Terra Scalp Micropigmentation

What Is Terra Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) offers a versatile solution for a variety of scalp concerns. From concealing hair loss and thinning areas to camouflaging scars from previous surgeries or accidents, SMP provides a non-invasive method to enhance scalp appearance. Whether you’re dealing with alopecia (Hair Loss), receding hairlines, or simply seeking a fuller head of hair, SMP delivers a natural-looking outcome that boosts confidence and self-esteem.

Our SMP procedures are performed by experienced doctors. With their expertise and meticulous attention to detail, you can trust that your SMP treatment will be executed with precision and care. Our doctors tailor their approach to meet the unique needs of each patient, ensuring personalised care from initial consultation to final session.

SMP stands out for its emphasis on design, offering an artistic approach to scalp enhancement. By skillfully implanting tiny pigment deposits in the scalp’s epidermis, our doctors replicate the appearance of natural hair follicles with remarkable accuracy. This meticulous attention to detail ensures seamless integration with your existing hairline and scalp, resulting in a realistic and undetectable outcome. Whether you’re seeking to define your hairline, add density to thinning areas, or create a new hairstyle altogether, SMP allows for endless design possibilities tailored to your preferences and aesthetic goals.


Find out what to expect on procedure day

What goes on from initial consult to actual procedure?

Patch Testing at least 2 Days Before:

  • Before the SMP procedure, a patch test is conducted at least two days in advance to ensure there are no allergic reactions or adverse effects to the pigment. A small amount of pigment is applied to a discreet area of the scalp, and the patient is monitored for any signs of irritation or sensitivity.

Procedure Day:

  • Attire: Patients are advised to wear a black shirt on the day of the procedure to minimize the visibility of any pigment residue.
  • Hair Dye Color Selection: During the pre-procedure consultation, the patient selects the hair dye color that best matches their natural hair color or desired look.
  • Scalp Cleaning: The scalp is thoroughly cleaned with chlorhexidine or another antiseptic solution to remove oils, dirt, and bacteria before the SMP procedure begins.
  • Demarcation and SMP Procedure: The areas to be treated are demarcated to outline the desired hairline and pigment application areas. Using specialized SMP equipment, tiny pigment deposits are strategically implanted into the scalp to simulate natural hair follicles. This process is repeated across the entire treatment area, ensuring consistent coverage and a natural-looking result.
  • In Terra we use an AI assisted device to ensure even depth to prevent blotching and running of ink colour, which may lead to unnatural looking hair colour 
  • Overlapping of SMP areas: To achieve optimal coverage and color consistency, areas of pigment overlap are created during the SMP procedure. This involves applying the pigment to each area at least twice, ensuring thorough saturation and blending.

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After Procedure Care:

Day 1 

  • Slight prickling sensation over the scalp is to be expected 
  • Immediately post SMP avoid washing your hair for the next 6 hours 
  • Regular shampooing and good hair hygiene is important post SMP to prevent infection 


Within the first week 

  • Do not shave your hair 
  • Avoid direct sunlight (wear a cap if required), sunblock should NEVER be applied onto the scalp as it may trigger certain forms of hairloss. 
  • Avoid intensive exercises or strenuous activities 
  • During the healing process the colour might lighten up, a touch up session may be required 
  • Avoid swimming sauna 
  • Avoid any additional injectables or scalp treatments if possible 
  • Scabs may form although rare, if that happens do not pick or peel on them 


Long term care 

  • SMP will fade over time and touch up sessions are required
Who is suitable for SMP?

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is suitable for individuals experiencing various degrees of hair loss, those seeking to camouflage previous surgical or accident scars or achieve a denser-looking scalp. It is suitable for both men and women of all ages and hair types.

However SMP is not suitable for individuals with known ink allergies or patients who are on blood thinners

How long before I see results?

Results from SMP can typically be seen immediately following the procedure. However, the full effect may take a week to fully manifest as the scalp heals and the pigmentation settles. Some minor fading may occur during the initial healing period, but the final results are generally visible within a month. 

Is Scalp Micropigmentation safe?

Yes, SMP is a safe and minimally invasive procedure when performed by qualified and experienced professionals. The pigments used in SMP are hypoallergenic and non-toxic, and strict hygiene protocols are followed to ensure patient safety and minimise the risk of complications. However as with all procedures, there is still documented risk of ink allergies, bleeding and infection. 

Other FAQs

The duration of the SMP procedure depends on the extent of the treatment area and the complexity of the individual case. On average, SMP sessions can last anywhere from 3 to 4 hours. Multiple sessions may be required for extensive treatment plans or touch-ups.

Yes, patients have the opportunity to choose the color of the pigmentation ink during the pre-procedure consultation.This discussion will be doctor led. The chosen color will be matched to the patient’s natural hair color or desired aesthetic outcome to achieve a seamless and natural-looking result.

After the SMP procedure, it is important to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your practitioner. These include avoiding exposure to sunlight, refraining from swimming or excessive sweating, and avoiding use of hair products post procedure. Regular touch-up sessions may also be recommended to maintain the longevity of the results.

Before undergoing SMP, patients should ensure they are in good general health and inform their practitioner of any medical conditions or medications they are taking. It is recommended to avoid alcohol and in the days leading up to the procedure. Patients who are on blood thinners should flag up to their medical provider prior to procedure, other medications should also be brought up and discussed. 


Do also schedule a patch testing at least 48 hours before the SMP procedure to assess for ink allergies. 

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