As I researched the field of scalp pigmentation, I found a few other places that offer a similar service. How do I determine which place is the best? Its all quite neat to me but I’ve seen some really bad work from people that claim to be experts.
We are the first doctors in the United States offering scalp micropigmentation (SMP). The creation of the hairline is fundamental to what we have been doing over the past 20 years, so incorporating this skill is critical to providing a quality service with a natural looking hairline. We are also the pioneers for today’s ”standard of care” in hair transplantation worldwide, as we published almost every breakthrough in the field of hair transplantation over the past two decades. When this hair transplant experience is combined with scalp pigmentation — something no one else to my knowledge is doing — we can get the best out of both worlds.
Although this process is relatively new to us, having started in the fall of 2010, we have introduced the use of local anesthesia to minimize any pain (common in tattoo procedures, especially on the scalp). Patients who have had hair transplants and want more fullness can add scalp micropigmentation to the areas that still look thin (examples here and here).
Transplanting stubble hair with FUE in the pigmented bald scalp just enhances the illusion that the pigmented scalp is just a short or shaved haircut. The use of SMP in the pluggy patient with transplants from the 1980-1990s can be nicely treated by special applications of the pigment dyes. I just performed a SMP procedure on a patient with massive scars on his head that looked like he had shotgun wounds all over his scalp, and in one session, he walked out without the need for a baseball hat.
Each day is more exciting than the previous one as we explore the uses of SMP in various scenarios presented by interested people. The happiness of our patients is almost immediate.