The following response to a question from a member of our Hair Loss Forum and Social Community, was written by forum member “hair there” who is a scalp micropigmentation practitioner:
I just got my scalp micropigmentation (SMP) last week. They are telling me it will take about a month before I see the final results. Not too happy so far in some parts. Does it take a month?
It should not take a month to see final results. SMP results and heal times will vary from clinic to clinic as most use their own equipment/products. For instance, I use Beauty Medical’s system exclusively which is a temporary SMP designed to naturally fade and disappear over time.
From my experience it generally takes a few days for redness to dissipate and for the true final product to shine through. After about a week the client should have a finalized product and fading should start around the 1 year mark. This depends on several factors including client’s physiology, as well as environmental factors (sun/chlorine exposure, etc.). Once the product begins to fade there should be no color change (blue/green) just a lessening in intensity.
Now, the reason our system is temporary has to do with the depth we deposit the pigment (our needle goes .05mm), and the small size of the particles that comprise our pigments (15 microns). This small particle size allows for the body to absorb and eliminate the pigment.
I am not privy to the SMP brand you used or their system, but if it is permanent then their needle depth and particle size is likely deeper and larger. So, their healing times could in fact be longer and the intensity of the color could shift more drastically.
Have you been documenting your SMP with pictures?
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