Does scalp micropigmentation look fake? No. The primary purpose of SMP treatment is to recreate a look that’s both wholesome and natural. It’s not a statement piece that is huge and should be indistinguishable to that of a genuine hairline.
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation, also known by its abridged version, SMP, is an innovative and cutting-edge aesthetics treatment that disguises the damaging effects hair loss brings. It is not a treatment that promotes new hair growth, meaning it is one that’s guaranteed to work.
The procedure and techniques used to administer scalp micropigmentation are tantamount to tattooing. A qualified technician, specifically trained in SMP techniques will implant pigments in a series of tiny dots across the scalp using a machine that has been fitted with a micro-needle. The implants are administered over a categorically spaced-out period of sessions and once healed, they will form an indelible mark that will fade after three to five years. Once your treatment is completed, your finished look is that of an iconic buzz-cut, fresh out of the barber’s chair, or underlying shading in the cases of diffuse thinning.
Top-ups after fade-times are easy and quick, as are modifications. However, these two scenarios are provided you’ve received a correct treatment from the outset. It’s important to note that albeit SMP techniques are tantamount to that of tattooing, the administering of pigments and also pigment ingredients are decidedly different. Avoid being tempted to use a tattooist for SMP and vice versa.
How to Ensure a Natural Look From Your Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment?
The overall and general standards in the scalp micropigmentation industry are rapidly changing. The idea behind the procedure is to receive a professionally administered look that is indistinguishable to that of a natural hairline. To enable this to happen there are several key factors.
The first is to ensure you choose your technician wisely. Scalp micropigmentation is not a face-value service. Educate yourself on clinics and ensure you take time to ask the right questions when opting for your technician to administer treatment.
Once you’ve found the technician you feel comfortable with, your next stage is choosing a hairline that will suit your own personal vision and lifestyle. Ask for advice during your initial consultation. Your technician will be trained in the architecture of face shapes, they will know what suits and what doesn’t. Avoid any current trends that will date and also avoid any sharp edges and points.
And finally, ask your scalp micropigmentation provider for advice about skin tones. It is always best to match the color of your new hairline with a natural complexion tone. Ensure you are not receiving treatment immediately after a week on the beach. Allow suntans to fade to your normal skin shade before you agree to treatment being administered.
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