SMP Hair Fillers

Hair thinning (diffuse alopecia) is a condition in which follicular density becomes conspicuously sparse throughout the scalp, without any areas of total baldness. There are a wide variety of different causes of hair thinning in both men and women. The main culprit in men is diffuse male pattern baldness, which presents as thinning from the frontal zone to the crown without a receded hairline.

In women, almost all cases of female pattern hair loss involve thinning in the part line or the top of the scalp without any areas of total baldness. Another uncommon condition that can affect both men and women is called diffuse unpatterned alopecia, in which density is lost uniformly throughout the entire scalp including the sides and the back.

It is also highly common for patients who have undergone a hair transplant to end up with a disappointing lack of density after the procedure is done. This is because of the limited amount of donor hair grafts each patient has available; the average person can only have 4000-6000 grafts harvested from their donor region. For context, it could take as many as 20,000 grafts to restore full density in a person with significant baldness. There are a few transplant doctors who can extract grafts from other parts of the body such as the beard and chest area in order to increase the number of transplantable grafts. However, this is a very costly process, and we have seen patients who have received 10,000-15,000 grafts and yet are still lacking sufficient hair density.

What is SMP?

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a non-surgical procedure that is used to treat a variety of hair thinning and hair loss conditions. It is a designed form of tattooing applied to your scalp that gives the appearance of hair follicles. 

At Zang SMP, we use organic, plant-based pigments that are deposited into the scalp. Because these pigments mimic the appearance of hair follicles, the result is life-changing. Rather than having a bald head, SMP treatment gives you a cropped (buzzed) look. 

There’s no need to have surgery or a painful hair transplant. With SMP for men, your head of hair will look how you want. If you suffer from a bald head that you did not choose, we can help. SMP gives your head the hair you need to improve your image.

Benefits of SMP

SMP offers many benefits, including:

  • Concealment of scarring from failed hair transplants, including both the strip and follicular unit extraction styles of surgery
  • The appearance of a full head of hair
  • A young, natural hairline or more conservative, receded appearance
  • Camouflage for burns, birthmarks, and scars
  • Complete and lasting concealment of the symptoms of alopecia, regardless of severity
  • When combined with pre-existing hair transplant results, SMP treatment for hair loss can create the appearance of additional hair growth

Why Choose SMP Over Traditional Hair Fillers

Choosing Scalp Micropigmentation over traditional hair filler treatments offers a unique set of benefits, particularly for those looking to address issues of thinning or balding without the complications of ongoing maintenance.

SMP provides a permanent solution that doesn't require the repetitive application typical of many hair filler systems. It's a non-invasive procedure that can dramatically alter the appearance of the hairline without the use of real human hair or temporary hair fibers. The specific advantages compared to traditional hair fillers include:

  • Long-lasting results with minimal upkeep
  • No need for repetitive applications
  • Appearance of fuller hair instantly
  • Safe procedure with no surgical risks
  • Cost-effective in the long term
  • Matches any hair color
  • Resistant to weather conditions
  • Suitable for all types of hair loss
  • Non-allergic and free from chemicals
  • Enhances natural hair growth appearance

After the SMP procedure, the results are immediately visible, providing a sharp, defined hairline. Unlike traditional hair building fibers, SMP doesn't rely on the temporary concealment of damaged hair.

Instead, it offers a permanent depiction of hair follicles that doesn't wash out or degrade over time. This method bypasses the need for frequent maintenance and care associated with hair filler systems and the ongoing effort to fill hair or repair hair inside. Additionally, SMP does not involve treatments that attempt to mend the hair fiber's inner layer or require inner fiber repair, making it a far better option for those with significantly receding or balding areas.

Concerns Addressed

SMP can treat a variety of conditions, including: 

  • Male pattern baldness
  • Female pattern baldness
  • Thinning hair, including thin hair on the sides of your head and on the top of your head
  • Alopecia
  • Scar tissue/scarring 
  • Hair follicle loss due to aging, genetics, hormones, auto-immune diseases, or medications

Is SMP a Scalp Tattoo? 

SMP is similar to a traditional tattoo. But the needles, machine, and pigmentation used for treatment are different. Additionally, SMP treatment goes two layers deep into your skin, whereas a tattoo goes five layers deep or more.

How Many SMP Treatments Will I Need?

SMP is typically two to three treatments. Treatments number one and two are typically one week apart. If a third treatment is needed, that will take place anywhere from 1 to 3 months later.

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