The following response to a question from a member of our Hair Loss Forum and Social Community, was written by forum member “hairthere” who is a scalp micropigmentation practitioner:
Any new studies on safety issues of scalp micropigmentation (SMP) ink/bloodstream worries?
I know there was a study done on tattoo ink collecting in the lymph nodes that scared a lot of people. But tattoo and micropigmentation are very different in terms of the pigments’ composition and the depth they are injected at. (I only inject at .5mm which is the upper dermis, tattoo injects at 2mm, the lower dermis.) So a lot of the pigment I inject will be exfoliated out since it’s a superficial injection.
The particles that make up Beauty Medical pigment are 15 microns (tattoo particles are 20+ microns and all shapes) in size and they go through a filter so each particle is perfectly round in size. This allows the body’s cell defense system to “eat” and expel the particle.