Can You Fix a Botched Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Treatment?
Scalp Micropigmentation, or SMP, is a method of para-medical tattooing in the field of permanent cosmetics that shows implications of revolutionizing the hair loss industry. Using specific proprietary needles, pigments, and techniques, one can restore the hairline of those suffering from baldness. Though scalp micropigmentation is much cheaper than a hair transplant (usually less than ? of the price) there are many tattoo artists, untrained in the ways of SMP, who have caused a lot of trouble in the industry.?A simple google search of ?SMP botched jobs? will produce the horror story of countless people who have taken the cheap route, and paid a hefty price for it. Within the last 6 months, I have personally seen a dozen cases of botched SMP clients coming in for a consultation to discuss their options for correction. Which leads us to the topic of this article, can you fix a botched scalp micropigmentation (SMP) treatment? Thankfully, we live in an age of technology that allows us some breathing room with past mistakes.?With corrective SMP and the possibility of laser tattoo removal, which we will discuss momentarily, it is very likely that you can get the treatments needed to correct your botched SMP job.?
Laser Tattoo Removal
Laser tattoo removal is performed using a q-switch laser.?Q-switch lasers fire pulses of very high peak power for a duration that is measured in a nanosecond, or one billionth of a second.?Up until about 15 years ago, once you received a tattoo it was considered permanent. It wasn?t till the early 90s that lasers were approved for the removal of unwanted tattoos.?When someone receives a tattoo, thousands of particles of ink are embedded within the dermal layer of the skin. The body does a great job of getting rid of foreign particles, but tattoo ink particles are too big for the body to dispose of. The laser used in tattoo removal is attracted to the ink in the dermal layer.?The short high powered pulses of the laser heat the ink to levels that pulverize it into smaller pieces through a process called selective photothermolysis. As the laser light heats the target ink to a higher temperature it causes the ink to collapse and a shock wave. The shock wave then causes brittle particles like ink surrounding the area to fracture into smaller pieces while having little to no impact on surrounding skin tissue.?The lymphatic system starts removing the small particles of ink, effectively diminishing the amount of tattoo ink particles in the dermis.
The SMP (botched or not) on your head is not immune to laser tattoo removal and, with the correctly trained technician, removal is possible.?You may not even need to have the botched job completely removed as most artists can correct the job once it faded enough.??
With SMP and the use of laser tattoo removal, corrective options are available for all cases, no matter the severity.
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