Have you heard about that new hair restoration procedure going around called scalp micropigmentation? Well, whether you have or haven’t, here is everything you need to know.
Scalp Micropigmentation or SMP is a form of hair restoration that replicates the illusion of hair follicles on the scalp so that there is less contrast between your natural hair and the scalp that can sometimes stand out. We tend to notice that we are beginning to lose our hair when we see more and more of our scalps show through our hair than we are normally used to seeing, which for the majority of us, is caused by androgenetic alopecia or male and female pattern hair loss and begins by a process called miniaturization of the hair follicles, that, combined with shedding causes larger and larger gaps between those hairs and that’s where SMP comes into play. If we can camouflage the scalp that stands out in between those gaps by replicating new hair follicles that match the color of your natural hair then the scalp goes away and resembles the look of full, thick and dense hair that you had before you started losing hair in the first place.
Sometimes the best way to explain can be the worst way to explain something and that is why SMP is sometimes referred to as a hair tattoo but don’t get it twisted, SMP is most definitely not a tattoo. Tattoo needles penetrate deep into the second layer of the skins tissue called the dermis and injects a permanent ink which can then cause migration in the tissue and overtime cause the ink to turn blue or green shades, whereas SMP uses specialized micro needles to insert an organic warming shade of carbon based pigment into the 5th sub layer of tissue within the 1st layer of the skin called the epidermis. Staying out of the dermis is why SMP doesn’t migrate and change color, as well as, what makes SMP not permanent and should last anywhere from 4 to 10 years depending on how much sun your scalp is exposed too.
One of the best aspects of SMP for hair restoration is that there is absolutely no guessing whether or not it’s going to actually work for you like we sometimes feel about all those magical shampoos and hocus pocus ointments we see on infomercials that promise to regrow your hair or even worse than that, spending 15 to 20 grand on multiple hair transplants over the course of a years to see if it will even take at all, SMP is the only 100% effective non surgical solution that’s guaranteed to work and you don’t have to wait around for the results because they happen the very same day you come in.
This was definitely a great starting point when it comes to hair restoration and scalp micropigmentation so stay tuned and stop by often to get more information on these very interesting subjects.