Is Scalp Micropigmentation done using natural ingredients? Is there any risks long term?

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Scalp MicroPigmentation SMP risk is similar to the risk of having a tattoo. The ingredients are variable depending on the

Scalp MicroPigmentation SMP risk is similar to the risk of having a tattoo.  The ingredients are variable depending on the clinic.  


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Scalp Micropigmentation

Hi Ora.

There are different types of pigments which can have different results.  Metal-based pigments, often found in tattoo inks have to be mixed to prevent the blueish hue look that can occur in the future. They last longer but require the appropriate mixing of colors to balance off that blueish hue and to allow you to not have red pigment in 5 years (think of older tattooed eyebrows). There are mineral-based pigments that are natural but they tend to not last as long.  

Nikki D. Hill, MD, FAAD
Tucker Dermatologic Surgeon

Regarding the safety of SMP

ora01,


At our office we only use natural organic inks for the most safe results. Because they are organic, they will be metabolized, so they do not last forever. No chemical artificial inks. The chemical dyes will undergo changes that cause unnatural color changes to blues and purples. Although they last longer, who wants them to?


All the best,


Bernardino A. Arocha, MD



Bernardino Arocha, MD
Houston Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Scalp Micropigmentation

This all depends upon the pigments that are used. Some tattoo parlors use toxic metals in their pigments, ours is all natural organic pigments

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

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