What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp Micropigmentation was developed as both a cosmetic procedure, for men and women suffering with all types of hair loss, and as a medical procedure to help conceal scars, burns, birthmarks, as well as the full spectrum of alopecia strains.
During an Scalp Micropigmentation procedure, a blend of unique pigments specifically formulated for the client are deposited into the dermal layer of the skin on the scalp. Using a highly sophisticated combination of angles, penetration depths, deposit sizes and pigment shades, these deposits create an extremely realistic illusion that replicates hair follicles.
Scalp Micropigmentation is truly a viable alternative to traditional hair transplant surgery, hair systems, pills, potions and cover-ups. Around the world, may thousands of clients now live their lives free from hair loss without scarring, lengthy maintenance routines, unwelcome side effects or significant ongoing financial outlay.
What can Scalp Micropigmentation treat?
SMP can treat the following conditions:
- Male pattern baldness
- Receding hairlines
- Thinning hair
- Crown hair loss
- Head trauma. Surgical scars or scarring from burns, accident/injury or medical condition
- Damaged scalps due to weave and extensions
Does Scalp Micropigmentation look real?
A typical scalp hair from a normal Caucasian male is about 77 micrometers in diameter (67 Um in those of Asian decent, and 120 Um in those of African descent). Typically, SMP dots placed in the dermis are 90 to 150 micrometers in diameter.
This might seem a bit larger than a real human hair, but when viewed from six inches or further away, the size is indistinguishable from real hair follicles. Often, even close family member standing one foot away (0.3 meters), cannot tell where your real hair ends and the SMP begins.
How long will Scalp Micropigmentation last?
With proper care and treatment, including using high sunscreen when outside, SMP will commonly last for many years. In a healthy client with a normal immune system, we expect that a full series of SMP treatments will last eight to fifteen years before needing a touch-up. In certain clients who have strong immune systems or who work in outside sun constantly, the treatment may need to be touched up sooner.
Every individual is unique, therefore this is not a question that has a definitive answer. Fortunately, if a touchup is needed, a fee is charged which is cheaper per hour than the normal full-treatment fee.
Will Scalp Micropigmentation fade, smear, or turn blue as the years pass?
In healthy individuals, we believe the chances are minimized. Any pigment applied to the dermal layer of the skin will eventually fade, but we expect SMP to last several years or more, before even minimal fading is noticed.
Fading is much more prevalent in situations where regular tattoo inks are used try and replicate SMP. Ultraviolet radiation fromt he sun often breaks apart some tattoo ins for easier absorption by the body, resulting in increased fade rates and slight smearing. And as the inks are degraded, their chromophores are often altered resulting in changed color.
WIthout revealing too many of our trade secrets, we feel that the particular molecular structure of the SMP pigments we use, along with their deposition in the upper layer of dermis provide the best chance for a long-lasting and stable treatment.
Is Scalp Micropigmentation reversible?
Yes. SMP pigmentation can be removed with an electro-optic Q switched laser, which is used to heat and break-up the SMP pigmentation for easier absorption by phagocytes in the dermis. SMP is fairly easy to remove in most cases because the pigment is not deposited as deeply as normal tattoo ink. The electro-optic laser, however is very expensive and therefore many clinics which advertise laser removal do not actually own one.
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