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A History of Scalp Micropigmention.

Tattooing the skin has been around for thousands of years. The earliest discovery of this being on a mummified ice man named Otzi dating between 3370 and 3100 BC.Thankfully however things have come along way since then in terms of results and hygiene standards. Scalp Micropigmentation is much more recent and we are now seeing results that cannot be differentiated between the treatment and an actual hair follicle, such are the ultra-realistic results.

Early tattooing

Firstly, it would be beneficial to fully understand what Scalp Micropigmentation is? Over the years there have been many different businesses coming up with their own name for this treatment.

So, in answer to the question. Its all the same thing but with a few quite big differences. Sounds like a bit of a contradiction? Let me explain why.

Scalp Micropigmentation is a non-surgical treatment for hair loss. It is carried outusing specialist equipment and placing a small amount of pigment specifically manufactured for SMP in to the very top dermal layer of the skin.  

When a new business comes along and wants to put their own stamp on the industry they sometimes come up with there own brand of SMP. Not all businesses do this, but some do.

Which Scalp Micropigmentation?

So, you would think then that its all the same? The big three differences that I spoke of earlier on in this article are as follows….

Training. Not everyone has been trained to a recognised standard within the industry. Many have a go artist from other industries think, how hard can that be? Its only putting dots on someone’s head. How wrong can these people be. It really is a case of don’t try this at home kids.

Equipment. Everyone uses different equipment. The machine industry is thriving as a result. What I would however like to make clear is that this can not be done using a tattoo machine.

Pigment. One of the most questions I get asked is “is it like a tattoo?” The answer to this is, yes this is a tattoo however not as you know it. Tattooists can’t do SMP and SMP Technicians can’t do Tattoos. Well not unless they have trained in both fields. This is not tattoo ink, it is scalp pigment. Is has been manufactured so that it will not discolour and turn blue or green like a tattoo. It doesn’t go as deep in to the skin as a tattoo and reacts differently in terms of expansion in the skin.

There are other differences, but the three big ones are above.

Although it can be traced back much further. Even as far back as the 1970’s, SMP really started to make a huge impact in the UK back in 2005 but it was a few years earlier when HIS hair clinic founders, Ian Watson and Ranbir Rai Watson extensively tested the treatment using bespoke pigment and equipment in 2002.

Add into the mix the semi-permanent option that was developed by Beauty Medicals Milena Lardi to assist transplant patients in getting the density they required, and the industry has evolved dramatically since the turn of the millennium.

So where does Scalpsolutions.co.uk come in to this?

ScalpSolutions.co.uk was founded by Lew Grady in 2016. Lew is one of only a handful of Technicians trained to offer both permanent and semi-permanent strains of this amazing treatment.

Lew has brought this treatment to the heart of the North West coast of England. Situated in Lancashire it’s in an ideal location to make a holiday of your visit.

What’s on in Lancashire?

Lancashire gained its name from the City of Lancaster Meaning “Roman Fort” so as you would expect there is a huge Roman influence all around the county and lots of Roman ruins to visit.

Scalp Solutions are based in Wigan where the famous Wigan Pier is. The history of the pier being engraved in the Lancashire culture of the old cotton milling days. The Pier is based on the Leeds and Liverpool canal that was used to supply cotton to Southern England and Europe.

Wigan Pier

Liverpool and Manchester did used to be part of Lancashire up until 1974, but these days they are just close neighbours to the county.

Given the industrial heritage of Lancashire you would not need to look far for National Trust properties and woodlands that make amazing days out for the family. Rufford Old Hall and Gawthorpe Hall being two of them and just a stones throw away are the amazing sights available in Liverpool and Manchester which also have some great national trust sights to see.