Does SMP Fade?

Does SMP Fade?

SMP or scalp micropigmentation is one of the most common non-surgical hair loss treatments. The procedure depends on the deposition of pigments, which enhances the scalp’s hair follicles. SMP is different from a hair tattoo. It is a more effective and healthier choice.

Does SMP Fade? The injected pigment fades slightly over time. SMP fading is normal. There is no pigment that will stay on the scalp forever.
After 4 to 5 years of SMP, your scalp will need a touchup.

SMP must be done by highly skilled artists – make sure you do your due diligence and do your research on your artist and their business. 

After each session, the SMP artist should inform you of the following instructions.
1. Avoid Sweating
After each session, you must avoid sweating excessively. Avoid physical activities, going such as working out. Excessive sweating can prevent the healing process of SMP.

2. Showers
Showers are not allowed in the first 4 to 5 days after each session. Even when you start showering, you should not use shampoos that contain high amounts of alcohol. Avoid exfoliating your scalp during the first week. Even after the first week, you should use high-quality baby shampoos.

3. Avoid Sunlight
SMP is very sensitive in the first 4 to 7 days. Protect your scalp from the sunlight and UV rays to allow your scalp to heal quickly.

4. Avoid Water
Water is full of bacteria that may get into the pores of your scalp. SMP depends on tiny wounds on the scalp. You should keep these wounds clean all the time so that they can heal faster and properly. Avoid going to pools, saunas, or washing your head. 

5. Avoid Bacterial Infections
Make sure that you avoid bacterial infections and exposure to areas where bacteria grow. For example, gyms are places where bacteria grow everywhere. You do not want any germs near your scalp during the healing process. SMP needs a break from sweating and germs.

6. Hats and Sunscreen
Wearing hats, especially if you are exposed to the sun for a long time daily, is important. Try to get hats that are not too tight on your scalp. Also, applying a high-quality sunscreen is important to protect your skin and SMP.

7. Touch Ups
SMP lasts for about 10 years. However, you will need a touch-up every 5 years to maintain the results. Some people do not want to get touch-ups. If you follow the previous tips, you will not need any touch-ups before 8 to 10 years.
The tips extend the lifespan of your Scalp micropigmentation.

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