Answers To Questions I Get Asked Most


Here are answers to the questions I get asked most:

NOTE: You will receive a full aftercare sheet at treatment stage.

Isn’t SMP just a tattoo?2019-01-31T14:47:17+00:00

It is similar but not the same as normal tattooing.  What makes it uniquely different is the technique, needle size and quality of the pigment Heads Held High uses. And, because the pigment I use is totally organic it will not fade or turn blue or green in future – like a normal tattoo can?  I use a charcoal based pigment which can never change in colour. And, because it contains charcoal, water, alcohol in witch hazel the redness and inflammation is minimised.

Is it noticeable?2019-01-04T15:28:14+00:00

Only in a positive way. You will simply look like a guy with a full head of hair who has opted for a fashionably shaved head.  It is amazingly authentic and most people report feeling much, much more confident as a result.

What about the needle you use?2019-01-04T15:28:54+00:00

Heads Held High uses a three-point micro-needle – this is capable of replicating a dot the diameter of a real hair follicle. It really is that fine. Also, after each treatment the needle is safely discarded – never, ever re-used.

How do I know that my skin won’t react badly to the treatment?2019-01-04T15:29:28+00:00

It is extremely rare. But to reassure you I offer a patch test for clients interested in seeing how their skin will react. Simply request an appointment for this simple 30-minute procedure.  I also have a skin specialist who works closely with me who can advise you on the best way to care for your skin – generally and post-treatment.

What pain level should I expect?2019-01-04T15:30:06+00:00

Very little. Some of my clients have fallen asleep during treatment. At worst people describe some discomfort – the most you will feel is when I apply the treatment just above the ears and over the temple. The apex of the scalp and the back crown are the least noticeable.

Who is SMP best suited to?2019-01-04T20:46:12+00:00

From top celebrities to the guy in the street – SMP is the easy and accessible way to get hair coverage. You may currently wear a hairpiece and desperately want a more authentic look. You may not fancy or be able to afford hair restoration surgery.  You may have Alopecia. You may want to increase your hair density. You may want to cover a scar. You may shave your head in any case. Or, you just want to look better.

Can I go out and about immediately?2019-01-04T20:46:56+00:00

For normal daily activity, yes you can. You may feel a tingle on your scalp – a bit like mild sunburn but, the new you will be ready and able to face the world with renewed confidence. There are a few dos and don’ts however. For example, Don’t submerge your head in water (showering or swimming) until five days after the treatment. And, if you are an active person you should wait ten days’ post treatment before you indulge in high octane exercise. Light exercise is fine though after seven days.




Heads Held High is based in its own specially
equipped studio room just a few moments’
walk from the main railway station.

I am delighted to share the building with a
multi-talented group of specialists at the
Timeless Beauty Salon – we all share a
common goal – making people look and feel
the best they can be. Of one thing you can
be sure. You will be treated like a VIP from
the minute you make contact.