@ City Looks | Posted on March 5, 2019

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)


What is Scalp Micropigmentation?


Simply put, scalp micropigmentation is the process of placing tiny deposits of pigment within the upper dermis of the skin. In reality the process is much more advanced than it sounds with pigment selection, needle size, penetration depth, penetration angle and clustering of deposits all playing a part towards the final result. 

SMP is a careful balance of clinical precision and artistic talent. Neither clinicians nor artists produce the very best results – the ultimate scalp micropigmentation treatments are delivered by a very select few that possess the skill to master both disciplines.


Thinning or balding hair is not only an issue for men. Over 45% of people that suffer from hair loss are women. For women the hair can be thin on the entire head or commonly the part in the hair gradually widens. While there is some acceptance of hair loss in men, women find it particularly distressing.


While the causes of female pattern balding or thinning hair in women vary there are few effective treatment options available. Often times the hair appears much thinner than it actually is due to the contrast of the very light color of the scalp skin and the darker color of the hair. Using scalp micro-pigmentation in a shading effect on the scalp in a color that matches the clients hair color has proven highly effective in correcting the appearance of thinning hair in women.


Stay tuned for this exciting new service at City Looks Salon, Spa and Wig Center