Does scalp micropigmentation work? And here goes, hot off the press, the scoop of the century – yes, yes, yes. SMP works!
We’ve dived straight into the deep end there with our answer. And to be frank and honest, if it didn’t work there would be a pretty sizeable bundle of expensively trained practitioners who would be going out of business rather rapidly. And another sizeable bundle of unhappy people suffering from hair loss without a reliable solution.
But where does scalp micropigmentation sit in the hair restoration industry? And how does it compare to its counterparts? To begin with let’s look at how SMP works.
How Does Scalp Micropigmenation Work?
If we take a look at scalp micropigmentation and the treatment itself, a technician implants tiny microdots of natural pigments underneath the outer layer of the skin. These implants are administered using a machine that has been fitted with a super-fine needle. The dots are installed over several independent sessions of SMP and run in a series across the scalp which resembles imitation hair follicles. The result is a look synonymous to that of the iconic, closely shaved buzz-cut which is fresh out of the barber’s chair. Or in the case of diffuse thinning, it will create an underlying shading that disguises a lack of density, often found in the case of female hair loss.
What Alternative Hair Loss Solutions Are There?
If you are suffering from hair loss there are alternative solutions. One of the most popular being topical over the counter or prescription medication. These are usually the first stopping point when people begin to notice thinning and can be expensive without guarantees of working. The standard treatment you can find comes in the form of foams or shampoos with Minoxidil or Aldactone which is a prescribed medication that promotes hair growth by hormone suppression.
Another alternative is light and laser therapy, which is also an over-the-counter treatment. Yet once again, it has no guarantees and there is also a sincere lack of research on the treatment itself leaving concerns surrounding the safety aspect.
And finally, another hair loss solution is the transplant. This is where follicles or strips of hair are taken from zones not affected by alopecias and donated onto needy sites. This is certainly a great solution if it works, however, post-treatment it can often leave unsightly scarring if hair loss continues.
Now we know exactly what scalp micropigmentation is, we can return to the original question, does SMP work? And instantly the answer becomes easier to understand. Of course it works. Pigments are implanted underneath the skin. It’s logically going to leave a mark. This means that not only does it work – but it is also guaranteed.
So let’s again revert to the original question, does scalp micropigmentation work? And now we know, emphatically, that yes it does work, we are also aware that it’s the only one that is guaranteed to provide you with a successful result. SMP is a hair restoration solution that conceals the problem in hand. It’s not one that promotes new hair growth. For that reason, if you are eligible for this ground-breaking treatment, you won’t be disappointed.