You took the plunge, you had the treatment. It all seemed fabulous and awesome, and then… you realized your ink is migrating, the wrong colour choices were recommended by your technician and the pigments have all just mingled together.
Yikes, what can you do? And the answer is to undergo the long and painstaking process of Scalp Micropigmentation Removal.
Of course, the above is just one of the possible scenarios which have induced a desire to remove your scalp micropigmentation treatment. There are also other reasons to consider SMP removal which are actually just far simpler. Maybe you wish to change the way you look. You also may have just had a different set of expectations on how your SMP treatment was going to appear. Either way, removing SMP is possible, but it isn’t always that easy.
It’s probably prudent to mention at this point that if your treatment was administered by a decent technician in the first place, it’s easier than if the contrary is the case. Technicians with experience know the pigments need to hit the right spot in relation to skin depth. If this has been the case, scalp micropigmentation by laser can pretty much be done in one hit, with a second to tidy up the job. But we’re guessing this particular sequence of events pertains pretty much to the “change of mind” or “change your style” camp.
So let’s look at the other side of the coin… which is, unfortunately, the most common case scenario. Removal of bad scalp micropigmentation treatments. How does that exactly pan out?
Removing SMP after bad treatments can be a tricky business. Laser treatment is not one of those processes that’s for the faint-hearted. You need to enter into this with your eyes wide open as it’s a treatment type that doesn’t come without a certain element of risk. It can create scarring or burns and should only be carried out by professionals who know how it rolls. In addition, the deeper the pigment implantation, and the lower grade of pigments that have been used, even using laser treatment, removing scalp micropigmentation can be difficult. But it’s not out of the question.
The upshot of it all comes down to receiving a great quality job in the first place. It goes without saying that most people trust easily when agreeing to go under the technician’s razor-sharp eye and needle. Yet we also get that it just doesn’t always pan out the way it was intended to.
However, before you make an appointment with a laser specialist, as you think this is the only option for removing your scalp micropigmentation treatment, consider making an appointment with a great quality SMP clinic. Talk through your dilemma, discuss your reasons for changing your mind. You may find they can come up with solutions that actually don’t involve the risks of lasers. And on a final note… above all, if you are looking for scalp micropigmentation removal from bad treatment, don’t go back to the clinic to talk about removal. If they can’t administer SMP properly you don’t want them coming at you with lasers.