Scalp Micropigmentation Touch-up and Repair

How long does scalp micropigmentation last on the head? 
It lasts between 3 to 5 years on the scalp depending on the skin type. However, to have a fresh look, you might need a yearly touch-up. This fresh look is more important for Full-SMP or Sport-SMP and has less importance in thinning hair scalp micropigmentation.

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Botched Scalp Micropigmentation

There are many factors that cause a botched Scalp Micropigmentation. 

  • Technician proficiency
  • Pre-care (medicine)
  • After-care
  • Equipment
  • Skin type (Normal, Dry, oily, alopecia, hair transplanted scalp …)
  • Choosing right colour

There is a full article about "Reasons For Scalp Micropigmentation Regrets And How To Prevent Them". You can find out all the reasons and ways to control a botched SMP.

How to repair a botched SMP

In some cases, we can cover and repair the previous SMP without needing any SMP removal. If your botched SMP is partial, we might be able to fix it by saline and removing solutions and applying new SMP after that.
Notice: Depending on the depth of the ink, it might take one to three sessions for SMP removal and another session for SMP application.

In some cases, laser removal is necessary before any repair and there should be 6 weeks gap between the last session of laser and the first session of SMP. 
Notice: In most cases, because the SMP is a type of superficial tattoo, one to three sessions are needed for removing SMP.