SMP Hair Treatment

Scalp Pigmentation Treatment is used to cover up hair loss and give the impression of a fuller head of hair. 

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Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Hair Treatment is a specifically designed and modified form of tattooing that is applied to the scalp to give the appearance of hair follicles – helping to bring confidence to men and women who have experienced all types of hair loss. Our Advanced Technical Skills, Supreme Artistry, and Exceptional End Results are only some factors to why we're the best choice for quality treatments in Palm Desert.

Dr. Kahen is the founder of this facility, and also a senior surgeon performing SMP for years now, making him an expert in this procedure. What makes him stand out among the other plastic surgeons in Palm Desert is his artistry skill combined with advanced technology in hair restoration. The SMP procedure patients go through always produces good results regardless of skin type, age, the extent of hair loss, and hair color.

Who is Eligible for
Scalp Micropigmentation?

The scalp micro pigmentation procedure performed by Dr. Kahen is not aimed to create hair-like lines such as the ones produced in the microblading procedure for eyebrow restoration. Instead, the SMP hair treatment results in realistic looks by utilizing layered dots in different colors. The hair restoration technique is sometimes referred to as pointillism because it is designed to produce depth and definition that looks natural.

Dr. John Kahen has years of experience in SMP hair treatment. He always works hard to ensure that the dots produce natural-looking hair follicles that blend seamlessly with the patient's complexion. If you are experiencing some sort of hair loss, then you can count on his expertise in SMP when looking for treatment. If you are suffering from any of the following hair loss conditions, the SMP hair treatment will benefit you:

thin hair




woman hair loss


restoring hairline


pattern baldness




What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

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Many people think that scalp micropigmentation hair restoration is just a hair tattoo. The truth is, the procedure is more than that. It is a medical procedure designed to help those who cannot grow sufficient hair. The procedure produces a more natural look due to the pigments applied within the scalp's dermal layer. The SMP hair treatment is preferred by many people suffering from hair loss because it allows them to enhance the shape of various body features as a cosmetic procedure.

It is a procedure that is meant to last for years after it is done. Not only does it create a perception of fuller hair, but it also helps the patient feel confident in his or her appearance. People suffering from hair loss have several options of treatment to pursue to get the best results. These treatments use the latest techniques and technologies meant to cater to all sorts of hair loss conditions in men and women.

If you have lost a significant amount of hair in your scalp, then opting for the scalp micropigmentation procedure is ideal. At Beverly Hills Hair Restoration, Dr. Kahen mimics the appearance of real hair by applying the Trico pigmentation technique in his scalp micropigmentation procedure.

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What Makes the Scalp Micropigmentation Process Effective?

What makes the SMP hair treatment more effective is the work that goes into it. Dr. Kahen uses many different needles, depths, angles, pigment colors, and distribution rates to achieve the best and most natural-looking results. Moreover, there are several factors that the doctor looks into when treating hair loss using the scalp micropigmentation procedure. They include the patient's skin tone and the size of the area that needs to be treated with the scalp micropigmentation procedure.

The only technique that offers the desired results in cosmetic pigmentation procedures is scalp micropigmentation. The needles that are used to perform the SMP therapy in BHHR do not penetrate the scalp as deep as other tattoo methods. The patient’s personal hair restoration goals are achieved by using micro-fine needles in triple clusters. Besides that, the pigments used are of the highest quality. This means that they don't blur or fade with time.

If you want to receive our outstanding SMP treatment, all you need to do is book a consultation with a scalp micropigmentation specialist at BHHR in Palm Desert.

Our technician will explain to you what the SMP hair treatment is all about and what you can do to prepare yourself before, during, and after the procedure. All this is done during the consultation.

Below are some of the guidelines that you need to adhere to in SMP hair treatment:

  • Take a shower before the SMP process begins. This is recommended because you won't be able to wet/wash your treatment area until the four days are over.
  • During an SMP hair treatment, the treatment sessions take about four or five hours
  • The size of the SMP treatment area will be a deciding factor for the number of sessions that a patient will have to take to get desirable results. If you want to achieve long-term retention, you will need to undergo two to three sessions regardless of the size of the treatment area. The reason is that it involves color layering.
  • The scalp micropigmentation sessions will be placed a few weeks apart to get the best-desired results.

In the weeks between treatment sessions, the patient should avoid visiting saunas, swimming, or using steam baths, as this may cause a steam storm and mess up the results. Once you have undergone scalp micropigmentation treatment, you should avoid exposing your scalp to direct sunlight for 48 hours. Once the four days are over, you can wear a hat if you like. On the fifth day, you can expose the treatment area to the sun for 45 minutes or an hour if your skin is fair. For longer retention, you should avoid exposing your skin to direct sunlight.

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Some Of Our Happy Customers

Beverly Hills Hair Restoration has a team of professionals who have undergone superior training with countless hours of experience to ensure patients get the results they are looking for. Since we offer several treatments, we always do our best to deliver satisfying results. We are committed to providing excellent results and the patient's well-being. Previous patients who underwent our procedures left these reviews:



It is recommended that all patients that wish to seek any hair restoration procedures undergo a no-obligation consultation that is done virtually. You don't need to worry about anything because all client conversations are private and confidential. The consultation will also involve the evaluation of the patient's hair quality to determine the appropriate kind of scalp micropigmentation to be used. The doctor will mention all factors that need to be considered, including the SMP hair treatment cost, before the procedure starts. Moreover, all clients' questions about scalp micropigmentation will be answered.

Below are some of the benefits of Scalp Micropigmentation:

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  • It is nonsurgical
  • Easy to maintain
  • Quite effective
  • It doesn't require medication
  • Provides natural-looking results
  • It is cost-effective
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Enhances self-confidence
  • Produces permanent results

Frequently Asked Questions

Before the treatment begins, the practitioner will explain everything you should expect before, during, and after the procedure. You will need to follow instructions if you want to get good results. You will need to pluck or shave your hair 48 hours before the treatment. However, this is not a requirement for all SMP hair treatments. Before the procedure starts, you should ensure that you have had a proper meal. You are allowed to bring snacks and drinks with you. You can also distract yourself by watching movies or listening to music during the procedure.

Many people have this perception that the procedure is painful because it involves needles. However, this isn't the case because only the scalp's outer layer is treated. The amount of pain that patients feel during an SMP hair treatment varies

The practitioner will tell you about the care that you need to observe after an SMP treatment once it is over. Aftercare instructions after a scalp micropigmentation procedure include:

  • Avoid touching the treatment area after the procedure
  • Refrain from having shower as the water may hit the treatment area
  • Avoid shaving the treatment area until ten days are over
  • Strenuous activities that cause you to sweat should be avoided
  • Direct sunlight is not allowed after the procedure
  • Swimming is also prohibited because it will soak the scalp area that was treated with SMP
  • Visiting saunas, steam rooms, or bathing with hot water is not recommended because they make you sweat
  • Don't use shampoos or moisturizers in that treatment zone
  • The treatment area should always stay clean and dry after the procedure

There are hardly any issues after the SMP hair treatment because it is quite safe. Patients may experience redness or swelling in the treatment area in some rare cases. After a few days, the redness and swelling will subside. It is an indication of infection if the swelling continues, you feel some pain, or it becomes red. An infection may also cause fever. If this happens, you need to call your practitioner immediately.

In rare cases, you may experience itchiness or redness in the scalp. However, as the area heals, the redness and itchiness will disappear. In very rare cases, the patient may experience severe side effects. Other complications may appear after the SMP hair treatment. These side effects include redness at the time of the pigment treatment in the target area. An allergic reaction may occur if the patient is allergic to pigment. Infection may occur if the instruments are not properly sterilized. To avoid some of these side effects, ensure that you only seek treatment from professional clinics that have a reputation to protect. Clinics such as Beverly Hills Hair Restoration maintain high hygiene and safety standards.Read more

A scalp micropigmentation procedure offers a semi-permanent solution because it takes around eight years for the pigment to start wearing out or fading away. Since it is just like a tattoo, you should always seek services from professionals. If the procedure is poorly done, it can be very expensive to remove the pigment and redo the entire procedure all over again.

BHHR, located in Palm Desert, California, has become a sought-after destination for individuals seeking Scalp Micro pigmentation, including medical tourists worldwide. Patients from major cities in the United States, such as Seattle, Palm Springs, Houston, and New York, are attracted to BHHR for its exceptional care, convenience, and affordability. Moreover, patients from Western Europe and North America choose BHHR to avoid long treatment waiting lists in their home countries. The lower healthcare costs, affordable international travel, expertise of Dr. John Kahen, and technological advancements at BHHR clinics are all factors that make it an appealing option for medical tourists. BHHR's highly trained staff ensures that every patient receives the highest quality of care, making it the top choice for those seeking Scalp Micro pigmentation.




Dr. John Kahen has nearly 40 years of experience in performing cosmetic procedures. Not only this, he has skilled and competent technicians to help him carry the procedure forward at Palm Desert hair Restoration. In addition to this, he also caters to scar repairing cases. He has brought the scalp micropigmentation practices and made people aware of them. He uses his artistic sense to deliver outstanding results to people and satisfy them the most. The well-being of the patients before, during, and after the procedure is what concerns the surgeons at palm desert hair restoration. All the surgeons at palm desert hair restoration take individuals' preferences into account and work together to perform the scalp micropigmentation treatment.

No other remedy is as fast-paced for treating male hair loss as scalp micropigmentation. Enjoy its instant results and see the transformation. What next? You can call at 760.501.0080 to schedule your consultation with Dr. John Kahen.



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