Scalp Micro Pigmentation Removal

Hair loss is a common problem for both men and women and scalp micropigmentation is a common treatment that can easily look odd and unnatural.

Rediscover your true look at DermMedica…

with scalp micro pigmentation removal…

You never thought much about your hair when you were young, but now that you’re older it’s something you think about all the time. Scalp micro pigmentation seemed like a good idea at the time, the photos of other patients looked great, but your results aren’t what you wanted. Reset things back to natural by removing your scalp micropigmentation.

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  • I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Crippen for awhile now, he does botox injections for me every 3 months. I was very nervous at first, but the staff and Dr. Crippen made me feel at ease right away. He is a wonderful Doctor, very caring and does a fantastic job. I highly recommend Dr. Crippen. Staff is also excellent!!! Thank you.

    LK Jan 15, 2013
  • Dr. Crippen is an absolute maser with Botox. I’ve had little filler implants done around my face, my ears and lips so far, and each operation came out looking exactly the way I had hoped. Not too puffy, not too thin.

    John Savill Sep 4, 2014
  • This place does the best work of all the skincare clinics I’ve tried in the Vancouver area. I go back periodically for new botox and juvederm injections, and they always make it look brand new and just right every single time. This place has earned my business.

    Greg Monte Aug 26, 2014
  • I was deeply impressed with the work of this clinic. We visited for my teenage daughter after over-the-counter medications had failed her. The acne removal treatment recommended and performed by Doctor Crippen was incredibly effective. We’ve been back for a couple more treatments over the years, and they are all as effective. I wanted to note in particular that he and the staff had a wonderful manner while administering treatment. My daughter typically hates clinical environments but she always felt very comfortable here.

    Phoebe Provenzano Jun 29, 2014
  • This is the only place that I’ve gone for age spots since it opened. I loved how easily I could schedule at short notice, and the commitment the staff showed to making sure that I understood everything I wanted to know. I was treated very well here.

    Yolanda Tighman Sep. 05, 2014
  • I loved how little time it took to set up the chemical peel treatment and to get it. Your clinic made the day very convenient for me, especially since two other clinics had already told me that they couldn’t fit me in that. Your chemical peel was also one of the most effective that I’ve ever had. I’m extremely satisfied.

    SeasonDucharme Sep. 5, 2014
  • I had excellent results with a Coolsculpting operation at this clinic. Dr. Crippen took me through everything I wanted to know before we started, and I was still surprised at how easy it was. It took a little longer than I would have liked for the results to kick in, but I didn’t change anything and I lost weight.

    Ami Hamann Aug 26, 2014
  • My coolsculpting treatment was first performed at this clinic, at the Kelowna location, which might be their only one. I’ve never had coolsculpting performed anywhere else, so I can’t judge the quality compared to other clinics, but it was really effective. The procedure was completely painless and didn’t even feel uncomfortable. The easiest weight I have ever lost.

    Ron Woodhouse Jul 06, 2014
  • Dr Crippen performed the Juvederm treatment in a highly professional, caring and pleasant manner. I found the entire experience to be a comfortable one and despite having some initial reservations/nervousness, both he and his extremely competent staff, made me feel totally at ease and reassured. I cannot speak highly enough of the entire experience of being treated by Dr Crippen and his staff.

    DC Feb 9, 2012
  • I chose DermMedica hoping they would be able to help me with my lips. Dr. Crippen recommended a Juvederm filler, and I’m thrilled with both how easy it was and how great it looks. I was particularly pleased with the end result of the lip filler because I’ve had friends with that swollen look, and I did not want any part of that.

    Harold Elliott Sep. 2, 2014

Kelowna Area Scalp Micro Pigmentation Removal

What is Scalp Micro Pigmentation?

Scalp Micro Pigmentation (also known as SMP) is a procedure wherein patients with thinning hair have ink tattooed into their skin to make it appear thicker and fuller.  This procedure is very similar to regular tattoos but there are some variations in how it is performed.

At DermMedica we have come across numerous patients unsatisfied with the results. We’re happy to tell you that this doesn’t have to be a permanent problem.

Below is a photo of a typical scalp micro-pigmentation patient.  These are very nicely treated with our tattoo removal lasers.


Why have SMP removed?

We have seen numerous patients who have undergone SMP and wish to have the ink removed because it looks unnatural.  Most patients find that SMP works better and looks better on darker skin types because the natural skin colour helps blend in the in more naturally when looking at it from a distance.  Those people with lighter or fairer skin usually find the cosmetic results unacceptable and often choose to have it removed using lasers.

How do you remove SMP?

The advantage of having SMP removed with our Gold Standard Q-Switched lasers is that because there is usually less ink deposited in the skin, fewer treatments are required.  This is normally the case for most patients but of course, individual situations will vary and we cannot give an exact number of treatments needed for complete removal as each tattoo responds differently to laser therapy.

Prior to the SMP removal treatment, we apply an anesthetic cream to the affected area to increase patient comfort during the procedure.   Some patients choose not to have the topical anesthetic and go straight ahead into treatment.  We leave this choice to our patients to decide as some people don’t find the tattoo or laser removal process uncomfortable.

After treatment, we apply an ointment to the affected area and give instructions to our patients on how to care for the treated skin.  We normally recommend eight weeks between treatment sessions to allow for full healing and a reduction in the tattoo ink visibility.  We cease treatments when the patient is satisfied with the result, and again, we can’t make any guarantees as to how many treatments are required but we do our best to treat maximally each session.

Pricing for each treatment varies between patients so at DermMedica we encourage you to come in for a consultation prior to offering a complete quote.  We also have our extreme removal option which will speed up the process and save you a great deal of time.

Fore more information please contact our office, at DermMedica we’re committed to answering any and all of your questions regarding Scalp Micro Pigmentation.

How much does SMP removal cost?

The final cost will have to be determined after an appointment. Depending on how effectively your pigmentation was applied, or how large of a surface area it covers, your treatment may take require more sessions.

How completely can scalp micropigmentation be removed?

That can only be determined during a physical examination. Thanks to expert application and the latest technology, we have been able to produce great results for our SMP removal clients. You’ll get an honest assessment if you set an appointment and let us see your condition.

How comfortable is this treatment?

A sensation is always to be expected when lasers are involved, but this one is considered very manageable. Many patients comfortably complete it without any anesthetic at all, but a numbing cream is available if you find the treatment uncomfortable.

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