Frequently Asked Questions

Does Scalp Micropigmentation hurt?

Generally no – on a scale of 1-10, it's around 1-3. If you are especially sensitive, you can take a couple of paracetamol before the procedure. However, do not take blood thinning painkillers such as aspirin. The majority of our clients have no pain issues with treatment. It is much less painful than a traditional tattoo.

How Long Does It Last?

It is generally regarded a a permanent procedure, however after 4-6 years, some fading will occur. A one off top up session will be required to go over some of the faded areas to bring it back to looking fresh. How quickly this happens depends on aftercare and sun protection or exposure.

I don't live locally, can you do consultations over the phone or internet?

Providing you supply us with completed medical questionnaire and photos of your head at all angles required, we can perform consultations over the phone, Skype, WhatsApp or FaceTime. However we may not be able to tell the condition of your scalp from photos, so reserve the right to confirming the price in person when you attend for your patch test. 

Will it turn blue like a tattoo?

No – we use Alivio – a natural, organic and vegan friendly pigment. It is stable and does not change colour. Unlike tattoo inks, pigments don’t turn blue. 

Can I Get An Allergic Reaction

It is highly unlikely you will get an allergic reaction to the Alivio pigment. There have been no recorded cases of this happening  and why we take the precaution of doing a patch test beforehand. If you suffer from allergies, these must be put on the medical questionnaire.

Will It Fade?

There is some fading within the first 4 weeks, but this is taken into account when selecting the correct pigment for you.

Will It Stop My Real Hair Growing

No, Scalp Micropigmentation does not stop real hair from growing.

What Is The Age Limit?

The minimum age our clients have to be is 18 years of age. There is no upper age limit.

What Hygiene Practises Do You Have?

We take hygiene extremely seriously at The Scalp Centre and we exceed the Health Protection Unit standards. All of our needles are single use and our practitioners wear sterile, disposable gloves, aprons and face masks. Any non disposable equipment is sterilised after each client.  

All of our sharps and contaminated waste are disposed of using the correct containers/bins with a licensed waste disposal team. Additionally, our practitioners are all fully trained and certified in First Aid at Work and Tattoo Infection Control (Blood Borne Infections & Diseases). We are fully licensed by Tandridge District Council as individual practitioners and the clinic premises.


What Insurance Do You Have?

We have full professional indemnity insurance.


What Qualifications Do Your Practitioners Have?

Our practitioners were trained and certified at the world renowned, multi award winning scalp micropigmentation company, The Brandwood Clinic. They additionally hold First Aid At Work certificates and Tattoo Infection Control (Blood Borne Infections & Diseases) certificates. They are individually licensed by Tandridge District Council to practise.