Different Skin Types for Scalp Micropigmentation

The skin on the scalp is usually within a normal range and if you have a different skin type, tones and texture, Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) treatment can require an alternative approach. There are many factors involved with treatment and needle size is another consideration.

Examples of different skin types:

  • Dry skin
  • Dry and flaky skin
  • Aged skin
  • Highly sensitive skin
  • Thicker skin
  • Thinner skin

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Extra work is required to cover marks, scars and any imperfections and skin type can alter even between SMP appointments. Considerations such as:

  • Going from darker to lighter and lighter to darker
  • How firm is the skin – is it tough and tight or is it fleshy and how fleshy is the scalp
  • loose or baggy skin and does it move around
  • Problem solving and thinking ahead of the next SMP appointment

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Layers of the Scalp

There are five different layers contained on the scalp:

  • Skin – contains the epidermis and the dermis
  • Loose pericranium and areolar tissue
  • Epicranial aponeurosis
  • Connective tissue
The ideal skin type is one which is tighter, quite soft and moisturised. But adaptability is required – and a professional SMP technician provides that ability to respond to any situation during and between sessions.

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Scalp micropigmentation is a popular hair loss solution when it comes to millions of men and women who have to deal with losing their hair. Skalpec provides the following SMP services for both men and women:

Skalptec Ltd has clinics across the UK and one in Holland at this time.  Find out more.

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Have you thought about a career in SMP? You can succeed! Whatever you need, we’ll help you to find your way and we’ll help you to build your business and personal reputation with an already reputable world class well known SMP brand. With the right support and mentorship. Read More About Skalptec Partnerships.



Skalptec currently has SMP hair loss treatment clinics in Liverpool, London, Newcastle, Shrewsbury, Jersey and Netherlands.

  • Liverpool – Terence Jones Owner and lead technicianof Skalptec & Winner of Best Scalp Tech MPUK UK National Award (our Head Office is located in Burscough, Merseyside). Click here to discover for more about Terence.
  • Newcastle – Terence Jones Owner and lead technician (MPUK National Award Winner 3 times for Scalp Technician of the year). Click here for more about Terence and his clinic.
  • London – A gifted dedicated SMP lead technician. Click here for more about our service.
  • Shrewsbury – Michelle Watson lead technician (our newset clinic opened in 2019). Click here for more about Michelle and her SMP clinic.

You will also find some of our top dedicated technicians with Skalptec clinics in:


Skalptec Can Help You

Skin type will differ from person to person so a flexible approach from a professional scalp technician is a must. Don’t settle for anything less than the best.

There’s not one proven magic formula guaranteed to stop your hair loss completely in its tracks once it has started. But there are a lot more hair loss options than there used to be – technology and research continues to improve matters.  There’s a good chance you will be able to slow things down and a lot will depend on how quickly you’re losing your hair, and how quickly you start taking action. Genetics also plays a role when it comes to hair falling out without notice.

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So, if you are looking for a viable, proven option consider having Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP). Skalptec Ltd is an established UK multi award winning SMP provider and we provide the best possible experience if you are going through any type of hair loss.

If you need help taking your first step, speak with us. We have achieved an excellent reputation and much recognition, as well as great reviews and awards for SMP over the years in the UK and internationally. For further insights and testimonials, you can find Video Reviews, Case Studies and Before and After pictures on our website and on You Tube.

Learn more about Skalptec and the services that we provide. See how we can help you to cover anything from early signs of hair loss to full baldness, thinning hair, scalp scars, receding hairline and alopecia. Contact us to chat with one of our friendly team where you will be able to book a free consultation at one of our Skalptec clinics.