I have recently completed a course in scalp micropigmentation. One of the procedures involves shading the scalp with pigment. We were told that should the client want it removed, or go completely bald, a laser could remove the tattoo pigment. I am concerned about its safety on the whole head What are your thoughts?
Scalp Micropigmentation and Removing Tattoo Ink from the Scalp by Laser?
Doctor Answers 2
It is not all true
If your client wants SMP removed that is a failure.
SMP should be done with an understanding that it is permanent like a tattoo.
It generally cannot be removed.
It is very difficult to remove SMP from the entire head.
For example pigment containing Iron Oxide cannot be easily removed
Certain SMP colors cannot be removed well.
Doctors can SURGICALLY remove them as we have on many BAD SMP from other clinics.
Those SMP were not able to be removed with any laser.