Are you starting to have tickets and don’t know how to hide them? You don’t know how to reduce the effects of baldness? Do you have a scar that you don’t know how to camouflage? If your answer to these questions is positive, you are in the right place! Alopecia is one of the biggest concerns of men who want to feel complete and show a good image of themselves. Some people opt for micrografts, but this option is not possible in certain types of baldness. For all these reasons, in this guide, we explain what scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is, and we tell you everything you need to know about this very effective solution to face hair loss. Read on!
What is scalp micropigmentation (SMP)?
Scalp micropigmentation is a cosmetic treatment that consists of the implantation of pigments. The pigments are implanted using specialized techniques with needles, whose function is to achieve a different visual effect on the scalp.
This technique aims to offer a sensation of capillary density and reduce or eliminate the contrast between the scalp and hair. In short, it looks like you have hair.
Key features of SMP
The main characteristic of scalp micropigmentation is that it is a treatment that offers semi-permanent results; that is, the pigments usually disappear in about 3 or 4 years after having performed this technique. This occurs because these pigments are applied to the surface layer of the skin and are expelled naturally when the cells are renewed.
Another of the most outstanding characteristics of this treatment is that it is carried out with biodegradable pigments; that is to say, they do not produce any adverse effect on the body, and the skin absorbs them naturally. Also, an anesthetic cream is used that allows this procedure to be quick and painless. On the other hand, scalp micropigmentation can also be performed for people with long hair. This treatment provides a density effect and is usually very common in people who want to cover very small areas of baldness.
Who is it suitable for?
Scalp micropigmentation is designed, especially for people who cannot access the hair graft for some reason. Therefore, we show you the different problems that this technique usually solves:
Correct scars: these can be caused by accidents, burns, or invasive surgeries. It can also be used to hide some marks caused by a poorly performed hair graft in the past.
Total alopecia: if the person has lost a large amount of hair, or the entire hair in one area, it is possible that there are not enough grafts to carry out the hair transplant. For them, scalp micropigmentation can be carried out successfully.
Very fine or sparse hair: for example, this technique can be used to cover the midline area of the hair.
People who do not want to have surgery. This treatment does not require hospitalization, and it is not necessary to request a medical leave to do so since local anesthesia is not used, and the person can continue with their day to day without problems.
How does this treatment work?
This process is swift and the results can start to be seen in no time. Before starting, the specialist usually makes a small questionnaire to check that there are no contraindications that prevent the application of the treatment (they usually ask about allergies and previous health problems). Also, during that time, the appropriate pigment color will be determined, and the hairline is drawn. When all this is ready, these are the steps that this treatment follows:
Shave the area to be treated. The first step of the treatment is to shave the area of the scalp at least a day before the treatment is carried out so that this area is not irritated.
Application of the anesthetic cream. With the use of anesthetic cream, the specialist prevents any possible pain, and the only thing you will feel is a small discomfort at first, nothing that cannot be borne.
Introduction of colored particles into the dermis. It is done with a special device that consists of a motor and specific needles. These particles enter the most superficial layer of the scalp, and their thickness can vary from 0.6 to 1.2 millimeters.
Using these steps, micropigments are implanted into the scalp. These microscopic pigments give the appearance of a dense capillary structure.
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