Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP) also know as Micro Scalp Pigmentation (MSP) is a method of depositing pigment into the dermal layer of the skin on the scalp, which replicates hair follicles. When viewed from a few inches or further away, the pigment dots appear as hair follicles and the client has the appearance of a full head of recently shaved hair. SMP/MSP is colour matched on a gray scale for most clients and can be used to treat clients of very pale complexion to extremely dark skin tones. Pigment changes also allow Phuket Hair Clinic to treat clients with red hair, blonde hair or older clients who have much gray or white hair. Normally Scalp Micro Pigmentation is applied over the course of two treatments, at our clinic, with each treatment lasting two to six hours depending upon prior hair loss.
A typical scalp hair from a normal Caucasian male is about 77 micrometers in diameter. MSP is placed in the dermis are 90 to 150 micrometers in diameter. This might seem a bit larger than a real human hair, but when viewed from six inches or further away, the size is indistinguishable from real hair follicles. Even close family members cannot tell where your real hair ends and the MSP begins.
Yes. MSP can help significantly in reducing the visibility of scars from previous hair transplant surgery. The degree of scar camouflage does depend on the fibrous tissue itself. However, by blending the scar with surrounding hair it becomes much harder to spot, almost unnoticeable in the majority of cases. Photos of some of our previous clients who have undergone MSP to help disguise scars are available on the Gallery section of our website.
With care and treatment, including using high sunscreen when outside, MSP will last for years. In a healthy client with a normal immune system, we expect that a full series of MSP treatments will last eight to fifteen years before needing a touch-up. In certain clients who have strong immune systems or who work in outside sun constantly, the treatment may need to be touched up sooner. Because every individual is unique this is not a question that has a definitive answer. If a touch-up is needed, we can discuss the fee depending on how much work needs to be done.
Most of our pigments use combinations of metal oxides to replicate the gray scale needed for the majority of our clients. In certain cases where the clients have very fair or red hair, beta carotene additives are also used. We would like to disclose more information about our pigments but Phuket Hair Clinic has spent several years perfecting the MSP treatment and we do not wish to disclose any proprietary secrets to competitors or imitators.
In healthy individuals, we believe the chances are minimized. Any pigment applied to the dermal layer of the skin will eventually fade, but we expect MSP to last eight to fifteen years or more, before even minimal fading is noticed. Fading is much more prevalent in situations where regular tattoo inks are used to try and replicate MSP. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun often breaks apart some tattoo inks for easier absorption by the body resulting in increased fade rates and slight smearing. As the inks are degraded this results in a slight color change. Without revealing too many of our trade secrets, we feel that the particular molecular structure of MSP pigments along with their deposition in the upper layer of the dermis provide the best chance for a long lasting and stable treatment.
Yes. MSP can be removed with an electro-optic Q switched laser, which is used to heat and break up the MSP pigmentation for easier absorption by phagocytes in the dermis. MSP is fairly easy to remove in most cases because the pigment is not deposited as deeply as normal tattoo ink. The electro-optic laser however, is very expensive and therefore, many clinics which advertise laser removal do not actually own one. Phuket Hair Clinic does not do MSP removal at its clinic but by client referrals only. We can say that with the feedback received so far, the amount of clients wishing for true MSP reversal or total removal is less than one percent.
It depends on the individual. In some cases, clients have fallen asleep while the practitioner completed the treatment. In other cases, clients experienced pain across the temples or above the ears during a treatment. It very much comes down to the individual. Most clients rate their pain on a scale of one to ten, as three to five during a treatment.
It depends upon the thinning or balding pattern, the area of the scalp to be covered and if any scars are present. The price range for MSP is normally from 25,000 THB to 70,000 THB not counting any application of MSP to scars. The lower price range is for clients who need simple alterations to their hairline or small areas of density added. The higher end of the price range is for clients who have little real hair remaining. Scars are more difficult to predict as regards pricing and can vary depending upon a case by case basis.
Phuket Hair Clinic are Micro Scalp Pigmentation (also know as Scalp Micro Pigmentation) specialists with many years experience in the field of scalp pigmentation for hair loss. We focus on providing a world class scalp micro pigmentation service with sufficient artistic flair to generate ideal hairlines, exact color matches & carefully constructed follicle densities.Whilst some tattoo artists, permanent make-up practitioners & hair restoration companies claim to offer a similar service, they do not solely focus their hard work & skill on this type of specialist hair loss solution.Phuket Hair Clinic clients can rest assured that only the most competent, knowledgeable individuals perform our treatments.All Phuket Hair Clinic staff are professionally trained and qualified and able to perform highly advanced Scalp Micro Pigmentation techniques. Our practitioners are trained to act with discretion & total professionalism for the benefit of all our clients. This critical knowledge based on actually undergoing scalp pigmentation treatment allows Phuket Hair Clinic to understand the long term effects on the scalp. The technical experience of Phuket Hair Clinic is crucial and relates to preserving best results, how to successfully overcome the potential risks of color alteration and migration underneath the epidermal layer of the skin.Phuket Hair Clinic fully understands hair loss and has developed excellent relationships with companies, individuals in the hair loss industry working closely with hair loss professionals including hair restoration surgeons, hair replacement specialists, hair related companies and cosmetic professionals.Phuket Hair Clinic is not a hair salon, beauty parlor or tattoo studio. We operate a dedicated hair clinic with professionally qualified hair loss specialists. We have developed our MSP treatment using a sophisticated blend of science and artistic cosmetic flair in the specialist field of hair loss. MSP treatments are unique, the process is safe, the results are instantaneous, and represents exceptional value for money compared to other surgical and hair loss treatments.We are fully aware and very sensitive to the needs of all hair loss sufferers, our clinic is designed to provide a private and friendly surrounding. The advice, treatment and service we provide is confidential and dedicated to you only. With Phuket Hair Clinic, you will be provided with a high-quality, clinically-proven hair loss treatment, together with exceptional levels of client care. Micro Scalp Pigmentation is changing the way people from around the globe combat their hair loss issues. Whereas historically the only solutions have been temporary, hair systems, concealers, or a surgical procedure, a quantity of which lead to scarring of the scalp, at last people have a viable alternative.Scalp Micro Pigmentation or MSP was developed as both a cosmetic procedure for men suffering with all types of hair loss, and as a medical procedure to help conceal scars, burns and birthmarks, as well as the full spectrum of Alopecia strains.