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Should You Get Hair Tattoo Instead Of Hair Transplant

Updated: Jul 17, 2023

Good Question!

If you're considering getting a hair tattoo instead of a hair transplant, there are some things to keep in mind. Whether it's a temporary solution or permanent solution, both have their advantages and disadvantages. If you're considering a tattoo, make sure it's a quality facility with qualified technicians. You can check out some examples of hair tattoos by searching the internet.

First, you should consider the costs. The procedure is costly, and you should be prepared to spend more than you need to. A hair tattoo can be painful, but it's not as severe as getting a hair transplant. Typically, the cost of a hair transplant is around $10,000. It will also last a lifetime, but it's important to understand that there are many risks and benefits of this procedure.

Second, a hair tattoo is less painful and faster than a hair transplant. Most patients just experience redness and they recover in a just a couple of days, with no scarring. A hair tattoo can be done by a trained professional. A hair tattoo, however, won't re-grow your lost hair. This treatment is a one-time cosmetic procedure and will require touch-up sessions.

When it comes to getting a hair tattoo, the question that most people have is, "How long do they last?"

The answer is somewhat complicated. It all depends on the style and the artist, so it is helpful to know as much as possible about the process and what to expect from the end result. Most of these tattoos are painless, though there may be some minor discomfort in the early stages. In general, hair tattoos are less painful than standard tattoos, because the needles used by a tattoo artist may penetrate the skin deeper than those used in SMP techniques.

As for how long your tattoo will last, the process is similar to any other tattoo. A hair tattoo usually fades between five and ten years, depending on the type of pigment and the area of the head that the tattoo is on.

Do scalp tattoos affect hair growth?

A question that has been on many people's minds is "Do scalp tattoos affect hair growth?" Fortunately, this procedure doesn't pose a serious risk to the growth of your hair. The procedure involves thousands of minute pigment deposits that are placed into the upper dermis of the scalp. The results can be fantastic. The procedure takes about three weeks and requires several visits.

One popular treatment for baldness is scalp micropigmentation. It uses extremely fine needles that cycle at a speed of 100-150 times per second. Each needle contacts the upper dermis and applies a micro droplet of pigment. The pigment stays in the follicle for several years and may not return to its normal growth rate. If you have thinning hair, this procedure is safe and won't cause any issues.

How does SMP work, and who can benefit from it?

SMP is a process where tiny pigment goes into the first layer of the skin in order to achieve a look of real shaven hair or add density to thinning hair.

Anyone male or female that has hair loss, hair thinning or unsightly head scars that they want to cover up and benefit from this procedure.

Basically, a hair tattoo, scalp tattoo, SMP or scalp micropigmentation are all the same thing.

At SMP Hair Vancouver it's what we do and are passionate about it.

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

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