Scalp Micropigmentation aka "SMP" is currenty the ultimate, non-surgical solution for hair loss! At FULL, we provide an instant, permanent, and life-changing treatment where tens of thousands of organic pigments are precisely applied to the scalp to replicate the natural appearance of real hair follicles. Whether you want to fill in a scar, a thinning area of your hair, or completely shave your head, SMP will help enhance your look tremendously. You will instantly look 10 years younger!
At FULL, we have mastered the art of SMP with many years of experience in the industry. We have developed our own unique technique that took many years of practice on thousands of scalps to develop. As a result, we are able to give you the most natural, realistic, and Fullest look possible.
The cost usually averages $1,500 for a transplant scar and $4500 for a scalp depending on your scalp size, amount of work needed, and baldness pattern. It’s very easy to get a quote by uploading your pictures through our website or emailing us to setup a Free Consultation. We also offer financing options if needed.
Our treatment includes 3 sessions, spread out 2 weeks apart from each other. Each session lasts about 3-6 hours depending on the amount of work needed. We offer a guarantee for any softening or touch-up needed in the first few months, and a lifetime guarantee of 50% off any additional treatments desired after the first year. Most clients never need to use this as our procedure will last for many years, but we back our work and take care of all of our clients for life.
Our Founder, Joe Barghi, is one of the premier and most sought after SMP artists in the world. With over 5 years of SMP experience, thousands of sessions completed, and hundreds of artists trained under him, Joe has perfected the art of Scalp Micropigmentation, creating the most realistic looking hairline humanly possible. He is regularly requested by Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes, singers, entertainers, business owners, and everyday people who just want to go to the best for their SMP procedure. Joe is the Founder of our company and still works on clients everyday. He has also handpicked a few elite FULL artists over the past few years who have now become Master SMP Artists at FULL under his apprenticeship. Joe's knowledge and experience in mathematics, computer science, philosophy, game theory, music production, SMP, color theory, scar/stretch mark camouflage, business, and many other life skills make him the ideal Master of SMP which requires a unique attention to detail in combining math, philosophy, science, and artistic ability.
This is not tattoo ink, this is specially formulated, organic, carbon based pigment used only for SMP. There is no risk of color turning blue or green when your artist knows about color theory and how to mix and match colors to get the perfect shade for you personally. You can minimize fading with the use of quality sun block and proper aftercare. The level of fading will vary from person to person depending on many factors - health, skin type, activity level, blood type, and more. If fading occurs over a long period of time, it maybe be necessary to have additional touch-up procedures. Most clients will not need a touch up for many years and actually prefer their look to soften up as they grow older.
We are experienced professionals at matching colors, skin tones, and follicles. We use specialized ink that is divided into 10 different blends on multiple levels, allowing us mix and match them correctly to create any color or shade. Our experience allows us to not only match the color of your follicle, but also to match the size and shape, giving you the most realistic hairline possible.
Consultations are booked based on availability and location of the client. For those who are not in close proximity, a phone or facetime consultation may be provided. Phone consultations are a great way to have your questions answered by our knowledgeable artists while in the comfort of your own home. Clients may also submit images for quotes via email.
Consultations often lead to booking procedures. These appointments are based on the availability of our artists and how many procedures we have scheduled at the time. We strive to accommodate our clients and can usually schedule procedures within a few weeks of your initial consultation.
Every procedure, no matter how big or small, will need 3 session spread out 2 weeks apart from each other. The first session creates an outline of what is to come, creating the perception of hair follicles lightly spread out throughout the entire scalp or scar. The second session fills in density to ensure optimal results while allowing room for small adjustments to the hairline and any color adjustments that may be necessary (going a little bit darker or more dense). During the final session, we create a 3D layering effect, fill in and darken any areas that are necessary, and make sure everything looks even and natural. Procedures are usually scheduled 2 weeks apart to allow time for the ink to settle.
Our micro needles are 80% smaller than standard tattoo needles and we can adjust needle size based on your particular follicle size, shape, and pattern. This is to ensure we are providing an undetectable look, a look that replicates your natural hair follicles almost flawlessly. We use one of the smallest and the most advanced needles in the industry, and combined with our experience, we are able to create the most natural hair follicle replications out of any competitor in the business.
Usually, your pigment should be fully settled within 2-4 weeks after your procedure. We provide post care guidelines that should be followed for the first week and after that, all we ask is that you protect your scalp with high SPF Sunblock daily. With that said, you should be able to go to work or out to dinner immediately following your procedure. There is no real down time, as this is not a surgery, and is a fairly easy treatment compared to hair transplants or other major procedures.
At FULL, we expect to provide work and attention to detail that exceeds our client’s expectations, and its one of the biggest reasons we provide 3 sessions within every procedure. We have over 300 5-star reviews across numerous platforms. If there are any concerns our clients would like to address before, during, and after their procedure, we will be happy to address them accordingly. We have never had one unsatisfied client....yes that's correct, not even one. We take pride in our art, have thousands of hours of experience, and make sure every client is completely satisfied by the time their final session is complete. We provide a FREE 1 year guarantee, and also give you a lifetime guarantee for 50% off of any desired touch ups down the road.
The look that we create for you is one that will be blended into the hair that you already have. During the consultation or process of photo submission, we will advise the length that should be kept in order to achieve the best look possible. We will also advise how much work is necessary to achieve optimal results. We will also create a natural fade from the top into the back and sides that will blend in with your hair seamlessly. Once your procedure is done, your hair will look uniform and FULL!
Depending on your scalp, we will give you a specific recommendation of when and how to shave your head. For those who are bald, we suggest shaving it with a razor or foil shaver a day or two before your procedure. For those who are very thin, we recommend using an Andis T-Outliner the day of your procedure. This all depends on your specific scalp, and the look that you are looking to achieve, so please make sure to consult with us before coming, and we will be sure to guide you.
In actual fact, 3D scalp micropigmentation is nothing new. Recent discussions may have given it a label, but in reality we’ve offered treatments like these for a long time. The purpose of any scalp micropigmentation treatment is to replicate as closely as possible a full head of shaven hair. What we have always called internally the ‘textured effect’ or ‘layering’ is now being referred to as 3D SMP. In your second session, we may use darker pigment or larger follicle replications layered in between the original pigment from your first session. This is one of many tricks we use to give you the natural, layered, 3D look that replicates your personal hair follicles almost identically.
The 3D effect relies on a range of different pigment shades being applied over the course of a clients treatment sessions. The pigments must be different shades as it enables some deposits to stand out among the rest (the same way natural hair grows). The usual practice is to use lighter pigments during the first session, slightly darker pigments during the second session, then a scattering of skillfully positioned dots using a darker pigment during the final session. Depending on the clients individual treatment plan, this scattering could take place during the second session, or the third if one if required. In some cases these darker pigments are used during more than one session. The needles, machines, and artistry also have some effect on the final look. We have many different techniques that we have developed over time to give you the best looking results possible.
We recommend waiting at least a week because your scalp is in the healing process and you would not want to interfere with your body’s natural healing process.
If the artist notices your scalp is dry they will recommend a moisturizing regime, which will take place one week after your procedure. Be sure to read our pre-care and post-care instructions on how to properly care for your scalp before and after your procedure.
Please wait until at least one month after your final procedure date.
Although it may be referred to as a hair tattoo, our inks do not change color after applying like a regular tattoo does. Our needles are inserted into the epidermis portion of skin, lightly tipping the dermis, which is more controlled and prevents ink from spreading. We also use single-use hand crafted micro needles which are 80% smaller than the needles that are commercially sold. Our machines and needles have been specifically designed for SMP. And finally, our technique is much different than a regular tattoo on the body - they go much deeper and shade color into your skin, while we are trained with a much lighter touch to create follicle replications in the scalp specifically. Although it may seem like a head tattoo, it’s a completely different art form. You should never allow a “tattoo artist” to work on your scalp. Certified, trained, and experienced SMP technicians have put in thousands of hours of work to learn how to properly replicate hair follicles. If you are just price shopping, be very careful as you will usually get what you pay for in this business. This is permanent, and it will be on your head for life, so make sure to do your due diligence and choose the right artist and company!
The look we provide is unbelievably authentic and realistic. Unless you told them, people will have no clue. Not one client we have treated has been noticed. It actually makes you look much younger with a more natural hair line. Check out our photo gallery. The most common responses are "oh you should shave your head like that more" or "something is different, you look a lot younger, what did you do?" But they can never pinpoint what you did exactly. The only time anyone will be able to notice you had something done is if you go to an artist that has not been properly trained or doesn't have enough experience. With more than 300 5-star reviews, that will never happen here at FULL!
Our procedure is made up of a small single use "micro needle" used to replicate the exact shape and size of your hair follicle. We use a high powered electric machine to create a longer stroke and implant which gives us the ability to implant more ink per second. By doing so we can inject more ink into the epidermis without going completely through the dermis which can create a blow-out (ink bleeding from going too deep and creating a larger impression) depending on skin type, fat cells in skin, suppleness, collagen structure, oil level and follicle size…we either implant ink deeper or more shallow into the skin. We realize that every scalp and hairline is different so our artist will figure out what your wants and needs are, based on your hairline, skin, and follicle size, to create a the most natural looking hairline possible. Most of our equipment is German made, and our inks from Europe, we use only the highest quality equipment and ink.
We use varying 3-point needles, with many detailed size variations, used by companies that implant pigments using permanent makeup guns. This gives us the advantage of creating the perception of natural follicles that look just like real hair, matching your follicle size almost exactly. Basically, the follicles we create are much smaller than our competitors follicles if need be, and thus look more natural. If you look up very close to our impressions, you can’t tell the difference between the hair and the impressions. The pain level for most clients is 3 out of 10. Some people even fall asleep during their procedure. Those who have scarring from hair transplants may have a little more discomfort due to sensitivity of the scar.
Our follicle shaped needle implants into the epidermis, slightly tipping the dermis. The skin is made of up a matrix of cross fibers that have Lumen within the cells. The lumens allow the ink to deposit into the dermis and stay consistent in size and shape. It is a very precise procedure and takes years of experience to master the feel of exactly how and where to insert each follicle one at a time. A versed SMP artist should know skin anatomy, color theory, proper SMP technique, and have sufficient experience in recreating natural looking follicle replications that will age gracefully with time.
A standard FULL treatment that includes the hairline, front, top and crown with blending can expect to have 20,000 to 30,000 hair follicle replications applied using our point by point placement. In some cases, it may be even more. By the time all 3 sessions are complete, some people may have over 100,000 new follicle replications on their scalp. That's when the name "FULL" hits home.
Yes, please ask to see each artists portfolio of work and we’d be happy to show you our vast portfolio of images and videos from years of completed work. We have an iPad in our office loaded with each artists specific portfolio for you to view. Most of our procedures in Las Vegas are done by Joe, who is the Founder of FULL and one of the most trusted SMP artists in the world. We do not take this lightly and would not allow anyone without the proper experience or training to work on our clients.
We have a range of prices that start at $1,500 for a scar, $4,500 for average male pattern balding, and up to $7,500 or more for an individual who has Alopecia with no hair at all. Most of our clients have a horseshoe pattern and need a hairline, top, sides and blending. These jobs usually range between $4,000 - 5,000.00 and are based on the specific needs of each client. The more follicle replications needed, the higher the cost. Keep in mind, we understand that some competitors may offer SMP for a little less, but our prices reflect our expertise and many years of experience in the art of SMP. The lower prices are usually offered by more inexperienced technicians. Be wise when choosing your artist/company, as this will be on your head for life. Saving a $1,000 or $2,000 is not worth the headaches you will have to endure for years to come if you just pick an artist based on price. Just like any other kind of art, or really anything in life, you get what you pay for.
We NEVER reuse our needles, they are all single-use needles. Every client receives a new needle (or a few new needles) at every session.
Yes. Since we custom blend our colors, we are able to match hair color whether blonde, red, brown or black! Most hair follicles are dark when shaved down so our blend of certain shades along our carbon black pigment will match most follicles. We are versed in color theory and can add touches of color to your pigment to soften it up, or even use carbon brown if necessary. Our experience with color theory, scar/stretch mark camouflage, and scalp micropigmentation pays off nicely when choosing the right color for your scalp, that will last for years to come.
The most popular length suggestion is a 0 guard but we do often have clients who prefer to razor-shave or foil-shave their scalp. This is a personal preference and also based on the speed at which your hair grows and how thick your hair is in the areas that it grows. It also depends on how much hair you already have on top. The more hair you have everywhere, the longer you can grow your hair out.
After viewing images of your scalp we will suggest the length your hair should be cut before the procedure. Most men will need to shave their head down to a 0 before their procedure.
Please wait at least 30 days after your procedure date. We also recommend that you use a sunscreen with SPF 50, or greater, at all times for maintenance.
We use Max Anti Shine Gel, it's the best product we have found to keep the head looking matte and full.
Four days following your procedure, you can wash your head with water gently. Wait one week before using any products like shampoo, soap, lotion, etc.
We recommend that you do not sweat until at least 4 days after your procedure. After that, you can sweat lightly until day 7, and heavy sweating is fine after that.
Yes, we blend the scar with surrounding hair and it becomes much less noticeable. Whether its a small ding, transplant scars, or large scars all across your head, we can camouflage them very effectively with our procedure. Please refer to our scar gallery for before and after photos.
There will be redness for the first day or two after treatment. The duration usually depends on your skin type. The FULL pigments initial color will appear darker than the “cured” result, which can take a couple weeks. Meaning your head will look darker than normal for a week or two following your treatment (most people love this initial darker look), until the ink starts settling in to give you a more natural look. Most people won't notice you've had anything done.
The ink is injected using a permanent makeup machine, and very tight 3-point needles, we like to use Cheyenne products. The difference is the stroke in which we lay the ink and the depth that we implant the ink. We can implant ink on the top layer of skin because we are injecting more ink. Excess ink will fade away while the rest will stay. This leaves behind a small follicle shaped impression that won’t change in size due to the fact that it is sitting right on the dermis. We can layer in more density and darkness with each session that passes. This is how the 3D effect of hair is created.
The answer to this question lies in the individual makeup of each person’s DNA and daily routine. The sun will have a very big impact on the life of the procedure and your individual dermal collagen micro structure as well. Your genetic code has a lot to do with this as well, such as oils in your tissues and the chemical bonds in your skin tissues. Long term sunlight radiation breaks down ink and the ink will dissolve into the skin. This could be the difference between your procedure lasting 5+ years or only lasting a few years due excessive sun exposure. This is why we strongly suggest using a strong, quality facial/head sunblock. It is also the rejuvenation of your skin, your cycle of scabbing, how long it takes your tissues to heal themselves and much more. You have to understand that your body sees our ink as a foreign object and naturally wants to reject it. This is why we deposit more than other companies using a modified machine. The collagen micro structure acts different for each person, either fading away faster or slower 7 days after the first procedure. This is one reason why we require 3 sessions to ensure full coverage due to different variables.
Our owner, Joe, and all of our artists are previous clients so you will immediately see the finished product during your consultation. We update our website and social media pages with before and after photos/videos regularly. We will provide before and after images to clients right from our office iPad and website. Please refer to our gallery page, and keep up to date with our social media pages, youtube, and website as they are often the best places to find all of our updated information as well as touching base with previous clients, and listening to their testimonials.
Our product is now lasting into the five year mark so we know that having the security of long lasting results is important. We will assess your scalp and specific concerns and base outcomes on our findings. Again, every person's skin anatomy is different, and will see different results. For those who are worried of continued hair loss, we have our FULL Guarantee. Please refer to our FULL Guarantee page for details or contact us. We try to cover most of your scalp, even anticipating future areas of concern. This should cover you no matter how much hair you lose. But we will always work with you if you decide you need more after significant hair loss in the future. You may need a touch up every 3-5 years and that would be the perfect time to assess any further hair loss.
Every client is guaranteed 3 session within their standard package. If there are concerns with your final results we will address them accordingly to ensure complete satisfaction at no additional cost. We will make sure you are completely satisfied with your results! Our goal is to make sure every single client is happy and satisfied, so we will not quit until that's the case.
We have seen clients that have reached their 5 or 7 year mark with having SMP completed and those who followed their post care procedures and keep their scalps from over exposure to the elements have had no issue with fading. For those who have extremely dry/oily skin or for those who are always exposed to the sun, we have different options. The first would be taken care of within their FULL Guarantee or we can provide pricing based on their needs with consideration of them being a repeat customer. Softening up is normal with time, and some clients even prefer it as they grow older. Whatever the case may be, we will always take care of our clients when they return to us. Touch ups are usually one session so should cost 1/3 of the original price.
Whatever you do, please do not tan before your treatment! Tanning can toughen up the skin and create difficulties in getting your skin to absorb ink. We like to view the scalp in its most natural state and the less irritated the better. Before adding any pigment we will take into consideration your natural skin tone and hair color and create a look that is custom to you. It's ok to be in the sun for short periods of time with sunblock, but do not overdo it as you want to minimize fading as much as possible. After your pigment has fully settled, a little tan will definitely add to the look of a FULL head of hair.
We hope this has answered most of your questions about our procedure. If you'd like to setup a free consultation, please don't hesitate to call 702-333-1181. We look forward to restoring your hairline and confident, youthful self!