How Long Can Scalp Micropigmentation Last?

What Is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Being able to successfully treat hair loss is the only thing that a hair restoration treatment should be designed to do. There has not been an actual cure developed that will totally stop or reverse the effects of androgenic alopecia (male/female pattern baldness). However, there is another option besides hair transplantation that can provide long-lasting effects. This is done by camouflaging the areas of hair loss.

SMP (scalp micropigmentation) is quickly gaining popularity as one of the more effective methods of concealing male pattern baldness. As a matter of fact, it is so versatile that its uses go far beyond just this type of hair loss. There have been many other types of hair loss that have successfully been treated using scalp micro-pigmentation. SMP is a great option that can be implemented regardless of whether the hair loss is just beginning or whether it has already caused all of the hair to be lost. This is a very effective treatment for many types of hair loss.


How to Achieve a High-Quality Result

Finding the right SMP artist is crucial for you to get the maximum benefit from this treatment. The Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic can create a high-quality scalp micropigmentation result that is hardly detectable. In some cases, it can be done so well that it will remain indistinguishable even when it has been pointed out. The spot where the patient’s real hair follicle begins and the SMP ends should not be noticeable. This is the purpose of scalp micro-pigmentation, the illusion of hair in areas of balding that effectively camouflages the balding.

An SMP treatment can last years between touch-ups. And when it is done at the high standards of the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic, it is an excellent solution to hair loss. This will generally consist of top-grade inks, specialised equipment, and an experienced, talented SMP artist practitioner.

The pigmentation should also be given a week or two to heal as a minimum after each session is completed. This is the perfect amount of time for it to settle into the scalp and fade. The scalp may become dry and itchy at some point during the first week. It is important to refrain from scratching the area when this happens because it can cause pigments that have yet to assimilate with the skin to “scrape off”, resulting in a patchy-looking hair pattern. If this does occur, a touch-up can be done to adjust it.

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Aftercare Instructions

There are some techniques to ensure that your SMP treatment will last as long as possible. Following your aftercare instructions is necessary to wash away any excess oil and dirt that may have built up over the surface of the scalp. Excess dirt and oil will block the pores and cause the skin to break out with pimples, potentially damaging the pigments wherever they appear. Keeping the scalp moisturized is another key component for proper maintenance. Dryness may result in flaked or cracked skin that can cause premature fading due to the amount of shedding skin. Applying a moisturizer regularly will prolong the sharpness of the ink. Eventually the pigments will fade noticeably. At that point, all it will take to restore the vibrancy of the inks is a quick touch-up.

The patient must also be cautious about using alcohol-based products on the scalp and avoid prolonged sun exposure. Those things will speed up the fading of the SMP treatment.

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