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