If you’re losing your hair, it’s a little bit like joining a club, as you’re certainly won’t be the only one. You’ll also be in pretty great company as rumor and research would have it, up to 85% of men at some point in their lives, suffer from male pattern baldness. And 40% of women suffer from visible female pattern baldness by the time they reach 40. So what’s all this fuss about SMP? And really… Is scalp micropigmentation worth it?
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
SMP or scalp micropigmentation is a non-invasive treatment that is tantamount to tattooing where pigments are implanted using a microneedle into the scalp in the form of tiny dots which represent hair follicles. The procedure is instantly successful and, if the job is done properly, is immensely realistic to the naked eye.
Is SMP Permanent?
The bottom line – yes, scalp micropigmentation is permanent. However, it comes with a couple of minor caveats. The first is that it fades over time. This means it requires top-ups every three to five years or you can leave the fading until it’s pretty much unnoticeable – provided it’s properly done. The second is it’s modifiable. The hairline can be remodeled, the treatment, more often than not, can be removed. It can also be reduced or added to.
So What are the Pros and Cons to SMP Treatment?
So let’s knuckle down to business on this one. Is SMP worth it? Here’s the pros and cons list :
Pros of SMP treatment
- It’s an instant success – how cool is that?
- There are no two ways about it, it’s super easy maintenance once fully completed (and when we say completed, we include the aftercare procedures)
- You don’t need to take any further treatments in your battle against hair loss
- SMP is 100% realistic to the naked eye
Cons of SMP treatment
- It can be quite a big investment – SMP isn’t cheap… but it’s really worth it!
- You still need to keep on shaving your hair, sorry about that
- You can fall into the hands of not such great SMP technicians
- Explaining your miraculous new hairline to your friends and family can be a complicated affair
Of course, we have only covered the benefits of SMP on pattern baldness. There is also that not so minor matter of scar concealments, adding density to those suffering from diffuse thinning and also patching up alopecia areata. There’s quite a long list attached to the burning question of SMP being worth it.
Like anything in life which is permanent, it’s a decision to be made from the heart. Provided you understand this, next time you ask yourself is scalp micropigmentation worth it? It’s pretty difficult to say that it isn’t. Yes, it costs a certain amount of money, but it won’t break the bank. Yes, it’s going to last a while, but get it right and that’s ok, to be honest. The bottom line – you don’t actually have to suffer to the cruel hands of mother nature when she doled out hair loss. You can conceal her ruthless work. So what are you waiting for? Join the club of people who lost their hair but then found themselves an instant new hairline through scalp micropigmentation. Because SMP really is worth it.