There is a lot of misinformation about scalp micropigmentation (SMP). This popular hair loss treatment is often misunderstood, and as a result, many people are hesitant to try it. This article will dispel some of the most common myths about SMP.
1. SMP is only for men
Wrong! Both men and women can benefit from SMP. Scalp micropigmentation for women is becoming increasingly popular with women looking for a more permanent solution to their hair loss than wigs or other temporary treatments.
2. SMP will make my hair look fake
When done correctly, SMP should look completely natural. This is because the pigments used in the treatment are carefully matched to your existing hair color, and the placement of the pigment is expertly done to give the illusion of natural, thick hair.
3. SMP is painful
The needles used in SMP are fine, and most people only report minimal discomfort during the treatment. Topical numbing cream can also be used to minimize any further discomfort.
4. SMP is permanent
Although SMP is a very long-lasting treatment, it is not permanent. The pigments used in the treatment will eventually fade over time and must be touched up every few years to maintain results.
5. SMP is expensive
The cost of SMP varies depending on the size of the area being treated and the technician’s experience. However, SMP is generally much less expensive than hair transplant surgery. Therefore, it can be a more affordable option for people who are not candidates for surgery or cannot afford it.
6. SMP is not covered by insurance
In most cases, SMP is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by health insurance. However, some insurers may cover the treatment if it is done for medical reasons, such as to correct hair loss due to burns or trauma.
7. SMP is only for people with bald spots
SMP can be used to treat any hair loss, including diffuse thinning, receding hairlines, and complete baldness. The treatment can also be used to cover up scars from previous hair transplant surgery.
8. SMP will make my head look tattooed
SMP is not a tattoo. The pigments used in the treatment are specifically designed for the scalp and will not result in the same type of permanent coloration as a tattoo.
9. SMP is dangerous
SMP is a very safe procedure when performed by a qualified, experienced technician. There is always a risk of complications with any medical procedure, but the risks associated with SMP are very low.
10. SMP is new and untested
SMP has been used for over 15 years to treat hair loss in both men and women. The technique has constantly been evolving during that time, and it is now considered a safe and effective treatment for hair loss.
If you are considering SMP for your hair loss, we encourage you to do your research and consult with a qualified practitioner. We hope this article has helped dispel some of the myths about SMP and that you will feel more confident about trying this treatment.