A common question that is often asked by individuals considering scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is “Will I regret scalp micropigmentation?” The answer to this question can’t be a definitive yes or no, but many satisfied clients SMP here in Australia, and even some prominent celebrities, have spoken highly of the fantastic results.
On the other hand, it is possible that one may regret having SMP done. Perhaps the outcome does not meet their expectations. Perhaps the quality of the SMP was below industry standards. Perhaps the patient wanted a quick solution but later regrets not trying alternatives such as minoxidil (Regaine) or a hair transplant.
Whatever the reason, regret is a possibility depending on the individual and their expectations. This is why it’s always worth considering all available options before deciding on SMP as a hair loss treatment solution.
Can My Scalp Be Repaired?
If you’ve received a shoddy SMP treatment in the past, the good news is that often a skilled SMP clinic can ‘repair’ the damage done to some extent. This can both restore your confidence and perhaps eliminate any sense of regret.
If you’ve received an SMP treatment that isn’t to your satisfaction, one of the first considerations you should make is to have it repaired. Otherwise, it may be possible to remove the SMP with laser or saline treatments, but note that these may require multiple sessions.
Why do People Regret SMP Treatment?
There are a variety of possible causes for regret over SMP treatment, such as:
Unprofessional SMP practitioners
In many ways, SMP is similar to a cosmetic tattoo. In many more ways, it is anything but! A poorly done SMP job by an unskilled artist can result in an awful result for the customer. Experienced practitioners spend years studying SMP specifically and must have a good understanding of the techniques needed for men and women with various levels (and reasons) of hair loss. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution; always choose to work with qualified professionals such as Foli Sim.
Perhaps if you’ve received a ‘regular’ tattoo a few years ago, the pigment has turned a little greenish-blueish. This can happen over time, even with a well-done SMP session. Occasional touch-ups will restore the full colour pigment for years to come. However, this shouldn’t start to occur quickly after receiving the treatment. If the practitioner has selected a poor pigment choice for your skin tone and scalp, the pigment can turn green-blue noticeably soon and look awful.
Puncture sizes and tools
There’s a reason why SMP practitioners use specialised pigments and equipment. SMP needles must be perfectly sized to resemble tiny, follicle-sized pigment that replicates the look of short stubble hair. If the practitioner is using incorrect equipment or improper techniques when it comes to puncture sizes, the results can lead to a mis-match when comparing to the remaining hair and a less than optimal end result for the customer.
How to Avoid Regretting SMP Altogether
If you’re considering SMP treatment for hair loss or thinning hair, then you can avoid the chances of regret by going to an experienced clinic with trained professional practitioners who are ready to show you their portfolio of successful results and talk you through the details.
Come book a consultation with us at Foli Sim today.