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What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp Micropigmentation – a form of hair tattoo – is a non-invasive treatment that uses micro-needles to deposit pigment into the scalp. The result creates the appearance of tiny hair follicles that help thicken and restore the look of fuller hair.

When administered by a trained specialist such as our own Glasgow Scalp Micropigmentation specialists, the hair loss treatment can restore receded hairlines, thicken remaining hair, camouflage transplant scarring, and create the look of close-cropped hair. Hair Micropigmentation is also effective for those suffering from minor hair thinning or recession. By accurately replicating your own natural hair follicles and hair colour, the process creates an undetectable illusion of thicker, stronger hair and masking natural thinning.

SMP requires little to no continued maintenance and carries no strict lifestyle or daily restrictions. It replicates the look of a buzz cut, fresh out of the barbershop. Our clients spend half the time getting ready! Read our SMP FAQ for more information.

Why Scalp Micropigmentation?

With virtually no down time and available at the fraction of the cost of a hair transplant, this procedure is a no brainer for any of the following:

  • Men looking to adopt the perfect shaved head look
  • Male pattern baldness and thinning hair
  • Female scalp micropigmentation for women suffering from hair loss
  • Hair transplants – pre and post
  • Scarring – trauma and FUE/ FUT transplant
  • Alopecia Totalis/ Areata
  • Scalp Micropigmentation for long hair
Close up of man with greying hair, balding on top, before SMP treatmentClose up of man with greying hair, balding on top, after SMP treatment

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Picture of young Glasgow woman with blonde and brown hair hair before scalp micropigmentationImage of the previous woman showing stunning SMP hair restoration results

Why Restoration U?

The clue is in the name, We are all about restoring and putting back what time took away.

Here are 5 reasons why our clients trust us with their SMP procedure:

Medical Background

We come to Scalp Micropigmentation with 20 years combined experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry, exclusively in the area of dermatology where the focus was on commercialising medical treatments and devices that treat a variety of skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis. Our relationships with thrichologists and dermatologists means that all our clients benefit from our in depth understanding of scalp and skin health. Transitioning to working first hand with clients and patients who want to transform their appearance through this game changing hair loss procedure was an easy decision. We also come from a background where impeccable ethics and high standards are engrained in every aspect of our work, from assessment to aftercare.

Medical Grade Equipment

Our industry leading scalp micro pigmentation machine is the same machine as you would find in hospitals who specialise in medical tattooing for burns, congenital defects and reconstructive surgery.

We Love What We Do

What we love most about the micro hair pigmentation procedure, is that it offers men and woman who are suffering from hair loss a rapid and non-invasive solution to restoring their hair density or defining and realising the ideal hair line for those who choose the shaved head look. Our ethos is driven by the premise that hair loss is not life threatening, but for many, life limiting, so we always strive to meet our clients aspirations whist delivering a natural look that is indistinguishable from real hair. And, as you can see from our SMP hair Gallery, our results speak for themselves.

Industry Leading SMP Hair Training and Certification

Our Level 4 training and certification has been undertaken with industry renowned Finishing Touched Group. Insurance companies and local authorities recognise this certification as the ‘Gold Standard’ for the industry. The level of understanding of the physical as well as physiological effects of hair loss and the unique characteristics of the skin on the scalp are greatly different to that on other parts of the face or body. The Level 4 curriculum focussed and places a high degree of emphasis on ensuring practitioners are trained to an exacting standard on these vital elements under the correct course pathway. Our Wellards Diploma in Dermatology means we are uniquely well placed to advise on scalp health and formulate a treatment plan that will result in a natural completed look that is future proofed for 3-5 years.  

Picture of prominent bald spot of Glasgow man before hair loss treatmentResults show the previous man with almost no noticeable bald spot as a result of micro scalp pigmentation results
Picture of woman with prominent balding running up the centre of her headThe same woman after scalp micropigmentation for long hair, showing almost no noticeable bald area

Personalising your treatment plan and future proofing your finished look

Each client will go through a thorough assessment and have a tailored treatment plan created, so that they know what to expect from each procedure. We start with the end in mind and ensure that at each stage of your SMP treatment, we are advancing towards the finished look in a structured way. We also place huge importance on future proofing your treatment so that the finished look is compatible with your hair loss and will continue to look natural. Our lifetime discount means that when the time comes to top up your treatment as a result of the natural fading process, you can restore your original look at a 25% discount.

Treatments & Prices

All price quotes are for the finished look which is achieved between 2-4 sessions and total micro scalp pigmentation cost range from £350 – £1500. Alternatively, you can choose to pay on a per session basis. Our clients benefit from a lifetime 25% discount on top up sessions.

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SMP FAQ

The clue is in the name, We are all about restoring and putting back what time took away.

Here are 5 reasons why our clients trust us with their SMP procedure:

What is Scalp Micropigmentation / SMP?

Scalp Micropigmentation is a non-invasive, permanent and affordable procedure. We are using specially designed micro needles to deposit pigment into the scalp to create the appearance of tiny hair follicles or short hair stubble. Hair follicle simulation can be performed on bald, receding, thinning clients and people who are looking to camouflage scars, burns or hair transplant scars and also people with medical conditions like alopecia or cancer.

How is Scalp Micropigmentation done?

Scalp micropigmentation – or SMP as it is commonly known – treatments are usually split over three separate sessions, although the actual time can vary depending on the extent of your hair loss, the style you require, and other factors.

During your treatments with Restoration U, micro needles are used to layer pigment dots on your scalp in a process that resembles getting a tattoo. But SMP is a highly technical, specialized process performed by our trained technicians. The tiny “dots” of pigment, placed in the dermal layer of skin, create the illusion of a full head of shaved hair, similar to multiple tiny tattoos.

Before your first SMP treatment, at a consultation, you will meet with one of our team who to discuss your requirements, including the shape of your hairline, its positioning, as well as the density and shade of your pigmentation. Our Restoration U technicians have been through the process themselves and will be able to give you honest insight into the process and it’s benefits.

During the first session, a tiny wound is created in the skin when each dot is applied. A scab heals over the wound and eventually falls away, taking some of the implanted pigment with it. Furthermore, the immune system attacks the pigments, causing them to shrink. This gradual “fading” of the dots varies from person to person which means you would need multiple sessions to get the required pigment shade.

A patient’s treatment session with Restoration U includes the application of different shades of pigmentation. Different shades are needed to enable some pigment deposits to stand out from among the rest. Lighter pigments are usually applied during the first session, while the next few sessions introduce the applications of darker shades.

Does Scalp Micropigmentation look natural?

Scalp micropigmentation is becoming more and more popular due to its natural and undetectable results.

We are proud to provide one of the most natural results in the industry. Each hairline design, hairline finish and follicle replication is customised according to our bespoke hairline design technique. We will match perfectly the shade based on your existing hair colour and skin tone so you do not need to worry about it. Check out our gallery for examples of our work.

How much does Scalp Micropigmentation cost?

Scalp micropigmentation prices vary per area treated. Our prices for male pattern baldness are based on Norwood scale of baldness for man and Ludwig scale of baldness for woman. Prices starts from £350 for a minor adjustment up to £1500 for Norwood 7 badness. Work on scars and alopecia clients are POA. Our prices are total prices based on up to 4 session treatment so you will know the costs before we even start. Your goals, personalised treatment plan and costs will be discussed during your free consultation which can take place remotely or face to face.

Is Scalp Micropigmentation permanent?

Yes our results are permanent however you will need to top ups every 3-6 years depends on your lifestyle.
Our skin is a living organ and pigment fade over time due to excessive sweating, sun exposure, medication and many other factors. In simple words if you will look after your scalp micropigmentation your SMP will look after you.

Does Scalp Micropigmentation hurt?

9 out of 10 clients say no it doesn’t hurt. You may experience a little discomfort until your skin gets used to the feeling. You cannot compare it to conventional tattoos as we are working superficially as skin on the head is thin overall. We will also advise you on pre treatment protocol during our consultation to make sure you will have a pleasant experience with best possible results.

How long does a Scalp Micropigmentation treatment take?

On average it takes 2 – 4 hours per session. Usually 2/4 sessions in total. First session is longer due to hairline design and your overall expectations. You may also have more question to ask. The following sessions are shorter by about 30 minutes from the previous one.

Do I need time off after my Scalp Micropigmentation treatment?

No you do not. Scalp micropigmentation is non invasive with no downtime. Depending on your skin condition, redness may last up to 2 days but you still can continue with your daily routine. We will provide you with detailed after care instructions to follow so you can get the best results and stay safe.

How Is my hairline drawn?

We are proud of our bespoke hairline design technique. Each of our hairlines is customized to your face shape, skin tone, age and most importantly to your expectations. If you are not sure about the shape we will draw your new hairline during consultation so you can get used to it or suggest adjustments if desired.

Do I have to cut my hair short prior to a SMP application?

Yes and no. if your baldness is extensive then is more likely that you will need to shave it short to maintain the most natural results possible. If you are thinning and we can work with your existing hair then there is no need to shave it as we will add density or make your profiles more defined without the need to shave it off.

Can you perform Scalp Micropigmentation on men and woman?

Yes SMP can be performed on both male and female clients. There is no need to shave your head for density treatment as we will work within your existing hair.

Can Scalp Micropigmentation be performed if I have grey hair?

If your hair goes grey you can still fully benefit from scalp micropigmentation. The base of the hair is always darker than actual hair so if you will keep it short your hair will appear darker. We will also use our shade selection to match your existing salt & pepper pattern so you will get you the most natural results possible.

What about aftercare?

It is important that you take the proper steps in the aftercare regime before enjoying the outcome of your scalp pigmentation treatment. Failing to do so can minimise the effectiveness of your results and can even cause damage to your health.

For the first 4 days after the scalp pigmentation procedure, there are several steps you should take care in following. Ensure to avoid:

  • Touching your scalp (unless absolutely necessary)

  • Wearing a cap, hat, helmet, or any other article of headwear that could irritate and rub your scalp

  • Washing your scalp

  • Exposing your head to any sunlight

  • Sweating

  • Shaving your scalp

  • Swimming

After the first 4 days, your scalp will have begun to heal and adjust to its new pigmentation. However, there are still steps you must follow, in order to achieve proper aftercare of your scalp micropigmentation procedure. For the next 3 days you should:

  • Wash your scalp daily, with water only

  • Moisturise your scalp daily, with an alcohol-free moisturiser

  • Shave your head gently, with care not to be abrasive

  • Apply sunscreen with at least SPF30 to your head, if you go into bright and direct sunlight

  • Wear a swimming cap when you swim

  • Avoid sweating excessively

  • Do not itch, pick, or scratch your scalp

After a week has passed, you should:

  • Wash and moisturise your scalp daily

  • Use shampoo is you so choose

  • Take care when shaving your scalp

  • Apply sunscreen with at least SPF30 when you go into strong sunlight.

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