Scalp micropigmentation is a nonsurgical, non invasive procedure to restore hair loss. The process uses a fine needle for tattooing pigmentation dots onto the scalp. Due to the safe, affordable, long lasting, effective process, it's rapidly becoming a popular solution for hair loss for both men and women.

However, because the ink is on the scalp, are there still concerns regarding how safe the procedure actually is. Let's take a closer look.  

Is Scalp Micropigmentation Safe? 

Although no known side effects of the procedure have been reported, the following are potential issues of which you should be aware.

  • Allergies: In the same way that some people have allergic reactions to tattoo ink, it is possible to react the colorants used during the pigmentation procedure.
  • Heavy Metals: If your SMP technician uses low-quality ink, the ink could contain heavy metals. This problem, while dangerous, is primarily an issue of quality rather than a specific side effect of the SMP process.
  • Needle Safety: The person performing your treatment should be using a clean, new needle for every patient. If you believe the facility you are considering is neglecting safety measures, raise your concerns and try a different treatment center.

Side effects for SMP are basically nonexistent and hence its surging popularity. If you do have concerns with the ink itself, ask the person administering your treatment to test a small amount on a less visible section of your scalp.

SMP is a semi-permanent life decision that creates unbelievably realistic results and instills a renewed sense of self-confidence when the process is done to serve your needs with the right tools, proper care and a qualified SMP technician. 

If you have any concerns or questions regarding scalp micropigmentation safety, feel free to give us a call today at (310) 425-4975 or send us a message. We look forward to helping you!