How long does Scalp Micropigmentation last for?
Updated: Jul 16
When we think about healthy hair, a picture of a scalp with hair of plenty of volume and shine automatically comes to our minds.
It is common that we lose hair every day. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, small loses, between 50 and 100 hairs a day are normal. With about 100,000 hairs on our heads, these losses aren't even noticeable.
When we start noticing more hair coming out and thinning patches of hair, we start worrying. The problem is upsetting, but nothing to worry about if it is temporary and linked with situations like giving birth, losing too much weight in a short time, being under a lot of stress, undergoing an operation, recovering from illness etc. Sometimes it is nothing sinister as temporary hair shedding usually disappears after some time. Our bodies need some time to readjust (sometimes it can take up to 9 months), and the hair gets a chance to get back to its normal fullness.
Unfortunately for some people hair loss sometimes can become a permanent problem. It is always stressful when we spot more than the usual amount of hair on a pillow.
Hair loss happens when hair stops growing. Luckily, in this day and age, we have a range of hair loss treatments available on the market. One of them is scalp micropigmentation, known as SMP - a non-invasive and life-changing quickly gaining popularity hair loss treatment.
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp Micropigmentation is becoming incredibly popular worldwide. This truly innovative solution offers guaranteed results and is 100% effective. It involves micro-needles to replicate the natural appearance of real hair follicles. During each session, natural pigment deposited into the dermis of the scalp restores the look of fuller hair.
What is the idea of Scalp Micropigmentation?
The idea of Scalp Micropigmentation is to achieve the appearance of a full head of hair shaved to a short length by restoring hairline, camouflaging male or female pattern baldness, scars, burns and hair transplant scars after FUE FUT. Scalp Micropigmentation effectively treats male and female alopecia or adds density to existing hair. It allows restoring receded hairline and is fully customized to fit your look. Whether you have lost most of your hair or just started losing your hair, scalp micropigmentation is the right solution. It is nothing more satisfying than seeing a life change in front of your eyes.
How long does Scalp Micropigmentation last?
Scalp Micropigmentation is a permanent hair loss treatment, but there is a range of various factors determining the longevity of it.
Everyone is different and has a different lifestyle. In general, scalp micropigmentation lasts for approximately a period of 3 to 6 years. It is not easy to estimate when the pigments will start to fade. As everyone has different scalp and a different lifestyle, the results may differ from person to person.
In general, the longevity of scalp micropigmentation treatment depends on:
how well you stick to the aftercare instructions. These usually advise to regularly remove excess oil, keep the scalp moisturized and take reasonable precautions when exposing scalp in the sun. It is essential to follow the maintenance instructions given by the artist as they help to ensure that your Scalp Micropigmentation treatment will last as long as possible.
qualifications and experience of the chosen technician. It is vital to find the right artist to benefit most from the scalp micropigmentation treatment;
quality of used pigments. These should be always expertly selected based on skin tone, hair colour and hair type.
personal circumstances (skin tone, health, immune system, etc.).
It is a good idea to go back for a touch-up at the point when the pigments fade noticeably and lose the vibrancy. The first top-up is usually needed after 3-6 years.