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FAQs
FAQs

If you still have questions about SMP, check out the FAQs list below for answers. You're always welcome to reach out by WhatsApp, Phone or BOOK A FREE CONSULTAION so we can meet you in person!

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  • What exactly is SMP?
    Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) replicates the appearance of hair follicles using non-invasive, temporary pigment deposits, providing the illusion of thicker hair. Differing from permanent tattoos, SMP typically endures for 1-5 years (or even up to 7). Our certified SMP artists demonstrate expertise in skill, technique, and a client-focused approach to cater to individual needs. At The Scalp Studio, we craft a distinct and personalized strategy to ensure the outcome seamlessly integrates with the natural hair on your head.
  • How natural looking are SMP results?
    Our skilled SMP artists undergo thorough training to guarantee seamlessly natural results and meet your needs. The aim is so that people won't notice any drastic changes to your scalp, but they'll certainly notice the enhancement in your hair—fuller and more youthful-looking. The procedure is tailored to take into account factors such as the degree of hair loss, skin type, head shape, and your preferred hairstyle.
  • Does the SMP procedure hurt?
    For the majority of clients, the discomfort is minimal, and considerably less than that of traditional tattoos. However we appreciate everyone has differing levels of pain tolerance, and we are mindful of that during treatment, to ensure our clients' comfort.
  • What is the difference between SMP vs. Tattoos?
    When comparing SMP to tattooing, three key distinctions emerge: 1) Depth of Pigment: In SMP, we deposit pigment at a shallower depth 2) Technique: Our approach exclusively involves creating tiny dots to mimic hair follicles, as opposed to shading or drawing lines. 3) Pigment Type: We use a specifically diluted, organic, black pigment, which differs from typical tattoo inks. As a result, it doesn't undergo color changes or become overly saturated as it heals.
  • Does SMP interfere with hair growth?
    Rest assured, your hair will continue to grow as usual. Micropigmentation has no impact on your hair follicles.
  • Is SMP suitable for long hair?
    Scalp micropigmentation effectively enhances the density in thinning areas, such as the crown or hair parting for both men and women. For those using it to reconstruct their hairline, maintaining shorter hair is advised to achieve a more balanced appearance.
  • Is SMP safe?
    At The Scalp Studio, we believe the safety and success of SMP largely depends on the qualifications and expertise of the SMP artist. It's crucial to choose a reputable and certified technician who has experience in performing SMP, which you will find at The Scalp Studio. We also adhere to strict hygiene and safety protocols, to ensure the procedure is carried out in a sterile environment to minimize any risk of infection. Other essential considerations are factors like medical history, skin type, life style and your personal preferences, among other important considerations. A thorough assessment of your scalp's condition and your overall health needs to be conducted before the procedure to identify any potential issues, hence The Scalp Studio encourages booking a FREE consultation for us to evaluate your specific needs, and understand any precautions we need to take into consideration.
  • How long do results last?
    The duration varies for each individual due to factors like skin type and lifestyle. Predicting the exact lifespan is challenging. Typically, SMP results usually last between 1-7 years before gradually fading. Many clients choose a touch-up session to refresh their look, often around the 3rd to 5th year.
  • Will it change color like tattoos?
    No, SMP is categorized as a form of permanent cosmetics. However, it distinguishes itself from tattoo ink in several ways. The pigment used by The Scalp Studio is meticulously crafted to align with the color spectrum of closely cropped hair. It contains no metals, extraneous colorants or additives and, over an extended period, will merely lighten rather than undergo discoloration. Additionally, SMP relies on specialized equipment distinct from that employed in traditional tattooing, guaranteeing that the needle and machine are expressly designed for micropigmentation on the scalp.
  • Who is a good candidate for SMP?
    While we strongly advise a FREE consultation to align your expectations with SMP results, it's notable that the majority of individuals are suitable candidates for SMP. Certain timelines may be observed, especially in cases involving medical treatments or the need for the skin to undergo further healing after an injury or scarring, before initiating SMP. We offer a wide range of services regardless of gender: Male & Female Pattern Baldness; Density Fill for thinning hair; Hairline definition to counter receding hair or create desired changes; Scar Camouflage; Concealing hair loss resulting from Chemotherapy, Alopecia, Burns or other medical related issues.
  • Is SMP suitable for women?
    Absolutely, SMP is a viable option for women as well! It's an increasingly popular choice for addressing hair loss and thinning. Whether you have short or long hair, SMP effectively creates the look of fuller hair without scarring and with minimal recovery time. For women, the procedure isn't typically aimed at mimicking a shaved look but rather at minimising the contrast between hair and the bare scalp, making it visually less conspicuous to others.
  • Will SMP work with grey hair?
    Certainly, individuals with grey hair can still achieve significant benefits from scalp micropigmentation. Initially, most clients are advised to trim their hair to a shorter, buzzed length. This approach minimizes the appearance of grey hair since the hair roots are naturally darker. Grey hair only becomes prominent as it grows longer. Additionally, we employ a grey-scale pigment that seamlessly blends to match existing grey hairs, ensuring a harmonious result.
  • If I have hair left, can I leave it long?
    The length of hair that can be maintained varies based on the pattern and severity of hair thinning. Scalp pigmentation is successful in adding thickness to specific areas, diminishing the visibility of the scalp. However, for more pronounced hair loss or low hair density, we advise opting for a shorter crop for the best looking results.
  • Can SMP hide my transplant scar?
    Yes, nearly one-third of our clients seek our expertise in scar camouflage. We can successfully conceal scars resulting from procedures like FUE, FUT, and also injuries to the scalp. We employ our specialised scalp micropigmentation technique to precisely deposit color-matched pigment into the scar, effectively minimising its visibility.
  • Is a consultation needed?
    A consultation is essential for us to evaluate your suitability for the procedure. During this session, we'll discuss factors like medical history, skin type, life style and your personal preferences, among other important considerations. The consultation also serves as an excellent opportunity to gain comprehensive knowledge about SMP and its compatibility with your lifestyle over the next few years. Making this decision is significant, and having doubts is completely normal. For most individuals, the consultation is the ideal forum to obtain all the answers, greatly assisting in your decision-making process. We want you to feel entirely at ease, so there's absolutely no pressure to make a commitment on the day of the consultation. We believe it's essential for you to have all your questions answered and to feel completely comfortable before moving forward. You can also extend your enquiries to us via WhatsApp. We're happy to answer any of your questions!
  • Do you charge for a consultation?
    No, we provide a free consultation for anyone interested in learning about how scalp micropigmentation can address their hair loss concerns. You can also be assured that you won't experience any pushy or pressurized sales techniques at The Scalp Studio.
  • How much does the SMP procedure cost?
    Our pricing is flexible and depends on the treatment area and desired density. Estimated costs typically range from $800 to $5,000. For a precise quotation, we recommend scheduling a FREE, no obligation, consultation.
  • How long will it take?
    The treatment duration varies based on the treatment area size and desired outcome. Typically, clients undergo a minimum of 4 scalp pigmentation sessions, each lasting 2-3 hours. Depending on the extent of scarring and/or hair loss, additional sessions may be required.
  • Do you have SMP Before and After Pictures?
    Yes, we invite you to explore our website, where you can view before-and-after images of our clients. In addition, when you come for a FREE consultation, we can show you more before and after photos which are aligned and similar to your own personal hair situation, so you can see what kind of results The Scalp Studio can help you achieve through SMP.
  • How do I choose a hairline?
    If you're unsure about the most suitable hairline style or type for you, our specialised SMP artist is there to offer expert advice. Leveraging artistic skills and taking into account factors such as head shape and age, they will suggest the most flattering option. During your sessions, you'll have the freedom to refine and modify the hairline, ensuring a seamless and personalised result that you're happy with.
  • Do I need to take time off work?
    SMP is a non-invasive procedure that entails no downtime. There is no need to take any extended leave from work, school, or other commitments. Following the treatment, it's typical to experience mild redness on the scalp for a short time after each session. This redness quickly diminishes, with many clients resuming their regular activities either immediately or within a couple of days. Additionally, clients are free to wear hats or headwear if they prefer.
  • Can I go outside under the sun/tanning?
    To preserve. your SMP results, we advise against tanning and sun exposure, as UV rays can cause ink fading. After the recommended 5-day recovery period, you can safely resume tanning.
  • Can I wear a hat after my SMP treatment?
    Yes, it's absolutely fine to wear a hat once your SMP treatment is finished. Although, we anticipate that you'll find yourself wearing them less often!
  • Can I exercise after my procedure?
    We strongly advise refraining from sweating for the first 5 days following the procedure. Excessive sweating during this period can push pigments out, potentially diminishing your SMP results. After the initial 5 days, you can return to your regular exercise routine. Our package encompasses detailed aftercare guidance and ongoing post-treatment support, ensuring your satisfaction and successful recovery.
  • How long until I can sweat after the SMP treatment?
    We advise against heavy sweating or strenuous exercise for a period of 4-5 days following your SMP treatment. Excessive sweat can cause the pigment to break down and fade more quickly. Sweat on the scalp can lead to discomfort and irritation, especially in the days immediately following the SMP procedure when the skin may be sensitive.
  • Can I go in the pool, sauna, or steam room after my SMP treatment?
    We advise clients to refrain from exposure to chlorinated pools, saunas, steam rooms, and tanning beds for a period of 28 days following their final scalp micropigmentation session.
  • How long until I can scrub, shampoo, or shave the SMP treatment area?
    We recommend refraining from scrubbing, shampooing, or shaving the treated area for a duration of 4-5 days after your SMP treatment. Shaving, scrubbing, or shampooing the treated area too soon after SMP can disrupt the settling and healing process of the pigments in your scalp. This can potentially lead to pigment loss or uneven distribution, affecting the final appearance of your SMP.
  • Can I still use Propecia and/or Rogaine after my treatment?
    Clients can maintain their use of Propecia throughout and after their scalp pigmentation procedure. However, we recommend discontinuing the use of Rogaine (topical minoxidil) for the duration of the treatment and for an additional 30 days following your final session. This precaution is taken to facilitate the optimal healing and settling of pigment, minimizing any potential interference from the chemicals present in Rogaine foam.
  • What services do you offer at The Scalp Studio?
    We provide scalp micropigmentation for hair loss, long hair density fills, and scar camouflage. Additionally, we specialize in assisting clients who've experienced hair loss due to medical conditions like cancer treatments and alopecia. For those seeking a more defined beard, SMP can help to eliminate the appearance of patchiness.
  • What makes The Scalp Studio different from other SMP providers?
    The Scalp Studio has served individuals of various ages and diverse ethnicities. What distinguishes The Scalp Studio is not just our vast experience but also our commitment to a personalised, client-centric approach, setting us apart from larger chain clinics. Starting from your initial interaction with us, you can expect dedicated attention to you and your treatment plan every step of the way. We also only focus on micropigmentation, allowing us to continue to build on our experience and offer our clients the latest (and safest) techniques in the industry - making us the leading SMP provider in Singapore.
  • Why should we get our treatment done at The Scalp Studio vs another provider in Singapore?
    The Scalp Studio has been operating since 2022 in the emerging market of Singapore. The SMP industry lacks regulation, prompting our founder, Kate Cheung, to prioritise the highest standards of training, quality product selection, and unwavering health and safety practices for her team and clients. Over the past year, we've successfully treated hundreds of satisfied clients, helping them regain their confidence after experiencing hair loss. With a proven track record of delivering natural-looking results, we invite you to research us further and schedule a FREE consultation to see if we align with your treatment goals.
  • I see many SMP providers on the internet, how do I choose the right one?
    The growth of SMP has been remarkable in the past couple of years in Singapore, leading to an increase of SMP clinics and also hair salons providing SMP as an "add-on" service. This highlights the vital importance of conducting thorough research before making a decision. As you embark on your research journey, prioritise clinics and technicians who are qualified and certified. Look for those who can provide an extensive and diverse portfolio showcasing their results and are eager to address your inquiries. Please don't hesitate to schedule a FREE in-person consultation with The Scalp Studio. Regardless of whether you choose to proceed with treatment with us, we are committed to transparency and honesty as a valuable addition to your research. Our utmost priority is ensuring that every individual who consults with us leaves with the knowledge necessary to make an informed decision.
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