As one of the busiest and most experienced SMP artists in Canada, I receive many emails and DM’s from people who are considering Scalp MicroPigmentation. The aim of my blog is to answer as many of the questions that I received in order to help you make an informed decision.
A common question I receive is;
“Will SMP damage my hair follicles”
Will the SMP needle damage a hair follicle?
During consultations I often hear people say they are conflicted, stuck between getting a full on hair transplant or going with SMP.
As you probably know SMP is far less invasive than a hair transplant and certainly a lot cheaper.
However I am always asked if SMP will damage hair follicles and ruining their chances of having a hair transplant at some point in the future, if they so choose.
In my opinion, this is an important question to ask.
But please remember I am not a medical doctor. So, if you’re really concerned about it, please visit a hair transplant doctor or discuss this with your GP.
Over the years I have had Doctor’s as clients and I have personally spoken with hair transplant specialists on this very topic. So I will relay the information to the best of my ability and experience.
Does SMP damage hair follicles?
At Advanced Scalp Clinic here in Vancouver we use an array of tiny needles to suit the individual scalp. However most commonly you’ll find us using a tight 3 needle, which penetrates the dermis at about 2mm depth.
Hair follicles are much deeper and will not be affected even if pigment is placed above them.
The hair follicle is deep in the dermis
Scalp Micropigmentation does not cause hair loss
Along with the concern that SMP will damage hair follicles comes the question “will SMP cause more hair loss in the future?”
Good news! SMP will not cause any more hair loss to take place. In fact many people seek out dry needling in hopes that the stimulation to the scalp will promote new hair growth.
Rob James SMP is one of Canada’s most sought out artists, known for his ultra realistic hairline creations.
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