It is a tattooing process where the tattoo pigment (depending upon patient’s hair color) is placed in a stippled fashion so that it gives appearance of trimmed hair. A technically cor-rectly done procedure is indistinguishable from a trimmed hair.Also this color is safe and does not cause any allergic reactions in most patients.
Candidates for SMP:
- 1) Extensive hair loss with poor donor
- 2) Autoimmune diseases like alopecia areata
- 3) Thinning of hair not responding to medicines/non surgical therapies
- 4) Eye brow thinning
- 5) Scars produced by FUT method
- 6) Scars produced by conventional FUE
- 7) Female pattern baldness
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No. It only camouflages the visible scalp with pigment thereby improving the see through effect or by giving a look of a crew cut. There is no transfer or increase in number of hair follicles.
Its a day care procedure which does not require any hospitalisation. Depending upon the area covered it might take 2-3hrs for half scalp sessions and 4 to 5 hrs to complete a full scalp session.
The color of the tattoo pigment remains for a variable period ranging from 3 to 5years and then a retouch up of the pigment might be required.
No. It is done under local anaesthesia, without perceiving any pain sensation.
Yes. Needles are sterilised and discarded after each procedure thereby eliminating any risk of infections.
It takes 7 to 10 days for the redness to go off completely. It does not alter the routine activi-ties of the patient.