Dangers of Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?
Scalp Micropigmentation, or SMP, is a new technique of advanced cosmetic pigmentation and has taken America by storm.? Scalp Micropigmentation is a permanent and non-surgical solution for hair loss. Using pigment to stimulate follicles, scalp micropigmentation artists can meticulously restore any area of balding with density.? The results are a thicker, more youthful-looking head of hair. One of the most common issues people face is a balding, receding hairline, and thinning due to several genetic and biological variables. SMP is an amazing procedure that gives instant and permanent results with very little downtime.?
In terms of safety, scalp micropigmentation is a relatively safe procedure with a very low-risk factor.? The greatest risks in SMP, or any tattooing, is improper body substance isolation and sterilization protocols.? The spreading of communicable disease is the top concern of any tattoo artist. The ink SMP artists use are organic and you’re not likely to be allergic to it. The worst thing that could happen is infection due to improper aftercare, which is also rare. Make sure your SMP artist wears gloves and has anything that can come in contact with your bodily fluid, like blood, is covered with a non-porous plastic. Make sure your artist is using a new needle and opens the box in front of you (I always open mine in front of my clients).??
But as with any type of permanent cosmetics, the dangers of a botched job are real.? I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had a consult come in and take their hat off to show me a head covered in large green dots because they trusted a traditional tattoo artist with their SMP.? Their only resolution is a referral to a laser tattoo removal clinic. Realistically, that’s where the danger lies in SMP. A full reconstruction with SMP can range from $4000-$5000. It becomes very tempting when your tattoo artists say he?ll do the same thing for $500 dollars.? Unfortunately, the depth/pressure, needle, and pigments we use are vastly different from tattoo artists and you should always go to a certified SMP artist with credibility. Remember, you get what you pay for, cheaper isn?t always better!?
Scalp King Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a full-service clinic serving the greater Las Vegas and Henderson areas. ?Book your free consultation today!
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