The thought of losing your hair is something that both men and women dread as they start to age. Whether you’re dealing with a receding hairline, thinning hair, or scarring from alopecia, losing your hair can kill confidence and take a toll on your happiness. This is where Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) comes in. SMP is a proven solution to help stop the visible effects of hair loss by replicating thousands of hair follicles with scalp-specific pigment, and hundreds of people, both men and women, are enjoying the lasting effects from such a simple procedure.
Is it Like a Tattoo?
SMP is often compared to getting a tattoo. While on the surface, the two seem very similar, there are some big differences about them as well. Everything from the needle size, ink, technique, depth of the ink, and training/certifications are different. All these factors contribute to the real looking, lasting effects of the procedure. Although, as it does share some similarities with tattoos, a common question often arises in whether the effects are permanent or not.
So, is SMP Permanent?
SMP is a semi-permanent procedure. This means that it will maintain its look for about 3-5 years, then begin to fade a little bit. SMP is often categorized as “permanent makeup,”–in other words, it is not something you can choose to take off on any given day. The effects will remain for years, however begin to fade eventually. Once fading begins, you can always go for a touch-up to bring back the original look.
How to Make it Last
Although the results of SMP may begin to fade years later, there are ways to lengthen the desired results. This includes keeping your scalp healthy by avoiding direct UV radiation and applying sunscreen to exposed areas. This will help to keep your skin healthy and the effects of SMP lasting longer. Additionally, it may be smart to moisturize your scalp daily, or as often as possible. This will help keep your head hydrated, leading to healthier skin and longer lasting results. Lastly, wash and exfoliate your scalp consistently to remove dead skin, flakes and other debris.
Hair loss can have some serious effects on a person’s confidence and happiness. If you find yourself to be staring in the mirror, horrified at the look of your head, consider ScalpMasters. We at ScalpMasters understand the stress and anxiety you might be dealing with as the look of your hair diminishes, which is why we offer the best solutions. SMP is a surefire way to get you back to feeling like yourself and replenish your look! Contact us today for a consultation, and never let the lack of hair bring you down again!