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Timothy McIntosh, Jr.

SMP Specialist, Barber NC, VA, MD, Barber Instructor NC.

Timothy has been an industry professional over 30 years. Trust, communication, and excellence in service have been his guiding rinciples, and continue to guide his practice today. It’s important for Timothy to walk with his clients before, during and after the process to ensure xpectations have been exceeded. The greater the level of comfort a client has, the greater the outcome.

Take your time and review the information compiled for you. When you are ready, click the link below, book your Virtual consultation so we can address any questions or concerns you have about look you want. .. Tim looks forward to assisting you to look and feel better. Thank you for visiting our site.​

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Scalp Micropigmentation is a safe, non-surgical technique that restores the natural hairline by depositing extra-fine, organic, plant-based pigment through the dermal (outer) layer of the scalp. The pigment deposits replicate hair follicles and create the appearance of a full head of hair. SMP provides you with a Low Caesar-style look – complete with a  customized hairline. 

We begin with a minimum of two treatments, one week apart. This spacing is necessary to ensure that your skin (your body’s largest organ) accepts the pigment. You will see significant results after the first treatment but after the second treatment, results are more complete. There is a possibility of a third treatment 1-3 months after the second treatment to add finishing touches. ​*The human skin will reject some of the pigment immediately after the first treatment.

Each client’s needs are different. Typically a session is 2-4 hours long. Your first appointment will be the longest because the hairline and the foundational layer are constructed during this session. Each subsequent treatment is shorter, although this can vary based on the retention of previous treatments. 

No need to miss work the day of or after your initial appointment, there is no downtime associated with the process. Scalp Micropigmentation is non-invasive and nonsurgical. You will need up to 4 hours for your first session and that can be scheduled so as not to interfere with work. You only need to follow the 4-day aftercare plan.

Previous clients have reported that the sensation is similar to getting a tattoo but with less intensity or the feeling of the micro-fine needles on the scalp as mild. Of course pain tolerance will vary with each client. Your comfort, health, and safety are our priority. Our trained practitioners will make you as comfortable as possible and ensure that the process is smooth and efficient

Many factors are considered to determine the hairline that is suitable for you.  There are a range of options available to every client. The most natural and  appropriate result is determined by your individual features and personal  preferences. Book your consultation today. ​Link here 

After the first treatment, there may be visible redness and the pigments will appear  bolder. Within 24 hours the pigments will begin to soften and any redness that is  noticeable, disappears within approximately 48-72 hours. Intensity of redness is  based on sensitivity of the skin. The second session amplifies your results and  darkens the pigment. If necessary, depending on the degree of hair loss additional  sessions may be recommended. After the process is finished, your treatment will  look completely natural.

It is crucial you follow our 4 day post-treatment instructions to prevent excessive fading and all forms of contamination. Essentially the instructions are no touching, washing, cutting, and no working out for the first 4 days. You can wear a hat immediately after each treatment. Don’t worry about sleeping on it, the pigment won’t smudge or smear on your pillows.

We will assess your hair loss during the consultation or via web assessment. Once we get an understanding of what class of hair loss you fall under, we provide a treatment plan with the style and look we recommend that would be optimal with our SMP procedure.

Clients classified as Norwood 6-7 hair loss need to maintain a shaved look due to the amount of coverage we have created on top of your head with SMP. As the hair on the back and sides keeps growing, the treatment will become more apparent as there is a visible contrast between your hair and the SMP. This is ultimately a permanent cosmetic procedure in which we are replicating hair follicles with pigmentation, which will never grow or create a 3D texture.

Adding density to an existing hairline and/or density to the crown is classified as a filler treatment. Good candidates for filler treatments are those who still have some hair around the area for us to blend the SMP in with.

You can shave your head every day and wash it as well, the treatment will not be damaged as it is in your epidermis layer. As a matter of fact, the majority of our clients who have this procedure shave every day!

We will provide suggestions for products to use to maintain your treatment. 

Overexposure to direct sunlight can cause the pigments to weaken, and over time this can damage both the treatment and scalp. Wear protective sunscreen or a hat whenever going out and especially if expecting to be in direct sunlight for over an hour.

 After following the initial after care instructions, sit back and enjoy the long-lasting SMP treatment. Feel confident knowing we offer a one-year guarantee with our treatment plans! So, if there is some lightening of the pigments, you have our guarantee that we will touch it up, on us. After that, we will see you in a few years!

Typically, we expect touch ups within the 5-8 years mark. This is a permanent procedure which will last forever, but there is normal wear and tear involved in the surface of the skin which causes it to lighten up over time.

The cost for SMP varies, depending on the scale of hair loss and the scope of work needed. The first two treatments are one week apart with the possibility of a third treatment 1-3 months after the second.  For Class 2-4 hair loss, 8-10 hours are recommended. Class 5-7 hair loss, 10-12 hours are recommended. Hairline enhancements and density fill-ins, 1-3 hours are recommended. SMP services are performed at a rate of $320 per hour.

There is a $400 booking deposit to secure your treatment dates with us. There is a typical wait time of a couple of weeks for an appointment. We then split the payments 50/50 between the first two treatments. Financing is also available through United Medical Credit.

For your convenience instead of coming in, you can send us a photo of your scalp (top-down, birds-eye view) and we can schedule a phone consultation or Facetime/Skype video session. Contact us or click on our Virtual Assistant to get started!

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