Scalp Micropigmentation is a life changing hair loss treatment that replicates the natural appearance of real hair follicles, giving you the look of a full head of hair that has been closely-shaven with any hairline you like.
Scalp Micropigmentation is a convenient, affordable, non-surgical and 100% effective hair loss solution for balding, receding hairlines, thinning hair, hair transplant scars, alopecia and the results are instant.
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Skalp® is recognised as the world’s number one Scalp Micropigmentation hair tattoo clinic, known worldwide for offering the most natural & realistic results.
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Skalp is the best SMP in Europe and most probably in the world. Vinny is an artist, very professional and nice . The result after 3 sessions is unbelievable, so natural and real !! Don’t hesitate, go to Skalp if you wanna look 10 years younger.
Brilliant from start to finish! Absolutely amazed with how my treatment turned out, dean was great really puts you at ease and a pleasure to talk too. If your thinking of getting Smp I highly recommend Skalp as the place to get it!
Finished 3rd session about 2 weeks ago with Geraldine at Skalp, Dublin. Results are fantastic. Have actually had compliments on my new “haircut”. Geraldine was extremely sound and helpful from start to finish and I’m delighted with the result. Only regret is I didn’t get it done 5 years ago!
Absolutely over the moon with the work Dean has done for me. From start to finish he has done a top class job and the attention to detail and effort he puts in is outstanding. Dean is a great bloke who makes you feel at ease and I went in as a customer but came out as a friend. It was a pleasure going in for all three sessions.
The best decision I have ever made. Vinny knew exactly what he was doing and made me feel comfortable from start to finish. The level of detail Skalp go to compared to others I have seen on Reddit is second to none. Vinny changed my life.
I had a scalp micropigmentation at Edinburgh office. All steps from assessment to booking three sessions to final results were well organised and professional. I did my research about the most trusted clinic in the business and found Skalp near by. Skalp was patient and keen to deliver the expected result what you are waiting for. She would take her time to ensure the best quality of her work. I would recommend her for anyone looking for such treatment.
I can’t say enough good things about Skalp LA. Andreas is a true professional, who really cares about his clients results and overall satisfaction. He focuses on his clients wants and pays particular attention to detail. Andreas is not one to rush, he’ll put in the work no matter how long it takes. Do yourself a favor, if you are looking into micropigmentation do your research and there is high probability you’ll decide on Skalp LA.
I have just finished my 3rd session with Dean at the Manchester clinic. To say I am happy with the results is an understatement. He is a true artist and a true professional. I would highly recommend Dean to anyone who has a thinking about having a treatment done.
Just wanted to thank Dean from SKALP in Manchester for the fantastic work he has done on me, and all the support and advice he has given me through the process.
I’ve been very well looked after and couldn’t recommend Dean and SKALP more highly after thinking about MSP for a couple of years before deciding to go ahead.
Comments from friends and family have been so positive so would recommend anyone thinking of getting MSP done to speak to SKALP.
I recently had SMP treatment at SKALP in Manchester and i can’t rate them highly enough. From the consultation, right throughout my sessions at the clinic and the aftercare received The team took great care of me, made me feel at ease and welcomed at every visit. Couldn’t be more pleased with the natural looking final results, i’m more confident in general and super happy with my new look. Thanks SKALP x
Very professional service and I was made to feel at ease and helped through what was quite a big change in my life … vinny was really Informative and helpful with all my questions and queries. Can’t recommend enough for all my balding brothers out there
Exceeded my expectations! The idea of getting my hairline back sounded good but never realised how much of an effect it would have on the rest of my life. Actually feel like going out now, started going to the gym again and I actually look my age now (36) could pass for 45 before. Can’t thank Skalp enough, Best in the business hands down.
I had Christine work with me during my sessions and my initial consultation and I was delighted with the whole process. The end result is amazing and it has absolutely brought my confidence back. As a young man with a baldy it really shattered my confidence. I was initially unsure due to the price but I managed to get what I thought was a good deal. In the end you can’t put a price on something as important as having your confidence back. Thank you Christine and all of the team at Skalp Edinburgh. Amazing.
Having decided on SMP I opted for Skalp as they looked like they produced the most natural hairlines. After 4 sessions I can honestly say they have not disappointed, the results are amazing and have brought all my conifendece back. It really is life changing. If anyone is having any doubts please don’t these guys will look after you completely.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Camouflage scarring from previous hair transplant surgeries and boost the visual effect of a hair transplant.
Restore the look of a full head of hair on even a completely bald head due to alopecia.
Make thin hair appear a lot thicker by camouflaging the scalp. By not seeing so much skin on the scalp your hair appears thicker.
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.
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.
The price depends on your level of hair loss. You can see a visual price guide on our website here, but we do recommend visiting for a free consultation or sending pictures to get an accurate quote.
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.
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.
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.
Skalp has been the Scalp Micropigmentation industry leader for over 10 years and has changed the lives of over 20,000 happy clients. Skalp practitioners are known worldwide for being the most experienced practitioners in the industry and producing the most natural results possible. It is easy for every clinic to claim to be the best but we have the reputation, reviews and testimonials to prove it.
Skalp practitioners are trained for 3 months before performing a treatment compared to the industry standard of 3-5 days.
When your Scalp Micropigmentation treatment is carried out by a Skalp® practitioner you can relax knowing you have the most experienced practitioners in the industry performing your treatment, Scalp Micropigmentation is a highly skilled treatment and should only be carried out by a highly trained and experienced professional.
When SMP is performed by an inexperienced or undertrained practitioner you may not get the desired result.
Click here for more info on when Scalp Micropigmentation is performed by an inexperienced practitioner.
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
Yes. We offer a finance option where you can split your treatment cost into affordable monthly payments, with 0% interest available at some clinics.
The pigment we use for treatment is designed just for Scalp Micropigmentation hair tattoos, it does not change colour like a regular tattoo. The colour will get lighter over the years, but will not change colour after any period of time.
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.
In most cases, yes. For a standard SMP hair tattoo, you will need to shave your hair using hair clippers, a facial shaver, or a razor. We recommend the best length to shave your hair for your treatment to look natural would be a 0.5-grade length or shorter. Of course, we encourage you to experiment with what shaving routine looks and works best for you.
Scalp Micropigmentation can work on long hair to give the appearance of thicker hair if you have enough remaining hair. A thickening treatment works the same as on a shaved head by mimicking the appearance of hair follicles so that less of the scalp is visible. If there is not enough remaining hair for the treatment to blend with, we may advise that you would need to shave.
Yes, Scalp Micropigmentation works very well on women with thin or thinning hair, by camouflaging the scalp and not seeing so much skin it gives the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. Click here for more info on SMP for women.
Scalp Micropigmentation works with any hair colour, as when any hair colour is closely shaved down to the follicle you are left with a grey shade. We match the treatment to how dark your shade is. So it makes no difference if your hair is grey or turns grey after the treatment. Click here for more info on Scalp Micropigmentation and grey hair.
After 5 years your Scalp Micropigmentation hair tattoo will look a lighter version of how it did when it was first done. You can then decide if you want to have a short touch-up to return the treatment to its original colour when you first had it done, or you may reach a certain age and let it keep fading.
Yes, If you have had hair transplant surgery then you may have been left with scars. We can camouflage all forms of Hair transplant scarring, Strip/Punch/FUE, so you can wear your hair as short as you like.
Not only can we cover your scars but we can also enhance the results of your transplant by adding density thin/thinning hair.
Click here for more info on Scalp Micropigmentation and Hair Transplants.
Yes, there is a 12-month guarantee from your first session for full treatments, just in case any area of the treatment is not quite perfect. Simply give us a call and we will book you in for one extra session at no extra charge. However, any style or color changes to your original treatment are chargeable at an hourly rate.
The shaved hair look is a style that has stood the test of time. It’s easy to maintain, looks smart, and is effortlessly cool. If you are not sure if a shaved head will suit you, we offer free virtual hairline mock-ups to give you an idea of how you will look with the treatment and your new hairline. Click here to send us your picture to get your virtual hairline.
Yes it is totally safe and non-invasive. The treatment only goes half as deep into the skin as a regular tattoo. We have never seen any adverse effects due to a hair tattoo.
As Scalp Micropigmentation is non-surgical, like a regular tattoo, it does not affect the real hair follicles and cannot cause hair loss.
No, for most of our clients the pain is minimal and described as a lot less painful than a regular tattoo. No pain medication is needed and any discomfort is only during the actual Scalp Micropigmentation hair tattoo treatment.
Following the treatment, the treated area will look slightly red for roughly 24 hours, a lot of our clients go back to work the next day. Scalp Micropigmentation requires no downtime as it is a non-invasive treatment. We do recommend you avoid rubbing your head or sweating heavily for 4 days after each session. Click here to view our aftercare guide.
Compared to a hair transplant that can take up to one year to recover and see the results, the results from Scalp Micropigmentation are instant.
We know that when you have decided you want the treatment, you’ll be keen to get started ASAP, however, our clinics are very busy and can get booked up for a few weeks.
Scalp Micropigmention is reversible. We’ve never had a customer to date want to remove the treatment however the removal process would be similar to that of tattoo removal. The difference is that Scalp Micropigmentation is only situated within the 2nd dermal skin layer compared to a regular tattoo being twice as deep. So a Scalp Micropigmentation treatment is a lot easier to remove and can be fully removed with a laser within two sessions. We can imagine our clients looking to change their hairline, perhaps soften the hairline or maybe even recede slightly as they become older.
After 3-6 years you may feel the need for a touch-up. Whether you want to adjust your hairline, freshen it up or just fancy going a bit darker. Touch-ups are charged at an hourly rate which is £300+VAT, ($450)(€300). A touch-up is usually only one hour long, sometimes two hours depending on the size of the area needing treatment.
Yes of course! Our clinics are always busy and we are happy to arrange for you to meet another client that has finished their treatment or are mid-way through their treatment.
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