The scalp is a very different place to tattoo than the skin on your face, and it takes an artist with specialized skills to create realistic-looking results. Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP for short) is one of these specialties, but what exactly does it entail?
For those unfamiliar with SMP, the technique uses tiny dots to recreate shadowing effects that would otherwise be seen on hair follicles. The goal isn’t to replace hair entirely; instead, this treatment aims at creating natural depth and definition in the scalp area It’s often referred to as cosmetic scalp or permanent makeup because these treatments last longer than traditional microblading procedures – usually about four years!
The dots are painless to create, and because they’re so small (about the size of a needlepoint), scalp micropigmentation is one of the most comfortable procedures available. In fact, it’s often used as an alternative or complement to hair transplants The only time there might be discomfort with SMP would be during touch
The Benefits of SMP is you can restore you full set of hair look and your natural hairline by having a artist blend the hair tattoo with your existing hair.
But isn’t damaging the skin discourage hair growth?
I understand where this misconception comes from because you think if you’re causing injury to the skin they’re actually gonna discourage hair growth. Now, this would be true if you were doing SMP incorrectly as if you were oversaturating the skin, you were using a huge needle to do this or shading the skin as you would in a traditional tattoo. But because of the precise and tiny nature of the needles used in SMP, the opposite is actually true.
Now, this is relatively a new phenomenon as well. This controlled microinjury is becoming widely adopted by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and aestheticians as they look for new ways to heal the skin but all along, scalp micropigmentation practitioners have been doing the same thing. Now we just know what it’s called.
The benefits of scalp micropigmentation are manifold. For starters, it is a very easy procedure that can be done in as little as an hour and requires no downtime afterward. Second, it is permanent so you won’t have to worry about going through the time-consuming process every few years or worrying about your hairline changing shape over time. Third, there is virtually zero risk for infection because SMP does not penetrate below the epidermal layer like regular tattooing would do; this means less scarring also! Fourth, scalp micropigmentation doesn’t cause any damage to existing hair follicles meaning if you were worried about losing some of your natural locks with other treatments such as laser therapy or electrolysis then don
A side effect of microinjury is actually hair growth…
So what started happening is when folks have micropigmentation done, they realize that they do get a small amount of regrowth. Sometimes what happens is your hair follicle areas get damaged or the scar tissue and microneedling are really good at combating those things.
So scalp micropigmentation takes 3 weeks to do. There’s gonna be one appointment every seven days, minimum and what happens during these appointments is that while you are getting a hair tattoo with the scalp micropigmentation, it’s also causing controlled microinjury to your scalp and your scalp heals very quickly so within 7 days, your scalp is going to be healed and what’s happening is folks are seeing regrowth of their hair because blood flow is being brought to the area to heal and regenerate those areas and so actually, scalp micropigmentation is really good for hair regrowth.
It’s a surprising side effect of something that’s already a really effective, if not the most effective hair loss solution on the market.
So that’s actually one of the really fun things I’m able to share with the client when they come in to have their scalp micropigmentation is that they may experience some baby hairs growing in areas where they didn’t have it before and that’s really cool.
– Scalp Micropigmentation is a form of permanent cosmetics that has natural looking results.
– SMP is not to create hairlike lines as you would when microblading eyebrows, but instead to use tiny dots in different shades of black. This style referred to as pointillism creates depth and definition.
– A skilled practitioner ensures the dots look like natural hair follicles and blends in seamlessly with your scalp’s complex.
This procedure scars less than other procedures such as FUE or Strip surgery which also means it heals faster on average about four weeks versus six months for strip surgery because there’s no damage done from cutting out slices of skin so your scalp will heal very quickly within seven