January 16 2013, 2:09 pm PT | Posted in: Pigments
Snippet from the article:
For readers that are not familiar with it, Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a permanent cosmetic tattoo that mimics the very short hairs of a closely shaved scalp. I think that Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a useful new adjunct to hair transplantation with interesting potential and I am pleased to see that doctors in our field, particularly Dr William Rassman and Dr. Jae Pak, are spearheading the development of expertise in the technique and promoting the technology to make it more widely available to patients.
One of the things that was apparent from their presentation at the ISHRS is that SMP is an “art” and that proper technique is extremely important in getting an aesthetically satisfactory result. This includes: the angle that the instrument is inserted, depth control, the amount of pigmented deposited, and color match – not to mention proper patient selection.
I meant to post this last month, but better late than never…
Our friends at the Hair Transplant Network posted a good bit of feedback from Dr. Robert Bernstein relating to his thoughts on SMP and our presentation at the ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) Scientific Meeting, including the applications and the planning that should be considered for those that are interested in having the technique done.