FAQ 2017-11-24T16:25:49+00:00
Is SMP the best option for hair loss? 2017-11-07T13:43:53+00:00

Although there are other options for hair loss available, they cannot guarantee results like SMP can. For example, not everyone is a good candidate for a hair transplant. This option can leave large scars and results which do not meet client’s expectations. If the transplanted hair does not take a hold hair transplants can become expensive and if you require repeat treatments the costs can spiral to higher amounts than first expected.

There are also various pills and potions available on the hair loss market. These options can take months if not years to see minimal results if any. The costs of these treatments are also an ongoing costs with most treatments requiring daily doses for a lifetime.

SMP is a fraction of the cost of a hair transplant, and the results of SMP are instant and permanent. What’s more, clients who have undergone our SMP treatment can still have a hair transplant if they decided to. The SMP treatment would add to the density of your overall look and can be used to cover hair transplant scars.

If you are suffering from hair loss of any type, you may be shaving or considering shaving your existing hair to a short level so that your hair loss is not as noticeable. Usually no matter how short you shave it, the areas with existing hair growth can still stand out against the areas with no hair growth. This is where our SMP treatment works greatly. We seamlessly match the treatment to your existing hair to create the look of a full, shaved head of hair, resulting in a complete and smart new look of which restores your hairline giving your face its border again and takes years off of you!

We can also use Scalp Micropigmentation to add density to thinning hair. For clients who hold a majority of their hair but are suffering from thinning, we can place our Scalp Micropigmentation treatment underneath the longer hair to create density. This option is widely popular with our female clients and clients who have not received the desired results from hair transplants.

Will my SMP treatment be noticeable to others? 2017-11-07T13:44:07+00:00

Our Scalp Micropigmentation treatment is designed to match and blend in with your existing hair growth seamlessly and therefore is not noticeable.

Some of our clients tell us that the odd friend may give them complements such as they look well or that something looks different but they can’t quite put their finger on what has changed.

If you was to look closely at the hair of a shaven head, the hair looks like lots of small dots. We use our micro needles to replicate these dots using our specialised technique. The SMP treatment is blended seamlessly into the existing hair leaving a completely undetectable result. For clients with longer hair, these micro dots would be built up over your treatment sessions until the required density is reached.

At Renovo hair Clinic, we specialise in natural looking results and always advise against anything other than this. We like to ensure that our clients gain results which look like they have a full, natural head of hair rather than they have had something done to their hair.

SMP is a subtle change which simply completes your look, giving you back your hairline which borders your face again, giving you back your confidence.

Do I have to keep my hair shaved? 2017-11-07T13:44:21+00:00

This Varies from client to client. We can use Scalp Micropigmentation to create the look of a full, shaved head of hair and can also use the treatment to add density to thinning hair.

For example, a client suffering from pattern baldness or severe alopecia would usually be required to shave their hair to a short length to match the SMP treatment, whereas a client who is suffering from thinning hair but still has a majority coverage may be able to keep their hair at a longer length, This is usually the case for our female and post hair transplant clients.

Your practitioner will discuss this with you in more detail during your consultation.


How long will SMP last? 2017-02-10T16:43:59+00:00

SMP is a permanent solution to hair loss and will last a lifetime with maintenance touch ups along the way. How often you require touch ups depends on various factors such as your immune system and how you look after your treatment.

Some clients may require touch ups around every 4 to 6 years where as others may require touch ups around every two years. Some clients may never need a touch up. It really does differ from person to person.

Once the treatment is complete all clients at Scalp Culture will receive a complementary 1 year guarantee against any fading , although we would not expect any fading within this period we put the guarantee in place to give our clients complete peace of mind.

Please note the guarantee does not include changes to your style or additional hair loss, it is against any fading to your existing treatment only.

Is SMP the same as a tattoo? 2017-11-07T13:44:31+00:00

No. SMP can be referred to as a medical tattoo but the treatment is performed using a completely different technique to regular tattoos. The treatment is performed by our highly skilled SMP trained practitioner using specialist pigments created for the scalp only, not tattoo ink. The needles and equipment we use are also different to those used for regular tattoos.

What if my hair turns grey as I age? 2017-09-26T11:04:04+00:00

If your hair was to turn grey later on in life, this would have a minimal affect on your look after having Scalp Micropigmentation. Our pigments are specially formulated to settle into the scalp over time. This means that over the years, your SMP treatment will slowly become a lighter shade, whereas others may require a touch up to freshen their SMP treatment, If your hair was to turn grey, you may never require a touch up session.

How many sessions will I require? 2017-11-07T13:44:43+00:00

For routine treatments, we offer 3 sessions as a standard package and this is the number of sessions included in your quote.

The first session will last 2 to 5 hours depending on the extent of your hair loss and density you require.

The second session will take place 7 to 10 days after your first session and will also last around 2 to 5 hours. This is where we take your feedback and add more density to your look. We can also make further changes at this point if required. The practitioner will discuss this with you.

The third session will be around 4 weeks after the second session. This gives your scalp time to recover and for the treatment to settle. Short breaks can be taken throughout the treatment session and your practitioner will ask if you require breaks during your treatment, alternatively if you need a break just let the practitioner know. Final touch ups will be done at this session.

How will you design my new hairline? 2017-09-26T11:03:45+00:00

Designing your new hairline is something we take time over during your first treatment session. We add around 45 minutes to your first treatment session for hairline design. We take your input on your preferred hairline whether it be a defined hairline, natural receded look, or a subtle, soft hairline, and our practitioner will advise you along the way. We begin by drawing your new hairline using a white wax pencil and make any adjustments as necessary. Only once you are happy with your new hairline design do we start the Scalp Micropigmentation treatment. Although you will have a new hairline in place from your first treatment, it will be a subtle result as we build the density of your treatment over your following treatment sessions. This allows for changes to your hairline if desired over these sessions.

Will the SMP treatment damage my existing hair growth? 2017-11-07T13:45:00+00:00

No. The smp treatment does not damage existing hair growth nor does it damage hair growth from hair transplant procedures. Some clients even use smp and hair transplants together to create their required density.

Will I require pain relief? 2017-11-07T13:45:08+00:00

SMP is a relatively painless treatment. Some clients describe the feel of a small pin prick on their scalp where as others even say it feels quite nice and relaxing and some listen to music throughout their treatment.

Will my scalp be red or sore after the SMP treatment? 2017-11-07T13:45:23+00:00

This varies depending on your skin. Usually any redness will subside within 24 hours of your SMP treatment. Some clients may experience redness for the following few days although this is quite rare.

Your scalp will not necessarily be sore after your treatment but you may experience slight itchiness at times as your skin is healing.

Which qualifications does your practitioner have? 2017-09-26T11:02:54+00:00

Our practitioner is fully qualified in advanced Scalp Micropigmentation and has been through extensive training over 12 months. We also continuously keeps up to date with any new techniques which may arise in the SMP Industry. Our practitioner is a member of BABTAC and is also Scalp Guru Certified. We also hold full practitioners insurance and we are local authority registered. All certification is on display at our clinics

Can I have the Scalp Micropigmentation treatment after a hair transplant or to cover scars? 2017-11-07T13:45:33+00:00

Yes, we have many clients who have not received the desired results from hair transplants, we use our Scalp Micropigmentation treatment to add density to areas where required, this can give thinning hair a thicker look. We also treat clients who have head scars of any type including those from Hair Transplants.

How much does SMP Cost? 2017-11-07T13:45:40+00:00

The cost of your SMP treatment will depend on the extent of your hair loss. Our prices for treatments start from £400. We determine the exact cost of your treatment after a quick assessment during your free no obligation consultation.

Payments can be made in full on the day of your first treatment or spread across your treatments at no extra cost.

Does my treatment include a guarantee? 2018-01-23T13:25:04+00:00

Yes. All treatments at Scalp Culture include a 12 month guarantee from your first treatment session. This covers touch up sessions if required. From time to time some clients can experience slight fading before the final result is achieved especially in cases such as alopecia. Some clients may simply require a short extra treatment session to add a few finishing touches. Our guarantee covers touch ups to your existing treatment to give you peace of mind. Style and colour changes to your treatment are charged at our hourly rate.

What is the cost of a touch up? 2017-11-07T13:45:54+00:00

Once your SMP treatment is complete, touch ups to your existing treatment If required are free of charge for the first year under our customer satisfaction guarantee.

Touch ups thereafter are priced at our hourly rate of £200 per hour.

Touch ups can be booked at Scalp Culture and require 1 – 2 hours, depending on the area and coverage required.

After the treatment 2017-11-07T13:46:02+00:00

After each treatment you can return to work immediately. For the 4 days after each treatment we advise that you do not exercise or excessively sweat. You can return to light exercise after a 4 day healing period. Excessive Sweating of the scalp can cause the treatment to migrate or not hold. Normal exercise can resume 10 days after treatment.

For the following 4 days after each treatment it is important not to allow your scalp to get wet or wear hats which may rub on your new SMP treatment. After the 4 day period you can then wash your head and shave your hair. For swimming we advise to wait 30 days after the final treatment.

Full aftercare instructions will be given to you after your first treatment.

What is your clinical hygiene practice? 2017-09-26T11:04:31+00:00

At Scalp Culture locations we have modern clinical environments. We adhere to all government standards for blood-borne pathogens and use sterile single use needles which are disposed of after each treatment using a sharps container. We use sterile gloves during each treatment session and your practitioner will regularly take a short break to change gloves.

Can I drive after my SMP treatment? 2017-11-07T13:46:12+00:00

Yes, The treatment will not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

Aftercare 2017-02-10T16:43:59+00:00

We provide an excellent aftercare package at Scalp Culture which includes 1 year of free touch ups against any fading of your treatment. We would not expect any fading within this period but we have put this guarantee in place to give our clients complete peace of mind. You will be provided with full aftercare information advising you on how to take the best care of your treatment. Your practitioner will also be available to talk to for any advice you may require.

Consultations for Clients & Clients living long distance or abroad 2017-11-07T13:46:36+00:00

All of our consultations are free of charge and you are under no obligation.

We understand that choosing the right hair loss solution is a big deal and at Scalp Culture you will not receive pushy sales talk or sales calls. Remember, our practitioner has been through the same daunting process as you, before discovering Scalp Micropigmentation.

As well as face to face consultations we also offer consultations by Skype video, Whatsapp Messenger and Email which Long distance and International clients may find convenient.

Scalp Culture Northampton is conveniently located just 5 minutes walk from Northampton train station.

Scalp Culture Birmingham is Conveniently located opposite New Street train station (Grand Central)

We are always on hand to help clients locate the clinic whether you are local or flying in from abroad.

If you require any information on travelling to our clinics or hotels located nearby, please do not hesitate to ask us.

What is your availability for bookings? 2017-11-07T13:47:06+00:00

At Scalp Culture we like to work appointment times around you. We run a private appointment only clinic and so if you prefer early morning bookings, weekends or late nights we can accommodate to suit your requirements.

How are the treatments scheduled? 2017-09-26T11:03:29+00:00

On average, your Scalp Micropigmentation treatment will be set over 3 separate treatment sessions as this gives the scalp time to heal. Once your first treatment session is complete, your second treatment session will usually take place 7-10 days after. We then book your 3rd treatment session around 4 weeks after that for a date and time which suits both parties.

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