Can You Undo Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?
Scalp micropigmentation is a method of tattooing that mimics the look of hair follicles. ?Artists use very specific needles and pigments to bring about the most realistic results. Having said that, you cannot forget that you?re getting a tattoo. ?Tattoos are, well, permanent. In a world where the majority of people asked if they regretted a tattoo would give an unfavorable answer, you best believe that you should make a good choice in the artist you choose. ?
If you’re reading this article, I hope it isn?t because you’re the victim of a botched job. ?I have seen many people in my chair who have suffered for years due to the horrible work of some so and so somewhere they shouldn?t have been. ?Unfortunately, botched jobs do occur.
Not long ago a person suffering this fate had no form of relief (other than a hat). ?A tattoo implants pigment deep into the skin and removal would be all but possible. But, in the late 20th century advances in laser technology brought about new and effective ways to reduce or remove a tattoo. ?Using q-switch Nd: Yag lasers, a certified laser tattoo removal tech can virtually remove most black tattoos. Colors, on the other hand, are much more difficult.
Given that most botched jobs are done with black ink (dots that turn green used a black ink that had heavy metals in it, SMP inks do not use heavy metals) one can have high hopes that laser tattoo removal will get rid of the problem. ?But the downtime, cost, and pain level of the procedure is not anything anyone would like to experience. And if your artist is a master of his trade, you won’t need to completely remove the botched ink, but just lighten it enough to get blended into the correction he will perform once laser tattoo removal is complete.
Another option is saline tattoo removal.? Saline tattoo removal is a form of non-laser tattoo removal where a saline solution is injected into the skin using a tattoo machine. ?The solution breaks up the ink in the skin allowing it to process the pigment (you actually end up peeing it out, fun fact) and reduces the visibility of the ink in the skin so corrections are achievable.
We hope that you never have to ?undo? any tattoo that you have received. ?Always remember to do your due diligence when choosing an SMP artist. Scalp King Scalp Micropigmentation is a full-service hair clinic serving the Las Vegas valley in Nevada.