Is Scalp Micropigmentation Permanent?

Is scalp micropigmentation permanent or not? SMP doesn’t stop hair loss and it won’t start new hair growth. If you are a man or a woman suffering from hair loss, you are not alone. Billions of people worry about losing their hair and for many, losing hair is a very traumatic life experience. Whether smp hair, is scalp micropigmentation permanentthe hair is long or short, having a good head of hair is a real focus to maintain each person’s individual look, the image and personality.

Everyone wants to look good in their own personal ways. But we don’t always have the control over what happens to our hair and it can be totally out of our own hands and so hair loss can for many be inevitable.

Hair loss can happen at any age for example people of all ages can suffer from different forms of alopecia. There are many factors to consider but, generally though, the chances of seeing hair fall out increase as we all get older and it can happen earlier than we expect. Some will have a family history of baldness, hormonal issues, and others due to aging. Whatever the cause is, permanent hair loss is not something you have to settle for.

Long Lasting Results

The technological development within the hair loss industry becomes more advanced in line with scientific research that constantly looks to create that one magic solution to cure all. Right now, even top scientists remain baffled so the current recognised hair loss / hair replacement solutions appear in the spotlight.

feather hairline example by skalptecThere are many buy and try, invasive or subscription treatments such as medications and a hair transplant but scalp micropigmentation offers a wonderful non-surgical guaranteed solution. SMP is not simply a hair tattoo it is more specialised than that and a whole scalp micropigmentation industry with very many SMP scalp technicians, is available in the UK and globally. SMP will give different looks depending on the amount of hair lost and each person is different and should be treated as such.

Scalp pigmentation will give a realistic look to hair follicles and the SMP treatment will help many hair and scalp conditions such as baldness, grey hair, thinning of hair, male pattern baldness, alopecia, receding hairline. SMP will also camouflage hair transplant scars from hair transplantations, as well as from burn scars, and other scarring imperfections to the scalp.

How Long Does SMP Take?

Scalp micro pigmentation usually takes 2 to 4 hours per session depending on the hair type and the coverage needed. Most clients have to undergo 2 to 4 sessions to see desired results and treatments are performed with a gap between treatments. There is no surgery whatsoever and the level of discomfort experienced can vary from person to person.

Many find it painless and an initial consultation is always encouraged so any related questions can be answered by an expert scalp technician. People have often describe SMP treatments as a feeling of small pricking to the scalp.

SMP is a Hair Loss Solution for Celebrities

What’s trending today doesn’t in many cases trend in the future, but Scalp Micropigmentation (known as SMP, scalp pigmentation and hair tattoo) continues to be a firm, popular and natural non-invasive accessible hair loss solution for everyone including celebrities. Style, fashion and hair design trends are influenced and scrutinised everywhere today.

Surgical hair replacement alternatives such as hair transplants are painful and invasive. They require surgery, are costly, and results can be unpredictable. Celebrities are using SMP for a permanent hair loss solution.

jamie foxx celebrity with smp

SMP Touch Ups & Self Care

The question is: Is scalp micropigmentation permanent? You’re going to invest your time and money so something like this is important to know before you give a scalp technician a thumbs up to getting started.

SMP treatment can last a lifetime and it does begin to fade over time. Rare occasional SMP touch ups are recommended to keep and maintain the desired results, otherwise the natural look can last for up Alopecia Scalp Micropigmentationto 3 to 5 years before a touch up follow up treatment is needed.  SMP is a long term hair loss solution.

People of all skin types exfoliate and shed skin naturally so occasional touch ups are required to keep the colour toned up. Skin type, lifestyle, Using high SPF sun block, immune system, and other factors should all be taken into account.

When you have a first touch up, much will depend also on your own personal circumstances and preferences. Existing hairline and hair pigment colour can be altered by an expert scalp technician over time.  You might also want to have a touch up to make changes to the existing style and look.

In summary: The pigmented dots on the head may look a little far away from each other after the first treatment, and this is all part of the SMP layering process. After the final treatment the desired density will be visible. Scalp Micropigmentation is extremely long lasting.  To maintain the desired results, rare touch ups will be required generally once every few years. It is essential to take care of and protect your scalp.

Skalptec SMP is the Best Hair Loss Solution for You

When Scalp Micropigmentation is carried out the right way you will always see great results – guaranteed. Every year SMP becomes even more popular. Get back your confidence and achieve a stylish look. Scalp Micropigmentation is the best solution for hair loss.

Skalptec – Award Winning & the best SMP Specialists in the UK & Europe

Skalptec clients don’t regret one of the best decisions they’ve made. Sscalp micropigmentation is definitely something you should consider if you are looking for an effective hair replacement solution. Low maintenance and there is no surgery involved.

smp before and after picture, skalptec


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

Find out more about females with alopecia areata who choose Skalptec and scalp micropigmentation as their hair loss solution

Get the look that you deserve – improve your look, your confidence and your self esteem. Contact us to discuss your specific requirements & to arrange a SMP consultation.

Join Skalptec – Partner Up with the Best!

It can be really tough getting started up on your own. Having the right mentorship and support throughout can make a vast difference. Setting up as a scalp micropigmentation technician with Skalptec is within your reach. Skalptec will help you to find your way find your way forward as a SMP technician. As you build up your personal reputation as a world class scalp micropigmentation technician, Skalptec is always right there with you. Click here to read more about Skalptec Partnerships.





Skalptec has treatment clinics in various UK locations and Europe including:

  • Liverpool – Terence Jones Owner and lead technician of Skalptec & 3 time UK National Award Winner (our Head Office is located there). Click here 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 – Proficient lead technician. Click here for more about our service.
  • Shrewsbury – Michelle Watson lead technician (our newset clinic). Click here for more about Michelle and her clinic.

You will also find some of our top SMP technicians in:

You too can have SMP – the hair loss solution that UK & global celebrities are having done. If you’re looking for the best way to replace your lost hair, Skalptec can help – absolutely 100%.

Contact Skalptec UK

If you need help take your first step and talk to us. We have achieved recognition and awards for SMP over the years and we can provide the best possible experience. You can find Video Reviews, Case Studies and Before and After pictures on our website and on You Tube.

Find out more about Skalptec and the extensive SMP services that we provide – contact one of our experienced scalp technicians for an informal chat. You will discover how we can help you to cover anything from early signs of hair loss to full baldness. We can 100% promise you a service you will love and one that you will remember! There is also a big chance your friends will tell you your hair looks amazing when they see the final results! We look forward to meeting you!