Frequently Asked Questions
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IS THIS THE SAME AS A TATTOO?
The process itself is similar to that of a tattoo but with some key differences. The needles, machine and pigment we use are designed specifically for Scalp Micropigmentation. Traditional tattoos are placed five plus layers into the skin where as our Scalp Micropimentation procedure is placed two layers into the skin allowing the pigment to hold its follicle like shape.
DOES THE TREATMENT HURT?
A popular question asked by many, unlike tattooing, micro-pigmentation does not exceed the dermal (first) layer of skin, therefore, causing less pain. This treatment is far less painful than most other long- term hair loss solutions. Prior to any treatment, a patch test is indefinite, this can help determine any pain concerns client’s might have.
UNSURE OF WHAT HAIRLINE?
During your consultation, your practitioner at SMP KRUSH will go through the variety hairlines and based on your skin tone can advise you accordingly. However, if there is a certain hairline that you do like, bring a photo along to your consultation to discuss with the practitioner.
IS AFTERCARE A CHORE?
No. The aftercare is easy maintenance, it is advisable not to be in direct sunlight for long periods of time. The pre-care is to ensure client’s uses sun block and moisturising cream for their scalp.
CAN I REMOVE WITH LATER?
Yes, you can. A single laser removal shot will instantly remove the pigments as they only go as deep as your dermal layer of the skin This means SMP can easily be removed. Most clients will only need to make one trip to a laser removal clinic. This will also be covered as part of your consultation. SMP KRUSH does not carry out the process but can provide details of reliable clinics.
DO I NEED TIME OFF WORK?
Scalp Micropigmentation is non-invasive and nonsurgical. There is no downtime associated with it, you only need to follow the 4 day aftercare. Many of our clients come in for treatment and go back home on the same day, and start work again the following day.
IS SMP DETECIBLE?
Initially after the first treatment the pigments will look bolder as they are freshly deposited. Overnight you will notice the pigments softening and settling down. As for the redness, it will disappear in 48-72 hours. Intensity of redness is based on sensitivity of the skin, but more or less clients will notice significantly less redness 48 hours after the first treatment. After the initial settling process is finished, your treatment will look completely natural.
CAN I DO ANY SORT OF TRAINING?
4 days after each treatment you can not train, no sweating whatsoever, this is essential otherwise the treatment will not work. After 4 days you can train but only light training, you cannot sweat excessively for 10 days.
WHAT IS Afterpay?
Afterpay is a service that allows you to make purchases now and pay for them in four payments made every 2 weeks without any interest.
WHERE CAN I USE Afterpay?
Afterpay can only be applied to purchases made on the retailer website or in-store (where available).