Scalp Micropigmentation
Downey (SMP)

Scalp micropigmentation, also known as SMP, is a form of tattooing that is performed as a means for replicating the appearance of hair follicles on the scalp. While many options exist for treating hair loss, scalp micropigmentation is among the most effective permanent solutions available.The entire team at ZangSMP are experienced, reputable practitioners of scalp micropigmentation serving the Downey community. We are proud of our track record because our treatments get results.Contact us today and let us show you how ZangSMP can solve your hair loss challenges using scalp micropigmentation.

This is Zang

Zang is at the forefront of scalp micropigmentation because he was trained in the techniques of SMP by those who created the treatments. Due to his knowledge and expertise, Zang has been sought out by clients and clinics who want this highly-trained specialist to share his skills in providing services with compassion and empathy.

Zang and his staff have performed over ten-thousand treatments to clients in every corner of the world. His technical prowess is unrivaled in helping clients reach their goals for treating hair loss and he has even trained others in his SMP techniques.

Call ZangSMP to find out if scalp micropigmentation is the right choice for your hair loss.


What is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?

This is a non-surgical process that is performed by depositing organic plant-based pigment directly into the dermal layer of the scalp. These deposits are designed to make it look as if the client has a full head of natural-looking hair. The SMP procedure can be administered to clients who are totally bald or struggling with thinning hair. These treatments can add density to existing hair or replicate the appearance of a close-shaved head that resembles a five o-clock shadow.

SMP is the natural alternative to those ineffective hair transplants and topical creams and formulas that are incapable of delivering the expected results. When those options fail, scalp micropigmentation can get the job done.

How many treatments do I need?

Some clients will need only two, some may require an additional third treatment. The initial two treatments are standard and they are administered about a week of one another. The pigment from the first treatment can be rejected by the skin, that's why a second one is performed shortly after.

That follow-up treatment will put back the pigments that were lost due to the skin's reaction and give you the results you want.

But two may not be enough for some clients who suffer significant rejection after those initial treatments. The third treatment will restore the pigments that have been lost so the scalp appears to have natural hair.

How long is each treatment?

Every treatment is different because each client has varying challenges and goals when it comes to solving hair loss. There is no hard and fast rule for the length of an SMP treatment but we can tell you the average session is typically about two to four hours. .You should also expect your very first treatment to run longer than the second or third treatments because it's during that first treatment when your hairline is constructed and the foundational layer is established.

Who decides on the construction of the hairline?

You and your practitioner will discuss all of your options as the two of you develop a hairline that works best with your particular features. Our main goal is to give you a hairline that looks completely natural for the best possible results.

I've already had 3 treatments, now what?

If you have received three scalp micropigmentation treatments, then you have nothing left to do but admire the results of the procedure that has been performed in full. But in order for the scalp micropigmentation to reach its full potential, you want to be sure to follow the set of after-care instructions closely and carefully. These will assist you in preserving the appearance of the pigment once it's been implanted into the dermal layer of your scalp.

Zang SMP offers a one year satisfaction guarantee. If any of the pigment starts to fade or grow lighter within twelve months of your third and final treatment, our practitioners will be happy to provide touch-up services free of charge.

When will a touch-up be necessary?

Like any procedure that involves the placement of ink or pigment into the skin, some normal wear and tear is to be anticipated and that can result in the appearance of the pigment becoming adversely affected. Keeping that in mind, the average time when a client is back in the office seeking a touch-up is about five to eight years after receiving the initial set of two or three SMP treatments.

What are the aftercare instructions?

In the days after a scalp micropigmentation treatment, you will be issued a set of after-care instructions by your practitioner. These should be followed to ensure that you get the best results from your SMP treatment. The instructions are rather simple – you will be instructed not to touch or wash your scalp, avoid cutting your hair, and refrain from participating in any workouts for a period of four days. The reason for these instructions is to help the skin retain the pigment and ward off contamination.

You can sleep as you would normally since the pigment will not smudge or stain the pillow or the bedding and you are free to wear a hat if you wish.

Will I miss any work during treatment?

You will not miss any work during treatment because scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical procedure. In fact, a majority of our clients have reported going back to work the day after they receive the treatment.

Will people be able to tell I have had the treatment done?

Some of our clients are concerned about others finding out they have undergone scalp micropigmentation treatments. In the first couple of days after receiving a treatment, the skin tends to look red and mildly irritated while the pigment is darker and bolder than normal. But these symptoms will go away after a day or two and there will be little to no indication that you have received scalp micropigmentation, unless you start to reveal that information to friends and family.

Is SMP Painful?

Some clients consider SMP treatments to be mildly painful, others don't feel very much in the way of pain or discomfort at all. We're all different, especially when it comes to a threshold for pain. Since SMP is a non-invasive procedure, you can expect any discomfort to be far less intense than normal. But since we value the health and safety of our clientele, we will make every effort to ensure that your SMP experience is a comfortable one.

Do I need to keep the shaved look?

Part of the initial consultation process involves having an SMP practitioner examine your level of hair loss and discuss your objectives for solving the problem. Once the examination is complete, an appropriate treatment plan will be decided upon to address your amount of hair loss as determined by the Norwood scale.

Clients at a six or seven on that scale will need to keep the shaved look because the texture of the hair and the pigment will not blend well together. Keeping the shaved look will help to eliminate that problem.

Do you perform scar concealment?

Scalp micropigmentation can be a highly effective method for concealing scars due to injury or surgery, including FUE and FUT transplant scars. ZangSMP administers SMP treatments for the purposes of scar concealment.

Do I need to cut my hair before the SMP treatment?

That depends on your reasons for receiving SMP treatment. Clients who are seeking scar concealment or filler treatments will be required to cut the hair to the shortest length possible in order for the treatments to be completely effective. For clients who have been classified as a Norwood six or Norwood seven for hair loss, you will be required to shave your head and expect to do so well after the treatments have been administered.

What should I do for optimal maintenance?

We will provide suggestions for products to use to maintain your treatment. Please check the link to our products recommendation page.

Will it affect the treatment if I continue to shave my head?

Shaving your head after treatment will not affect or impact the pigment in any way. Many of our clients continue to shave their heads well after they have completed receiving SMP treatments.

How do I best protect my SMP from sunlight?

Direct sunlight can be bad for both your skin and your scalp micropigmentation treatments. A little bit once in a while over short durations won't be harmful but if you plan on spending more than one hour in the sun, be sure to apply a strong SPF sunscreen or wear a hat to cover the scalp.

How much does SMP cost?

The cost of treatment is affected by the needs and objectives of the client. So it's tough to determine cost until your particular hair loss challenges are determined and a treatment plan developed to meet those needs. But the average cost for treating Norwood class two to class four hair loss is $2400-$3400. Norwood class five to class seven hair loss is $3400-$4200. Top of the scalp with scar concealment can cost anywhere from $4200-$5200 for two to three treatments. Clients who require scar concealment treatment alone can expect to pay around $800-$1000 per session.

When are the payments due?

Payments are due at the time services are rendered. But in order to guarantee an appointment with ZangSMP, the client will be required to leave a $400 deposit. Be aware, a waiting list is in place for new clients and it may take as much as eight weeks to secure a booking. Payments are then made over two portions, one per treatment. We are happy to offer financing for clients who qualify.

How do I get started?

Start by giving us a call at 310-425-4975 or emailing to schedule your first complimentary consultation . Clients from all around the world have come to ZangSMP seeking help for their hair loss needs. We can do the same for you, no matter where you may be.located. All you need to do is send us a clear photograph of the scalp angled top down from a bird's eye view or, if you are interested in scar concealment, send over a photograph of the scar in question.

One of our practitioners will review the image and set a time to talk further about the SMP treatments you want, via telephone, Zoom, Facetime, or Skype.

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