Fri 29 Apr 2016
Is permanent scalp micropigmentation better than temporary ?
The biggest factor in determining whether to use permanent vs semi-permanent SMP is future hair loss. Many younger patients with early hair loss come to our clinic not wanting to do hair transplant surgery but want a solution nonetheless. They may or not be on medical hair loss treatments for prevention. These patients, in my opinion, are better served by going the semi permanent route.
The reason that this is a better option is as follows. As these patients lose more hair they will need additional SMP. It is not as simple as just adding more pigment into the areas that have faded. The problem with patients who lose more hair is that they need a different pattern and level of density of SMP. If one only adds to the pattern that was originally made, the SMP will only become more obvious (relatively darker looking) instead of less obvious. The magic of SMP is that it is subtle and natural looking. The beauty of semi permanent is that as one loses more hair, the pattern, density and area of SMP coverage can be modified. This cannot be done if one has a permanent pigment already in place.