Scalp Micropigmentation
Scalp Micropigmentation
Q & A

Scalp Micropigmentation Q & A

What is the estimated price range of this treatment?

We have a range of prices that start at $1,500 for a scar and up to $6,000 for an individual who has Alopecia with no hair at all. Most of our clients have a horseshoe pattern and need a hairline, top, sides and blending. These jobs usually range between $3-4,000.00 and are based on the specific needs of the client.

How long does the treatment take?

Typically the 1st procedure ranges between 3-5 hours. Your 2nd and 3rd are usually only 2-3 hours.

Will the pigment used fade or change color?

This is not tattoo ink, this is specially formulated ink used for our purpose. There is no risk of color turning blue or green. Long term (10-15 years) it maybe be necessary to have additional treatment.

Does it matter what color my hair is?

We are the absolute professionals at matching colors. We have ink to match any hair follicle. We use our own specialized ink called SCALPA INK, it is divided into three different blends, letting us mix matching the three to create any hair color.

What is the nearest date that you are available for face-to-face consultation?

Phone consultations are a great way to have your questions answered while in the comfort of your own home. You may also submit images via email (ContourAestheticsClinic@gmail.com) or through text (727-222-2769)

If things go well, how soon after the consultation can the procedure be done?

Consultations can often lead to booking procedures. These appointments are based on the availability of both parties schedules. We strive to accommodate our clients and can usually schedule procedures within a week of your initial consultation.

What is the width measurement of your smallest smp needle?

Our needles are 75% smaller than standard tattoo needles and we use the same size needle in every procedure. This is to ensure control over product and placement while providing a natural look as it is the same size as a hair follicle at it’s point.

How long does the scalp take to fully heal after the procedure?

We provide a post care protocols that should be followed for the first week and after that all we ask is that you keep your scalp protect with a high SPF.

I want my hair all to look uniform when it is razor shaved. Will I need my entire head done with smp to achieve this look?

The look that we create for you is one that will be blended into the hair that you already have. During the process of photo submission we will advise the length that should be kept in order to achieve the best look possible and we always ask that when you arrive for your treatment it is in this suggested length.

How long do I have to wait until shaving my head?

Until day four or five. We recommend an electric foil shaver.

How long do I have to wait to shave with a razor?

We recommend waiting at least a week this is because your scalp is in the healing process and you would not want to interfere with your body’s natural healing process.

I have a pool/hot tub when is it okay to expose my head to chlorine?

You are to wait until at least 7 days after your procedure date.

What is the difference between scalp micropigmentation and a regular head tattoo?

Although it may be referred to as a hair tattoo, our inks do not change color after applying like a regular tattoo does. Our needles are inserted into the dermis portion of skin, which is more controlled and prevents ink from spreading. We also have designed our own single use hand crafted needles which are 75% smaller then the needles that are commercially sold.

What is the size of the needle which inserts the scalp and what is the pain level?

Our needle is a quarter the size of a 3 round needle, used by companies that implant pigments using permanent makeup guns. This gives us the advantage of creating actual follicles, that look just like hair. Other companies have no choice, but to create a fill, or shade that gives the illusion of hair. Our needle can be compared to making the dot of a small pin. If you look up very close to our impressions, you can’t tell the difference between the hair and the impressions. The pain level most clients tell us is 2 out of 10. Men and women who have scarring from hair transplants, they tend to have a little more discomfort due to sensitivity. For a standard Scalp Micropigmentation treatment that includes the hairline, front, top and crown with blending you can expect to have 14-15 thousand hair follicles tattooed using our point by point placement.

Can this procedure work on fair skinned people with light brown or blonde hair?

Yes. Since we custom blend our colors we are able to match hair color whether blonde, red, brown or black!

Will I be able to do a 0 or 1 buzz, or will I need to blade shave daily to keep things realistic?

The two most popular length suggestions are a 0 or 1 guard but we do often have clients who prefer shave or foil shave their scalp. This is a personal preference and also based on the speed at which your hair grows.

When can I first wash my head?

Immediately following your procedure only with baby shampoo and you will continue to use baby shampoo twice a day for one week.

If houry job requires physical labor; will sweating interfere with my healing?

We recommend that you hold off sweating until at least 4 days then you can sweat lightly, heavy sweating by day 10.

How will I look immediately after the procedure?

There will be redness for 2-10 hours after treatment, it depends usually on your skin type. The pigments initial color will appear darker than the “cured” result, which can take up to 1-2 weeks.

My scalp will be pretty white compared to my face if I shave my head. Will tanning my head to even up skin tone affect my smp?

Whatever you do, please do not tan before your treatment! Tanning can toughen up the skin and create difficulties in getting your skin to absorb ink. We like to view the scalp in its most natural state and the less irritated the better. Before adding any pigment we will take into consideration your natural skin tone and hair color and create a look that is custom to you.

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