(Evaluation of hair restoration studios and cost assessment in various locations/regions in Canada e.g., Toronto, Montreal, Regina, Mississauga, Calgary, Ottawa or Brampton)
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) or Micropigmentation capillaire in French is a semi-permanent easy and effective hair loss solution, has caught on as a highly effective and viable treatment option since it is non-invasive, provides long-lasting and natural-looking results and is relatively cheaper when compared with other hair restoration techniques e.g., hair transplant. Having decided on SMP, the next and most crucial step would be choosing the right SMP studio and artist. Where do you begin? What factors should you consider in making a choice?
We have highlighted some of the more important criteria to look out for when determining the SMP studio and how we at Ink2Scalp match up to the same:
1) The repute of the SMP Studio:
It is very important to do proper due diligence relating to the experience the studio has with the conduct of SMP procedures. Speak to people who have undergone SMP treatment there and check out their experiences, both before and after the treatment. Online reviews/forums, Google reviews, social media groups and client testimonial videos have great weightage in assessing the repute of the studio.
At Ink2scalp Studio, complete transparency is maintained at every step. We provide free no-obligation consultations (both virtual and/or in-person), and the clients can view the portfolios of our SMP artists showing before/after pictures or videos of treatments administered and testimonials from previous clients. The Studio has highly acclaimed 5 Star Google testimonials.
2) SMP Procedures and Equipment Used
The tools a practitioner uses, including the needles and the pigments used in ink, are key factors in your decision-making journey. Unlike traditional tattoo ink, micro pigmentation pigments soften in tone over time but will never change colour.
Some of the queries that you might consider:
The type of pigments used - are they non-toxic, organic and specially formulated for SMP?
The ingredients of the pigments
Type of needles used – single-use or reusable.
Whether sterile and aseptic procedures are used.
At Ink2Scalp, we use completely natural and high-quality pigments and single-use needles. We sit with you to choose the best-suited colour blend based on your existing hair. The pigment is correctly matched with your scalp, and existing scars, if any, and the treatment is tailored to sync with your natural hair pattern and best suited for all the environments you might encounter in your day-to-day life. In case you are completely bald, the colour is chosen in such a way that it compliments your skin colour and eyebrows.
At Ink2scalp, we maintain rigorous standards of hygiene and sanitization routines concerning the procedures and equipment used.
3) Portfolio of the SMP artist/studio
An experienced SMP artist/studio should have a wide range of results to display and many years of dealing with all kinds of hairlines, skin types, conditions, and clients. They should have done SMP procedures on the different types of cases with results to show, especially the type you are looking for. Their portfolio should comprise work on different types of hairlines (curved/straight etc.), hair density cases for both men and women, completely balding scalps, scars etc. Verify the certifications of the SMP artists in the studio/clinic and that they have been properly trained.
At Ink2Scalp in Whitby, Ontario, we have administered SMP treatment to a diverse client base. The clients have access to the portfolios/gallery of our extremely proficient SMP artists displaying the successful restoration work done on previous clients.
Scalp Micropigmentation Cost in Canada
The cost of an SMP treatment would depend on factors like the site of the treatment, the size of the area on the scalp and the proposed modifications during the entire course of the treatment. There is a general misconception that full head treatment may not be required when undergoing SMP treatment. It is required in many cases, to ensure that the rebuilding of the balding areas blends well with the rest of the hair, creating a fluid look. Recreating density at the front without addressing the loss in other areas will only draw attention to the areas where hair is receding.
At Ink2scalp, we understand that the needs of each client are unique and as such, we price each SMP treatment based on the client’s individual needs, considering the individual’s hair loss, size of the area to be treated etc. The cost of the treatment is arrived at based on the Norwood scale of male pattern baldness.
Note: The extent and stages of male pattern baldness are measured by the Norwood scale, while the Ludwig scale is used to classify female pattern baldness.
Ink2Scalp is one of the most exceptional providers of scalp micro pigmentation services in Toronto
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any risks or side effects associated with scalp micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation is generally considered safe, with few risks or side effects. However, some people may experience minor bleeding, infection, or allergic reactions to the pigment used.
How much does scalp micropigmentation typically cost?
The cost of scalp micropigmentation can vary depending on factors such as the extent of the area being treated, the desired look, and the location of the studio. Generally, prices range from $1,000 to $5,000, with touch-up sessions costing less.
How long does scalp micropigmentation last?
Scalp micropigmentation is considered a semi-permanent procedure, with results lasting anywhere from two to five years depending on factors such as skin type, exposure to sunlight, and the quality of the pigment used. Touch-up sessions may be needed to maintain the desired look.