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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 03-29-2017, 10:48 AM
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Default Calling on everyone who has had SMP done on your scalp

I need hear from actual clients who have had permanent and non permanent SMP done on there scalps. Are you happy with the results? Does the SMP last as long as the practicener said it would? Does it look fake? Does anyone ever ask you why your hair always looks the same? Does it fade unevenly?

I have had permanent smp down into my 2 strip scars by a top NYC practicener and it looks pretty good. I just have some big worries about ever getting the scalp SMP. I already have been burned twice in the HT industry by a below average doc so I'm very cautious. 2 coalition docs have told me I don't have enough donor hair. One of them even recommend for me to get SMP done.

When you look at all these SMP companies website and instagram pictures it looks like tons of guys are getting SMP done.You don't see any long term pictures from 6 months, a year, 2 years. I would like to see someone in real life an actual client who had it done.

I would like to hear from actual clients. The SMP forum is starting to look like the SMP advertising section.

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Old 03-29-2017, 10:56 AM
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I need hear from actual clients who have had permanent and non permanent SMP done on there scalps. Are you happy with the results? Does the SMP last as long as the practicener said it would? Does it look fake? Does anyone ever ask you why your hair always looks the same? Does it fade unevenly?

I have had permanent smp down into my 2 strip scars by a top NYC practicener and it looks pretty good. I just have some big worries about ever getting the scalp SMP. I already have been burned twice in the HT industry by a below average doc so I'm very cautious. 2 coalition docs have told me I don't have enough donor hair. One of them even recommend for me to get SMP done.

When you look at all these SMP companies website and instagram pictures it looks like tons of guys are getting SMP done.You don't see any long term pictures from 6 months, a year, 2 years. I would like to see someone in real life an actual client who had it done.

I would like to hear from actual clients. The SMP forum is starting to look like the SMP advertising section.

I'd like to hear people's experience as well as I'm strongly considering smp. My only experience is seeing a artists head in person who was completely bald. He had his last touch up two years ago and I was very impressed. Looked as real as youd wish for.
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What makes me nervous about getting this done is the lack of responses on a post like this. I truly would need to talk to multiple people who have had it done about how their results (crown and into scars) look after a month, three months, six months, etc. Some of the scar work looks great at first, but does it hold up? I hope people who have will help those of us who are still on the fence and that this board isn't only for selling the services with immediate pics.
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What makes me nervous about getting this done is the lack of responses on a post like this. I truly would need to talk to multiple people who have had it done about how their results (crown and into scars) look after a month, three months, six months, etc. Some of the scar work looks great at first, but does it hold up? I hope people who have will help those of us who are still on the fence and that this board isn't only for selling the services with immediate pics.
Same. Hence, I decided against SMP. There's not a single advocate. Like literally, null. SMP costs seem unexpectedly high for unknown reasons. It's a hair tattoo! And there are no guarantees that it'll hold up for years (I'm talking about permanent ones).

In many cases, cost of SMP seems to be more expensive than getting FUE done in countries like India and Turkey.
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SMP works on a select few head shapes/facial types but I don't see it as a safe across the board alternative to hair restoration in many cases.
I mention safe because there was an active forum member here who had temp. SMP and claimed it was the cause of his leukemia.

I think it's best suited for scar repair into FUT scars (I had an old Bosley scar done at HIS) or for minor crown camouflaging where the patient still has some amount of hair.
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I see the lack of feedback from patients as a good thing. I guess they get on with their lives and dont come back
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I see the lack of feedback from patients as a good thing. I guess they get on with their lives and dont come back

Could be. But it's highly possible they are like me who underwent an awful HT and don't wish to talk about it at all.
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So far. I would say I am pleased with the results. It is still early (couple months) and I chose non permanent ink.
My situation was more for filler, and for me I did not have a lot of other choices.

Feel free to ask me any questions.
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I want to say upfront that I have not had a scalp micropigmentation procedure however, there are a number of people who have shared their experience on this forum. So in addition to asking for people who have had experiences to post on this topic, I recommend using the search feature or Peru zing the scalp micropigmentation forum category.

Also, just to state my opinion, I feel based on what I have read, that people seem to be more satisfied with the temporary SMP procedure over the permanent one simply because permanent need permanent and with any type of tattooing, ink can fade over time and also turn a color that may not be as pleasing as your initial result.

That said, like anything else, the skill and experience of the practitioner will be vital into ensuring a satisfactory results. Some of the surgeons we recommend on this community regularly perform SMP and I would strongly suggest checking them out.

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