By Alchemize Yourself by Miss Atifa
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is the medical application of tattooing to create an illusion of hair. It is an art of inserting metabolically inert pigment in a desired pattern and at an optimum level into the skin. It is useful in patients in whom adequate coverage of bald area cannot be obtained with hair transplantation . Compared to other camouflaging techniques like wigs and biofibres which are temporary, SMP acts as a permanent concealer. A hair tattoo or scalp micropigmentation, is a non-surgical, superficial cosmetic tattoo that gives the illusion of a close buzz cut hairstyle on a bald head or density to a thinning crown.
Certain drugs like NSAIDs, Vit E, aspirin etc which may lead to increased bruising are stopped 14 days prior to the procedure. Local anaesthesia may be given in apprehensive patients. Under aseptic precautions , the tattoo machine tip is dipped into the ink to suck it into the chamber. Holding the machine perpendicular to the area to be treated, the needles are inserted into the skin to deliver the pigment.