Suzi is a highly experienced Micro Pigmentation Tattoo Technician who has travelled Australia working on clients. Graduating with a Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make Up) and growing up with a strong creative background in the arts, Suzi has worked as a professional Make Up Artist in television, theatre and special effects giving her a full understanding of the requirements and subtlety needed to ensure a realistic looking outcome for her clientele.
At the age of 26, Suzi went through her own personal hair loss experience, which resulted in a strong drive to understand the underlying factors to hair loss and research ways to prevent it recurring. The insecurities that arose from this situation have driven Suzi into the hair loss industry to assist people the best that she can. With strong empathy for those she works with, Suzi ensures all her clients feel comfortable and important, from well known celebrities to every day men and women.
Suzi has a strong belief that being the best you can be should not be an arduous process and with her strong passion for helping people and her artistic nature means her work has a well rounded approach, providing an outcome that is natural and realistic. If you wish to gain back your confidence and have a quality service tailored to your unique needs and desires, Suzi is the person for you.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP – Scalp Tattoo for Hair Loss) is a hair loss treatment now available at our East Melbourne location. This is a superficial tattooing style technique where pigments are placed in the superficial layers of the dermis (near the surface of the skin) in a stippling pattern to look like a shaved head of hair or, to reduce the amount of skin showing through long hair – this reduces the contrast between the colour of the hair and colour of the scalp.
There are many good candidates for scalp micropigmentation. Men who want to shave their head and have the Scalp MicroPigmentation applied to look like they have a full head of hair. It is especially useful for those with scarring alopecia as the whole scalp can be camouflaged, by blending areas of baldness with areas of hair. Many autoimmune disease patients are ideal as they are not suitable for a hair transplant (e.g. Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis).
SMP is very effective in treating scars from previous transplants or injury. Women with thinning hair are great candidates for this type of procedure too as it creates the illusion of more density by reducing the scalp colour.
Those suitable for SMP include:
- Hair thinning or regional balding where the patient desires to appear to have a fuller head of hair, with or without a shaved scalp.
- Scalp scars from scarring alopecias
- People with autoimmune diseases such as refractory alopecia areata or alopecia totalis
- Women who are balding or thinning who are not responsive to minoxidil or other medical treatments and do not qualify or wish to have hair transplantation
- Neurosurgery scars and scars from head trauma, surgeries and/or hair restoration procedures.
- Chemotherapy patients, who do not grow back significant amounts of their hair after treatment
- Deformities in hair restoration patients resulting from unplanned processing hair loss in men, whose hair transplants can’t achieve the amount of ‘fullness’ they expect.
- People with wide or obvious scars from donor strip harvesting techniques
- People who have open donor scars from hair transplant surgery from harvesting techniques between the 1950’s and early 1990’s, from strip harvesting surgeries, or from FUE techniques that create punctate scars.
- Patients who have old pluggy or corn-row look with or without donor site depletion and a see-through donor area.
- People who dislike using topical concealers or wigs.