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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 05-17-2017, 07:03 PM
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Please see a client who had a fairly thin yet slightly visible strip/FUT scar. The client likes wearing his hair quite short and we were able to very successfully conceal the scar with 3 passes of temporary SMP. We also thickened up his entire scalp.




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Awesome work
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Thanks SMPClient!
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Wow, that's incredible. Did he have to shave his head at all to do this procedure? The thickening makes it look like he has perfect density now.
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Hi Badbeat, Thanks, and good question! I never require a client to shave for a thickening or scar procedure. I find if the client has no intention of shaving it's best to achieve the desired effect with the hair longer so we can accurately match up the density.
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Nice work.
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we were able to very successfully conceal the scar with 3 passes of temporary SMP. We also thickened up his entire scalp.
Nice job. Looks great.

When you say "3 passes" exactly what does that mean as far as the patient?

Obviously each patient is unique, but like for this patient did that mean 3 visits?

How long between visits?

Roughly how long was this patient in the chair per visit?

Is there a "recovery time"?

Does the client shower/shampoo the next morning and return to normal activities like work the next day? Sun exposure?

Any new studies on safety issues of ink/bloodstream worries?
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really nice work, and what an excellent available option to have, thanks!
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Thanks everyone!

Shampoo, to answer your questions.....

When you say "3 passes" exactly what does that mean as far as the patient? We do two sessions on consecutive days, then a third session 4-6 weeks later so three visits total.

Roughly how long was this patient in the chair per visit? About 2 hours each day.

Is there a "recovery time"? There is some mild redness/pinkness like a sunburn that lasts a few days. For thickening it's barely noticeable. We ask clients to avoid direct sunlight for a week as well as chlorine and no heavy sweating if possible. The client may shower but no shampoo for 48 hours. We supply an aftercare kit of shampoo and serum. Otherwise clients may resume all normal activity.

Any new studies on safety issues of ink/bloodstream worries? No new studies as far as I know. Beauty Medical manufactures this product in Europe where the standards for safety are far more stringent than anything made here in the states. There is a thread on this forum where Milena Lardi and Nicole Large from Shapiro Medical address the safety of the product in depth that's worth reading.
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Thanks hairthere....your work looks really nice.

I will study the safety thread, because to be honest that is the only thing
giving me any hesitation at the chance to get some additional thickening in the crown.
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