The Pros and Cons of SMP

Advantages of Scalp Micro Pigmentation

As with any hair restoration treatment, scalp micro-pigmentation (SMP) has its advantages and its disadvantages. When investigating scalp micropigmentation as an option to treat your own hair loss, it is a good idea to weigh all aspects of each treatment so that you make the right decision for your particular hair loss case. Everyone’s hair loss is unique. SMP is a great solution for some types of hair loss, but others may be better off with an FUE hair transplant or PRP (platelet-rich plasma therapy) treatment.

Obviously scalp micro pigmentation is a great treatment to relieve the emotional distress that can be caused by bald or thinning hair. It can increase the self-confidence of the patient and enable them to enjoy their life to the fullest once more. So if you are considering an SMP treatment, what are the advantages and disadvantages to consider before signing up with the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic?


SMP is a non-invasive treatment

One of the biggest selling features of an SMP treatment is that it is a non-invasive procedure that does not require any downtime. A patient is able to return to all daily routines immediately following a fairly short procedure. This means that not only is the procedure itself much quicker than other types of hair restoration treatments, but it also means that the desired final result can also be achieved faster. Some procedures can be completed with just 3 short visits over a couple of months. And of course, the greatest benefit of a non-invasive procedure is that the healing time is faster and there is a very minimal risk of infection.

Affordability & Durability

When compared to some other hair restoration procedures, scalp micro-pigmentation may be the more affordable option. A hair transplant can cost upwards of $10,000, while an SMP treatment to cover the same area will start at only $3,000 (Please note that these prices are subject to change over time and differ according to geographic region). This makes scalp micro-pigmentation the perfect way to enhance your appearance without having to go beyond your specific budget.

SMP may last for many years with the proper after care. Although touch-ups are always going to be necessary eventually, you won’t need to schedule them for many years following the initial treatment as long as you follow the recommended aftercare.

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Disadvantages of Scalp Micro Pigmentation

An SMP treatment will always look its very best when the surrounding hairs have been shaved. In most cases, the SMP treatment works best to add the appearance of a “shaved look” to an already shaved head. When SMP is done in areas that have longer hair, it may be noticeable. If you would prefer a thicker head of hair or one that can be styled, then an FUE hair transplant will be your better option. But if you prefer the shaved look and have realistic expectations, SMP may be a better option for you.

It does not feel like hair

SMP is a great way to create an illusion, but it will still feel the same as a bald head. So if you are looking for a way to restore actual hair, SMP is not the right choice for you. FUE hair transplants and PRP (platelet-rich plasma therapy) are possible alternatives that will give you a more desired result.

Will not age

This is a great permanent solution that will be able to withstand trends and provide a timeless solution for most types of hair loss. All it will require is minor touch-ups over time. As long as it has been done by a proper specialist at a reputable clinic, you will have a long-lasting response to your hair loss.

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