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Being one of the first worldwide practitioners educated by the SMP treatment's inventors, Zang is probably one of the most sought-after professionals by both clients as well as clinics owing to his depth of knowledge and expertise, compassion, and empathy.
His technical expertise enables him to accomplish difficult treatments while simultaneously training and mentoring a new era of SMP professionals who are also establishing themselves internationally. Zang and his group have worked with over 10,000 satisfied clients and more than 200 SMP practitioners. He is, without a doubt, an expert among specialists!
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What Does Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) mean?
Scalp Micropigmentation is a non-surgical approach, natural plant-based pigment deposits are implanted into the dermal layer of the scalp, yielding a rather more natural appearance. The pigment deposits act as replicas of hair follicles, giving the illusion of a full head of hair to the wearer. The 5 o'clock shadow appearance is available if you are entirely hairless; if your hair is fading or you are dissatisfied with your hair transplant outcomes and want additional density, then SMP might be the right procedure for you.
In order to achieve the best results, how many treatment procedures of SMP should I undergo?
Scalp Micropigmentation is usually performed with at least two sessions, with each session taking place one week apart. Because it will be your skin that we are going to be working with considering that it is the biggest organ on your body, to ensure that our process is successful, we expect some pigment to be rejected by your skin shortly following your initial treatment. We anticipate seeing substantial positive results after the first treatment, but following the second session, we expect to see more of a completion of the procedure. There is a potential of a third treatment 1-3 months following the second treatment, during which we will put the final touches on the results.
What is the timeframe of every treatment?
Each session lasts from 2-4 hours, based on the amount of work involved. The first procedure is usually the most time-consuming since we are building the hairline and laying it in the fundamental layer of the hair. Every successive treatment is generally shorter in duration, however, this might vary depending on how well prior treatments were retained.
In determining the hairline construction, who will decide on it?
There are already a variety of elements that affect which hairline is most appropriate for you. We tailor your hairline to complement your unique characteristics in order to get the most authentic and suitable results possible. Our calculations also take into consideration your own tastes, because there is a wide variety of choices for what might appear realistic for any one person.
What to do after undergoing three treatments already?
After you've completed the first postoperative recommendations, you may sit back and enjoy the benefits of the SMP therapy. We do provide a one-year warranty with our treatment programs, so if there is any fading of the pigments, you can be certain that we will patch it up at no additional cost to you during that time. Afterward, we'll meet up again in a couple of years!
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How many years will it take when you say “a few years”?
Generally, we anticipate that our clients are going to require touch-ups between the first 5-8 years of service. Although this is a permanent surgery that will last indefinitely, there is regular wear and tear on the surface of the skin that enables it to lighten up across time as a result of general wear and tear.
Will there be any post-op care instructions to be provided by the SMP professional?
If you want to reduce if not avoid severe fading and contamination, it is essential that you observe our 4-day post-treatment recommendations. For the very first four days, there is to be no touching, bathing, or cutting, and there is to be no exercise. Immediately following every procedure, you may put on a hat to protect your head from the sun. Don't be concerned if you are going to be sleeping on it, since the pigment will not smudge or spread on your pillows as you sleep on them. Aftercare instructions are included in the PDF attachment.
Will I still need to take some time off to work after the SMP procedure?
Non-invasive and non-surgical scalp micro pigmentation are the two terms used to describe this procedure which means that there is no downtime that is required; you simply need to adhere to the aftercare instructions for four days. There are a number of patients that come in for an SMP procedure and then they immediately return home or report for work the very same day.
Will the SMP treated area going to be noticed by people?
When first applied, pigments will appear bolder than usual since they are being deposited freshly. It is possible to detect a softening as well as for settling of the pigments overnight. Furthermore, you will not have to worry when you see any redness because it is going to fade within 48-72 hours after it has appeared. The intensity of redness is determined by how sensitive your skin is going to be, however, customers will observe a significant reduction in redness two days after their first treatment, more or less. Once the first settling phase is complete, your procedure will appear entirely natural.
Is it painful?
The bulk of our clients who had SMP have said that the pain is not quite as terrible as that of a conventional tattoo. Although pain tolerance will vary from client to client, however, your health and safety are our top priorities. Our professionals will make certain that the procedure runs as smoothly as possible.
Is it necessary for me to maintain my shaven appearance?
We will evaluate your hair loss during the appointment or through a web-based evaluation. Once we have a better knowledge of the type of hair loss you are experiencing, we can develop a treatment plan that includes the style as well as the look that we will propose that would be most effective with our SMP technique.
The quantity of covering we have generated on the top of your head with SMP necessitates that clients with Norwood 6-7 hair loss have their hair shaved to preserve their appearance. It will become more noticeable as your hair on the back and sides continues to grow since there is a clear difference in color between your hair as well as the SMP as time goes on. As a final result, we are recreating hair follicles with pigmentation, that will never develop or produce a 3D texture, and this operation is considered permanent cosmetic surgery.
Filler treatments are defined as those that increase the density of an existing hairline and/or the density of the crown. Those who still have considerable hair surrounding the treatment region, which allows us to mix the SMP in with the surrounding hair, are excellent candidates for filler procedures.
Do you also provide scar concealing services?
Yes! The treatment of male pattern baldness with scalp micropigmentation is not the only application for this procedure. It may also be used to cover up scars from prior operations or injuries, among other things as it can also be used to hide scars from both FUE and FUT transplantation.
Is it necessary for me to trim my hair prior to the SMP treatment?
If we are performing a filler procedure or scar concealing, we generally ask our customers to arrive with their hair at the shortest length they want to retain, except as otherwise specified. If you already have category 6 or 7 baldness, you would have to shave your head prior to coming in for the procedure and keep it at that length during the treatment process.
What can I do to ensure that my vehicle is in peak operating condition?
We will make recommendations for things to utilize in order to keep your treatment in good condition. Please click the link to our product suggestion page for further information.
Will continuing to shave my hair have an impact on the treatment?
You can shave as well as wash your hair on a daily basis; the procedure will not be affected because it is located in the epidermal layer of your skin. In fact, the great majority of our customers who have undergone this surgery shave their heads on a daily basis!
How to protect my newly treated SMP from sunlight?
If the pigments are exposed to too much direct sunlight, they might become weak, and over time, you will be causing damage to both the treatment area and your scalp. Always wear sunscreen or a cap anytime you're going out and anticipate being in direct sunshine for more than an hour, regardless of the season.
How much will the SMP procedure be going to cost?
The cost of SMP varies from case to case and is determined by the extent of hair loss as well as the extent of treatment required. Two treatments are scheduled one week apart, with the option of a third treatment scheduled 1-3 months following the second. Scar concealing treatments cost between $800 and $1000 each treatment. The cost of treating class 2-4 baldness ranges from $2400 to $3400. The cost of category 5-7 hair loss ranges from $3400 to $4200. The cost of 2-3 treatments on the top of the scalp including scar concealing ranges from $4200 to $5200.
When should I make payments for my SMP procedure?
For you to reserve your session dates with us, we require a $400 booking deposit. An appointment usually requires a waiting period of 8 weeks in most cases. Afterward, we divided the funds equally across the first two therapies. We also provide loans for our customers.
What is the best way to get started?
Please call us at 310-425-4975 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your complimentary consultation appointment. In lieu of coming in, you can give us a photograph of your scalp (top-down, birds-eye view) and an image of your scar, and we can book a phone consultation or Facetime/Skype video session with one of our specialists.