What is scalp micro pigmentation (SMP)?

SMP is cosmetic tattooing (medical hair tattoo) that offers a solution to hair loss by replicating hair follicles that are about to grow giving the impression of a shaved look. SMP can treat anywhere on the scalp that is losing hair or even complete baldness of the scalp.


How real will it look?

Scalp Micropigmentation is designed to match and blend in with your existing hair growth and is not noticeable. Some of our clients tell us that the odd friend may give them compliments that they look well or that something looks different but they can’t quite put their finger on what has changed.

SMP is a subtle change which simply completes your look, giving you back your hairline which borders your face again, giving you back your confidence.


How long will the treatment take?

  • 1st 2 to 5 hours
  • 2nd 2 to 5 hours
  • 3rd 2 to 4 hours.

All quotes are for 3 visits. 1st to 2nd visit a 10-day gap and 3rd a 4-week gap.


How will you get the right colour shade?

The first treatment is done slightly lighter to see how the pigment settles in the scalp, then the second treatment the colour can be left as it is or altered to see if you need to go darker.


How will we do the front hairline?

We can go through some pictures of hairlines and then we will draw some hairlines on you. When doing hairlines it is always best to play it safe not going to low on the first visit. Then on the second visit, you will have decided how low you want to go. Also, various hairlines can be done depends on what you like jagged, soft, slightly receding its best to have soft to start with.


Is it the same as a normal tattoo?

No not at all even though SMP can be known as a hair tattoo, it is completely different to a tattoo. The pigments used for SMP do not change colour, complete different equipment and needles are used and a completely different technique is used. Also you have to be specially trained to perform scalp micro pigmentation.


Will it damage existing hair?

No. The SMP treatment does not damage existing hair growth nor does it damage hair growth from hair transplant procedures. Some clients even use SMP and hair transplants together to create their required density.


Are the results permanent?

Results can last 1 to 3 years with some touch ups in between, but depending on lifestyle and the immune system it can last longer.


How much is a touch-up?

I charge £200.


Can I go the gym or do any sort of training?

4 days after each treatment you cannot train, no sweating whatsoever, this is essential otherwise the treatment will not work. After 4 days you can train but only light training, you cannot sweat excessively for 10 days.


Will my head be red or how long will redness last?

This varies depending on your skin. Usually any redness will subside within 24 hours of your SMP treatment. Some clients may experience redness for the following few days although this is quite rare.

Your scalp will not necessarily be sore after your treatment but you may experience slight itchiness at times as your skin is healing.

Is the treatment safe?

The treatment is perfectly safe, every needle used is disposed of after each treatment and the equipment is cleaned after every client.


Pain relief before treatment?

Please feel free to take paracetamol or ibuprofen before you start although a lot of clients don’t feel any pain. Avoid aspirin this will cause bleeding as aspirin thins the blood.


How flexible are you on bookings?

We can work it around your work or social life no problem, weekends late nights early mornings that is not an issue.



Treatment starts from £400 up to £2000, please call 07528690285 to arrange a free consultation.

If you would rather please send some photos to leicesterhairclinic@gmail.com or 07528690285 and I will get back to you with a quote. Consultations can also be done over the phone/video calling.


I have other questions that are not on here.

Please email or ring 07528690285 and I can answer any other questions.