A Typical Treatment
Step 1: Consultation
The very first step towards a restored natural hairline is the consultation process. Eve discusses the client’s desires sympathetically and offers many design options to suit the client’s wishes. The important factors to consider are:
- The baldness and how far it has advanced
- The facial structure of the client
- The follicle density and pattern of the original roots
- The skin tone of the client
- The shade of the remaining hair
The final look of the frontal hairline as well as the side profiles is decided upon by mutual consideration and consent. A health questionnaire is completed by the client Eve also enquires about reactions to past tattooing experiences and anaesthetic preferences.
All clients also undergo a brief patch test. We find this puts a lot of clients at ease, and it is also useful for double-checking against any allergic or adverse reactions.
Step 2: First Session Involving Shape Definition
Eve draws on the agreed hairline with a white pencil, amendments can be made until both Eve and the client are happy. She then applies the optional topical anaesthetic. It is natural for apprehensions to crop up and these are discussed in detail with any last minute Q and A between Eve and the client.
The marked area is implanted with thousands of tiny dots to mimic the original follicle density.
Eve is an experienced professional who uses state of the art equipment designed for the sole purpose of scalp pigmentation, coupled with an extremely fine single needle so that the shape and shade of the deposited pigment can match to the original follicles of the client. The depth of the needle penetration can also vary due to scalp thickness, the presence of fatty tissues and other factors.
Step 3: Second Session Filling In
Ideally there should be a gap of 6 to 7 days between sessions however Velvet Pigmentation Clinic can accommodate your SMP procedure as per your convenience.
In the second sitting, Eve implants more micro dots better defining the chosen hairline and may use 2 to 3 shades of pigments for the closest natural look. Pigment spacing is also determined by the original follicle pattern of the client.
Step 4: Third Session for Perfection
Most but not all clients need a third session however Eve would like to check the healed result.
An after care package is received by the client to take home. This includes detailed written instructions, specially formulated serum and trico pigmentation shampoo.