Hair Loss Treatments

Scalp Micropimentation

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a treatment where layered pigments are implanted into the scalp to replicate hair follicles. This adds hair density to thinning areas and creates an illusion of thicker, stronger hair. As well as camouflaging hair loss, if the hairline is receding, it can give back a natural hairline and a natural shaved head look. Scalp micropigmentation effects are immediate, permanent, realistic, hassle-free, non-invasive, and cost-effective.

All of the pigments and colours used are expertly blended and colour-matched to your own hair. We only use medical-grade pigments, that are made up of natural ingredients, specifically created for SMP treatments.

Scalp Micropigmentation is a long-lasting cosmetic solution that is non-surgical, non-invasive, and painless. SMP treatment is available for different types of hair loss, including pattern baldness, failed hair transplants, scarring, receding or thinning hair. The procedure is suitable for both, men and women.
Scalp Micropigmentation can be either as a standalone procedure or combined with a hair transplant to enhance a surgical result. If your hair is thinning and you would like to keep the length without a shaved look, then it is possible to create the illusion of hair density. By building up treatments and shades of micro-dots around and in-between existing hair, SMP is perfect for hairline thinning and post hair-transplant procedures.

Adding density is also very common for females looking to achieve a thicker, fuller-looking scalp. SMP can be added to not only the parting but also to side profiles to give more definition and a stronger hairline.

Price is dependent on size of area to be treated. Following a full consultation with Jade, we will be able to provide a treatment plan and advise a costing.

Clients usually require 2-4 sessions 10-20 days apart, each lasting approximately 2-3 hours. However, the time involved does vary depending on individual requirements. The process is repeated until both artist and client are satisfied with the results.

Consultation fee £50.00

Scalp Micropigmentation FAQ’s

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp Micropigmentation (also known as SMP or a hair tattoo) is a non-surgical hair loss treatment where pigments are deposited into the scalp to replicate the natural appearance of real hair follicles, giving you a new hairline and the look of a full head of hair that has been closely-shaven or to add density to thin hair.

Does Scalp Micropigmentation look real?

Scalp Micropigmentation, when done by an experienced practitioner, gives hyper-realistic results. Clients say that even up close in the mirror, they can’t even tell the difference between their real hair follicles and the treatment.

Is Scalp Micropigmentation permanent?

Scalp Micropigmentation is classed as a permanent treatment. Although the results are permanent, they can fade slightly over the years to a lighter color. We recommend a short touch-up every 3-6 years.

How much does Scalp Micropigmentation cost?
The price depends on your level of hair loss. We do recommend visiting for a free consultation or sending pictures to get an accurate quote.
How long does Scalp Micropigmentation take?

Scalp Micropigmentation takes place over 3 sessions and a standard session lasts 1-4 hours depending on the amount of area that requires treatment.

There is one week between sessions 1 & 2. Then a 3rd session takes place 1 month later.

How do you choose the right colour?

Colour and density are gradually built up over 3 sessions to ensure a perfect colour match and blend with your existing hair.

We always start slightly too light with the colour on session 1, then make small adjustments in the following sessions to get the perfect result.

How do you design the hairline?

The hairline design is a very personal choice. A hairline design is drawn on before each session starts, your practitioner will guide and work closely with you to ensure you get the exact hairline you want. You can decide exactly how soft & natural or sharp & defined the hairline is.

Is Scalp Micropigmentation the same as a regular tattoo?

No, Scalp Micropigmentation is a highly specialised treatment, the technique, machine, needles and pigment we use are all different from what is used in a regular tattoo. An SMP practitioner could not perform a regular tattoo and a regular tattooist could not perform an SMP treatment. Sadly we have seen quite a few examples of a regular tattooist attempting to perform an SMP treatment without the correct training.

How will I look after a treatment?

You can expect to see visible results and your new hairline instantly. Straight after each session, there may be some redness. Redness usually lasts 24 hours after each session. We gradually build up the density and make small adjustments to the colour and hairline shape over 3 sessions to get the perfect result.

Scalp Microneedling for Hair Growth

This treatment targets hair vitality, addressing concerns of hair loss and improving hair quality with a specialized Hair Energy mesotherapy cocktail. Rich in active ingredients, it stimulates growth and combats various hair-related issues effectively.

Usual price £230

Bundle treatment offers an additional 10% off the total cost when 6 treatments are purchased as a year’s treatment plan.

Should you have any questions or wish to schedule your appointment, please do not hesitate to reach out. Your trust and satisfaction are paramount to me, and I am committed to ensuring your experience is nothing short of exceptional.

Thank you for being part of our journey to delivering treatments that are safe and effective. Here is to a healthier, more radiant skin and scalp!


Opening Times

Mon- Sat  9am-6pm

(excluding Bank Holidays)

Sundays appointments exclusively available with extra charges. 

Academy Salons
81 Queens Road
KT13 9UQ

Tel - 07751 707911