An SMP treatment is a permanent procedure that uses special inks for its pigments. They are indelible when implanted unto the skin and can last for decades depending on its aftercare, sun exposure and the person’s skin type. Fading can result during this time though it will take a very long time to compromise the realism of the treatment.
There are different reasons why a customer with SMP would like to have their treatment removed. One of them is to remove a substandard procedure. The reason why someone would like to have an SMP treatment is to be able to display an illusion of hair. It is something that should not be detectible. When it is obviously detectable, it would be regarded more as a hair tattoo than an SMP. Such treatments are considered poor quality and a failure on the part of the specialist. This would totally defeat the purpose of getting an SMP treatment in the first place.
Another reason why an SMP patient might want to remove some pigments is to reshape their hair pattern. Hairstyles change frequently and an SMP being a permanent procedure can have a semblance of flexibility if some of its pigments can be erased. The SMP hair pattern is then restructured upon application of additional pigments. Perhaps the most rare occurrence for SMP removal would be if the patient simply decides to expose his baldness or grow out his already thinning hair. They probably just want a different look for a change.
SMP removal was first accomplished through the use of topical creams. This was able to successfully erase the pigments but created discomfort for the patient that had to be endured during the process. Tattoo removal has been done through the use of a laser removal procedure even before the use of these topical creams. These laser treatments work by focusing a concentrated beam of light upon the pigment. The heat generated by the laser breaks up the pigments and leaves a white surface upon the treated area. This is indicative that the procedure was successful. Further treatment upon the same area should be done six weeks after the initial session to provide time for the skin to recuperate. It should be noted that damage to existing hair follicles could result during the process. The loss however, would only be about five percent or so of existing hair. This would differ in the case of transplanted hair because it is easier to be destroyed. It could result to about twenty percent of transplanted hair being lost through unintentional laser removal.
Any laser removal procedures should be proceeded with due diligence before actually going through with it. Not all clinics are alike. The degree of skill of the technician that performs these procedures differs as well. It is important to ask about his experience level instead of basing a treatment on its cost.
Note that a proper SMP pigment uses inks specific for its purpose. These are deposited at a shallow depth into the scalp. Those pigments that are deposited deeper are harder to take out. There are also those that use inks that are not specifically created for SMP treatments. Worse, there could be iron or metal deposits in the inks used. This could potentially generate more heat or even give off sparks during the procedure and would result in scarring. It is always best to know the quality of inks used and the skill of the technician performing the laser treatment before proceeding.
At Scalp Clinic we offer incredibly realistic treatments that you are very unlikely to wish to remove at a later date. If you do however, rest assured that our pigments are easily removed by laser, unlike many of the tattoo inks and permanent makeup pigments used by our competitors.