Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
SMP continues to trend as a popular method to camouflage hair loss.
SMP involves placing pigment in the skin in a manner to mimic the appearance of a hair cut in cross section.
There is an art to SMP. The SMP specialist needs to properly choose the color of the pigment to match the patient's original hair color- otherwise it looks strange. The pigments need to be placed in the right depth- if placed too deep they appear bluish color and if placed too high in the skin they simply fade quickly. The size of the dot needs to also be accurate.
Overall, SMP is extremely helpful. It has helped many of my patients camouflage hair loss. Some of these patients have diagnosis including genetic hair loss, alopecia areata, scars, donor area scars from hair transplant surgery and more.
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299