Debunking a Myth: Scalp Micropigmentation & Hair Follicle Damage

Debunking the Myth - Scalp Micropigmentation & Hair Follicle Damage
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

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Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is an increasingly popular hair restoration treatment that is transforming the lives of bald men and women around the world. Despite its growing popularity, many individuals are still apprehensive about SMP, citing concerns about hair follicle damage. In this article, we aim to debunk this myth and provide accurate information to help you make an informed decision.

At Elegant SMP, we understand that hair loss can be a sensitive topic. That’s why we take the time to educate our clients about the benefits of SMP. We believe that scalp micropigmentation is a revolutionary solution that effectively conceals baldness while providing a natural and undetectable hairline.

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Debunking the Myth - Scalp Micropigmentation & Hair Follicle Damage

The Science Behind SMP and Microinjury

One of the most common misconceptions about SMP is that it damages hair follicles. However, this is far from the truth. In fact, many individuals have reported that SMP can stimulate hair growth in previously thinning areas. Just understand that this is a bonus and it could happen. However, the objective of SMP is to create the illusion of hair follicles with pigments which is 2D; your hair is 3D. A pointillism skill (our speciality is the faded hairline effect) that is an art form, and we, at Elegant SMP, use only the best technique in the world.

To understand the relationship between SMP and hair growth, it’s important to explore the connection between SMP and a similar technique called microneedling. Microneedling involves controlled microinjury to the skin, which prompts the skin to regenerate, fostering collagen production, and enhancing blood flow in the treated area. Surprisingly, hair growth is one of the notable side effects of microinjury.

During the SMP procedure, which typically spans over 4 weeks to allow your scalp to heal properly, your scalp undergoes controlled microinjury. The microinjury caused by SMP is precise and minimal, in contrast to the oversaturation or shading involved in traditional tattooing. As your scalp rapidly heals after each treatment (3 is required for most), blood flow is redirected to the treated areas, facilitating the regeneration and healing of damaged hair follicles or scar tissue.

The Healing Power of SMP

Aside from stimulating hair growth, SMP is an effective solution for hair loss because it promotes healing and regeneration of the scalp. Individuals who undergo SMP have reported an improvement in the quality and texture of their hair. Many have seen the emergence of baby hairs in previously thinning areas, creating a sense of delight and renewed confidence. Some have reported that it feels like you’re getting a message for your scalp, scalp therapy!

At Elegant SMP, we take pride in delivering exceptional care and superior outcomes to our clients. Our skilled practitioners are committed to utilizing precise and tiny needles specifically designed for the SMP procedure. We are dedicated to achieving remarkable results while ensuring optimal customer satisfaction.

Debunking the Myth: Damaging Skin vs. Hair Growth

One of the common misconceptions about SMP is that it may damage hair follicles by causing injury to the skin. However, this misconception arises from a lack of understanding about the precise nature of SMP and its distinct technique. When performed correctly by skilled practitioners, utilizing precise and tiny needles specifically designed for SMP, it does not discourage hair growth.

On the contrary, the controlled microinjury involved in SMP is aligned with the principles embraced by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and aestheticians who have adopted microinjury as a means of healing and rejuvenating the skin.

The Importance of the Hairline in Physiognomy

If you’re bald and you want to look younger with SMP, consider this. The hairline plays a significant role in physiognomy, which is the practice of studying facial features to understand an individual’s character and personality. In many cultures, the hairline is considered a defining feature, reflecting qualities such as strength, masculinity, and femininity.

At Elegant SMP, we understand the cultural significance of the hairline, which is why we aim to provide the most natural-looking and undetectable SMP treatment. Our clients leave our clinic feeling confident, with a renewed sense of self-esteem and a hairline that perfectly frames their face.

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In conclusion, the claim that SMP damages hair follicles is unfounded. SMP has shown the potential to stimulate hair growth due to the controlled microinjury involved in the process. However don’t expect a miracle, an SMP treatment’s sole purpose is to create the illusion of hair follicles not regrow hair. If you’re considering SMP, contact Elegant SMP, and take the first step towards a youthful, natural, and undetectable hairline that will give you the confidence that you didn’t know you had.

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About Us:

Elegant Scalp Micropigmentation was founded in Buffalo, NY with the goal of providing clients with a compassionate and understanding atmosphere for their hair loss troubles. We’ve been through it ourselves and at Elegant SMP, are devoted to providing our customers with the knowledge and confidence they need to make a well-informed decision about their SMP treatment plan. 

It is our pleasure to offer our premium SMP services that will unveil a rejuvenated, true version of yourself. With our continued dedication to perfecting this craft, we aim to help our clients rediscover their confidence and enjoy a renewed sense of self-esteem.

What our customers are saying

vamshi krishnavamshi krishna
23:17 28 Jan 23
I recently had a consultation with Tommy, and I was impressed with his professionalism. He spoke clearly and answered all of my questions about the procedure and Pre and Post-care instructions. I had a positive experience and I am looking forward to getting my SMP done with Tommy and I would highly recommend him to others.
Kendall VelardeKendall Velarde
14:38 16 Jan 23
Great guy and very professional!! Highly recommended!!
jason velasquezjason velasquez
18:08 02 Jan 23
Talking with Tommy was great! He was very professional, and informative with all the questions I had.
Michael MarinoMichael Marino
03:18 23 Dec 22
Tommy provided me with a image of how I would look with SMP his service was awesome, simple and quick id recommend Tommy’a website to anyone wanting to see what they look like with SMP
Amazing professional that really takes the time to answer questions or concerns and does great work!
Matt T.
Matt T.
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Elegant SMP is the place to get your scalp micropigmentation if you are interested in quality technique. Not all SMP is the same and your practitioner's training really does matter. For me, understanding how my artist could achieve an authentic looking hairline was very important, and very few SMP artists have the training to achieve that. Tommy at Elegant SMP is a true professional who understands how to get a natural looking result that is difficult to replicate - which is a true testament to his training. My SMP results exceeded my expectations and I would recommend Elegant SMP to anyone who is interested in getting the highest quality work the first time, or repairing SMP work that missed the mark.
Jason V.
Jason V.
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I knew from the consultation with Tommy that he was a genuinely good guy. Their professionalism is top-notch and the work he does is amazing! I can't stop looking at my hairline and just how natural it looks. I'm 100 % satisfied with the results and highly recommend his services!
Eric B.
Eric B.
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I just finished my third session with Tommy over at elegant smp. He did a great job and was extremely professional. His attention to detail was amazing giving me the desired look I was going for. I would highly recommend his services for anyone looking to have this procedure done. Everything about the experience was pleasant and stress free.

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