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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 04-20-2017, 07:55 AM
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Thanks for all the responses. Yes Bill I have seen a few people on this forum post some pictures but not many. And yes I have had permanent SMP done on my 2 strip scars by a well known practicener in NYC. For those on here who want to cover up the scars I would recommend it. I can get my hair buzzed on the sides without a guard and it looks pretty good.

But to SMP the whole scalp scares the sht out of me. I would like to do it but just seems to be to many risks like looking fake, fading, and possible long term health issues. The temporary SMP really worries me because of how the inks eventually pass through the the body and lymph nodes in a short period of time.

If you look up all SMP companies you see tons of pictures of guys getting it done. I mean is there thousands of guys walking around with SMP on there scalps?? Yet hardly anyone knows anybody who has had it done. I've been fooled by pictures before at the HT doc I had both my HT done. He showed me a book of patients who supposedly had HT done at there clinic. Anybody can show a bunch of fake pictures. Now I don't have enough donor hair and my 2 HT results are below average at best. I've been burned before.
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That's the other problem CaseyGeorge. I don't see 1 picture ANYWHERE of what permanent or temporary SMP looks like 3 months, 6 months, a year after it was done. You only see pictures right after SMP was done.

Like I said on the above post look at all the pictures from all the practicener's websites and instagrams. Must be thousands of guys walking around with SMP on the top of their heads. There clearly on those sites and they are not hiding that they had it done. I would like to meet some of them to really believe it.
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:01 PM
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You are correct that not many people post about their smp experiences after the fact. But, It's not because they dislike their procedures or are now living in caves of shame ...it's because once the procedure is complete it's like a weight has been lifted and they are ready to move on with their lives and be done with anything hairloss related including talking about the process or even coming to look at the forums. A new chapter in their lives have started. Happy people move on...
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