While there is hope for men suffering hair loss (Regaine and Third Generation Follicular Unit Extraction transplants like the one Wayne Rooney had) there’s little in the way of solutions for men who are totally bald.
A novel remedy for baldness, ‘scalp micro pigmentation’ (SMP) is essentially the process of having your scalp tattooed with tiny dots that resemble the appearance of stubble, giving you the appearance of a short, ‘buzz-cut’ hairstyle. It’s touted as an ‘immediate solution to hair loss’ and there’s no invasive surgery, no scarring and no down time.
SMP at least gives you the appearance of some hair and an approximation of a hairline – even if it’s just a stubbly one. It can also be used to camouflage transplant scars or to shade small areas where hair is thinning to make hair appear denser too. It’s also a good option for men, like Matt Lucas, who suffer from alopecia universalis.
SMP doesn’t penetrate the skin as deeply as normal tattooing, and the colour can be matched to your previous hair colour and skin tone. Unlike tattoo ink, it also retains its colour – so you’re not going to start off with black dots and end up a redhead ten years later.
Our practitioner will agree a suitable hairline with you, based on your previous one and face shape. Then, they will add hundreds of tiny dots over your scalp. A sitting typically lasts around three hours, and if the whole head is being treated a few may be required.
The treatment is permanent, but it can be adjusted (and in some cases reversed). And don’t worry about going grey – if the rest of your hair does, the treatment can be touched up to match.
It hurts less than having a regular tattoo, and certainly a lot less than a hair transplant. Anaesthetics are available to numb the scalp, although the majority of men grit their teeth and manage without.
Prices vary depending on the practitioner and how much of the scalp needs to be treated, but you’re looking at £500-£3,000.
You can be assured – we have a commitment to excellence when it comes to the level of care we provide.
EVOKE was founded by Company Directors Adam Richards and Daniel Markham, both of whom have experienced male pattern baldness. While undergoing scalp micropigmentation treatment himself, Adam immediately saw ways that the experience of receiving treatment could be improved upon, including the consultation process, the aftercare received, and the actual treatment itself.
Consultations and treatments take place in Dovercourt Surgery, an NHS Facility in central Sheffield.
EVOKE technicians are qualified to the highest possible standards, and are constantly undertaking training to further evolve their skills. EVOKE use only the most technologically advanced equipment to perform both scalp micropigmentation and paramedical tattoo treatments.