SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION IS INSTANT HAIR
Scalp Micropigmentation is an instant hair loss solution. It is a cosmetic tattoo in which pigment is applied onto the scalp to give the illusion of a buzzed cut look or give density and volume to thinning hair. This treatment is for both men and women, and the results are instant and subtle.
With SMP, pigment is applied at the top of the skin’s second layer, the dermis. For a traditional tattoo, the pigment is applied just slightly deeper. For this reason, the treatment will lighten up over time, and a touch-up may be needed after several years. However, SMP is a permanent treatment and will never go away 100%. Some people may want a touch-up in 2-5 years, while others can go 10-15 years before wanting or needing a touch-up. Something to point out is that you don’t want too many touch-ups. We don’t want to over-saturate the scalp with ink. The new ink must be placed directly on top of the existing dots so we can still see skin between each replicated hair follicle.
SMP is performed in 2-3 sessions. Each session can last 1 to 4 hours, depending on the coverage needed. I want to point out that the entire head is covered in each session. In this first session, we want to determine if the needle size and pigment color we used is ideal for the client. When the client comes in for the second session, we may need to go a bit darker or use a different-sized needle in different areas of the scalp. We also adjust our pressure accordingly. Every scalp is different; what worked for one client with similar skin may not work for the next. It is crucial that your technician is skilled and understands skin. As a client it is important to be patient with the process. Again, as a client, it is essential to be patient with the process. SMP should not be completed in 1 session. A minimum of 7-10 days are needed between each session to allow the skin to metabolize the ink and allow the skin to go through its natural regeneration process, which takes an average of 27 days. For this reason, I will sometimes allow one month to pass after the second session to see the results and then do the last session. However, this will depend on the technician and the client’s skin. It is our goal to give you the most natural results possible. Hence, SMP is performed in several sessions to create a 3-dimensional effect.
SMP is non-invasive, and you can return to work immediately after each session. The subtle layering is also nice because no one will notice the subtle change. They will ask if you cut your hair differently or use topical medication for hair growth because when SMP is performed correctly, it looks like natural hair.
So there you go, instant hair! While there are many options for hair loss, scalp micropigmentation can be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments. SMP doesn’t require consistent treatment like some therapies; using medications with side effects or surgery that also has side effects is costly and has a long recovery time.
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