Removing Scalp Micro pigmentation

Removing Scalp Micro pigmentation: Your Comprehensive Guide

Hair tattoos or Scalp micro pigmentation (SMP) has become a go-to solution for many men and women dealing with hair loss, giving the illusion of a fuller head of hair through expertly tattooed dots on the scalp. While it’s a game-changer for some, others might eventually decide it's not for them. Whether you've had a change of heart or are unhappy with your results, understanding how to remove SMP is crucial. Dive into this guide to learn everything you need to know about Scalp micro pigmentation removal or SMP removal, including methods, costs, and what to expect.

Man with Bad SMP hairline

Understanding Scalp Micro pigmentation Removal

SMP removal might sound intimidating, but with the right info and top-notch professionals, it’s a walk in the park. At Victoria House Clinic in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, we specialise in making the removal process as smooth as possible using cutting-edge laser technology.

So, do People Regret Getting SMP?

Let’s face it: sometimes, we all make decisions we later regret. Some people might regret their SMP due to aesthetic reasons, changes in personal style, or simply because they had a less-than-stellar initial treatment. If you're feeling the SMP blues, don’t worry; you’re not stuck with it, you’ll be pleased to hear, that we can give you a clean slate.

What Can I Do If I Do Not Like My SMP?

So, you’re not thrilled with your SMP. First things first: take a deep breath. Your next step is to consult a specialist like Sally or Hannah here At Victoria House Clinic, who will offer personalised consultations to assess your situation and recommend the best action plan to restore you to your former glory. Remember, SMP isn’t a life sentence—you have options to fade or remove it completely.

How Laser Removal Works

Laser removal is our go-to method for getting rid of scalp micro pigmentation. Here’s the lowdown:

1. Laser Technology: We use the Candela Picoway machine, the superhero of tattoo removal technology. It breaks down pigment with ultra-short laser pulses, turning it into tiny particles your body can naturally eliminate.

2. Sessions Required: Depending on how deep and dark your SMP is, you might need several sessions. It’s not a one-and-done deal, but patience pays off.

3. Comfort Measures: We know lasers sound scary. That’s why we use a cool air machine to keep things chill and comfortable. Plus, our expert practitioners, Sally and Hannah, are level 4 certified and know how to keep discomfort to a minimum.

How Long Will Laser SMP (Tattoo) Removal Take?

The duration of SMP removal varies based on the treatment area and pigment depth. Each session typically lasts 20 minutes, with about 6-8 weeks in between sessions to let your scalp recover. Think of it as a series of quick pit stops on the road to a fresh start.

Will Laser SMP Removal Hurt?

We won’t sugarcoat it—laser removal isn’t a pain-free, but it’s far from unbearable. Most people say it feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin, or pins. However, Thanks to our cool air machine and seasoned professionals, we keep the discomfort to a minimum, and we can stop anytime you need us to.

How Much Does Laser SMP Removal Cost?

At our clinic, laser removal costs vary dependent on the size of the area, typically a small area starts at £100 and a full scalp would be £250. The total cost depends on both the size and how many sessions you need to reach your desired outcome. A consultation with our experts will give you a clearer picture and a customised treatment plan.

Showing before and after of Scalp micropigmentation removal on a mans head.

Real Patient Experiences

Here’s what Rob Morgan, one of our clients, had to say:

“Recently had a treatment with Hannah… Fantastic service, felt comfortable throughout, highly recommend!

Rob’s review highlights the professional and supportive environment we strive to provide at Victoria House Clinic.

Will My SMP (Tattoo) Be Completely Removed With Laser Treatment?

Laser technology is pretty impressive these days, we have invested in the best technology so we are confident in the results we can deliver. Complete removal depends on the pigment’s depth and colour. Most people see significant fading, and many achieve full removal. Results can vary, but our advanced techniques often handle even the toughest cases.

Can I Have My SMP Redone After Laser Removal?

Thinking about giving SMP another go after removal? Do your homework first. At Victoria House Clinic, we focus on removal only, but we highly recommend checking out examples of a practitioner’s work and reading reviews so you can make sure your next SMP experience is a knockout.

Mapping out the hairline for SMP removal
Hannah carefully mapping the hairline

Conclusion: Take the First Step Towards Confidence

Deciding to remove scalp micropigmentation doesn’t have to be a tough call. With expert care and cutting-edge technology, the process is straightforward and effective. If you’re considering SMP removal or have questions about the process, we invite you to book a consultation with our experienced team at Victoria House Clinic.


Our mission is to help you regain your confidence and feel great about your appearance. Contact us today to learn more about your options and take the first step towards a look you’ll love.


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