What Causes SMP to Fade?

Posted by Mary Shoufield on

SMP is touted to be a permanent hair loss solution. Once the ink is implanted into the scalp to create the look of follicles, clients do not need a touch-up soon. It is only after 4-6 years that they need a touchup. But SMP can fade for some reasons that are in your control. However, some amount of fading is the natural reaction of your immune system to foreign particles, which is the SMP pigment here. The natural exfoliation process of the skin also causes slight fading. You do not have any control over such type of fading. However, the scalp artist may recommend a few extra sessions to address intrinsic fading.

Other Factors that cause SMP Fading

Sun Exposure

You are already aware of the dangers of ultraviolet radiation on your skin. UV rays can cause the skin to tan and the ink to particles to break and ultimately fade. Luckily, there are ways to prepare yourself against that risk. Wearing a hat is the easiest way to prevent sunburn. If you want extra protection, use sunblock lotion with SPF 30.

If you have recently had SMP, one of the best investments you could make to preserve it is Zero Shine, which is now formulated with sun protection factor 30. Your goal should be to avoid lotions with alcohol that may cause excessive dryness and flaky skin.

Zero Shine is also the best anti-shine mattifying solution out there, which reduces shine on the scalp. It does not clog pores and remains good for 24 hours.

Immune system

Your immune system is always at work. It will gradually soak up the pigment and try to flush it out of the body because it takes it to be a foreign element. The best thing about SMP is that it is deposited beneath the epidermis or the top skin layer, which is deep enough for the skin cells to shed it. On the other hand, your macrophage cells try to remove the pigment. This act of macrophage cells results in some amount of fading. However, the degree of fading is not the same in each individual. In fact, the extent of fading depends on exposure to the sun as well as skin type of the individual. What does that mean?

Well, this means that the pigment will hold for much longer in some people, while others might need more frequent touch-ups.

Unskilled scalp artist

Untrained SMP technicians or even tattoo artists offer their services at low prices to entice customers. Sadly, clients that fall prey to their ploy often end up with a bad scalp procedure. Such scalp artists are more likely to use tattoo inks or low-quality pigments that are prone to fading. Moreover, some are not even aware of proper administration of the pigment and end up creating bad SMP experience for clients by laying the ink at an incorrect depth.

DermMicro HD pigments are high quality and do not blur, fade, or migrate.

Taking Scalp Aftercare Lightly

Your scalp needs time for healing after the procedure. Preventing your pigmented scalp from the sun is important. Besides, you need to be aware of scalp aftercare regime to ensure a speedy recovery. You may want to avoid any products that contain alcohol. DM scalp aftercare products are formulated to maintain your pigmentation so it does not fade. Proper hydration is crucial to prevent the scalp from drying out. Dried skin can easily flake off and cause the pigment to fade away too.

Avoid using any abrasive chemical products and choose quality SMP essentials that are formulated with natural ingredients and prevent the breakdown of the pigment.

You can check out HD pigment on DM website. Ordering Zero Shine is easy on the DermMicro store.

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