Scalp Micropigmentation Training Overview

Scalp Tattoo, Hair Tattoo, Scalp Tricopigmentation and Hair Follicle Simulation, are different names to describe the same procedure of Scalp Micropigmentation, which is the process of adding thousands of simulated, pigmented hair follicles to the skin of the scalp in order to give bald people the look of a freshly shaved head of hair, or what we call a buzz cut.  This same process can be used to give Men and Women with thinning hair or bald spots the appearance of a thicker, fuller head of hair, by covering the scalp and not being able to see through the thinning hair.  As well, this technique can be utilized to camouflage scars on the scalp due to injury, surgery or hair transplants.  SMC is able to camouflage scars within the clients own hair, or create simulated hair follicles within the scar to camouflage the scar in the clients own real hair follicles.

Although there are different names for the same procedure, not all procedures are the same.  Because SMP is relatively new, there are many untrained, or poorly trained technicians in the industry using the wrong needles, wrong pigment and wrong equipment to conduct a proper SMP treatment.

SMC offers the best SMP training in the world, simply because we have proven results, as evident by our REAL before and after pictures and client videos.  We use the same technique, same needles, same pigments/inks, and same SMP Certified equipment on every client, and thus, we expect the same positive results, no matter which SMC clinic you attend.

What SMC Offers That Makes Them The Best SMP Training Program In The World?

In order to conduct a proper SMP treatment, each SMC Artist must have the following:

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Without proper SMP training, needless to say that you will not be able to conduct a proper SMP treatment.  You will need to understand the basics of this art form, as well as have knowledge of skin anatomy, hair loss, hair loss treatments, depth, density, hair lines, hair line build outs, hair density, scar camouflage, etc.  SMC offers an intensive online and/or in-office training program that allows the student to take their time in learning this technique.  The student is not able to move on to the next section without first passing quizzes, exams, and submitting practice pictures during the module stages of the program.  If more practice is necessary, our Master SMP Artist will assist you in each step of the way.  Once you have fully completed the course, and passed all exams and modules, will you have the opportunity to receive your Certificate of Completion as an SMP Artist.  We take this course very seriously, and if SMC is going to put their name on a Certificate, then clients will know that that person is FULLY qualified to complete an SMP Treatment.

 

SMP Power Source

This is an important part of the SMP treatment, as the power source needs to be powerful enough to drive the needle cleanly through the first layer of skin.  If you are using a PMU machine, chances are you are getting a lot of blow outs because those machines do not have enough power, and are used for Permanent Makeup, not Scalp Micropigmentation.

 

 

SMP Machine

The machine must have the correct settings on it, and a regular PMU or Rotary Pen cannot be used to complete a proper SMP treatment because, if you are using the proper power source, rotary pens would not be able to handle the kind of power needed to complete a proper SMP Treatment.  We are partnered with Cheyenne who are the best Tattoo Machine Makers in the world.  Our machine is powerful enough to handle the power source, and has the correct settings to be able to drive the needle through the first layer of skin cleanly.  If the machine you are using is vibrating too much, you cannot control your needle and you will get poor results.
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SMP Needles

Again, we work with Cheyenne, who are the best needle makers in the world.  Their needles are of high standards, and have no back flow.  Currently, most SMP providers are using tattoo needles or permanent makeup needles.  Obviously, you would want someone to use proper SMP needles, designed specifically for use in Scalp Micropigmentation.  We have designed 3 types of needles that work with different skin types and different ethnicities.  We only sell our SMP Certified products to our students, so you will NOT find these on kijiji, DH Gate, eBay, Amazon, or any other site.  We have the patent, and SMC are the only ones to carry these specialized needles.

 

 

SMP Inks/Pigment Scalp Micropigmentation Inks and Needles for SMP

Our SMP Inks or Pigments are specially formulated for SMP ONLY.  We do not use permanent makeup pigments or tattoo inks.  Our SMP inks will not change color and are free of any carcinogens.  The fear today is that other providers are using inks that are from unknown sources, or worse are permanent makeup pigments which are composed of different colors.  If PMU pigments are used, they will eventually fade into their original colors, thus, your perfect brown color today, can be green or blue tomorrow.  Only use SMP Certified equipment and supplies.
IF any of the above points are not perfect, then you cannot get a perfect result – every, single, treatment.  If you use the wrong needles, you will get poor results.  If you use the right needles, but wrong ink/pigment, then you will get poor results.  If you use the right needle and ink/pigment, but the wrong machine, you will get poor results.  If everything is correct, but you still get poor results, then that leads back to training.  So you see, each SMC student must perfect each and every point above, and that is why SMC offers the best training, because we ensure that you meet or exceed all expectations.

 

 

Why is SMP Training perfection important to SMC?

Because SMC is putting our name and values on your Certificate of Completion as an SMP Artist.  As well, clients are coming to you for help, and SMC wants to ensure that you are fully qualified to complete the treatment.  Our clients expect the best of our SMP Artists, and expect perfection.  Thus, we must ensure that each SMP Artist for SMC is fully qualified to conduct a proper SMP Treatment.  If you are going to use our name, then you must be able to perform any SMP treatment at a high level.

 

Scalp Micropigmentation Training Options

We have two training options available to our students.  One is an SMP Online Training Program, and we offer an Online and In-Office SMP Training Program Combo.

 

Online SMP Training Program

Our Online SMP Training Program is solely for those students whom already have a background in the following professions: Permanent Makeup, Tattoo, Hair Transplant, Medicine, Nursing, Medical Esthetician, Hair Stylist and Skin Specialists.  There may be other professions as well, but they will be looked at on an individual basis during the application process.

 

Why must you have a professional background in order to take the online course only?

 

Simple.  The men and women in these professions already have the background necessary to be able to perform SMP, they just need the required skill to be able to actually complete the treatment.  The men and women in these professions have already undergone skin anatomy, sanitation and disinfection, client care, etc.  A person with no experience in the industry would need to take extra courses in skin, skin care, anatomy, biology, etc, in order to be able to take this course.

Currently, SMP is not regulated by any authority, and falls under the heading of permanent makeup.  Thus, you would require a background in one of these professions in order to complete the online SMP training program.

Soon we will be producing a program from scratch that will be recognized around the world and certified and accredited by governments and schools.  Please stay tuned to the website for updates.

 

What does the Online SMP Training Program consist of?

Our Online SMP Training Program consists of the following:  Lessons and Modules.  As well, all SMP training options at SMC include your SMP KIT, which will be mailed out to you, as soon as you complete your registration and payment for the selected training course.

SMP KIT Includes:

1 x SMP Certified Machine
1 x SMP Certified Power Source
4 x SMP Certified Needles
1 x SMC Charcoal Black Ink
1 x SMC Medium Black Ink
1 x SMC Soft Black Ink
1 x Depth Practice Sheet
4 x Ink Wells
1 x Mannequin Head
12 x HeadLine Stencils
2 x Synthetic Practice Skin
4 x Disposable Grips  

Lessons include:

Skin Anatomy
Hair Anatomy
Types of Hair Loss
Hair Loss Treatments
Scalp Micropigmentation
Hair Density
Scars
Needles
Inks and Pigments
Power Sources
Wound Healing
Scalp Conditions
Hair Loss in Men
Hair Loss in Women
Hair Transplants
Process and Procedures
Operational Procedures
BBP Review
Facility and Equipment
Anesthetics

 

Modules Include:

SMP Kit
Assembling Your Equipment
Needle Depth Practice
Hair Density Practice
Hair Line Drawing
Hair Line Build Out Practice
Hair Line Density Practice (Hard Line vs Soft Line)
Using Headline Stencils
Practicing Depth and Density
Practicing Density
Final Exam on Frank (Mannequin Head)

 

Online SMP Training Program and 3 Day In-Office SMP Training Combo

We offer an online SMP Training program and an In-Office SMP Training Program combination for those who have experience in the industry but a) have less than 6 months experience, or b) are not comfortable with online training and want a more practice on actual clients and to be able to be supervised by a Master SMP Artist.  As well, if a student with experience is not able to pass the online SMP training program, and the Master SMP Artist feels that they will benefit from taking the In-Office program, then the Master Artist will ask the student to attend the In-Office portion of the program in order to receive their Certificate.

This combo SMP Online and In-Office program involves the student taking the online SMP training course, and then 4-6 weeks later attending our In-Office SMP Training program.

The Student would take our Online SMP Training Course as described above, as well as our In-Office Program which includes the following sample itinerary:

Day 1

Introduction to SMC and SMP
Sanitation and Sterilization (Blood Borne Pathogens)
Skin Anatomy
Hair Loss and Hair Loss Treatments
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Mechanics of Scalp Micropigmentation
SMP, SMP HD and SMP SC
Skin Tones and Textures
SMC Color Theory
SMC Custom Needles
SMC Custom Inks
SMC SMP Machines and Power Source
Client Consultation
Depth and Density Module Practice 1
Anesthesia and Numbing the Client
Drawing a Hair Line and Using Headline Stencils
Building Out a Hair Line
Adding Density
Blending and Fading
After Care
Setting Up and Breaking Down Your Work Station
Question and Answer Session

Day 2

Review Day 1
Depth and Density Module Practice 2
Live Consultations
Live Hair Line Drawing
Hands on Practice on Live Model (SMP HD)
Hands on Practice on Live Model (SMP)
Question and Answer Session

Day 3

Review Day 2
Depth and Density Module Practice 3
Marketing and Advertising
Partnering with SMC
Hands on Practice on Live Model (SMP HD)
Hands on Practice on Live Model (SMP)
Question and Answer Session
Certificate of Attendance Awarded
 

What happens if I sign up and pay for the Online SMP Training Program but have been asked to take the In-Class Training or I would like to take the In-Class Training Program?

The cost of the online SMP Training program is $4000, the cost of the 3 Day In-Office SMP Training Program is $6000.  We would only charge you the difference of $2000 to take the in-class portion of the course.

 

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