SMP, also known as scalp micropigmentation, is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure in which pigment is surgically inserted into the scalp to mimic hair follicles, giving the appearance of a full head of trimmed hair that perfectly complements your natural skin tone and hair colour. Although the two procedures are comparable, scalp micropigmentation is not the same as a scalp tattoo, despite popular belief. The type of ink used in tattooing and scalp micropigmentation is one of the key distinctions.
Although carbon is the major component, most inks used for scalp micropigmentation are created from natural materials. In contrast to tattoo ink, which has a metal basis and is composed of a range of colours to create the colour, including black, which is composed of bluey/green tones, the pigment is entirely black. Many people mistakenly believe that because the pigment in scalp micropigmentation is black and they have light-colored hair, they cannot get it done. This is not the case.
To make lighter-shaded pigment, any scalp micropigmentation pigment can be diluted. A dilution scale should be used to get the right measurements so that the dilution to pigment ratio is correct. Before implanting pigment into the skin, the following processes are taken:
To choose the right colour to fit the client and the right ratio, see the dilution chart.
Fill a treatment cup with the water content after measuring it. The amount of water in millimetres that is being measured must match the scale’s selected colour.
The pigment should be measured and added to the distilled water. No more than 1 millilitre of pigment should be used.
Last but not least, stir it.
If little to no water is applied, the pigment will be virtually entirely black; this is best for clients with dark complexion and hair because less water helps to preserve the colour of the pigment. Anyone with light complexion and blonde or light brown hair should use this pigment if a lot of water is added to it, preferably 20 millilitres and higher, give or take. Any clients with medium-toned complexion and medium-colored hair should drink the amounts of water in between.
In order to prevent the treatment from looking excessively dark after several sessions, the artist will typically use a light shade during the initial session. Depending on their preferences, the patient may elect to have the pigment slightly darker, although doing so will need them to wet shave frequently to prevent a colour contrast between their natural hair and their scalp micropigmentation treatment. Therefore, scalp micropigmentation can guarantee natural-looking results for those who are experiencing hair loss, regardless of the skin or hair colour. But keep in mind that there are clinics offering training in pigments, including Skulltec Southwest, here for your training needs.Click me! I want to learn more