With the myriad of questions surrounding the ground-breaking treatment known as SMP, there is an obvious hot topic that everyone is asking… Is scalp micropigmentation safe?
The great news is yes, scalp micropigmentation is absolutely safe. However, instead of expecting you to just take our word for this we’ve decided to delve a little further to try and truly help you, the reader, understand the reasons why.
Scalp micropigmentation, also known by the abridged version SMP, is a treatment that was designed to disguise the devastating effects hair loss causes, and also to conceal scarring. It works by tiny pinpricks of pigment being implanted under the skin’s surface of the scalp using a machine fitted with a micro-needle. Once these pinpricks have healed over, the pigment becomes trapped to cause a series of imitation hair follicles and a finished look that resembles that of a freshly barbered buzz-cut.
In essence, the procedure which is followed in a scalp micropigmentation treatment is tantamount to that of tattooing, albeit there are some pretty stark differences concerning the applied techniques. And, as with tattooing, scalp micropigmentation is not going to cause any harm. However, there is one pivotal difference which deems SMP holistic, and tattooing, often not so. And this is all to do with pigment ingredients.
There is much controversy surrounding tattoo ink, despite the fact that the industry has come a long way in recent years. They are known for often containing harmful metals such as lead and mercury to achieve the vibrancy in yellows, reds and other stand-out colors. In contrast, scalp micropigmentation uses pigments that are specifically designed for the treatment in hand. These specially formulated pigments contain only natural ingredients and can often be found to be solely plant-based. The reasons behind the ingredient list are to enable the imitation follicle to maintain it’s clarity of color and also stability in the implanted pigment shape. So to labor this point a little more, scalp micropigmentation pigment doesn’t have a call for the brightness of color. Hence the lack of ingredients needed for vibrancy.
So now you know that SMP, overall, is not only safe, but also holistic, we would like to touch on the subject of clinic safety. Whenever you research clinics and technicians for a pending treatment it is crucial you investigate the hygiene routines of any practitioner. The number one rule for any SMP provider is to use a new, sterile needle cartridge for each and every treatment administered. Gloves should always be worn for treatments and there should be zero discrepancies on surrounding cleanliness.
Opting for scalp micropigmentation is a huge decision. Making the right clinic and technician choice is key when determining who to use for treatment. Is scalp micropigmentation safe as a procedure? Yes. And also holistic? However, if you fall onto the dark side of SMP and your procedure goes wrong, it can be categorically unsafe for your mental well-being. If you would like to know more about any of the elements linked to this article, you can reach out to us here and we will be delighted to answer any of your outstanding questions.