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Scalp Micropigmentation - The Optical Illusion

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo procedure that uses very fine needles to implant pigment into the scalp. This creates the appearance of shaved hair, or denser hair depending on the type of treatment. 

How Does SMP give hair more 'density'?

The scalp is a very reflective surface. When light hits the scalp, it bounces back and is visible. This is why people with shaved heads often have a shiny scalp.

SMP works by implanting pigment into the scalp. The pigment reduces the amount of visible skin that light can reflect off of. As a result, the scalp appears less visible.

But it’s more than just that. Our eyes like to trick us and our brain will interpret the image based on the information it’s processing. 

In the picture below, not only is the client's balding crown less visible, his hair appears to be much darker in the second image than it is in the first. These images were taken on the same day, pre and post-treatment with no filter or editing. 

So why is his hair darker? The simple answer is that it isn’t. Our eyes are tricking us. 

Let’s use another example. 

In the picture above the the lower square appears significantly lighter than the square above. The reality is, that it’s the same shade of grey. If you place your finger or a pen over the centre of the image covering the white/black center and allow your eyes to adjust, the grey on either side is identical. 

By starting with a white base (which is more reflective) and fading to grey, the grey appears to be lighter, but when you start the base of the image with a dark base the grey seems darker. 

This is the magic of scalp micropigmentation!

Scalp Micropigmentation is fast becoming the go-to solution for hair loss and hair restoration without months of downtime from a hair transplant or waiting even longer hoping medications such as Minoxidil and Finasteride will work.  Results are visible from your first session (an average 2-4 sessions are required).  Downtime is minimal, it’s non-invasive, and doesn’t require ongoing medication to maintain

The Benefits of SMP

  • It can restore a natural-looking hairline.

  • It can camouflage hair loss & scars

  • It can improve self-confidence.

  • It is a semi-permanent procedure.

SMP is a safe and effective procedure that can help people who are experiencing hair loss. It can restore a natural-looking hairline and improve self-confidence.

If you are considering SMP, feel free to contact Confidence Ink for a free no no-obligation, no-pressure consultation, to assess your needs and discuss how SMP can work for you.

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