Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is the process of putting (custom color matched to your hair) color very shallow into the dermis to replicate a hair stubble. This process allows you to wear the hair shaved and not look bald. This process allows us to use SMP to fill in thinning areas, areas not completely void of hair. Putting the pigment between the hairs gives visual fullness. It generally lasts 2-8 years with touch ups. The pigment is not metallic tattoo ink. The pigment is not deposited at the bottom of the dermis into the hypodermis. Putting pigment deep into the dermis allowing the pigment to reach the hypodermis causes the pigment to spread instead of staying in a fine .07mm precision point. The pigment is specifically designed for the SMP process. We also use a specialty device for SMP to keep the pigment in a .07MM size—the size of a human hair.
- Written by Super User