Frequently Asked Questions About Scalp Micropigmentation

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Frequently Asked Questions About Scalp Micropigmentation

How long or short should my hair be for the SMP treatment?

During the Scalp MicroPigmentation treatment it is best for men if the hair is no longer than 1 mm. If you have trouble shaving it off yourself, we can of course also do that for you. It is important that the hair is this short because we can see so well what color your hair is when it is that length. Later you can let your hair grow longer again, but if you ever decide to.

Is Scalp MicroPigmentation Permanent?

The solid SMP is certainly permanent, although it depends on your skin, how you handle the SMP, which pigment you choose, whether you protect it well in the sunlight and which care products you use. Our most commonly used solid pigments will be permanent and will only lighten over time, but will certainly not disappear.

How often should I update the SMP?

With solid pigment, it is up to you when and whether you want to update it. The average customer returns in the first year for a touch up and check-up treatment. Then there will be another touch up 2 years later. After this it is usually ready. With temporary pigment, a half-yearly touch up is desirable.

Do I have to take time off after the SMP treatment?

It is up to you whether you want to take time off for the treatment. The treated area will be slightly red after the treatment. This can last for several days. We also have the option of temporarily camouflaging the treated area with a camouflage cream. If this is your preference, we would like to hear from you. 

How long does an SMP treatment last?

On average, a first treatment lasts 3 to 7 hours spread over 1 or 2 days. 3 to 4 weeks later, the treated area has healed sufficiently to possibly carry out a second treatment in which an extra detail layer is put over it.

What if I go gray or lose more hair?

Going gray or losing more hair is no problem with this treatment. It can always be updated or changed in color. SMP can even be completely removed if desired.

How does a Scalp MicroPigmentation treatment work?

On the day of the treatment it is very important that you are present on time, if you arrive later this may result in a shorter treatment time or higher costs. All papers are filled in, after which the treatment will start. First, we discuss the expectations and possibilities, after which the hairline is drawn in full consultation with you. We will discuss the color we want to use with you. Usually the basic pigmentation is done with a slightly lighter color than your own hair color. This gives a better end result and more of a 3D effect. If you find this a problem, we ask you to indicate this before the treatment. At the end of the treatment you can see for yourself whether you are satisfied and if necessary some adjustments can be made.

Which pigments or inks are used for the SMP treatment?

The pigments we use are specially formulated, completely safe micro pigmentation pigments for the scalp with the highest quality ingredients. The pigments we use are organic, vegan and free of heavy metals.

Does the pigmented area shine?

When there is no more hair and only the ends have to do the work, the treated area can indeed shine. This is especially visible in artificial light. To solve this problem, we recommend a mattifying product. This product mattifies, but does not provide sun protection. In the summer it is therefore wise to apply a factor of 50 under the mattifying product or to wear a cap.

Personal advice?

For personal advice or to schedule an interview contact us. Monday to Friday we can be reached by phone via (813) 300-1458

Juan Guerrero is the CEO and Founder of ScalpMicro Tampa Bay clinic. He helps people with hair loss problems to regain their confidence through scalp micropigmentation.

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