SMP Depth: Does It Go Deeper into the Skin?

Posted by Mary Shoufield on

Scalp micropigmentation involves ink placement in the top layer of the dermis. So does SMP depth matter? Can it go deeper into the scalp? Well, since SMP is the procedure to deposit pigment in the skin, it is a careful procedure done by experts. However, in the case of SMP, ink cannot be injected deeper nor can it be placed in the top layer. So SMP depth does matter a lot and decides the success of the procedure.

What is SMP Depth

During scalp micropigmentation, the scalp artist deposits the pigment around 1.5 to 2 mm deep. That means it goes past the epidermis, which is the top layer, and deposited into the upper part of dermis, the second layer in the skin.

Now let’s see why the pigment is not deposited into the epidermis.

Well, the simple reason is that the epidermal layer is exposed to direct sunlight. Placing the ink in the epidermis will expose it to ultra violet rays. When the pigment is exposed to sunlight, it can break down the ink and even cause fading.

On the other hand, if the SMP practitioner tries to deposit the pigment too deep into the subcutaneous layer or deeper into the epidermis, the pigment particles are prone to migration here. The result will be dermal staining. Luckily, SMP uses microneedles that reduce the risk of staining.

As far as scalp micropigmentation is concerned, the scalp artist tries to locate the sweet spot for placement of the pigment. However, it is important to select the right scalp artist, who is skilled and experienced in scalp micropigmentation and has extensive knowledge about the procedure. A skilled practitioner leverages proper techniques to provide long-lasting results.

How To Get The Right Depth

In order to get the placement right, the scalp practitioner needs the right equipment for the procedure. They need to work with the right needles and SMP pen to achieve this. The ink is deposited by the SMP needle specifically designed for the procedure. A scalp artist must use the accurate hand pressure to prevent the needle from going deeper or remaining too shallow. That’s why the right technique, tools, and skills come in handy.

With the right equipment, your results are expected to last 4 to 6 years before requiring a touchup to freshen it up.

What Makes DermMicro HD Needles Unique?

The DermMicro  HD Series Needles are the best in the SMP market and have been designed after years of research and testing. These are an improved version than their predecessors and have been designed to work seamlessly with cartridge system to ensure a superior experience. The High Density needles are packed with the highest particle per ML to reduce the damage to the skin and make it a bloodless procedure.  They have a superior taper configuration for making finer and darker impressions. These SMP needles are tested for their staying power and longevity.

The special design ensures that the needle complements the flow prowess of DermMicro HD pigments.  There is less wastage of ink with HD needles that are more versatile and can achieve longer strokes. HD Series needles are safe and designed with an antibacterial polycarbonate center shaft to prevent infection.

If you are interested in DermMicro HD needles, order here.

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