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SMP Pigment Not Staying

This is a topic I never hear about from providers. 

Typically pigment not staying or sometimes not even seeing an impression stick is due to working in scar tissue. 

This can be frustrating for both you and your client. It’s the artist’s job to do everything possible to overcome this issue. 

Change needle sizes, maybe change pigments, go slower, etc. 

What if the scar tissue is just bleeding too much or the client has a history of poor healing or keloid scarring. 

Unfortunately, there are times where you as an artist may need to inform the client that they need to address the scars’ heath by letting it heal longer, look at laser resurfacing, microneedling, etc before you can continue. 

It’s important to try and spot these concerns before taking a client on, however this isn’t always obvious until you start the work. 

Dermimatch pigments may be able to help as they are slightly thicker than what is commonly used in the SMP industry. The thicker pigment can help with pinpoint scar work without the “sponge” and migration effect scars can have on highly diluted inks. 

Look at www.dermimatch-products.com. Dermimatch is located in Scottsdale, AZ 

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Adding Complection Correction To Your SMP Practice

What is Completion Correction (CC)? CC is a thick skin tone pigment originally used to cover dark spots or irregularities in the skin. Dermimatch Hair Clinic realized that this product was extremely effective fixing bad previous work on clients. It’s also a great way to reduce the appearance of the stubborn pigment left over after laser removal. 

If done correctly, SMP can be removed in about one laser session but some deeper impressions may stick around. CC is a great tool to take these darker spots down. 

You can be the best SMP artist in the world but you are putting thousands of impressions in the skin of varying depth. You will have a few impressions that may need to be blended and reduced. 

Before CC, your option was to add more pigments around the area to help blend. We all know ” more is not always better”. 

Using CC to reduce impressions with a blending technique can create a great medium of blending. 

Learn more about Completion Correction at www.dermimatch-products.com https://youtu.be/irraI6s0_Cg  Dermimatch is located in Scottsdale,AZ 

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Scalp Micropigmentation In Different Lighting

Lighting plays a big role in how we see results on any given client. Providers will also use lighting to obtain the best before and after photos for marketing. 

It’s important to understand that this is natural and a fully shaved head will appear darker or lighter depending on lighting. 

Example: You’re in a dimmed bar meeting a date for the 1st time, it’s likely you will have a much more prominent SMP shadow vs. meeting at the beach where your head is reflecting the direct sunlight causing the results to look much more subtle. 

Some clients may ask why they took a picture at the pool and they look completely bald. They may even suggest going darker with their SMP. As an artist you need to be able to educate your client on the lighting effects and why “more is not better”. You don’t want a Lego head. 

One way to address the reflection to achieve more of a shadow effect in bright lighting is to use a matting product. This helps reduce shine on the head and advances the overall realistic look of SMP. 

Check out Zero Shine at  www.Dermimatch-products.com 

This product is designed to last for 12+ hours and maintain its effects in water or while sweating. 

Dermimatch is located in Scottsdale, AZ.