The main thing you need to remember is that while the procedures for SMP and tattoos look similar, they are entirely different. SMP uses advanced machines and specially formulated ink that won’t change color to blue or green like tattoo ink. You certainly never have to be afraid of your head changing color after having the procedure done.
Depending on factors like your head size and the degree of hair loss, the procedure can take f around 2-4 hours. Keep in mind that at least two-four sessions are required for the final result to be up to standards. The number of sessions done isn’t exactly fixed. You can opt for additional sessions till you find a satisfactory result.
There is very little pain during scalp micropigmentation. Many people undergo the procedure expecting something along the lines of a regular tattoo, and they end up very surprised. The needles for SMP penetrate superficially into the skin, so there’s only some minor discomfort compared to the pain of tattoos. using topical anaesthetics can help to make make SMP completely painless. In any case, pain isn’t a major consideration for whether or not you should undergo SMP.
SMP is a non-surgical procedure thus there’s virtually no recovery period. At most, there will be some redness immediately following the procedure. This redness completely vanishes after a day then you can resume your normal tasks. For those with darker skin complexions, you probably don’t even have to worry about this minor inconvenience.
No you don’t. Depending on the pattern and degree of hair loss, some clients can keep their hair long after the procedure. SMP can be used to camouflage thinning areas on your head and give the appearance of thicker hair. However, that’s effective for those with minor hair loss. If there is substantial hair loss then shaving the hair for a full head treatment is recommended for the best outcome.
You need to keep the scalp dry for 3 days after the procedure. This will allow the follicle impressions to heal into the skin. Avoiding excessive sweating, sauna and sun exposure is recommended for 2 weeks after for best results. Some mild itching may occur and mild lotion can be used after 4 days.