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With his breadth of knowledge and expertise, compassion and empathy, and as one of the first worldwide practitioners educated by the SMP treatment's developers, Zang is one of the most sought-after specialists by both clients as well as clinics.
Using his technical abilities, he has been able to perform difficult treatments while simultaneously training and mentoring a new wave of SMP professionals who are now creating names for themselves throughout the globe. The work done by Zang and his team has resulted in over 10,000 satisfied customers and over 200 SMP practitioners, and this just makes him the true expert among specialists, because he is!
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What to know about Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) and how does it work?
Scalp Using a non-surgical technique, natural plant-based coloring deposits are implanted into the dermal layer of the scalp, creating a more natural appearance. The pigment implants act as replicas of hair follicles, giving the impression of a full head of hair to the wearer. The 5 o'clock shadow appearance is available if you are entirely bald; if your hair is thinning or you are dissatisfied with your hair restoration results and desire additional density, SMP is the procedure for you.
In order to get the best results from the SMP treatment, how many sessions should I undergo?
Scalp Micropigmentation is usually performed at a minimum of two sessions, with each session taking place one week apart. Because we are collaborating with your skin (the biggest organ on your body) to ensure that our process is successful, we expect some pigment to be rejected by your skin immediately after your initial treatment. We anticipate seeing considerable benefits after the first treatment, but following the second session, we expect to see more of a completion of the therapy. There is a potential of a third procedure within one to three months following the second treatment, during which we will apply the final touches to the results.
What is the duration of every treatment?
Each session lasts from two to four hours, and this is mainly determined by the amount of work involved. The first treatment is usually the most time-consuming since we are building the hairline and putting in the basic layer of the hair. Each following treatment is normally shorter in duration, however, this might vary depending on how well earlier treatments were retained.
In terms of how my hairline is to be shaped, who is going to make this decision?
There are a variety of criteria that influence which hairline is most appropriate for you, but you need not worry because we customize your hairline to complement your unique characteristics in order to get the most realistic and suitable outcome possible. Our calculations also take into consideration your particular tastes, since there is a wide variety of alternatives for what might seem natural on any one individual.
After I have undergone all three treatments, what should I do next?
After you've followed the first aftercare recommendations, you may sit back and enjoy the benefits of SMP therapy. We do provide a one-year warranty with our treatment programs, so if there is any fading of the colors, 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 few years!
When you say "a few years", what does this phrase actually mean?
Typically, we anticipate our customers to need touch-ups during the first 5-8 years of service. Although this is a permanent operation that will last indefinitely, there is regular wear and strain on the skin's surface that causes it to fade up over time as a result of normal wear and tear.
What are the recommendations for aftercare maintenance?
If you want to avoid excessive fading and any other types of contamination, it is essential that you follow our 4-day post-treatment guidelines. For the first four days, there is to be no touching, bathing, or cutting, and there is to be no exercising. You are permitted to wear a hat shortly after every treatment and if you are planning to sleep on it, don't be concerned about the pigment smudging or smearing on your pillows. For complete aftercare instructions, please see the PDF attachment.
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Will I still have to take some time off work after I have undergone SMP treatment?
Scalp Micropigmentation is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that is performed on the scalp so you will not have any downtime connected with it; all that is required is that you adhere to the aftercare instructions for four days. Many of our customers come in for treatment and then return home the same day, returning to work the following morning.
After I have undergone an SMP treatment, will the result be noticeable by other people?
Because the pigments are newly deposited, the colors will seem bolder immediately after the initial treatment. Overnight, you will see a softening and settling of the colors on your skin. When it comes to the redness, it will fade within the next 48 to 72 hours. The severity of redness is determined by the skin's sensitivity, although more or less all customers will notice a substantial reduction in redness 48 hours following their first treatment. Once the first settling phase is complete, your treatment will seem perfectly natural.
Will the SMP treatment be causing me any pain?
The majority of customers who had SMP have said that the pain is not as great as that of a regular tattoo. Your pain tolerance may vary from client to client, but your health and safety are our top priorities and this is because our professionals will make certain that the procedure runs as smoothly as possible.
Will I be required to maintain a shaven head when I undergo SMP treatment?
We will evaluate your hair loss throughout the session or via a web-based evaluation. Once we have a better knowledge of the kind of hair loss you are experiencing, we can develop a treatment plan that includes the style and looks we propose that would be most effective with our SMP method.
The quantity of covering we have provided on the top of your head because when you undergo SMP, this 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 distinct difference in color between your hair as well as the SMP as time goes on. As a final result, we are mimicking hair follicles with pigmentation, that would never develop or produce a 3D texture, and this technique is considered permanent cosmetic surgery.
Filler treatments are defined as those that increase the density of a current hairline and/or the density of the crown, so for those who still have considerable hair around the treatment region, which allows us to integrate the SMP in with the surrounding hair, are excellent fits for filler procedures.
Do you also provide scar hiding services?
Yes! The treatment of male pattern baldness with scalp micropigmentation is not the only use for this procedure. It may also be used to cover up scars from past operations or injuries, among other things because SMP may be used to cover scars after both FUE as well as FUT transplantation.
Is it necessary for me to chop my hair before the SMP treatment?
If we are just going to only perform scar concealing or filler treatment, we normally ask our customers to arrive with their hair at the shortest length they want to retain, unless otherwise asked. However, if you belong to category 6 or 7 hair loss, you might be required to have you shave your head prior to coming in for treatment and keep it at that length during the treatment process.
What can I do to ensure that SMP treatment will be maintained in its prime?
We will provide recommendations for goods to utilize in order to keep your treatment in good condition. Please see the link to our item suggestion page for further information.
Will continuing to shave my head have an adverse effect on the SMP treatment?
You may shave and wash your hair on a daily basis; the SMP treatment will never be affected since it is located in the epidermal layer of your skin. In fact, the vast majority of our customers who have this surgery shave on a daily basis!
What is the best way so that my SMP treatment will be properly protected from the sun?
If the colors are exposed to too much direct sunlight, they might become weak, and over time, you will be causing damage to both the treatment as well as your scalp. Always make sure to apply sunscreen or a hat anytime you're going out and anticipate being in direct sunshine for more than an hour, regardless of the season.
How much does the SMP treatment usually cost?
The cost of SMP varies from case to case and is determined by the extent of hair loss as well as the quantity of treatment required. Two treatments are scheduled one week apart, with the option of a third treatment scheduled 1 to 3 months following the second session. Scar concealing treatments cost between $800 and $1000 each treatment. The cost of treating class 2 to 4 hair loss ranges from $2400 to $3400. The cost of class 5 to 7 hair loss ranges from $3400 to $4200. The cost of 2-3 treatments on the top of the scalp with scar concealing varies from $4200 to $5200.
When do the payments have to be made when I decided to undergo SMP treatment?
For you to reserve your treatment dates with us, we will be requiring a $400 booking deposit. An appointment usually requires a waiting period of 8 weeks in most cases. Afterward, we divided the money equally across the first two therapies, and if you feel that you are short in budget, then you need not worry because we also provide loans for our customers.
What can you recommend after I have already decided to start my SMP journey?
Kindly call us at 310-425-4975 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your free consultation appointment. In lieu of having to come in, you have the option to provide us with a picture of your scalp showing the top-down and birds-eye view angles, including a photo of your scar, and we can book a phone appointment or Facetime or Skype video session with one of our specialists.