Scalp Micropigmentation Fail: What it is and How to Prevent It

Scalp Micropigmentation Fail: What it is and How to Prevent It
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

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Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a cosmetic procedure that has become increasingly popular in recent years. As a hair loss treatment, it provides a solution for baldness and thinning hair by tattooing small dots on the scalp to simulate hair follicles. It is an effective procedure that creates the illusion of a fuller head of hair, but like any other cosmetic procedure, there are potential risks that need to be addressed. In this article, we will discuss SMP and the risks associated with scalp micropigmentation fail. We will also provide some tips on how to prevent it. If you are looking for natural-looking and undetectable SMP treatment, Elegant SMP is a premier scalp micropigmentation located in Buffalo, NY that provides the most sought-after SMP results called the faded hairline.

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Scalp Micropigmentation Fail: What it is and How to Prevent It

What is Scalp Micropigmentation Fail?

Scalp micropigmentation fail occurs when the procedure is done improperly, or the client does not follow post-procedure care instructions. Essentially, it results in a look that appears unnatural and unappealing. This may include fading or discoloration of pigments, infection, and scarring, among others. Inexperienced technicians, poor-quality ink, improper technique, and lack of aftercare are some of the leading causes of scalp micropigmentation fail.

Causes of Scalp Micropigmentation Fail

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Inexperienced Technician

SMP is a specialized procedure that requires extensive training and experience to perform correctly. One of the leading causes of SMP fail is if the technician is inexperienced or has a lack of experience. The results can be disastrous if they have not gained the necessary skills. Therefore it is important to research and ensure that the technician is qualified and experienced in performing SMP.

Poor-Quality Ink

The ink used in SMP is another factor that can contribute to a scalp micropigmentation fail. The ink should be of high quality and formulated explicitly for SMP. Using poor-quality ink can result in fading, discoloration, or even infection. At Elegant SMP, we use full organic and natural pigments, which ensures that clients are left with the most natural-looking and undetectable SMP treatment.

Improper Technique

SMP requires a specific technique to ensure the results look natural and realistic. The results can look unnatural and unappealing if the technician does not use the correct technique. Improper technique can also lead to scarring, which can be challenging to correct.

Lack of Aftercare

Proper aftercare is essential for the success of SMP. Elegant SMP provides our clients with aftercare instructions that are easy to follow, ensuring the best chance for a successful SMP. If the client does not follow the aftercare instructions provided by the technician, the results can be affected. For example, excessive sweating or exposure to sunlight can cause the pigments to fade or become discoloured.

Preventing Scalp Micropigmentation Fail

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Research Your Technician

Before choosing a technician, it is essential to do research on scalp micropigmentation and the technicians available. Look for testimonials and reviews from previous clients, and ask to see before and after photos. At Elegant SMP, we have a portfolio of natural-looking results, speaking to the successful performance of the technicians employed.

Ask About the Ink

At Elegant SMP, we use organic and natural pigments of the highest quality that are explicitly for SMP. We ensure our clients are aware of the ingredients and any potential risks associated with the ink.

Ensure Proper Technique

At Elegant SMP, technicians use a well-sought-after technique around the world by hair sufferers looking for SMP called the faded hairline. The procedure creates a natural-looking hairline and a grainy effect, which helps guarantee an undetectable and natural result that restores the confidence of our clients. Be sure to check out our gallery.

Be Patient

At Elegant SMP, we understand that SMP is a process that takes time for the results to develop fully. Therefore, it is best to be patient, let the pigments settle, and fully heal before judging the final result. SMP is a cosmetic treatment that provides a natural-looking, undetectable solution for baldness and other hair-related conditions. However, it is essential to ensure that the technician uses high-quality, organic ink, proper technique, and follow the aftercare instructions provided to prevent SMP fail.


In conclusion, scalp micropigmentation is an effective hair loss solution that helps those who suffer from baldness and thinning hair regain their confidence. However, scalp micropigmentation fail can occur if the procedure is not done correctly, or the client does not follow the aftercare instructions. To prevent scalp micropigmentation fail, do your research before choosing a technician, ensure that the technician uses high-quality ink and proper technique, and follow the aftercare instructions provided by the technician. Choose Elegant SMP for our natural-looking and undetectable results using the faded hairline technique, a well-sought-after technique around the world by hair sufferers looking for SMP. Schedule a consultation with us today and find the perfect solution for your hair loss needs.

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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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