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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

“Did you know?”- Our pigment is 100% natural, organic, plant based and vegan friendly. This assists greatly in the healing process.

Frequently Asked Questions

”Does SMP hurt?”

We cannot promise you won’t feel anything, as some parts of the scalp will be more sensitive than others. For example you may feel the treatment more on the temple areas than on the crown area. However most clients say although there is a degree of discomfort, it is not as painful as getting a traditional tattoo.

”What is the ideal length to keep my hair for SMP?”

 This is an important question. If you have fine stubble all over your head, then keeping it very short with clippers every few days is recommended to keep your existing hair close to the scalp.

If your hair loss pattern is more advanced, we encourage you to use a razor, rotary shaver or foil shaver to keep the hair and SMP the same.

``How Much Does SMP Cost?``

SMP Africa offers multiple procedures; pricing varies based on the procedure required. Please have a look at our Pricing for more information.

”How long do the results last?”

The strength of the colour should last for several years, however, there are various factors that contribute to the longevity of your result. Exposure to sun, how fast your cellular metabolism fades the SMP, skin type, medications and other hair loss treatments combined with SMP, which can lead to lightening of the pigment. We recommend clients to check in every 3-4 years so we can assess whether they need a touch up or not.

”What if I get grey hair?

 If your remaining hair does start to grey, it is easily rectified. Our artist will give you a touch up, and go over the existing SMP with a pigment shade that matches the greying areas.

”How do I choose a hairline?”

If you are unsure of what style or type of hairline will work for you, your practitioner will be there to help. With artistic experience on how to fit a hairline to head shape and age, your specialist can help recommend what’s best. Over the course of your sessions, you can also tweak and adjust the hairline for a perfect result.

”Can I exercise after SMP treatment?”

 We recommend no excessive sweating or intense exercise for 4-5 days after your scalp micropigmentation treatment.

”When do I start seeing results?”

The effects of SMP can be noticed immediately, but for optimum results, after 3-4 sessions.