. Everyone will experience some form of fading. However, most of our clients are satisfied with their results. We’re yet to see anyone return for a touch-up. It depends on your body and you ultimately.
Is Scalp Micropigmentation easily detectable?
The idea with SMP is that it blends with the hair on your scalp. The proper technique and expert will leave you with undetectable results. Even at close range, your loved ones will not know unless you tell them.
Is Scalp Pigmentation Considered Safe?
Yes, this procedure is totally non-invasive and considered safe. It is also important that you work with specialists like us.
Is Scalp Micropigmentation reversible?
The answer is yes. Just like tattoos can be removed, your SMP can be erased if necessary.
Is the procedure painful?
You will feel what most clients describe as a slight discomfort rather than a pain during the actual procedure. You can also take paracetamol or ibuprofen an hour before treatment.
Is there a difference between SMP and a regular tattoo?
Yes, there is. SMP shares a likeness with tattoos because pigments are used and deposited under your skin. But that’s where it ends. With SMP, the pigment is deposited on your upper dermal layer of skin. This is what makes it appear like a 5’Oclock shadow as opposed to a tattoo dot. With tattooing, the pigment is deposited much deeper than that.
What size of needle do you use?
We use a combination of different needle sizes depending on the area of your scalp where we’re working.
Do You Reuse Needles?
Certainly NOT! Our needles are single-use. You receive a new one at your sitting.
How long does healing take?
We’ll give you a set of aftercare instructions to follow after your procedure. Please ensure that you keep to them for the best results. You’ll also need a quality moisturizer and sunscreen.
Why is the colour of my SMP fading so much after my first session?
Have no fear; it is very typical for this to happen after your first session. Most people need between two to three sessions to get their final result. You’ll see a result that is final or much closer to your final results after your second session.
Can I expose my head to sunlight?
We recommend waiting at least a month after your procedure to expose your head to sunlight. Also, please ensure that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 and above before going out.
Can I wash my head after the procedure?
Yes, you can but only with baby shampoo. We’ll discuss this further at your consultation as part of your aftercare.
Will sweating affect my SMP?
We advise that you avoid sweating for at least four days after your SMP. You can then do some easy exercises that will lead to light sweating. Your schedule can o back to normal after day 10.
Is it okay to swim after my procedure? I am worried about the chlorine
You are recommended to wait for at least seven days after your procedure to let your scalp come in contact with chlorine.
Can women get MSP as a treatment for thinning hair?
Yes, they can! MSP is successful when disguising thinning areas, so feel free to book a consultation and talk to us.
Does MSP work with blond or brown hair?
Yes, it does. We custom blend our pigment to match your hair colour. So, whether blonde, brown, red or black, we can match it.
When can I get a physical consultation?
We will schedule your consultation based on availability and your location. If you are not close, we could also have an online consultation. You can get the answers you need right from the comfort of your home.
What can I expect at a consultation?
During your consultation, we’ll evaluate your hair loss and discuss possible causes. We’ll also talk about your expectations and let you know what treatment option