Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) in Charlotte, NC
How does SMP work?
The goal of SMP isn’t to create hairlike lines as you would when microblading eyebrows, but instead to use tiny, layered dots in different hues of black to replicate the look of a shadow on your scalp. This style, referred to as pointillism, is done to create natural-looking depth and definition.
Who can benefit from SMP?
This process may be useful for people who experience all forms of hair loss:
male and female pattern baldness
Does it hurt?
Before the procedure, Faezeh, will apply a topical numbing agent to your scalp. That said, it’s good to keep in mind that there may still be some discomfort. However, how much discomfort largely depends on your pain tolerance.
How long does the process take?
Each treatment typically takes between three and five hours.
What should I do and not do after the procedure?
Avoid swimming, saunas, and steam rooms for 28 days after your final treatment.
Keep out of the sun for 28 days after treatment. Thereafter, use SPF 30–50 sunscreen.
Avoid heavy exercise for five days after your final treatment.
Begin to regularly moisturize the treated area after the fourth day of your final treatment (this is also true between treatments).
How long will the results last?
Micropigmentation is considered semipermanent. While the effects may last up to eight years, the treated area will fade over time since all skin naturally exfoliates itself. While the color may lighten, it’ll only change if an incorrect pigment is used. That said, if you have very dry skin, fading is likely to happen more quickly. As the skin tends to flake with dry skin, this can inadvertently exfoliate the pigment off at a quicker rate.