The experts at The Scalp Studio Singapore discuss scalp micropigmentation, an innovative treatment that tackles hair loss woes by using fine microneedles and pigments to mimic hair follicles.
In the field of hair loss woes, a new treatment is making waves: scalp micropigmentation (SMP). For the unacquainted, think of it as a semi-permanent process where microneedles are used to deposit pigments or colour on the scalp to mimic hair follicles. Considered safe and minimally invasive, SMP sure sounds like a game-changing innovation. Wondering if it’s the right choice for you? We speak to Kate Cheung – the founder, owner and lead specialist at the recently rebranded The Scalp Studio Singapore – to shed light on this little-known hair solution. Psst: you may know them previously as Scalp MP Ink.
1. Is SMP suitable for everyone?
Let’s face it: hair loss can be a struggle, regardless of age or gender. Luckily for us, SMP’s versatility makes it suitable for all. “Whether you’re struggling with receding hairlines, thinning crowns or total baldness, The Scalp Studio can tailor a solution for you,” shares Kate. Plus, those who suffer from hair fall due to medical conditions like alopecia or cancer treatments can also benefit. We hear the SMP artists at The Scalp Studio will even go the extra mile to liaise with your medical team, if necessary.
2. Is the procedure painful?
Don’t worry if your pain threshold isn’t the highest – SMP is said to be an almost painless yet effective treatment. Instead of depositing ink deep into the skin dermis, Kate explains that pigments are delicately applied beneath the top layer of the scalp. In fact, most clients only feel a tingly sensation. Rest assured that at The Scalp Studio, the SMP artists will work at a pace that suits you and puts you at ease. Expect comfy and hygienic premises, as well as utmost privacy and discretion during your time here!
3. Can people tell that I had SMP?
Promising fuller-looking hair and a more youthful appearance, Kate shares that the results are practically undetectable from the real deal. This natural-looking transformation is all thanks to SMP being highly customisable. Depending on your hair loss area, skin type, head shape and hair follicle colour, The Scalp Studio can create a flawless look to suit you.
4. Is SMP a worthwhile investment?
With estimated treatment prices between $800 and $5,000, you might be wondering if SMP is a worthy investment. “It’s absolutely worth the money, if long-lasting and natural-looking results are what you’re after,” says Kate. Not to mention, the difference is visible within just a couple of sessions. “SMP is considerably less expensive than hair systems and hair transplants, where the latter carries the risk of potential failures and scarring. With SMP, there is also no need for life-long medication or frequent visits to refresh hair systems – all these costs add up,” she adds. Psst: The Scalp Studio offers free consultations (with no obligations!), so swing by to get a personalised quote and treatment plan based on your unique concerns.
5. What does the aftercare process look like?
As with most cosmetic procedures, some post-treatment downtime is inevitable – but there’s no need for any major lifestyle shake-ups. Within the recommended recovery time of five to 10 days, avoid harsh sunlight, chlorinated pools and intense sweating as it may cause the pigments to fade more quickly. To keep the scalp dry, hair washing is also not recommended in the four to five days post-treatment – feel free to use dry shampoo instead. Sit tight; stellar results will follow!
Ready to take the leap on scalp micropigmentation? Seek the help of trusted and knowledgeable SMP experts at The Scalp Studio Singapore. Helmed by Kate and her team of expert SMP artists who boast extensive global training, expect best practices, top-notch equipment and personalised customer service. Head on down for a complimentary consultation (no strings attached), and be on your way to unlocking newfound confidence!
The Scalp Studio, 67A Haji Lane, Singapore 189260
This post is in partnership with The Scalp Studio.