Is Scalp Micropigmentation Permanent?

If you find yourself facing hair loss, particularly due to androgenetic alopecia, the primary cause of hair loss, you may be on the lookout for an effective solution. Many hair loss treatments demand daily upkeep, involving multiple applications of creams or medications. However, if you desire a solution that involves only two to three visits and minimal maintenance, then scalp micropigmentation (SMP), commonly known as a hair or scalp tattoo, could be the ideal choice. SMP offers a process that gives the appearance of a freshly buzzed haircut, perpetually.

Understanding the Longevity of Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp micropigmentation treatment is categorized as semi-permanent, as its appearance is maintained for 3-5 years before gradually lightening over time. Falling under the realm of PMU (Permanent Makeup), this treatment is designed to last for an extended period and cannot be easily removed the next day. Although there are remedies to permanently remove the treatment, it’s worth noting that at Ohio SMP Studio, we have served over 10,000 clients, and none have opted for such removal measures.

Scalp Micropigmentation vs. Traditional Tattoos

While SMP is often likened to tattoos, it’s important to clarify that the process is quite distinct from traditional tattooing. It all begins with a consultation, which can be conducted either in-person or over the phone. Typically, two to three treatment sessions are scheduled, each lasting between two to three hours, with intervals of 10-14 days between sessions. Depending on individual cases, the third session may be optional.

Duration of Scalp Micropigmentation

On average, scalp pigmentation can last for 3-5 years. After this period, you may notice minimal lightening of the treatment without any discoloration. Should this occur, a simple “touch-up” session can be arranged to restore the treatment’s original appearance.

Protecting Your Scalp Micropigmentation Investment

To ensure the longevity of your SMP, take precautions to avoid direct exposure to harmful UV rays. Apply sunscreen to any exposed parts of your body, including the scalp, to prevent skin damage and reduce the risk of cancer while preserving your SMP’s vibrancy. Additionally, moisturizing your scalp daily, even after a hot shower, will help prevent dehydration and maintain the treatment’s quality. Employing a natural tea tree oil-based exfoliating cleanser on your scalp will further aid in removing dead skin flakes and debris, preserving the SMP’s flawless look.

The Role of Scalp Micropigmentation Ink

At Ohio SMP Studio, we take pride in utilizing our own specialized ink called Folicule, exclusively designed for scalp micropigmentation. Folicule is an organic, carbon-based black pigment with colors that remain unchanged over time. Rigorously tested for consistency, Folicule ensures that every impression is spot on. A key distinction between regular tattoos and SMP is the use of a “3-point-micro-needle” by our technicians, 75% smaller than the smallest needle a tattoo artist can access. This precision allows Folicule to be deposited with such accuracy that the result is indistinguishable from an actual hair follicle. Moreover, SMP only penetrates two layers into the skin to preserve the pigment’s shape and contribute to the longevity of your hair tattoo.

Upon completing the entire SMP process, you’ll undoubtedly be a satisfied customer, leaving others curious about how you manage to maintain such a consistently fresh buzzcut appearance. To explore whether scalp micropigmentation is the right solution for you in Columbus, OH, click HERE to speak with our expert SMP practitioner.