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Losing Your Hair? Don’t hide it under your hat!

Use your head and think: Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)



 To celebrate our lockdown reopening, we are offering our biggest discount yet!

PLEASE NOTE - based on current demand, we can only offer this for a limited time, so to avoid disappointment, please book your FREE consultation now. 

2021-04-30 00:00:00










This offer can ALSO be used in conjunction with our 0% and low rate finance options. 

Get a new hairline from as little as £13 per day!

Do you suffer from the following?

Scalp Micropigmentation or SMP is a simple and effective treatment, providing an immediate and permanent solution to hair loss, without any surgical intervention.

It’s a lot less hassle than other hair replacement treatments



To understand your needs, agree hairline, test for best colour match.

Treatment 1

Define treatment outline, rebuild hairline, first phase shading.


Treatment 2

Full Application of SMP tattooing to increase density and colour.

Follow Up

Final shading – maximising colour and density, for a stylish look.


Feel back on top form

With this cost-effective, aesthetic procedure that ensures you will look great and feel more confident out and about!

Can SMP help you?



As with any cosmetic enhancement it’s vital that you feel fully confident that you are in safe hands

The Scalp Micro Clinic is run by experienced barber and fully trained SMP technician Christopher Walters.

Christopher studied and trained in SMP with the acclaimed Finishing Touches Group in London, in 2017 and added to his qualifications with Advanced Scalpology training in 2018.

As Scalp Micropigmentation treatment is currently still unregulated as a hair replacement process, it’s vital you can have confidence in what is on offer and, unfortunately, there are less well trained practitioners out there. Finishing Touches is already recognised as leading the way in ensuring frequent training audits and monitoring of its trainees to promote rigorous quality standards.

Recognised as a leading SMP practitioner, Christopher is proud to now be working in partnership with a number of private cosmetic surgeries and clinics across South Wales.

Look bang on trend

A permanent hair replacement solution that’s perfect for you. Hats off to that!

Why not book an initial consultation, with the option to upload your own images in complete confidence… and start to feel back on top up top !

Joining the dots

How does Scalp Micropigmentation work?

There’s no addition of hair and no surgical interventions. SMP simply tattoos thousands of tiny dots on the scalp, artfully blended with your own hair to present the appearance of natural hair follicles.

What we can treat?

  • Natural baldness
  • Receding hairlines
  • Thinning scalp
  • Scarring
  • Hair disorders such as Alopecia

You’ll leave with a restored hairline

Sometimes, as a perfectly natural result of the ageing process, men especially experience an increased baldness at the front of the head or above the temples as the hairline recedes. After just one treatment of SMP your hairline will be restored.

Complete Restoration

In four simple steps


Test for best colour match and agree hairline. It’s important to begin slowly, with a careful look at what’s likely to work best for each individual client, in terms of colour matching to any remaining hair and planning the shaping of the tattooing to follow.

Treatment 1

Define the outline for the treatment and apply the first phase shading, restoring the hairline

Treatment 2 

Full colour application of SMP tattooing. This is where we complete the application of thousands of tiny dots, carefully blending this in to your natural hair colour and creating an on trend, all over close-shaved look, with no patching and no mixed colour shading.

Follow Up

Precision finishing – for a stylish look. After a few days we see you one last time, for a final colour application, creating maximum density and providing any finishing touch-ups that are needed.


SMP stands for Scalp Micro Pigmentation. It is a method of depositing pigment into the dermal layer of the skin on the scalp, which replicates hair follicles. When viewed from a few inches or further away, the pigment dots appear as hair follicles and the client has the appearance of a full head of recently shaved hair. SMP is colour matched on a grey scale for most clients and can be used to treat clients of very pale complexion to extremely dark skin tones. Pigment changes also allow us to treat clients with red hair, blonde hair or older clients who have much grey or white hair. Normally, SMP is applied over the course of two to five treatments, at one of our clinics, with each treatment lasting 15 minutes to four hours depending upon prior hair loss.

A typical scalp hair from a normal Caucasian male is about 77 micrometers in diameter (67 Um in those of Asian descent, and 120 Um in those of African descent). Typically, SMP dots placed in the dermis are 90 to 150 micrometers in diameter. This might seem a bit larger than a real human hair, but when viewed from six inches or further away, the size is indistinguishable from real hair follicles. Often, even close family members standing one foot away (0.3 meters) cannot tell where your real hair ends and the SMP begins.

The price of SMP depends upon the thinning or balding pattern or the area of the scalp to be covered and if any scars are present. The above price chart is a guide only and to ascertain the exact cost of treatment you should seek a private and FREE consultation. It is also worth noting that in men, for best results and to achieve a natural and sustainable look, you are required to maintain a shaven head or buzz cut.

1. From £400 - £800

2. From £500 - £1000

3. From £800 - £1200

4. From £1000 - £1400

5. From £1200 - £1600

6. From £1400 - £1800

7. From £400 - £600

8. From £500 - £800

9. From £600 - £1000

*Price guides are subjective to change. Candidates are encouraged to seek a private FREE consultation to find our an exact cost.

Yes. SMP can help significantly in reducing the visibility of scars from previous hair transplant surgery. The degree of scar camouflage does depend on the fibrous tissue itself. However, by blending the scar with surrounding hair it becomes much harder to spot, almost unnoticeable in the majority of cases. Photos of some of our previous clients who have undergone SMP to help disguise scars are available on the Gallery section of our website.

With proper care and treatment, including using high sunscreen when outside, SMP will commonly last for many years. In a healthy client with a normal immune system, we expect that a full series of SMP treatments will last eight to fifteen years before needing a touch-up. In certain clients who have strong immune systems or who work in outside sun constantly, the treatment may need to be touched up sooner. Because every individual is unique this is not a question that has a definitive answer. Fortunately, if a touch-up is needed, a fee is charged which is cheaper per hour than the normal full treatment fee.

Most of our pigments use combinations of metal oxides to replicate the grey scale needed for the majority of our clients. In certain cases where the clients have very fair or red hair, beta carotene additives are also used.

In healthy individuals, we believe the chances are minimised. Any pigment applied to the dermal layer of the skin will eventually fade, but we expect SMP to last several years or more, before even minimal fading is noticed. Fading is much more prevalent in situations where regular tattoo inks are used to try and replicate SMP. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun often breaks apart some tattoo inks for easier absorption by the body resulting in increased fade rates and slight smearing. And, as the inks are degraded, their chromophores are often altered resulting in changed colour. Without revealing too many of our trade secrets, we feel that the particular molecular structure of the SMP pigments we use, along with their deposition in the upper layer of the dermis provide the best chance for a long lasting and stable treatment.

Yes. SMP pigmentation can be removed with an electro-optic Q switched laser, which is used to heat and break-up the SMP pigmentation for easier absorption by phagocytes in the dermis. SMP is fairly easy to remove in most cases because the pigment is not deposited as deeply as normal tattoo ink. The electro-optic laser however, is very expensive and therefore, many clinics which advertise laser removal do not actually own one. The Scalp Micro Clinic can now do removal of SMP at one of our clinics and may expand this option in future years. We can say that with the feedback received so far, the amount of clients wishing for true SMP reversal or total removal is less than one percent (< 1%).

It depends on the individual. In some cases, clients have fallen asleep while the practitioner completed the treatment. In other cases, clients experienced pain across the temples or above the ears during a treatment. It very much comes down to the individual. Most clients rate their pain on a scale of one to ten, as three to five during a treatment.

In most cases you can compare your hair loss to the well known Hamilton-Norwood scale for male pattern baldness. This scale is rate from level one up to increasing baldness at level 7. Typically, most male clients we treat will ask for enough SMP scalp coverage to bring them back down to a Norwood I or II level of appearance.

Take it easy. In the first three days after a treatment, there should be no sweating, no water on the head, no shampoo, no washing of the scalp, no running, cardio activities, weight lifting or other gym trips. Simple walking around the house is fine and doing daily office tasks is fine.

LATEST Case study



I’d lost 90% of my hair on top and was looking for something like a hair transplant. I knew SMP existed  but only in some major cities in England. I looked into SMP a few year prior but never committed. 

For a man in his early 40's I was realistic to the fact that one day I would lose my hair. Does it dramatically effect my day to day confidence, no. But in saying that, I was actively researching various options and considering a full surgical hair transplant, so in a way I suppose it did.

I made the decision to get in touch as the library of previous work looked great along with very reasonable rates. Chris was very friendly and was on hand for any questions.

It was a great experience. Chris reassured me even before arriving and during the whole process. Chris checked in with me between each session to check how the tattoo had taken and how I was feeling about it. Chris coupled his vast experience with my personal tastes and it resulted in an amazing result.

Yes, I’m very happy with the results and would fully recommend SMP and Chris at Scalp Micro Clinic to anyone looking for this treatment. It’s hard to imagine someone doing a better job!

Sharp, stylish, confident looks


Communication with Chris was easy . Fully understood the process and have already passed on a contact number with my recommendation.

Philip Davies

Its been great, my hair looks thicker & I can shave it completely off now & it looks great.

Mark Thomas

Great service, friendly staff & top class product. 👌

Paul Webb

I can't recommend The Scalp Micro Clinic enough. This has done wonders for my self-confidence. Great job and thanks again!

Margaret Williams

10 Reasons Not To Get A Hair Transplant

Living in the appearance-obsessed world that we now find ourselves in, it’s easy to just assume that any guy who is losing their hair should at least consider getting a hair transplant.

When it’s gone –
it’s not necessarily gone

Karl, a Previous client explainS how SMP has helped HIM look better and feel better about HIMSELF.

The issue

Loss of hairline and natural hereditary balding. Naturally frustrated but with limited options and funding.

Treatment needed

Total hairline restoration & phased density shading.

Time and sittings

4 sittings lasting approx 1hr per session. Hair fully restored in under 30 days.

Client statement

"I feel and look younger, the hairline frames my face a lot better. Chris spent a long time getting my hairline just right. I would 100% recommend Chris and The Scalp Micro Clinic to anyone with the same problems. An extremely thorough and professional service, changed my life, thank you!"

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