“Over 1 year ago I was getting my SMP done in Birmingham at Scalpmates on my shiny bald head lol.. My hairline still looks great and prob need a top up session in about half a year. I was quite nervous to start but after seeing the initial results I was hooked. Contrary to what I thought people don’t notice anything wrong with your head and Ive had nothing but compliments on my new hairstyle. My mates thought Ive miraculously grown my hair LOL.. Laur youre a star!”
Scalp micropigmentation could be your solution
See below how we can help you
The 6 BEST Benefits of SMP
Our work looks natural and realistic due to the pigments being matched to your hair colour and skin tone. We also offer a 1 Year Guarantee for all our clients.
Our competitors charge up to £3k but with ScalpMates you get the same quality (or better) at a fraction of that cost. We proudly offer very affordable Scalp Micropigmentation
Free mockoup (preview)
Ever wondered if you’d rock a buzz cut? We manually create a virtual realistic mock up from your photo to suit your style. You can then make an informed decision with no regrets.
Our world-renowned pigment is 100% vegan. Because micro pigmentation is a non-invasive treatment, the pain is minimal and there are very few side effects. Generally people return to work the next day.
look and feel younger
Scalp Micropigmentation will make you feel better by adding density to your thinning long hair. Or maybe you want a buzz cut with a freshly created hairline to bring back a younger version of you. It’s Sexy!
little maintenance (healed)
We cover all the Do’s and Don’ts as well as your aftercare during your treatment but generally after the tattoo has healed you can simply go back to your lifestyle.
we are addicted to improving lives
And our satisfied customers are living proof of that
process & FAQ
We’ll walk you through the process of getting a Scalp Micropigmentation treatment by addressing your questions and concerns.
Many of our Muslim clients have the same question.
Fatwa Committee UK has ruled that Scalp Micropimentation (SMP) is permitted in Islam because it is considered as treatment for ailment. Click here and scroll to the bottom of their article to see the ruling.
If your hair is thinning but still covers most of your head, then YES! Density micro pigmentation tattoo can benefit you by covering and darkening your scalp skin, hence creating the illusion of denser hair. It is a simple trick to add permanent volume to any dark, grey and even blonde hair. We tailor the pigment to your skin tone and hair colour so It looks very natural and lasts for many years to come.
If your hair is long but the hair loss is more severe then you might have to shave it and we can create a fresh buzz cut look.
It is very simple to book a visit with ScalpMates clinic. Click on the Watsapp icon at the bottom right of your screen and drop us a message. We will answer as soon as possible. Alternatively click here and submit a quick form.
You don’t need to bring anything with you for the consultation. And we do not pressure you into booking your treatment either. This is simply an informal chat which gives you the chance to get more info about the SMP procedure. We can also show you how Scalp Micropigmentation looks on you ( Free Mockup )
We take a photo of you and create a realistic preview that shows how SMP looks on your head. You can customize your hairline shape, colour and height on the spot.
- You complete a form with your details such as health conditions and allergies.
- If your head is shaved we start drawing the hairline with a pencil, taking into account your age, skin tone and the amount of hair loss. If your are adding density to long hair then this step is not necessary.
- Once you are happy to proceed we will start tattooing the first layer of micro dots on your scalp.
Your first scalp Micropigmentation session can take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours depending on the scalp area that needs to be covered.
For a crown area density fill it could take up to 2 hours, meanwhile for a full head please allow 4 hours.
Our male and female clients generally report mild discomfort rather than pain during the treatment. The SMP needle only goes about 1 mm into the dermis layer of your skin as opposed to a regular tattoo which can go up to 2 mm deep.
We handle our tools with the utmost precision to make sure that the thousands of dots are placed at the correct depth hence creating the best possible results with the least amount of discomfort.
Scalp Micropigmentation requires no down time because it is a non-invasive treatment. The slight redness after the treatment goes away after 2-3 days. If you don’t mind it you can go to work or other functions right away. Some clients choose to wear a hat.
To a stranger it will look like normal buzz cut hair although people that know you might notice the difference because you have hair now!
The first session is only a foundation so naturally we will create a softer hairline and lighter micro dots for the most natural look. At ScalpMates we don’t use regular tattoo ink but a pigment specifically formulated for Scalp Micropigmentation.
It is perfectly normal for the first base to fade due to your skin healing and exfoliating. This can seem disappointing to many people but it is a natural reaction of your skin to the pigment. That is why you need 3 or even 4 sessions to build up the layers.
You can rest assured that the price you pay for the treatment covers all sessions until you are satisfied with the result.
Definitely! Before starting the second session we discuss any concerns that you might have or talk about making some adjustments. We can focus more on specific areas or slightly change the style, shape and position of your hairline.
We never had anyone talking about SMP removal because good results are truly life changing! However, if you just want to remove part of it or had a bad treatment elsewhere it is far easier to remove than a regular tattoo. The pigment can usually be laser removed in just one session. It may take 2 sessions for large areas (whole head) or if the pigment is way too dark.
“Does SMP make my hair fall even more?”. It is a very valid question which comes up from time to time. Let’s get one thing straight. Scalp Micropigmentation DOES NOT cause any more hair loss simply because the hair root goes much deeper into the skin (roughly 4mm). We only insert the pigment dots at 1 mm depth.
Of course! To name a few: Nicky Jam (singer/songwriter), George Farah (body builder trainer), Dr Esho (Channel 4 Body fixers), Quinton Fortune (Ex Manchester Utd football player), Louis Rankin (NFL Star).
There are many more celebrities with Scalp Micropigmentation or hair tattoo treatment. The fact that SMP is virtually undetectable makes it impossible to know who had it done and it is very easy for them to keep it a secret.
During the 3rd session of your SMP tattoo we add more density and possibly make the pigment darker if necessary. The previous 2 layers should be slightly lighter by now. Tens of thousands of micro dots create a 3D effect which perfectly emulates real hair follicles.
Scalp Micropigmentation is a form of permanent makeup and is also known as a cosmetic hair/scalp tattoo. The treatment will stay on your head forever although it naturally fades over time.
The pigments we use are top quality. Unlike normal ink it will never change into a different (blueish) tone and it will always mimic real hair follicles even when faded.
Generally speaking after 4-6 years a client might come in for a quick touch up. You want it to fade because it gives you the chance to update your look, perhaps adjust the hairline slightly as you advance in age.
After finishing your 3rd session and let your scalp heal for at least a week we can fully assess the results. If you feel like your head tattoo needs some adjustments or want it a bit darker we can book you in for another SMP session.
Although most of the time it is not necessary, it is good to have that assurance and we will do our best to achieve the look you expected from the Mock up (preview) in the beginning of your treatment.
YES we do. Not every scalp skin takes pigment the same. Sometimes your pigmentation might fade a bit quicker than usual, especially if you have oily skin or you normally sweat a lot.
If you notice that your pigmentation got very light within a year from your first session we will happily book you in for a density touch up.
You do need to follow your after care instructions closely for this Guarantee to apply.
After each Scalp Micropigmentation session the body starts the healing process. Your head skin will be red because of the increased blood flow to your scalp. The redness slowly goes away within 2-3 days. The head will start scabbing and it is VERY IMPORTANT not to touch or pick at these little scabs.
We know that it is very tempting to itch your head within the first week but that will take the pigment out of your skin and you don’t want that.
First 3 days – To avoid taking out the pigment you must wait 3 days before washing your hair after each SMP session.
Days 3 to 7 – Start to gently wash the pigmented area with lukewarm water and no shampoo. At this point you can use a little moisturizer (argan oil) over your scalp every day.
After 7 days – You may start using shampoo at this point until your next session (if applicable). Keep your skin moisturized daily and don’t scrub or scratch your head for 3 weeks. Be gentle.
First 3 Weeks – After each SMP session you must avoid swimming, sauna or heavy exercise. Anything which causes excessive sweating during this period will flush the pigment out of the skin and your treatment would go to waste.
After 3 weeks – Your Scalp Micropigmentation is mostly healed so you can workout at the gym, go swimming and chill in sauna.
After 3 days – You may shave your hair 4 days after each SMP session. Take extra care not to irritate the scalp skin and do not pick at the small scabs on your head.
First 3 days – Protect your head from any strong sunlight or UV rays (sunbed).
After 3 days – Apply SPF 30+ sunscreen to your scalp if it will be exposed to strong sunlight, although try to protect yourself from over exposure to sun.
Do not use Minoxidil foam or other formulations on your pigmented areas for the first 30 days after your Scalp Micropigmentation treatment. This might cause it to fade quicker or turn to a blue/green hue.
Oral medication should be fine.