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What Are SMP Side Effects?

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Are there SMP side effects that you should be wary of? SMP treatment is one of the most popular hair restoration techniques preferred by men and women for baldness, receding hairline, and thinning hair.  

Some people are worried if the treatment actually works while others are afraid of SMP side effects. Are there any allergic reactions that you should be wary of?

One of the most common SMP side effects is redness and itching at the treated site. However, this is not permanent and the signs usually go away quickly. The non-invasive hair restoration treatment restores the fullness of hair. Some people do experience a few side effects that are temporary.

SMP Side Effects

Swollen nodes

Lymph nodes may enlarge after the procedure as they are busy filtering out abnormal cells from the body. This might be caused if the nodes fill with abnormal cells. The body sees them as dangerous. The nodes might appear like a firm lumpy ball and sometimes feel painful. Nodes may swell due to the pigments used.

Redness

The skin might become red immediately after a session. It happens as the skin reacts to the perforation. Luckily, the signs go away in a couple of days.

Itching

Some clients even experience signs of itching after their treatment. Scabs form on the treated site to heal the wound. They are dry spots that often cause itching or irritation. The symptoms go away after a few days.

Allergies

SMP ink might cause allergies in some people. Inexperienced and untrained scalp artists use low-quality ink that contains heavy metals or reactants. This can cause an allergic reaction to the scalp.

Blueness

Some clients may find that their pigmented dots turn blue. This happens primarily if an inexperienced artist does the job. As a result, they might not inject the ink at the right depth, resulting in its exposure to the elements, especially sunlight. When that happens, the immune system responds to it and the pigment breaks down. This is one of the most common SMP side effects if the technique is performed by untrained artists.

If the scalp practitioner uses regular tattoo ink instead of SMP pigment and injects it too deep into the skin, the pigment might break down and change in color. improper sanitation techniques might cause problems.

Tightness of the scalp

The scalp might feel tight when the skin heals. Wound scabs are not elastic, unlike normal skin. When the skin heals, the wounds lose their scabs. As a result, the skin loosens.

Oversized dots

Dots look large as scabs form over each micropigment after SMP treatment. Immediately after the scalp micropigmentation session, the dot looks large. However, when the scab falls off after a week, the real size of the dot is revealed, which looks like a natural hair follicle.

Fading

When you undergo scalp micropigmentation in Phoenix, there is some loss of the scab. Sometimes this is mistaken as fading of the pigment. Unless you find an experienced and skilled scalp practitioner, you may not get the best micropigmentation experience.

DermiMatch is the best place to find top Phoenix scalp artists and lower your risk of SMP side effects.

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