Male pattern baldness manifests in seventy percent of men today. Signs of this condition usually begin around the late twenties to the early thirties, although for some it can occur much earlier or later. Once the onset of hair loss has begin, it affects all men in pretty much the same way. It begins with a receding hairline at the temporal region as well as the frontal central area right above the forehead. This steadily progresses backward until it meets with the recession that began from the vertex region of the scalp. What is left is usually a strip of hair on the lower parts of the side and back of the scalp.

One of the best ways to remedy this hair loss is through the use of a scalp micropigmentation procedure. To illustrate, an SMP treatment begins with assessing the current progression of hair loss. The technician then discusses with the customer what to expect during the procedure, its results and aftercare. Both agree on a hairline pattern that is suitable for the customers needs, and the procedure itself takes 2-4 hours per session with succeeding sessions one week apart. The reason for spacing sessions this way is to allow settling in and fading of the pigments to occur. The specialist needs to know how he will approach the next treatment from viewing how the pigments formed unto the scalp. These are usually applied layer by layer until the pre-determined hairline pattern is complete. It usually takes about two to three sessions to finish an SMP procedure that results in the sought after look of “just-shaved” hair.


The SMP method was conceptualized to create an optical illusion. This finished image is supposed to exude a semblance of hair. Having discussed how it affects most men and how an SMP procedure is applied, it would now be easier to discuss how it generally differs in terms of style. Given that men who are affected by balding are treated for the same purpose under SMP, it bears to point out that not all men receive the same kind method or style in its application.

To begin, men of lighter skin tone usually require different pigment colors that are applied in a fading pattern. Such colors are also lighter to allow it to blend seamlessly with their lighter skin tone. The hair patterns selected by most Caucasians have a softer hairline that is not so aggressive. Some believe that this matches their features better. African American men on the other hand, naturally have thicker hair. This requires that the pigments used be darker and more aggressively applied. Their hair also tends to be less dense, and it follows that the SMP should follow the same characteristics. Furthermore, men with dark skin tones usually select sharp, angular hairlines. These might suit their general countenance better. Lastly, African American men should look out for smudging of the pigments as they might tend to meld with one another due to the larger and thicker application. They should commission a specialist that has experience delivering an SMP treatment on their type of skin tone.

At Scalp Aesthetics all our Treatment Centers provide exceptional quality SMP treatments, thanks to the Scalp Aesthetics Technique. The SAT is the most advanced form of scalp micropigmentation in the world, and our technicians are trained to apply world class treatments on men specifically with African American skin tones. Most of our competitors offer just generic training that does not meet the specific needs of the African American male.