In this article, I want to inform you of the reasons for scalp micropigmentation regrets and their reasons and help you to find out the factors you need to pay attention to prevent them.
Scalp Micropigmentation is a treatment which should be done with delicacy and simulate hair follicles in a way that is not recognizable from the real hair follicles. How can we achieve this delicacy and natural hair look? Ok. The answer to this question includes the reasons for SMP regrets for many people who are not satisfied with the result There are 4 reasons which regret you getting scalp micropigmentation.
To have a better concept, you need to know more about the reasons which cause these regrets.
This happens under two conditions: First, if a technician applies high pressure for placing the pigment on the scalp, that ink can migrate with the blood and make a big dot. Second, using inappropriate inks (mostly tattoo inks) will result in big dots after a few weeks. Pay attention, big dots will appear after a few weeks not right after the SMP treatment.
If you are familiar with Adobe Photoshop or other graphic software, you know there are hundreds of black colours. In SMP, the practitioner should pick and dilute the colour based on your hair and skin tones and if a technician chooses a darker or lighter colour, it will not match your natural hair colour and will give you an unrealistic result.
Scalp micropigmentation should be performed by a certified and qualified person. Who determines this? Health authorities and local governments. Using inappropriate equipment, used materials and sometimes the wrong way of disinfection are some reasons. Saving the needles for the second session, touching the treatment area without gloves and improper workspace are common mistakes are happening. Using unknown brands of machines could be dangerous in some ways. Certified machines have a membrane in their needles which prevents blood sucked up into the machine and protect the next clientele from being exposed to the blood of previous clientele and lack of this membrane could encounter you to some diseases.
One of the ways that regret you after getting scalp micropigmentation is losing it after a short time. If the pigments are placed superficial, they will not last for a long time. The SMP pigments should stay in their place for 3 to 5 years and for having a fresh look you might need a yearly touch-up, in some cases, they fade completely after a few months and gives you feel that you have wasted your money.
I will explain the reasons in detail in the following of this article one by one and give you solutions.
Now we can take a look at the factors.
So, before going to a clinic to get your treatment pay attention to their level of expertise and experience. Do not trust fake reviews and low prices.
I categorize the skin types for a scalp micropigmentation treatment as below:
As I mentioned, these all are on the technician to identify the skin type and conditions of each skin and apply the best technique for SMP. All of the aforementioned conditions could be revealed in the consultation session prior to the first treatment session.
Do not forget you are a part of this treatment, and you can improve your result. There are some simple tips which can easily ruin the result or bother the technician during the process. For example, some sensitive skins (people who had done hair transplants) need anesthetic ointment during the process to reduce any inconvenience, but having too much coffee can reduce the numbing ointment efficiency.
You can find the scalp micropigmentation pre-care Here
You can find the After-Care for SMP by clicking here.
You can find those easily on social media or on the website of each artist. For example, look for the “About Us” page on their website and see their certificates and qualifications.
There are a few ways to get rid of your awkward scalp micropigmentation. I will mention all the ways whether they are theoretically or practically efficient.
A laser is a non-destructive way to break down the ink particles into finer particles using a high-energy electrical current or light. A laser is the best way to remove your old SMP and several sessions are needed to remove it completely. Because the SMP ink is placed superficially, mostly, 2 or 3 sessions would be enough ( More sessions might be needed depending on the laser technicians). Also, new SMP treatment should be done at least 6 weeks after the last laser session.
In this technique, the ink tried to be taken out by a machine and salted water and is mostly used for permanent makeup. It works well for fresh and continuous tattoos. Totally, it is not an appropriate way to remove the botched SMP, however, removing a coin-size botched SMP is feasible.
I tried to find sources about this method on google and most of the websites are writing down the same definition for this method with no proof of efficiency. In my opinion, it is a subset of saline solutions with a different material. To be honest, these kinds of solutions could work well partially, but on the whole of the head, they could be time-consuming and less effective.
All in all, any kind of SMP that is far away from your anticipation and natural hair look, could be counted as a botched SMP. There are several reasons that can cause scalp micropigmentation regrets including Ink migration, inconsistent colour, infection, and fading. To avoid being regrated, you must pay attention to 6 factors including Technician proficiency, pre-care and aftercare, standard equipment, skin type, and colour match. Many of these factors could be controlled and recalled by the technician and finding a qualified person is the best way to have the whole package in one place. However, when a botched SMP is done for any reason, a Laser is the best way to remove it.