What is scalp micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is the most natural-looking hair loss solution for balding, thinning hair, transplant scars, and alopecia. It's a cosmetic tattoo that replicates thousands of tiny hair follicles. Scalp micropigmentation is safe, non-invasive, affordable, and 100% effective. That's why SMP is the fastest-growing hair loss solution in the world with over half a million procedures done!
As a child, Renée Chérie was a gifted artist, which lead her to study visual arts, composition, and pointillism at the Art Institute of Houston.
Renee Cherie earned her first scalp micropigmentation certification in South Florida at the acclaimed International Hairlines Academy. There, she studied with Seif Sidky, one of the most renowned and awarded master artists in the world.
Scalp micropigmentation techniques are constantly evolving and improving. Renée believes in continuous learning so that she remains on the cutting edge of her industry. This led her to become the most certified artist in Colorado.
Renee’s raw, artistic talent, coupled with her training and her sincere desire to help people, are what make her such an outstanding scalp artist.
An artist at heart
My whole experience with Renée and Scalp Ink was amazing. Renée took all the time to make sure my needs were addressed and that we had a solid plan going into the procedure. Renée is great at what she does and I would go back in a heartbeat.
Renée Is an outstanding artist with sole emphasis on nothing but top quality delivery. Excellent work, Renée and Ahrue!
There are no words to describe how Scalp Ink has helped me with my lifelong struggle with hair loss. I want to thank Renée for the opportunity to look towards the future with a more confident look that will be an inspiration to others. Again, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.
How it Works
During your free consultation, we'll discuss your specific hair loss case. Renée will listen to you and give you style suggestions based on your vision. We'll also answer any questions you may have and give you a price quote with payment options.
Your First Session
Renée will create a custom hairline for you based on your face shape, age, and desired look. Then Renée will put down the first layer of pigment. A lighter shade is used on this first pass.
In the following sessions, usually between 3 to 5, Renée will build in layers using darker and darker shades of pigment each time. This is what gives her work depth and realism.
The Final Touch
Renée likes to wait about a month before the last session so that all of the impressions are completely healed.
At this point She will make any final adjustments, perfecting your new look!
The level of pain varies from person to person. But if we are to put it on a scale of 1-10, most clients rate it around a 1 to 3. Some of Renée's clients even fall asleep.
SMP and FUT/FUE scars
SMP is the best way to help camouflage transplant scars. By replicating tiny hair follicles inside the scarred area and blending the shade around the area, FUT/FUE scars can see a massive improvement in concealment.
How much does SMP cost
In the US, scalp micropigmentation typically costs between $2500 to $4500 for a full head. Our clients usually pay between $2000 and $3000 for the full procedure, depending on our current promotion.
How many sessions
To achieve the most natural-looking, undetectable results, patience and layering is the key. Renée will typically take between 3 to 6 sessions. We recommend 2 weeks between sessions, but at least a 10-day minimum.
How long is each session
Depending on how much coverage is needed, sessions can be anywhere from 2 to 5 hours. During longer sessions, clients will be able to take breaks.
How long does SMP last
Scalp micropigmentation will last from 5 to 7 years based on how you take care of it and your metabolism. It will gradually fade and you may need a touch-up after 3 to 5 years.
When SMP is done patiently, over multiple sessions by a properly trained, skilled scalp artist, the results can be literally undetectable. Also, choosing a soft natural hairline adds to the hyper-realism.
Should I take time off
The first 3-4 days of healing are crucial. if your occupation causes you to perspire, you should schedule your SMP session so you have the most time to rest and stay cool before returning to work. Sweating can push out the new pigment.
How do I choose a hairline
If you are unsure of what style or type of hairline will work for you, Renée will be there to help. With her artistic experience on how to fit a hairline to head shape and age, she can help recommend what’s best. Over the course of your sessions, you can also tweak and adjust the hairline for a perfect result.
Will it discolor like a tattoo
No. SMP is a form of permanent cosmetics, but unlike tattoo ink, SMP pigment is designed to fall within the same color spectrum of short-cut hair. The pigment contains no additional colorants or additives and will only lighten, not discolor over an extended time.
Can I keep my hair long
SMP can be used to create the illusion of thicker fuller hair by making it so less of the scalp shows through. However, if there isn't enough hair, we recommend the client crop the hair very short.
SMP and grey hair
SMP works well with grey hair. Renée uses a greyscale pigment dilution to match the color of the existing hair. She also likes to create texture by matching the color of the grey hair and sprinkling in darker pigment dilutions to create a salt and pepper effect.
Will SMP work with my skin
Yes. We are able to match the shade of our pigment to a wide range of skin tones. Whether you are Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic, Arabic, Asian, or Pacific Islander, SMP can work for you.
Can I still use Rogain
Rogaine (topical minoxidil) should be suspended during the course of treatment and for 30 days post your final session. This is to ensure the proper healing and settling of pigment without the interference of the chemicals found in Rogaine foam.
Can I still use Propecia
Clients can continue using Propecia orally during and after their scalp pigmentation procedure. The use of topical Propecia should be suspended until 30 days after your final session.
Can I wear a hat afterwards
Yes. The scalp may be a bit reddish for 12-24 hours post session, so we recommend wearing a lose fitting hat after treatment if you wish to conceal the redness.
We do hyper-realistic scalp micropigmentation. We specialize in soft, natural hairlines and create undetectable results. It takes longer to achieve results like these but we're ok with that. We're not concerned with how many people we can get through our doors, we're only concerned with the quality of our work and the lives that we change because of it.