Mastering the Micropigmentation: Why Practice Heads are Vital

Posted by Mary Shoufield on

Scalp micropigmentation is a non-invasive hair restoration procedure, transforming scalps with tiny dots of pigment to mimic the look of a natural hairline or stubble. For aspiring and seasoned practitioners like you, SMP needs practical experience before you can perform the procedure on real clients. That is why, a practice head is an indispensable tool in practicing the craft and honing your SMP skills. This ensures that every dot you make on a client’s scalp lands with precision.

Why Is A Practice Head Essential For Mastering SMP

  1. Experimentation Playground: A client’s scalp is not your experimental canvas but a practice head can be a playground to experiment with different techniques, color combinations, and needle configurations. This gives you confidence to perform the procedure with confidence on a real client. With a practice head handy, you can explore your artistic vision, find your flow, and gain confidence in the technical craft.
  2. Skill building: SMP requires steady hands, attention to detail, and controlled movements. With a practice head, you have a risk-free zone to build the delicate muscle memory needed for precise dot placement and consistent results. The more reps, the sharper the skill!
  3. Mastering Different Scalp Types: There are different shapes and sizes of scalps. Each client may have a different hair loss problem. Unless you have the experience of practicing how to navigate different skin textures, hairlines, and even scars, it might be tough journey ahead. So in order to be prepared for a real-life scenario, it is crucial to practice beforehand on a dummy head.
  4. Confidence Booster: No doubt, how well-informed you are in scalp micropigmentation, unless you have practiced the craft, you cannot confidently perform the procedure. Practice heads are a confidence building tool that help you overcome challenges, celebrate progress, and refine your craft until you become proficient and confident to work on real clients.

Practice heads are stepping stones on your journey of artistry and scalp micropigmentation. By dedicating time and effort to this crucial part of training, practitioners ensure they approach every client with the skill, confidence, and sensitivity. All in all, practice heads are a launchpad for excellence for scalp practitioners.

Where to get practice head?

The DermiMatch practice head is designed to help scalp artists excel in their craft. It looks like the real skin with a lightweight center made of foam. The DM scalp head is designed with a thin layer of fake skin that gives the impression of working on a real head.

You can buy the practice head separately or as part of the DermMicro SMP kit, which includes the dummy scalp for SMP beginners to practice scalp micropigmentation and gain confidence in the craft. The kit also includes Scalp Oil to make it easier for you to wipe off pigment and markers.

There is a non-permanent marker, which is useful for drawing hairline. This gives the scalp practitioner an idea of the exact hairline before starting the actual procedure with needles.

Wondering where to get the DM practice head?

It’s available on the DM website.

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