Does SMP scalp micropigmentation cause shock fallout or shedding, similar to the shedding that occurs after hair transplant procedure? Does the shock or trauma caused by SMP have any negative impact on thining hair? If it does, what area is likely to shed the most? Thank you.
Yes, there is always a risk of shock hair loss with SMP, but we have not seen any significant hair loss in our experience (I recall one female patient, but it was minimal). Most people who choose to have SMP are already balding and made the decision to shave their head. We are very selective on who we recommend SMP to.
With respect to long term effect on thinning hair, in my opinion SMP should not be a factor. People with thinning hair in the long term lose their hair — that is why they choose to have SMP or a hair transplant or take medication.