How Long Does Scalp Micropigmentation Last?

How Long Does Scalp Micropigmentation Last?

Scalp Micropigmentation is liked by people all over the world because of its effects that last for long. It is similar to tattooing, but not the same. It is often referred to as scalp tattoo or cosmetic hair but these terms don’t quite define the treatment correctly.

Scalp Micropigmentation is like a permanent makeup that ensures long term solution to your frustrating hair loss problem. Once you get it done, all of your problems associated with hair loss anxiety and self- confidence go away for many years. It is really a technique that is revolutionizing the world in this matter. 

 After your complete sessions, your SMP is expected to last for a long time. It usually lasts up to 6-7 years. Then after some time, the color starts to fade away.

Note that even after all these years, your Scalp Micropigmentation does not discolor. It fades away and becomes lighter and lighter in shade.

 What Are The Factors That Make Scalp Micropigmentation Fade Away?

Following are some factors that contribute to the fading of your SMP:

  • Exposure to UV rays or sunlight.

The more you expose your scalp to sun rays or ultraviolet radiations, the faster your pigmentation will fade away. So, it is advised to wear sunscreen of certain SPF when going out.

  • It also depends on the colors used or the methods applied
  • Your natural immune system

Is Scalp Micropigmentation Permanent?

In a way, yes, Scalp Micropigmentation can be considered permanent because it does last for a long period of time. This is the property that makes it reliable in the first place. Imagine suffering from hair loss for a long time, then discovering a solution to your misery, and it doesn’t even last long? It will be such a waste of money, time and investment.

But Scalp Micropigmentation takes all these worries away with its long-term results.

Moreover, when after several years it does start to fade away, you can always go for touch-ups.

How Often Would I Need Touch-Ups?

It basically depends on the rate at which your coloration is fading. Some people feel the need for touch-ups after three years. While most do their touch-ups after 6-7 years. A touch-up can enhance your look again very well. You can also do a touch-up if you want to add density or want to cover more area.

If you want to protect your Scalp Micropigmentation from fading away quickly, you need to protect your scalp from sun rays or UV radiations, wear sunscreen when going out, avoid tanning beds, etc.


From the above discussion, it is clear that Scalp Micropigmentation is almost a permanent method that lasts for very long. So, think this through before you decide to get your Scalp Micropigmentation done. Because, if for some it is a life-changing experience, some people may want to turn back after a certain amount of time. Therefore, it is only wise to think thoroughly before making this decision with which you’d have to live for a long time.