Is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Safe?
Scalp micropigmentation has steadily been growing in popularity over the last decade as more and more consumers are learning about this amazing new technique to combat hair loss. ?Scalp micropigmentation is a method of follicle replication using pigment. This non-surgical minimally invasive procedure can restore your hairline and take 10 years off your look. ?As this procedure grows with the trend and gains popularity, you may be asking yourself if scalp micropigmentation is safe? The answer is, when in the hands of a skilled knowledgeable artist, yes. ?
Realistically, the biggest danger with scalp micropigmentation is a bad or inexperienced artist. ?When you search the internet for the horror stories that have unfortunately occurred over the years, they are plentiful. ?Unfortunately, those poor people ended up choosing an artist that was very inexperienced. A lot of the times the victim trusted their SMP to a traditional tattoo artist. ??Traditional tattoo artists work much deeper in the skin, use inks that have heavy metals in them, and needle sizes much too large for scalp micropigmentation. The results are large greenish-blue dots that look very unnatural on the head. ?A scalp micropigmentation artist works much shallower in the skin, uses specific pigments created for SMP that do not change color free of heavy metals and use proprietary microneedles to replicate follicle width and size About 60% of the corrections that we do here at Scalp King are due to traditional tattoo artists.
As far as the dangers of actual treatment, there really are none. ?Always talk to your artist about any allergies you may have. The only time we will not treat a client is when they have obvious signs of disease or infection on the scalp. ?Dermatitis, for example, is a common condition with those who are balding because they will use a hat more often than not without proper sanitation. Dry skin is another example of a condition that will make your SMP sessions much more difficult. ?Having a healthy and clean scalp is the preferred way to get treated. Lotions can be used to moisturize your scalp if it’s been getting dry. Any skin condition that we notice will immediately get you a recommendation to go see a physician to clear it.
The most important takeaway from this article is that you should find a scalp micropigmentation artist that is permitted to lawfully treat clients and have a strong portfolio of before and after that appeal to your own taste. ?
Scalp King is an SNHD licensed SMP facility serving the Las Vegas and Henderson areas.