Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a cosmetic procedure that involves the deposition of tattoo pigment into the dermis layer of the scalp skin using microneedles. Scalp micropigmentation is an alternative to hair graft. It is mainly recommended to people experiencing permanent hair loss. Irreversible hair loss can be attributed to genes, age, low capillary density on the scalp’s skin and thyroid disease.
The different hues of pigment used during SMP are meant to resemble and blend with hair follicles on the skin of the scalp and existing hair. However, it worth to note that SMP does not help hair grow, cure hair loss or combat the causes of hair loss.
It just helps create an impression of the presence of hair where there is no hair. Scalp micro pigmentation can be performed on both men and women experiencing hair loss, hair thinning and receding hairlines.
The common reasons people go for SMP are:
- To camouflage scars on the scalp, especially after to hair transplant,
- To restore receding hairlines,
- To narrow a wide hair part,
- To create an illusion of a head full of cropped hair.
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Benefits of Scalp Micropigmentation
Hair loss (alopecia) and thinning hair are unfortunate events that negatively affect many people. SMP can help boost your lost confidence and that beautiful look you once had before baldness and thinning hair set in. There are several benefits of this procedure.
1) Minimal Invasion
SMP is not invasive as hair transplant procedures. The process of micropigmentation is quick and less painful because it does not involve making incisions into the skin. The microneedles used to deposit pigments only reach the dermis layer, 1.5 to 2 mm deep into the skin. Clients of SMP only experience between a minor annoyance and moderate discomfort. The healing process of SMP is short (a matter of days), unlike hair transplant surgery wounds that take up to eight months to heal.
With SMP there is no use of complex and expensive surgical tools and equipment. This translates to fewer practitioners being needed during the procedure. Therefore, it is economical and budget-friendly to a lot of people. Post-procedure treatment expenses are also pretty low compared to hair graft which needs follow-up medications and care products to prevent swelling and infections.
3) No Maintenance Required
Hair maintenance can be expensive. Visiting the barber or salon regularly to have your hair cut, shampooed, dyed, waxed or styled leaves a huge hole in your pocket. After SMP, you won’t need to purchase expensive hair treatment products because it is not real hair. A simple wash and application of a little wax on the pigmented area will suffice.
4) Realistic Look
If well done, SMP leaves a realistic look. SMP replicates the hair color, texture and skin tone such that the results are very similar to that of a completely shaved head. With this realistic look, SMP helps cover imperfections and scars.
5) Restore a Youthful Appearance
Hair loss and hair thinning make one look older than they are. This condition leads to a loss of self-esteem. However, with SMP longer feel like people are staring at your bald spots.
Risks of Scalp Micropigmentation
SMP has its risks just like any other medical procedure. The risks of SMP are similar to those of tattooing. Some of the risks are developing allergies and infections due to tattoo ink. Also, you stand the risk of contracting diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C due to the use of unsterilized needles. However, this can be avoided by finding the right SMP practitioner and ensuring that only sterilized needles are used every time you go for a session. A good SMP practitioner should have SMP training certification, health permit, clean and sterile working environment and blood borne pathogens certification.