Side Effects of Scalp Micropigmentation
The vast majority of procedures performed on the body come with some level of risk. In the case of Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP), however, there have been no serious side effects reported. SMP is the process of restoring the look of hair to its natural density by applying ink to the scalp where baldness or hair loss is occurring. The ink is applied by professionals who undergo large amounts of training to be able to create a natural look for patients. Although no known side effects of the procedure have been reported, the following are potential issues of which you should be aware.
- Allergies: Some people are allergic to ink when it is applied to their skin. In the same way that some people have allergic reactions to tattoo ink, it is possible to react the colorants used during the procedure.
- Heavy Metals: If the facility where you undergo SMP uses low-quality ink, the ink could contain heavy metals. This problem, while dangerous, is primarily an issue of quality rather than a specific side effect of SMP.
- Needle Safety: As is the case with any treatment that uses needles, the person performing your treatment should be using a clean, new needle for every patient. If you believe the facility you are considering is neglecting safety measures, try a different treatment center.
Side effects for SMP are exceedingly rare and basically nonexistent. If you are hesitant about your scalp’s reaction to the ink, ask the person administering your treatment to test a small amount on a less visible section of your scalp. Ensuring that you feel comfortable receiving the treatment should be a primary concern for the individual performing your SMP procedure.
SMP is a semi-permanent life decision that creates unbelievably realistic results and instills a renewed sense of self-confidence when you trust the right person with the job. At Hairline Ink, we make cleanliness and client satisfaction our top priorities.