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Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Discuss the increasingly popular Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) procedure here, including the advantages, disadvantages and possible long term effects.

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Old 09-06-2012, 02:41 PM
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Bill,

Thank you for getting in touch with Joe. I am sure he will inform us about the procedure.

On the other hand, since I am very interested in having a SMP , for the last couple of weeks I've been looking over and over to Italian forums that there are plenty of Milena's results. Honestly to say , I am trying to convince myself that her work is the best , I simply can't.

The results all seem very "yellow" and the dots are relatively smaller than the real follicles. Also I really don't get how they can achieve the 3-d look. I know both Joe and Spex are the good and honest guys in this industry and I can trust on their judgement. They all have seen many SMP results from different clinics and they both say that the Milena's work looks most realistic. Also, the good part is that it is non-permanent so this means it's not there forever.

So Bill, what do you personally think about Milena's works compared to others and what are the best SMP results you have seen? Just curious

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Sorry if I hijacked your thread , best of luck with your procedure and hope everything goes well! Don't forget to inform us!
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:33 PM
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srk, do you plan on having fue in the future after your smp treatment, or just smp. thnks for sharing your story,not many smp results on forums
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:36 AM
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srk, do you plan on having fue in the future after your smp treatment, or just smp. thnks for sharing your story,not many smp results on forums
no fue for me in the future,not a candidate,today is the day,a few more hours and hopefully should have some stellar results for you all
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:11 AM
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All the best with your procedure - looking forward to seeing the before and afters!
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:04 AM
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SRK,

Best of luck on your procedure today.

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Old 09-07-2012, 11:09 AM
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Azaelgs,

Admittedly, I haven't seen any SMP results from any clinic in person at this stage. But Milena's work looks quite good in photos, although in-person inspections would definitely be a more accurate way to assess a result.

My concern however, is what permanent SMP will look like in 1,2,3 and even 5 or more years down the road. Will touch ups be necessary and if so, how often? Will the ink fade or change colors like a typically body tattoo? Will it be virtually impossible to undergo another SMP procedure for a touch up without having to travel hundreds or even thousands of miles for a quality SMP clinic or will quality clinics offering SMP be easily accessible?

SMP sort of strikes me as today's tattoo version of Hair Club for Men. I'm not saying that this is a bad thing. But like a hair replacement system, tattooing will never be real hair, only provides an illusion of hair (stubble) and will most likely require ongoing maintenance to stay natural looking. Thus, like today's quality hair replacement systems, I believe SMP will be a viable option for a small niche of men and women looking for a particular type of solution to their hair loss issue.

It's a little too early to tell whether SMP will stand the test of time, but it'll be interesting to see how things evolve. I also suspect that the interest in SMP may be temporary and may phase out in the years to come, especially as true hair restoration related therapies (including hair transplantation, hair multiplication, etc.) continue to evolve.

This of course, is just my opinion.

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Old 09-07-2012, 05:34 PM
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SRK, Good meeting you today. I had some SMP done today too, as did my brother who has had no HT work. We are both going in for our follow-ups tomorrow. I will report back more afterwards!
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