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Everything You Should Know About SMP for Dark Skin Tones

We could go on and on about the benefits of scalp micropigmentation and its role in the beauty industry, but that would take time.

Today, we want to focus on some recurring questions we have been getting, especially concerning SMP for dark skin tones.

To give a very simple answer, scalp micropigmentation works and comes out beautifully on all kinds of skin tones and ethnicity. Be it American, African, and Asian. 

Make sure you read till the end for a more detailed answer.

How does SMP work?

The process involved in scalp micropigmentation is basically the same for all skin tones. Except that much more pigment is needed for dark skin individuals than light skin individuals.

It simply involves using a fitted machine with a micro needle to fill in pigments on the scalp to mimic it looking natural. These pigments fade away with time, so you have absolutely nothing to worry about. 

Why should I opt for SMP?

  1.  Individuals suffering from alopecia, baldness, or any genetic hair loss problem can opt for SMP.
  2. If you lose your hairline to barbers cutting deep into your hair, SMP is also a good option for you.
  3. If you have scars on your scalp sustained from an accident or as a birthmark and want to conceal them, SMP is your best bet. 
  4.  Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, who have lost their hair in the process can also opt for SMP.
  5. Hair loss after childbirth due to hormonal changes is also a reason for SMP. 
  6.  If you simply want to join the beauty trend and enhance your looks, you can always apply for a session as well.

Scalp Micropigmentation Balding Fix Hairstyle Tattoo ImageDoes SMP work for dark skin tones?

Now, to our most frequently asked question; does SMP work for dark skin?  I guess you already know the answer by now, considering all that we’ve said. 

SMP for dark skin tones is just as great as that for light skin tones and every other skin tone. The process only varies a little to suit each skin type. And with a good SMP practitioner, you have nothing to worry about. 

There are different colours of pigments to suit each individual. An expert should be able to tell which is great for your skin tone. 

Who should avoid SMP?

Although SMP has little to no side effects and is a welcome idea for all skin tones, there are certain conditions that are unfavourable for scalp micropigmentation to take place. Some of these include:

  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Keloids

Individuals with these conditions may have to look for other solutions for hair loss as SMP isn’t a great option for them. 

Is it painful?

SMP is a non-surgical process and coupled with the fact that a numbing cream is usually applied before the process is being carried out, it comes with very mild pain. Some people even say they don’t feel any pain. So I guess it depends on your pain threshold. But be rest assured it’s nothing unbearable. 

We hope we have been able to answer your questions and concerns about SMP for dark skin tones.  For more assistance, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help!

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