Scalp Micropigmentation 101: 4 Dos and Don’ts to Keep in Mind

SMP Treatment

New research shows that male pattern baldness (MPB) affects nearly 50 percent of men over the age of 50, while around 50 percent of women over 65 experience female pattern baldness.

SMP hair loss treatment is an effective and convenient solution for individuals who are looking to create the illusion of a fuller head of hair. Unlike hair transplant surgery, scalp micropigmentation is non-invasive, shows immediate results, and is overall a much simpler procedure.

That being said, scalp micropigmentation treatments can still go very wrong if you don’t consult with an expert.

As a leading scalp micropigmentation practitioner in Delaware, I’ve developed a list of essential dos and don’ts that I always discuss with my clients during the preliminary consultation.

Here’s a brief overview of each.

Do your research

Before you talk to an SMP expert, conduct research to find out more about the procedure, along with its costs and benefits. Scalp micropigmentation is not a ‘miracle cure’ that’ll reverse the effects of balding—nor does it claim to be.

Scalp micropigmentation uses ink to give off the appearance of hair follicles. For completely bald individuals, SMP gives them the equivalent of a buzz cut; for those with thinning hair, it can be used to fill up bald spots and make hair look denser.

Doing your research beforehand will help you find out if SMP aligns with your hair goals and make more informed decisions.

Don’t rush the procedure

Although it’s a quick procedure, you can’t rush the procedure. It’s important to discuss your goals with the SMP practitioner beforehand, so you’re both on the same page. This includes choosing the right practitioner and discussing the right hairline and density for your face shape.

Additionally, you also need to prepare yourself mentally and physically for the procedure. I always recommend my patients get a good night’s sleep before the procedure and avoid any medication, food, or drinks that can cause blood thinning.

For a more comprehensive list on how to get ready for an SMP treatment, consider reading: 5 Things to Do Before Scalp Micropigmentation.

Do pick the right practitioner

Picking the right practitioner also takes time and research. You can check online reviews for technicians in your area or ask friends or family members that have gotten the procedure done.

Check review sites for the practitioners you have in mind and learn about their methods, the tools they use, and any techniques they adopt to make the procedure more comfortable.

Once you’ve narrowed down your search, it’s time to visit the clinic to discuss your hair goals and find out if you’re a viable candidate for the procedure.

Don’t go to a tattoo artist

If you’re going to a tattoo artist for an SMP treatment, you’re doing yourself a serious disservice. Tattoo artists don’t use the same inks or pierce the same layer of skin as SMP practitioners. Most importantly, they aren’t trained to perform SMP.

You might be tempted to save a few bucks and go to a local tattoo parlor, but you won’t get the same result as you might from an expert SMP technician. For instance, at Delaware Scalp Micropigmentation, our expert staff only uses cutting-edge micro-needles and natural inks that are more easily absorbed by the skin.

If you’re considering scalp micropigmentation treatment for hair loss, discuss your options with us now. Our scalp micropigmentation services are well-suited for individuals suffering from male pattern baldness (MPH), alopecia, or sporadic hair fall.

Book a consultation to find out more about the procedure. We serve clients across Delaware, including Wilmington, Dover, Newark, and Middletown.

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