If you’ve been in the smp business for a while, you may have heard about the latest news regarding scalp microblading.
Eyebrow microblading has provided a solution for thin eyebrows, especially for women who were slaves to eyebrow make up.
It now aims to conceal hair loss. But, can microblading compete with smp as a hair loss solution?
Read on and find out.
Microblading is a semi-permanent form of cosmetic tattooing; in fact, it falls under the category of “permanent makeup,” even though it is not permanent.
Microblading uses a blade consisting of a row of tiny needles to create hair-like strokes along the eyebrows by depositing pigment into the skin.
You’ve probably heard of eyebrow microblading, aimed at thickening eyebrows that are too sparse and thin. But, what does scalp microblading involve?
It is the same technique, but applied to the hairline to simulate greater hair density.
How long does it last? Results can vary, but generally range from 6 to 18 months, depending on pigment color, skin type and lifestyle.
Scalp microblading can be applied in the hairline area and on clients who have existing hair.
The price of microblading, like any other treatment, varies depending on several factors such as:
Although it is less expensive than micropigmentation, the cost of microblading also depends on the specialization of the practitioner. There are professionals trained only for eyebrows and professionals who only do scalp. After all, body skin is different from area to area, the more training and specialization of the professional the higher the cost.
Scalp microblading treatments can cost from $700 to $1,100, depending on the extent of the area to be treated.
Micropigmentation and microblading are methods of introducing pigment into the skin to create the appearance of natural hair without resorting to surgery. So, are smp and microblading the same thing?
The answer is no.
Let’s start with the tools: in smp, a technician uses a device with multiple needles to apply pigment dots the size of a follicle. In microblading, the technician uses a thin blade or stylus to apply ink in single strokes. If you want to learn more about smp needles and microblading needles, take a look here.
Micropigmentation introduces pigment into the skin a little deeper than microblading. This means that micropigmentation results typically last about twice as long as microblading.
Microblading, as mentioned above, lasts at most 12 to 18 months, while micropigmentation lasts about three years or even longer.
Microblading is usually performed on the eyebrows to improve their density and appearance, or on the scalp but only in the hairline area.
Micropigmentation, on the other hand, has a broader scope. It can be performed on certain parts of the face (beard micropigmentation) and on the scalp in multiple circumstances (thinning of sparse hair; treatment of alopecia areata and diffuse alopecia; camouflage of scars; male and female pattern baldness, etc.).
Thus, the best intervention in cases of hair loss or thinning is scalp micropigmentation (smp).
Both microblading and smp have pros and cons.
The pros of scalp microblading are as follows:
As for the cons:
Let us now turn to the pros and cons of smp. If you are a scalp micropigmentation artist, knowing the pros and cons of this treatment thoroughly is a must.
Smp has numerous advantages:
And the cons?
Smp has no cons, but the latter can be caused by:
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