Scalp Micropigmentation vs
A question we get asked a lot is “How are Tricopigmentation and SMP different“? In essence they are very much the same, in both techniques we implant pigment in the dermal layer of the skin in order to create the illussion of hair.
The one and only differencee between the two techniques is the longevity of the results. In Tricopigmentation we aim for the result to fade away after 2-4 years. And there is a good reason why we want to provide an adaptable solution! As we age our appearance changes and a hairline created with permanent SMP 10 years ago, might not suit you anymore and this would than have to be lasered off. This can be an expensive and quite uncomfortable process. The name Tricopigmentation has now been adapted by the industry as the temporary / adaptable version of Scalp Micropigmentation.
Tricopigmentation / SMP is an aesthetic technique that involves the injection of a specific pigment into the dermis in order to optically recreate the presence of hair in areas affected by hair loss.
Unlike permanent make-up machines and tattoo machines, the Tricopigmentation equipment was specifically developed to work only on the unique skin of the scalp (which is very different than anywhere else on the body). It has different functions to treat the different areas of the scalp respecting their characteristics. It is essential to focus on this aspect to avoid damages to the skin, especially in the parietal and occipital areas of the scalp where the skin is more delicate and thin and the pigment can therefore spread more easily.
The Tricopigmentation needle is different from any other needle. It has a specific structure that allows the technician to release the same quantity of pigment at the same depth, thus obtaining perfect dots that are less likely to expand.
WHY WE OFFER THIS TREATMENT
Unlike tattoos, Tricopigmentation is a temporary technique. The reason why we choose not to offer our clients a permanent treatment is that everybody changes and our morphological features don’t remain the same over the years. We therefore want people to be free to decide whether to go on undergoing the treatment or to stop, as well as to change some details or to switch from a long hair look to a shaven one, etc.
The Tricopigmentation pigment is composed by particles whose dimension is smaller than the dimension of the macrophages of the immune system, thus enabling our body to absorb them in a period of time that varies from 2 to 3 years. The so called “Universal Brown” pigment has an ash grey colour that is similar to that of keratin, which is the typical colour of a hair just growing out of the follicle.
You may have noticed that as time passes traditional tattoos can turn bluish or green. If this happened on the scalp, clients could experience issues and their life could be negatively influenced by something that should on the other hand improve the quality of their life. The main aspect of this pigment, which makes it unique, is the fact that its colour doesn’t change. It doesn’t turn blue nor green, and in fact it gradually fades out without leaving any residue, spots or macro-dots.