He is one of the most sought-after practitioners of scalp micropigmentation because he was among the first to be trained in this method by the creators of today's advanced SMP treatments. His experience, empathy, and compassion have put him at the forefront of this new and innovative form for restoring the appearance of hair to the scalp.
Zang and his team have performed more than 10,000 treatments for clients just like you who have been experiencing hair loss and want to find the most effective and natural-looking solution to this all too common problem. Unmatched expertise, attention to detail, and unwavering dedication to providing the best service possible has earned Zang a reputation as one of the best SMP practitioners in the business.
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What is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?
Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical procedure that uses organic plant-based pigment deposits in the dermal layer of the scalp to give the appearance of a full head of real hair. The process serves as an effective treatment for patients who have thinning hair or have suffered complete hair loss. Scalp micropigmentation can add a thicker density to existing hair or provide a five-o-clock shadow aesthetic for patients who are totally bald. Whatever your situation may be, ZangSMP can deliver the results that other treatment options have failed to provide.
How many treatments do I need?
In most cases, a patient will need to have two micropigmentation treatments in the scalp. These treatments are administered within one week of one another. The reason for doing two treatments is due to the skin's tendency to reject small to significant portions of the pigment after the initial application. The amount of rejection can vary based on the individual but there is always some level of rejection, therefore a second treatment will ensure the best results. Some patients may need a third treatment anywhere from one to three months after the second treatment is administered. But that determination can be made after examining how well those two preceding treatments have achieved the goals of the patient.
How long is each treatment?
Depending on how much work is needed to achieve the desired results of the patient, a scalp micropigmentation could last anywhere from two to four hours. The initial treatment is usually longer than the second as it takes time to build the hairline and establish the foundational layer. The second and, if necessary, third treatments require a shorter period of time but these tend to vary based on how much of the pigment was rejected from the previous treatment.
Who decides on the construction of the hairline?
There are a variety of factors that go into the decision-making process for hairline construction. First and foremost, the hairline must look natural. Therefore, we tailor the appropriate hairline to match the particular features of the patient. We also consider the patient's personal preferences and discuss his or her objectives for treatment and decide on the hairline that best suits all of these attributes.
I've already had 3 treatments, now what?
Three treatments should be all you need. As long as you follow the after-care instructions carefully and faithfully, the SMP treatment will yield the desired results. Our work is backed by a one year guarantee so if there is any noticeable fading of the pigment within twelve months of the last treatment, one of our practitioners will be happy to perform any necessary touch-up work for free.
What are the aftercare instructions?
Every ZangSMP patient will receive a set of after-care instructions that must be followed over a four day period to preserve the pigment and ensure the efficacy of the treatments. To summarize the post-treatment do's and dont's – do not touch or wash your scalp, do not workout, and do not cut your hair for 96 hours after treatment. You will be able to sleep as normal, the pigment will not get smear or damaged nor will you find any stains on your pillow. Patients who enjoy wearing hats are allowed to do so after treatment.
When will a touch-up be necessary?
We have found that most clients will start to require some touch-ups of the initial treatment as soon as five and as late as eight years from the initial set of treatments. Although scalp micropigmentation is a permanent procedure that will indeed last for the rest of your life, the pigment does tend to fade over time due to a wide range of reasons. The surface of the skin can sustain all kinds of wear and tear and this will have an impact on the pigment.
Will I miss any work during treatment?
This is not a surgical procedure, so there is no downtime necessary. The only thing of which to be mindful is following the after-care instructions. A majority of our clients will receive a treatment and go home, returning to work the next day.
Will people be able to tell I have had the treatment done?
Initially after the first treatment the pigments will look bolder as they are freshly deposited. Overnight you will notice the pigments softening and settling down. There may be some noticeable redness directly after treatment, but that will go away after two to three days' time. Patients with sensitive skin may be more susceptible to redness but it should still disappear in that same time frame.
Is SMP Painful?
Every patient has a different threshold for pain tolerance. We have found that patients who have previously received a tattoo consider SMP to be much less intense by comparison. For those who have not had a tattoo before, SMP can be uncomfortable to some while others may have little to no discomfort at all. But we want all of our patients to have a pleasant experience with this procedure and our practitioners will do everything possible to make the process as painless as possible.
Do I need to keep the shaved look?
During the initial consultation, one of our practitioners will discuss the challenges of your hair loss and the goals you wish to achieve. Once we get an understanding of the classification that applies to your hair loss, a treatment plan can be established and implemented for solving the issue.
Clients at a “Norwood 6” or “Norwood 7” classification will need to maintain a shaved look due to the amount of coverage for micropigmentation on top of the scalp. As the hair on the back and along the sides of the head will continue to grow and the SMP will start to become far more noticeable when compared to the texture of real hair that still remains. Keeping the head shaved will help to avoid that increased visibility.
Patients who receive SMP treatments as filler treatments seek them out as a way to add density to the hairline or the crown of the head. In order to be considered a candidate for this type of treatment, the patient needs sufficient amounts of hair on the scalp in which to blend the micropigmentation.
Do you perform scar concealment?
ZangSMP does offer concealment of scars due to injuries or surgery. Both FUE and FUT transplant scars can be concealed with SMP.
Do I need to cut my hair before the SMP treatment?
For patients who are seeking scalp micropigmentation as a means of filler treatement or scar concealment, we will ask for the hair to be cut to the shortest length possible unless requested otherwise. For those who have a Norwood six or seven hair loss categorization, we will ask that the scalp be shaved ahead of treatment and keep it at that length.
What do 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?
Feel free to shave and wash your scalp each day as the pigments won't be affected since the treatment has been planted in the epidermis layer. Most of our patients who receive scalp micropigmentation shave every day.
How do I best protect my SMP from sunlight?
Much in the same way as a tattoo, the pigments from SMP treatments will also start to fade and become damaged when routinely exposed to direct sunlight. A strong SPF sunscreen or a hat on the head will go a long way to preserving the micropigmentation treatments and these are highly recommended for anyone spending more than an hour in the sun.
How much does SMP cost?
Since no two patients are alike, it's tough to say how much the treatments might cost. Every case is different and the costs can fluctuate from one case to the next. The average cost for scar concealments is around $800-$1000 per treatment. For class two to class four hair loss is $2400-$3400. Class five to class seven hair loss is $3400-$4200. Top of the scalp with scar concealment ranges from $4200-$5200 for two to three treatments.
When are the payments due?
We require a booking deposit of $400 to guarantee your appointment. The usual wait time to come in for treatment is about eight weeks. The remaining payment is split half and half between the two main SMP treatments. We do offer financing to help patients afford the treatments they need.
How do I get started?
Give us a call at 310-425-4975 or email at email@example.com to schedule a free consultation. We have helped clients from across the globe and you can send us a picture of your scalp (top down, birds eye view) or the scar you wish to have conealed and we can then schedule a phone consultation or Facetime/Skype video session to discuss the ways in which SMP can work for you!