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What Is SMP?

How Does Scalp Micropigmentation Work?

Scalp Micropigmentation

SMP (scalp micropigmentation) is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment, similar to cosmetic makeup tattooing and body art tattooing, however SMP uses special organic pigments, developed specifically for the SMP procedure. The micro needles make tiny impressions to the epidermal layer of the scalp, essentially replicating new hair follicles, to give the appearance of a buzz cut, or very short stubble.

SMP can also be applied to create density to existing hair to give the illusion of a full and healthy head of hair. 

At SMP Africa we use 100% organic, vegan pigment, specially formulated for the scalp, which expedites the healing process.  


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SMP treatment is a way to cover up any scars and burns from past procedures or accidents.

Safety First!

SMP is a non-invasive treatment, using micro needles and 100% organic, vegan pigment. As our pigments are non-acrylic and organic, they allow the body to heal faster and hold the colour better. As a result, there is little to no risk of any infection or side effects. At SMP Africa we also offer a 2-year guarantee on all of our procedures.

How Does SMP Work?

SMP is an advanced medical grade tattoo using microneedles to deposit pigment onto the scalp, essentially replicating new hair follicles to give the illusion of a full head of hair cut at its shortest length. (The Buzz Cut) 

The Basics

A natural pigment is applied to the epidermal layer of the scalp, effectively replicating the appearance of natural hair follicles. Our Experienced SMP Practitioners aim to camouflage the surface area of the scalp where hair loss has already occurred and, in turn, create a new hairline for the client.

Does It 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.

When Do I Start Seeing Results?

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

More Questions? Call our Cape Town Practice at +27 21 201 1503