Our promise to you
We are a husband and wife team determined to make a real and positive difference in people’s lives. For us, Scalp Micropigmentation started as an art. It quickly turned into a passion when we saw the true potential of SMP.
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People travel to ScalpMates from different parts of UK, with the majority from the Midlands region: Birmingham, Coventry, Derby, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Sandwell and Dudley are just some of the areas.
SMP Works on SHAVED Head, THINNING Hair & Even LIGHT or GREY Hair
All our clients have one thing in common. A strong desire to beat hair loss and keep their youthful appearance for longer. We have restored many hairlines, covered up bald crowns, transplant scars and added density to thin hair.
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questions we get asked a lot
Yes, Scalp Micropigmentation can blend in with any colour hair. Ultimately your hair roots will always be a shade of grey and that is what we are trying to match the treatment to. With lighter hair we would go with a lighter pigment.
SMP is much more effective if you have dark hair because we can cover the skin with a darker pigment.
Yes, the micro dots that we create will closely mimic your short trimmed hair. You can cover up bald areas (blended into your existing hair) or create the hairline you always wanted.
Yes, providing that your hairline is still in good shape and you don’t have any bald patches. If you have a decent amount of hair throughout, then we can use the same micro pigmentation technique to cover up your scalp skin that’s showing through.
It will create the perfect illusion of denser hair
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 down to the bottom of their article.
Scalp Micropigmentation, also know as SMP, or micro hair pigmentation is a cosmetic tattoo that gives guaranteed results to people with different stages of hair loss. Unlike a normal body tattoo, we use a specific technique (less invasive) and we match the pigments to the individual’s skin tone and hair colour.
The treatment for a full top ( hairline into the crown area ) is usually comprised of 3 sessions (1 week apart) and if necessary, a free touch up.
Each full SMP session can take up to 4 hours.
For smaller areas you might still need 3 sessions in order to create the desired effect, but each SMP session will be shorter.
Yes and No. Different people have different pain thresholds.
As an idea, out of 10 clients:
- 2 barely feel anything, They report an itching sensation throughout the sessions. They usually enjoy the feeling, or fall asleep.
- 7 report a discomfort but they can manage the sessions just fine. We either talk all the way through or they watch a good movie on Netflix.
- 1 in 10 clients might have a very sensitive scalp but I make sure to give them plenty of breaks, use some numbing cream and they soldier through it.
We’ve never had anyone leave because of pain, before the treatment was complete.
We don’t want to create helmet heads either. We also don’t want to paint your scalp in black.
We always use the proper technique and never cut any corners in order to save time. We also advise you on a hairline shape that will suit you now, as well as in the long term.
Every single one of our clients is amazed at how realistic SMP actually looks. Your close family will probably know when you get a new hairline. But someone who doesn’t know you will just think that it’s your own hair.
You don’t need to take any time off work. You could even go to work straight after each session if you want. There are no signs of bruising on your head, the most you will get is a slight redness on your scalp for 1-2 days.
Me and Greta never had anyone who regretted their freshly done SMP. *knock on wood*
If you wanted a minor adjustment, such as slightly lowered, or more curved hairline, then most likely we can touch it up and improve it. We are always eager to improve on our work, so let us know if anything bothers you.
However, if you were to completely hate it (unlikely), then you could have 1 or 2 sessions of laser tattoo removal done and…well, remove it.
Yes, Scalp Micropigmentation is a fairly simple, non-surgical procedure. Like with any other tattoos, there is a very small risk of infection, but If you follow the simple aftercare instructions, that risk is negligible.
So far we’ve never seen any problems after SMP and we hope to keep it that way.
When you come in we will look at your skin tone, hair colour and whether you want a shaved look or density build. We adjust the pigment to match each individual.
Here’s a couple examples:
- On someone with a fairly pale skin and a light hair we would start off with a lighter shade and build up the layers accordingly.
- On someone with a darker skin tone and dark hair we would start off with a medium shade and build up the layers accordingly.
The pigment we use is organic and 100% vegan, with 3 simple ingredients: Carbon (black), Isopropyl Alcohol (acts as antiseptic) and Aqua (to dilute the black / create different shades of grey)
We believe that Scalp Micropigmentation treatments should be affordable to everyone who struggles with hair loss.
Here’s a few examples of our costs:
- Hairline corners: up to £250 (2-3 sessions included)
- Hairline + small area at the crown: up to £500
- Whole top of the head, with hairline and blending into the sides: up to £750
- Whole head including sides: up to £1000
Our most common SMP treatment would be covering the whole top of the head (Norwood 5-6)
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We are very flexible and can work late evenings and weekends. So if you work during the week, we might still be able to have your sessions after 5-6 PM
Yes, you can use this opportunity to come and see our place in Kings Heath, Birmingham, meet me (Laur) or my wife (Greta), talk about the treatment, your concerns, or see more of our work.
- Seeing your hairline getting in shape or your hair getting a density boost will certainly get you EXCITED!
- Each session builds more density, so you will notice a positive difference up until the final (usually 3rd) session when you achieve the final result.
- No major bruises or bleeding will occur.
- Your scalp will be slightly red, a sign that your skin already started the healing process.
- You shouldn’t feel any pain or soreness after each session, but your scalp might get a bit itchy at times for the next couple of days.
- Your bum will probably feel quite numb from sitting down for so many hours.
You can gently wash your head after 3 days.
We try to clean as much pigment as possible from the surface of your scalp after each SMP session.
We advise staying away from heavy exercise for up to 2 weeks in order to allow your cosmetic treatment a proper healing.
If your scalp is sweating excessively, it could end up rejecting the pigment prematurely.
You may still do light exercise such as walking, as long as your head does not sweat too much.
Scalp Micropigmentation can last for many years, depending on skin types (too oily or too dry) and the aftercare. It does fade slowly over the years.
- You might need one top-up session after 1-2 years to freshen it up, make slight changes and bring the intensity back.
That is because the pigment is inserted at a shallower depth than a normal body tattoo. The pigment is also a lot lighter in order to match your hair and skin tone
After washing your head you will need to keep moisturizing your scalp daily until your next session, in order to avoid it becoming too dry.
You can use any moisturizer cream, such as coconut butter, or argan oil.
Yes, you can cover your head after the treatment if you prefer.
No, it is best not to use any hair products on your head because they could negatively impact the healing process of SMP.
Don’t use any hair fibers, hair sprays, gels, or hair growth products for 2 weeks after getting the treatment done.
Do not over expose to sun or sunbeds for 2 weeks after getting the SMP treatment done. That is because UV rays are known to fade the pigment a lot faster.
If you keep your hair shaved, try to wear sunscreen or cover with a cap if you will be exposed to sun for an extended period of time.
OUR VALUES DEFINE WHO WE ARE
Our work looks natural and realistic due to the pigments being matched to your hair colour and skin tone. You are also covered by our 1 year guarantee.
Your happiness is what fuels our passion. We believe in the process because we’ve seen it over and over again. SMP changes the way you feel about yourself.
attention to detail
Great results make us proud and that naturally pushes both of us to improve our skill. A great deal of patience allows us to be thorough and tattoo the micro dots with ultimate accuracy.
We know that it’s hard to trust someone when your image is at stake. From the moment you meet us we are fully transparent and make it clear what to expect from your SMP treatment.