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Just How Permanent is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Updated: Jul 17, 2023


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How long does scalp micropigmentation last


The most common question asked by people considering Scalp Micropigmentation is "how long does it last?"


It is important to understand that this actually isn't a permanent cosmetic procedure, and unlike tattoos, it can certainly fade over time.


The Good News Is..


However, once your SMP treatment is completed, your new tresses will never completely disappear.


Touch-ups are necessary to maintain the look, and you can always change the style and color of your hair at any time.


A touch-up appointment is recommended every four to five years.


Although it will fade over time, it can be strengthened with a touch-up appointment. You should avoid excessive sun exposure, which will accelerate the process of fading.


It is best to stay out of the sun for at least 6 months after your SMP treatment.


This timeframe is based on the quality of the initial treatment. A high-quality practitioner will use a sterile needle to place the pigment under your scalp.


This is why the pigment is very dark initially, but fading happens quickly.


You also may be wondering: Does the hair grow back after scalp micropigmentations?


The answer is no. But the procedure can be a great option if you have been thinking of going under the knife as it's 100% non-evasive and you'll be safe from the many complications that come from a botched and expensive hair transplant procedure.


What you can expect is a full, strong hair line with a cool tight buzz cut look.


It will help you conceal those thinning patches and give you a look of a full head of hair again.


The procedure feels natural and can help you restore your confidence after you've experienced or are experiencing hair loss.


It is a highly customizable procedure that can cover thinning spots on the scalp and improve your confidence and self-esteem.


You will be able to look your best for years to come.


Does scalp micropigmentation hurt?


The process of hairline pigmentation can cause moderate to extreme pain. Clients who are prone to dandruff will feel more discomfort than those with a healthy scalp.


Thin skin and some types of scars can also be more sensitive to the procedure.


In addition to these factors, some clients may experience tingling and stinging, particularly in the areas where the pigment will be applied.


When undergoing scalp micropigmentation, the procedure can cause some pain.


However, everyone has different thresholds when it comes to pain.


Most clients report some discomfort, but not any more than the average person would experience. The procedure may feel uncomfortable at the beginning, but the sensation will subside over a few days or weeks.


While the pain associated with this procedure is mild, it may be a good idea to take a pain killer, or Aspirin before the treatment.


As a precaution, some patients choose to take numbing creams prior to the procedure.


This may affect the pigments and implantability, but the bleeding is minimal and will disappear after a few days.


If you or some one you know is dealing with hair loss make sure to check our website www.smphair.ca or send us an email info@smphair.ca or call us at 778 986 8970 for a free consultation to find out how scalp micro pigmentation can help.

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