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Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp Micropigmentation

Dr. Arika Bansal
Dr. Arika Bansal

20 September, 2022

You might have come across the term, scalp micro pigmentation if by any chance you are suffering from hair loss and you are looking for a hair transplant.

Scalp Micropigmentation In India Is Possible:

SMP uses a tool that resembles a tattoo gun to inject colour into the skin in a manner similar to tattooing. Although it resembles a tattoo, SMP is distinct in a number of significant ways. The scalp is the only part of the body to which SMP is applied. Additionally, SMP is only administered as tiny “dots” that resemble shavings or hair “stubble” on hair follicles. These dots resemble thick, dense, but shaven hair when they are clustered closely together.

Second, the SMP procedure uses a specific pigment rather than regular tattoo ink. Metal pigments found in tattoo ink have the potential to rust and alter colour throughout time colour blacks turn into green or blue shade).However, SMP pigment ink won’t change colour. Thirdly, SMP colour is only applied to the skin’s topmost layer, as opposed to traditional tattoos, which embed the ink into the deeper levels of the tissue. Last but not least, the majority of SMP is made to only last briefly before fading naturally, usually after 24 months. If the client still desires the SMP “look,” it can be touched up and normally fades with no odd appearance.

If by any chance you are on the hunt for an SMP surgeon in India and you are bothering google by searching Scalp micropigmentation cost in India, then you must know first that choosing the right doctor is more important than choosing the cheap doctor.

Is SMP A Tattoo?

The SMP procedure is like getting a tattoo. A numbing lotion is typically administered to the region to deal with any small pinching sensation before pigment is injected into the skin using a needling “gun.” The extent of the area required to be treated determines how long the treatment will take. According to the skin type, several “passes” can be required. If the question that whether scalp micropigmentation for women is possible is bothering you. Then the answer is, yes!

SMP Combined With Hair Transplant

SMP is frequently a beneficial addition to a hair transplant procedure. Is it required for good cosmetic results? Without a doubt, it will create an illusion of density SMP and hair implantation can both function on their own and produce effective outcomes. However, many patients believe that combining the two is beneficial. This includes patients who have had prior FUE or FUT scarring and who want to conceal these further to wear their hair even shorter in the donor area.

Scalp Micropigmentation In 5 Years

Patients who have gone through the SMP procedure might develop further baldness in future. In such case SMP becomes visible. Earlier which was adding to the density now just stands out as a sheet of pigmentation which gives a very unnatural look. The question is how to afford this unnatural look. Few suggest removing the existing SMP through a laser, removing the pigment basically and then going for a transplant. However, there is a chance of laser-induced damage to existing hair and the risk of scarring.

SMP ink lies in the upper layer of the dermis. Whereas when we do a hair transplant, the root is placed much deeper in the dermis. Consequently, after the further transplant, the existing SMP will give again the same illusion of density. Thus, it is advisable to go for a transplant without giving laser treatment or removing it else the side effects of laser treatment will evidently show up.

Dr. Arika Bansal

Dr. Arika Bansal

One of only a few female surgeons specializing in hair transplant surgery in India, Dr. Arika Bansal has been voted one of the best doctors in the world. She maintains an active membership in the ISHRS and regularly submits research papers to medical journals. 15+ years down the line, 15,000+ surgeries are accomplished under Dr. Bansal’s supervision. She specializes in female hair transplant, density improvement, corrective hair transplantation and hairline design.

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