Anyone who has googled SMP will have seen what happens when this innovative and contemporary treatment goes wrong. So why does it happen? And how do you avoid bad scalp micropigmentation results?
Receiving correctly administered scalp micropigmentation by an experienced and qualified technician is the only way to avoid bad scalp micropigmentation results.
Why do Bad SMP Results Happen?
We cannot stress enough importance on using properly qualified practitioners for scalp micropigmentation treatments. It is a procedure that is frequently compared to tattooing as the techniques for administering both treatments are the same. And much as we appreciate, admire and bow down to tattoo artists, there are some stark differences in the two procedures. If SMP is administered like a tattoo is administered, there are no negotiations – it will procure bad SMP treatments. This may sound slightly confusing so let’s explain.
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation is an aesthetic treatment used to conceal the devastation that hair loss brings. It works by a technician implanting pigments across the scalp in a series of tiny dots. The provided result is one of the following :
- To offer a layer of shading under the hairline in the case of diffuse thinning, resulting in an appearance of density
- With pattern baldness the look of a closely shaved buzz-cut fresh from the barber’s chair
- SMP is also used for concealing visible scars on the scalp
SMP and Tattooing
It is very simple. Both treatments are administered using a handheld machine that’s been fitted with a microneedle. This is used to administer pigments underneath the skin’s outer barrier. Once the process has healed over the pigment implant becomes an indelible mark.
One of the key factors in SMP is shape control. Tattoos don’t need such meticulous attention. For this reason, the following differences are paramount for good scalp micropigmentation results.
- Implant depth. SMP is implanted shallower than that of a tattoo. The skin’s second layer is made up of three principal layers. The layer underneath the outer barrier is called the Dermis which is made up of loosely arranged collagen fibers which become denser and more elasticated the further down you go. Beyond that, the third is fat and connective tissues. An SMP practitioner needs to hit the loose collagens, close to the outer skin layer, and ensure that the implant doesn’t get into the denser zone. If the implant hits dense collagens the pigment will search for a new pathway, meaning it will lightly lose control over its shape and spread out. The result is a bad scalp micropigmentation result.
- Pigment ingredients. Scalp micropigmentation pigments comprise of solely natural ingredients as no color vibrancy is necessary. Color vibrancy is obtained by using chemicals and risk discoloration over time.
- Needles. There are slightly rough edges on a needle used in scalp micropigmentation whereby in tattooing the needles are smooth.
From reading the above, it should become relatively clear why bad scalp micropigmentation results happen. The sole way to avoid this is to ensure you choose your practitioner wisely. verify their reputation and ensure that they are fully trained in SMP. If you would like to discuss treatment with one of our professional practitioners then don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.