Scalp Micropigmentation Regrets and Removal

You’ve probably heard of scalp micropigmentation before and are curious if there are any potential side effects or regrets. If we’re being sincere, a scalp tattoo has a lot of advantages, and there aren’t many people who regret having it done.

However, regrets are possible, especially if you’re dissatisfied with the procedure done by a sub-par SMP hair practitioner. We’ll look at what SMP is and some people’s scalp micropigmentation regrets.

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

The best candidates for tattoo hair are those who are balding, have thinning hair on their scalp, or have a receding hairline. It is a non-invasive hair replacement procedure. Its goal is to simulate natural hair by employing technology to recreate hair follicles.

This hair loss treatment is ideal for someone who wants a quick fix without making numerous costly visits to a surgeon. It is efficient, economical, and simple to maintain.

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Reasons why people experience scalp micropigmentation regrets

Although a scalp tattoo often gives people more energy, pleasure, and confidence, it can also have the opposite effect on some people. Unsatisfactory micro scalp pigmentation can make you feel more insecure, annoyed, and disappointed with the results. Here are some Scalp micropigmentation regrets and how to avoid them.

1. Lack of technical ability: If an unskilled or sub-par SMP practitioner carries out your micro scalp pigmentation, the outcome could be poor and unsatisfying. Lack of training affects the quality of the work produced, and you may get a botched job.

Do your homework on the treatment facility and learn about their current clientele’s experiences to prevent having your hairline tattoo performed by a subpar “specialist” and having scalp micropigmentation regrets.

 2. Large spots or pigment migration on the scalp: Two circumstances lead to this:

A big dot may form if a technician uses excessive pressure when applying the pigment to the scalp because the ink may move with the blood. This is called a blowout. 

Large dots could appear after a few weeks if the technician uses the wrong inks. Because tattoo inks and SMP inks differ, you must ensure the technician uses the appropriate ink.

3. Unwise choice of colour/tone: To guarantee that the inks match the hue of your skin, technicians use various inks. This is done so they can present the most natural appearance possible. An experienced artist will take their time to select the ideal pigmentation ink for you. 

The hues of the pigment are chosen to complement your skin tone and hair colour. If you’d like, you can request to see the shade chart. You can look at or request examples from your technician and inquire about their opinions on the colour of your scalp’s pigmentation. Confirm that the artist uses ink explicitly designed for scalps and SMP, not regular tattoo inks.

4. A scalp infection: People who utilize non-sterilized objects for their SMP hair procedure risk developing scalp infections. It’s crucial to get an experienced SMP expert because of this.

Some persons may develop crimson spots on the scalp, bleeding patches, enlarged hair follicles and pores, dry scalp, itching, and other symptoms. Several problems frequently arise when scalp colouring is performed incorrectly.

5. Rushed administration: To get good results with SMP, you typically need 3–4 sessions with reputable artists. This is significantly less time than other treatments. This could change because of things like scar tissue, a lighter pigment hue, or the degree of penetration.

To give the tattoo a more realistic appearance, numerous sessions are necessary. On the other hand, a hastily performed procedure may result in your scalp having a drawn-on appearance, giving you the opposite of the appearance you were hoping for.

6. Wrong hairline or too low. An experienced SMP artist will start the first session conservatively on the hairline. Meaning they will start a little higher than what the client wants. Often the client will come back in the next session and be happy with the hairline or want to lower it a bit, which can be done. 

However, suppose the technician does the 1st session with a hairline that is too low or the wrong design. In that case, scalp micropigmentation regret happens and needs to be removed if it can’t be corrected.

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Do people have scalp micropigmentation regrets?

For most people, getting a scalp tattoo procedure is a life-changing event.  Most people love their new look, which gives them renewed confidence with a new look of hair. 

Unfortunately for some people, scalp micropigmentation regrets kick in just a few days after the procedure. This could result from disappointing outcomes from a bad SMP treatment, a scalp infection, etc.  Fortunately, we have a solution for scalp micropigmentation regrets, laser tattoo removal.

Can people detect a scalp tattoo?

It will be evident if the thinning area of your scalp is micro-pigmented and the other sides are left long; It will appear strange and unbalanced. Additionally, if a technician with little competence performs the procedure, the results may be subpar, and people may be able to tell it was done on the scalp. 

If your SMP looks unnatural, then we should be able to help you. First, we will see if the tattoo hair can be fixed without removal. We can often do SMP corrections by adding additional dots. But if removal is the only option, we can also handle this.


Scalp Micropigmentation Laser Removal

SMP Laser Tattoo Removal

With scalp micropigmentation regrets comes SMP removal.  Hair Tattoo Clinic / Tattoo Removal Clinic uses the Gold Standard PicoSure laser tattoo removal to remove your SMP.  

Some clients choose to remove their entire scalp tattoo and redo it again.  Some clients may want to change their hairline. Some clients may want to remove a few too big or dark dots.   

We can handle any SMP removal using our Picosure laser.  Please use our contact form to upload a photo of the scalp micropigmentation area you’d like removed. Our laser technician will get back to you and answer any questions you have.

If you had a blotched SMP done at another clinic and wish to redo your hair tattoo with us, we will offer the SMP removal treatment FREE OF CHARGE.*

*The scalp tattoo procedure needs to be paid for before the free SMP removal treatment.

Please visit our Tattoo Regret site to learn more about laser tattoo removal.

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