According to statistics, androgenetic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in men, accounting for over 95%. Women are also affected, with around 40% showing signs of hair loss by the age of 40.
SMP is often compared to tattooing. Though traditional tattooing and SMP are similar in that they both utilize needles to deliver pigment into the skin, their techniques and equipment differ greatly. SMP is a very delicate and precise technique. It requires a professional who knows how to replicate the hair follicles with the proper size needle and the use of specific SMP inks. It is not just “little black dots”.
We work with all skin types and tones and treat each individual client with respect and dignity. We welcome the opportunity to work together with you to help achieve your goals.
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Marcela Noriega del Valle, Co-founder of SUMA Ink, was personally trained and certified by award winning SMP Master Technician, Jose Santiago, one of the top SMP artists in the world today.
Born in Peru, Marcela studied at the National School of Fine Arts. She later received a BFA from the Corcoran School of Art and a MFA from the American University in Washington. D.C. A fine artist and educator, Marcela has been the visionary and facilitator behind several large-scale public art installations, working with hardcore materials such as stone, ceramic, concrete and metal. She also possesses a refined sense of design, structure and composition and captures the most minute details with remarkable finesse, sensitivity and precision.
Hair follicles are replicated in balding/thinning areas, using a device and pigments designed specifically for SMP, to give the illusion of a shaved head.
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We exclusively use the Vytal SMP system with state-of-the-art engineering. Gentle on the skin, less pain, less trauma, allowing for faster healing than traditional machines. We also use clean, organic-based pigment and the smallest needles on the market, assuring natural results.
CONSULTATIONS ARE FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL. Simply submit your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Marcela will evaluate your case and contact you directly to set up a complimentary appointment.