Question about SMP - tattoo to hide scars. Would it be a problem when you're 65-70 & have white hair?

Wouldn't a dark brown tattoo now to hide scars while you're in your 30s....be a problem when you're 65-70 and have white hair?

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Question about SMP - tattoo to hide scars. Would it be a problem when you're 65-70 & have white hair?

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roco101,

We use organic inks provided by Beauty Medical. Since they are organic the body will metabolize over time, hence the results will eventually fade. Depending on your then hair color the shades can be adjusted during the touch ups to maintain the results. If you have changed your mind it will eventually go away. Please consult with an expert in your area.


Sincerely,


Bernardino A. Arocha, MD

Scalp Micropigmentation

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As you may know, we wrote the book and published almost all of the medical journal articles written on Scalp Micropigmentation. When we do it, we use what we like to call '50 shades of gray' to accomplish the goals. This works well even when you develop salt and pepper color in your hair so when you turn 70, the coloring should not be a problem, but you can always streak your hair color if it becomes a problem

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Using brown SMP would not likely look good when your hair turns grey or white. It would be best to

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Using brown SMP would not likely look good when your hair turns grey or white.  It would be best to discuss these issues with your doctor.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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