What are the disadvantages of SMP?
There are only two real “downsides” to having SMP, which involve the procedure itself. The first being the experience of having your scalp tattooed, and the second relating to the slight inconvenience of aftercare for the week after your procedure.
What is SMP good for?
SMP is a helpful, non-surgical treatment option for men experiencing hair thinning, loss or other conditions including: scar from hair transplant, hair restoration deformities, regional balding and those who don’t like wearing toupees or wigs.
Is SMP a good idea?
SMP is a great solution for some types of hair loss, but others may be better off with an FUE hair transplant or PRP (platelet-rich plasma therapy) treatment. Obviously scalp micro pigmentation is a great treatment to relieve the emotional distress that can be caused by bald or thinning hair.
Does SMP grow hair?
No, the scalp micropigmentation treatment will not grow your hair back. However, the SMP treatment will give you the look of short hair or a tight buzz-cut.
What can go wrong with SMP?
The most common problems include:
- Discolouration, usually resulting in a blue hue.
- Oversized deposits that will never blend with real hair.
- Pigment migration, causing a ‘fried egg’ effect under the skin.
- Excessive fading.
- Unnatural hairlines that look ‘drawn on’.
Does SMP damage hair follicles?
Thankfully, scalp micropigmentation does little to no harm in existing hair. SMP is similar to tattooing and the pigments themselves present no side effects to hair follicles. You can expect hair regrowth to be as normal as possible when you undergo scalp micropigmentation.
Does SMP hurt?
So, just how painful is this procedure? The short answer is, it depends. Before the procedure, your SMP practitioner will apply a topical numbing agent to your scalp. That said, it’s good to keep in mind that there may still be some discomfort.
Does SMP look fake?
So does scalp micropigmentation look fake? No. Scalp micropigmentation is a treatment that is being placed firmly on the global map as a household name for hair restoration. However, it doesn’t promote new hair growth – it conceals the damage hair loss brings.
Can I use minoxidil after SMP?
You may not use minoxidil or other alcohol-based products on the scalp for 4 weeks after SMP. You may switch to a non-alcohol based minoxidil that can be used 2 weeks after the procedure.
Is SMP permanent?
Scalp Micropigmentation is Permanent SMP is considered a permanent solution to hair loss.
How long does SMP hair last?
Micropigmentation is considered semipermanent. While the effects may last up to eight years, the treated area will fade over time since all skin naturally exfoliates itself. While the color may lighten, it’ll only change if an incorrect pigment is used.