Paramedical & SMP
What is Micro-pigmentation? It is the implantation of small amounts of natural pigment (dye) via a needle into the surface layer of the skin to create permanent colour. The pigments and techniques are specially designed for the part of the body being treated. It can be used to give colour to the nipple and areola following nipple reconstruction. Even if a nipple reconstruction has not been performed, the areola colour can still be implanted into breast skin and special shading techniques are used to create the appearance of a nipple. The procedure does carry some risks.
The main risks are:
1.Not achieving an exact colour match with the existing areola and/or nipple Scarring Spreading of the dye outside the areola area Uneven pigment colour Fading of colour over time Allergy to the dye (rare)
2 Skin infection You will be involved in the decision of the colour match of your nipple/areola with the nurse before the procedure begins. Is there an alternative? The alternative is that you can choose not to have micropigmentation.
How many treatments are required to achieve the final result?
Most patients require a minimum of two initial treatments with approximately one month between the first and second treatment. A degree of colour fading is quite common and further follow-up treatments may be required to maintain the chosen colour. What factors may affect the results? The outcome is partly determined by variations in skin type and can be affected by:- Medication Natural skin tones Skin characteristics (dryness, oiliness, sun damage, thickness, colour) The level of acidity of the skin Alcohol intake Smoking Individual healing ability Illness. Known allergies It is very unlikely that you would develop an allergic reaction to the pigments used in micro-pigmentation. If there is any reaction, it may not be safe to undergo the micro-pigmentation
How long does the procedure take?
Your appointment can take up to two hours. Local anaesthetic cream is to be used, this will need to be applied to the area at least ½ hour before the procedure. You will complete a short assessment form about your general health before carrying out the procedure and ask you to sign a consent form. The area to be coloured will be marked with a pen and the position checked with you, using a mirror. The length of time it takes to actually complete the micro-pigmentation procedure varies with each individual according to: The position, width and depth of the nipple-areola area The depth of colour to be matched (follow-up treatments are shorter than the initial procedure) Acceptance of the pigment according to your skin type.
What should you expect after the procedure?
You will experience slight swelling and redness following the procedure and the skin may feel “tight.” These symptoms should subside within one to seven days depending on how sensitive your skin is.
SMP stands for Scalp Micropigmentation
Scalp micropigmentation is a non-invasive treatment that uses detailed micro-needles to deposit pigment into the scalp. The results create the appearance of tiny hair follicles that help thicken and restore the look of fuller hair. If you are starting to thin, recede or if you are completely bald, we have a solution for you.
We can give you the look of a short buzz cut. Alternatively via a hand tool can give the effect of tiny hairs within smaller areas such as thinning crown or female pattern baldness.
SMP has been known to restore receded hairlines and thicken remaining hair. It can also be used to camouflage some scar tissue and create the look of closely cropped hair.
The process accurately replicates your own natural hair follicles and hair color, which can help strengthen and add density to any hair that is thinning. It will create an undetectable illusion of thicker stronger hair.
It comes with the added benefit of requiring little to no continued maintenance with no strict lifestyle restrictions.
Here at Sxcess our hair revision service allows you to fully customize your treatment on areas like hair line design, style preferences and overall look to your hair.