Scalp micropigmentation vs microblading

Its an interesting question that I get regularly, ?what’s the difference between scalp micropigmentation and microblading?? Since both of these types of permanent cosmetics are relatively new in the states, most people are trying to figure out the ins and outs of these new branches of the cosmetic tree. Let’s see if we can help:

Scalp micropigmentation has steadily been growing in popularity over the last decade as more and more consumers are learning about this amazing new technique to combat hair loss.?Scalp Micropigmentation is a permanent and non-surgical solution for hair loss. Using pigment to stimulate follicles, scalp micropigmentation artists can meticulously restore any area of balding with density.?The results are a thicker, more youthful-looking head of hair. In a society where unrealistic expectations of beauty and aesthetics are forced upon every individual, many people may feel a lack of confidence if they do not fit that ?norm.? One of the most common issues people face is a balding, receding hairline, and thinning due to several genetic and biological variables.?Scalp Micropigmentation, or SMP, is a new technique of advanced cosmetic pigmentation and has taken America by storm. This non-surgical minimally invasive procedure can restore your hairline and take 10 years off your look. An SMP artist will use a tattoo machine and very specific pigments unique for the treatment.

Microblading is a manual method of implanting pigment in hair-like strokes in the epidermis to create the look of fuller brows. This form of tattooing is the newest trend in Semi-Permanent Makeup. The natural-looking results are achieved with a sharp, hand-held manual blade made up of 7+ microneedles. Instead of outlining and filling in the outline of your brows with color, microblading allows for the placement of hair-like strokes into the skin. Whereas traditional tattooing uses needles on a rotary/coil machine to push ink 7 layers deep into the skin, microblading uses a manual blade and only targets 3 layers of skin. Because the pigment sits so superficially in the skin the strokes are sharp, crisp, and they mimic the look of real hair! Your new brows will last anywhere between 1-3 years predicated on the environmental exposure it receives. Microblading pigments are all organic and will not change color as they lose saturation over time. Thanks to the 1-3 year expected life of the semi-permanent makeup, the client can change the way their brows look as trends change.

An SMP artist shouldn?t be doing microblading with a machine.?In retrospect, a microblading artist should not be doing a scalp with her manual methods and pigments.?

Scalp King is a full-service hair restoration clinic in Glendale, California servicing Burbank, Pasadena, La Cresenta, La Canada, Hollywood and Eagle Rock.