How Painful Is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Posted by Mary Shoufield on

SMP is not painful, unlike a hair transplant that causes painful side effects post-treatment. In fact, it is a long-term solution for hair loss problems that effectively camouflages scalp issues. You may experience some amount of discomfort but that easily disappears if the practitioner applies numbing medicine, making you feel more comfortable. What’s more, SMP uses microneedles that are relatively thinner than tattoo needles, which makes it easier to penetrate into the skin without causing too much pain. Additionally, scalp micropigmentation does not go deeper into the skin, which makes it a relatively painless procedure. However, since a needle still penetrates into the scalp, it might cause a little discomfort.

A professional scalp artist uses a specialized SMP pen to inject the pigment into the scalp. The procedure’s purpose is to create tiny impressions that resemble hair follicles. The pigment is applied in these dots, which imitate hair. The cosmetic treatment is done on the skin’s surface, making it less painful. Some people who get SMP done explain that it feels like a light scratch and nothing else.

On a pain rating, many clients rate it around 1-3 threshold, with 10 being the severest pain. These days, scalp artists use effective numbing solutions to numb the pain or minimize the discomfort so the client enjoys the treatment.

How Much Pain Will I Feel With Scalp Micro Pigmentation?

The non-surgical treatment uses a dotting technique to inject the ink into the skin, unlike a tattoo that involves the scrapping method.

There are a few pre-SMP steps to take to minimize the discomfort during the treatment

  • Avoid washing your hair at least 48 hours before SMP
  • Avoid using any oil or scented soap on the scalp
  • Do not use cream, gel, lotion, or conditioner before the procedure as they might affect the implantation of the pigment into your skin
  • Avoid using any painkillers, alcohol, medications, or caffeine for at least 48 hours before the SMP session.

The best scalp artists use DermMicro scalp numbing cream before starting the treatment session. The goal is to numb the area, which can be otherwise sensitive to the pigment or procedure.   

How To Take Care of Scalp Post-SMP?

Scalp micropigmentation is a non-invasive procedure. But your scalp might feel a little sore after the treatment session. A little redness after the treatment is normal. There are SMP aftercare instructions to protect the results.

  • Keep your scalp clean and dry.
  • Do not rub or scratch the scalp as it might affect the pigment or cause extra redness.
  • Avoid sun exposure in the initial days after the procedure as ultraviolet rays can break down the pigment and ruin SMP results.

If you want to give the best experience for clients during the procedure, get your hands on DermMicro numbing cream, which makes the whole process a comfortable experience. Clients will leave your SMP clinic with great memories of the scalp micropigmentation procedure.

It’s easy to order Scalp Numb. Place your order on DermMicro website. 

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