SMP for Balding
Are you worried about going bald?
Male pattern baldness (also known as Androgenetic Alopecia) is the most common type of hair loss in men, and it is related to your genes and male sex hormones. It usually follows a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown and is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition. Each strand of hair you have sits in a tiny hole (cavity) in the skin called a follicle. Generally, baldness occurs when the hair follicle shrinks over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair. Eventually, the follicle does not grow new hair.
The typical pattern of male baldness begins at the hairline. The hairline gradually moves backward (recedes) and forms an "M" shape. Eventually, the hair becomes finer, shorter, and thinner, and creates a U-shaped (or horseshoe) pattern of hair around the sides of the head.
Common Facts About Baldness
- 40% of men have noticeable hair loss by the age of 35
- Normal hair loss is considered to be 100 hairs per day, based on the average scalp containing 100,000 hair follicles.
- 75% of British men believe hair loss cannot be prevented.
How do I know if SMP is suitable for me?
Well the first thing to consider is your hair thinning or are you balding? Thinning hair means you can see more of your scalp, but you have a covering of hair all over your head – if this is you, then a “density” treatment of SMP would be the best solution for creating a ‘thicker’ look – click here for more information.
If the loss of hair has gone further and you have bare patches on your scalp, then carry on reading as SMP may be the answer you have been looking for. If you are bald (or balding) for this treatment to look real, you will need to shave the rest of your hair off to around 0.04mm – otherwise SMP cannot be done if the rest of the hair is not short enough. It doesn’t matter how well the scalp has been tattooed, if the remaining hair is not short enough, it will not blend and you will lose the ‘optical illusion’- keep the hair short enough to enable the blend and you will look and feel like you have got your hair back!
Once I have completed the treatment it will look like your hair, the bald area will be gone and it will look like you have decided to just shave your hair off yourself. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a hairline, I can recreate one for you! It is so difficult to tell the difference from the tattooed ‘dots’ to real hair if you keep it short enough, even if you look really closely. When I do a patch test, even when I point it out, most people can’t even see it!
It takes normally 3 sessions to complete your new hairline and each session can be from 1 to 4 hours long, depending on the amount of balding you have – I will be able to confirm this when you have your consultation, click here to book.
During the consultation, I will be able to give you the cost, discuss your requirements, payment instalments and get all 3 appointments in the diary. I will also carry out a patch test which gives you an opportunity to see what it feels like. Not only am I patch testing you to ensure you don’t have a reaction (I have never known anyone to have one), but it enables me to choose the colour mix that I think will match the colour of your existing hair. By doing this it means that when I start your first session, the healed patch test guides me as to what mix to use, therefore not wasting the first session by using a mix that’s too light.
I use a product called Alivio which is an organic pigment made up of carbon and I dilute this down with water to match your hair colour. It is a very safe and stable product that has excellent healed results.
Benefits of treatment
- No surgery is involved
- No scarring will be left from having this treatment done.
- Very realistic even when you look closely
- When looked after, it is permanent
- You can see the difference after just one treatment
More questions? Head over to my FAQ page here.
You can contact me on 07931 104040 to discuss or click here to book a consultation.