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Permanent scalp micropigmentation versus temporary tricopigmentation News Article

Permanent Scalp Micropigmentation Versus Temporary Tricopigmentation

At Skalptec, we receive a lot of questions about tricopigmentation, and how it compares to scalp micropigmentation.

For those who are not aware, tricopigmentation is a temporary form of scalp micropigmentation. Permanent SMP stays in the scalp indefinitely unless it is removed, and requires a short top-up treatment every 3-5 years. Temporary tricopigmentation, in theory at least, starts to fade after 6-9 months and is completely gone within 2 years.

Many of those asking about tricopigmentation are concerned about the long term implications of permanent scalp micropigmentation, and believe the temporary option is somehow safer. This belief is fundamentally flawed.

The following are considerations that every prospective client should be aware of:

  • With all other variables taken out of the equation, permanent SMP produces a better quality illusion of real hair than tricopigmentation does.
  • Tricopigmentation clients often require top-ups every 3-6 months.
  • Permanent SMP can be removed by laser. Tricopigmentation cannot be removed.
  • Tricopigmentation does not always fade evenly, leaving the recipient in a difficult situation for an extended period of time as they wait for the rest of their treatment to fade.
  • All of the most experienced scalp technicians specialise in permanent SMP.
  • Permanent SMP is more cost-efficient in the long run.

In common with other highly experienced scalp micropigmentation clinics, at Skalptec we provide permanent SMP, not tricopigmentation. If you are certain you would prefer a tricopigmentation treatment, please contact us and we'll be happy to provide advice.

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