Pigments and Color Theory
Color mixing and matching: Creating the right color for the client's scalp requires color mixing and matching techniques. The practitioner may use a color chart or swatches to select the appropriate pigment for the client's hair color and skin tone. Mixing pigments allows the practitioner to achieve the desired color match, which may require adding darker or lighter pigments to achieve the desired shade.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Color correction and camouflage techniques
Here is a general guideline on which pigment colors work best for each Fitzpatrick skin type:
Light, pale white
Olive, moderate brown
Brown, dark brown
Medium, white to olive
Black, very dark, brown to black
TYPE II: Fair skin, burns easily, tans minimally. For clients with Type II skin, light to medium pigments that match their natural hair color are a good choice. (ALL LIGHT PIGMENT)
TYPE III: Medium skin, may burn but gradually tans. For clients with Type III skin, medium pigments that match their natural hair color are a good choice. (3 DROPS LIGHT PIGMENT TO 1 DROPS MED)
TYPE IV: Olive skin, rarely burns, tans easily. For clients with Type IV skin, medium to dark pigments that match their natural hair color are a good choice. (ALL MEDIUM PIGMENT)
TYPE V: Brown skin, rarely burns, tans easily. For clients with Type V skin, dark pigments that match their natural hair color are a good choice. (2 DROPS MED PIGMENT TO 1 DROPS DARK)
TYPE VI: Very dark skin, never burns, deeply pigmented. For clients with Type VI skin, very dark pigments that match their natural hair color are a good choice. (ALL DARK PIGMENT)
It's important to note that these are general guidelines, and practitioners should always conduct a patch test and consult with their clients to determine the best pigment color and depth for their skin type and desired outcome. Additionally, it's crucial to use high-quality pigments that are specifically designed for scalp micropigmentation and have been tested for safety and effectiveness.
Oily skin types tend to have larger pores and produce more sebum, which can make it difficult for pigment to stay in place. The excess oil can cause the pigment to spread, resulting in a less defined and blurry look. In contrast, dry skin types tend to have smaller pores and produce less sebum, which can make it harder for the skin to absorb pigment. As a result, dry skin types may require more frequent touch-ups to maintain their scalp micropigmentation.
Supple skin types, which fall between oily and dry skin types, tend to have normal oil production and can provide a more stable environment for pigment retention. However, every client's skin is unique, and there can be variations in oil production and skin texture even within the same skin type category.
To overcome these challenges, practitioners may need to adjust their technique when working with clients with dry skin. This may involve using a smaller needle size, reducing the machine speed, or adding more pressure to the needle to ensure that the pigment penetrates the skin properly. Additionally, practitioners may need to frequently apply more pigment during the procedure to ensure adequate coverage and retention.
Lookout for “Blowouts”
Blowouts can occur for a variety of reasons, such as using the wrong needle size or configuration, applying too much pressure to the needle, using a machine that is set to a too high speed, or most commonly going too deep into the skin. They can also be more common in clients with thinner or more delicate skin. These dots can turn blue and expand.
The client's skin type can also impact the retention of pigment, and practitioners must adjust their technique and provide appropriate aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results.
Blowouts are a common concern in scalp micropigmentation, particularly in the front of the hairline, and practitioners must take extra care to avoid them.
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NEEDLES & PIGMENT
Stock up on disposable needles. You will need to use a fresh and sterilized needle for each client. You will also need pigment for practice.
When it comes to consulting with clients for Scalp Micropigmentation, it's essential to establish a good rapport and ensure the client feels comfortable and confident in the procedure. Here are some tips to keep in mind during a client consultation:
Build trust: Establishing trust with your clients is crucial. Explain the procedure and any possible side effects, so they know what to expect. Answer any questions they may have, and be honest about the results they can expect.
Conduct a thorough examination: Before the consultation, ask your clients to bring photos of their hair when they were younger to get a better understanding of what their natural hairline and color were. Assess the degree of hair loss, the pattern of hair loss, and the color and texture of the hair.
Customize the procedure: Every client's hair loss is unique. Customize the procedure based on the client's hairline, facial features, and hair loss pattern. Discuss different options and provide recommendations on what will work best for their particular case.
Explain the process: Explain the entire procedure, including the number of sessions required, the expected downtime, and any post-procedure care instructions.
Manage expectations: It's essential to manage your client's expectations. Explain that the procedure will not restore their hair, but it will create the appearance of a full head of hair. Emphasize that it is a gradual process, and multiple sessions may be required to achieve the desired results.
Provide before and after photos: Show your clients before and after photos of previous clients with similar hair loss patterns. This will help them visualize what to expect and build their confidence in the procedure.
Follow up: After the consultation, follow up with your clients to answer any additional questions they may have. Provide them with resources, so they can do their own research and make an informed decision.
Remember, a successful Scalp Micropigmentation procedure starts with a successful consultation. Building a good relationship with your clients and managing their expectations is crucial to ensure a positive outcome.
client consultation FORMS
Skyn Aesthetics Group wants you to be fully prepared to administer this treatment at the end of this certification course. We will provide you with consultation forms customized for SMP via the download button below.
At your client’s first appointment, schedule enough time to provide a full and thorough consultation. Once you have recorded their information and determined that it is safe to move forward with the procedure, have your client sign the form confirming that the information provided is true and accurate. For multiple sessions continue to record the client’s progress and have them sign the form indicating they are satisfied with the procedure.
Click here to receive your SMP Procedure Instructions and Client Release Form documents. These will insure your before & after procedural steps follow the correct protocol.
ADVANTAGES of minimally invasive procedures over SURGERY
• Skin remains intact, no scalpels or cutting
• No unsightly stitches
• Minimal risks
• Minimal side effects
• Short downtime
• Quick and simple procedure process
• Surgery risks like blindness are eliminated
• No thinning of the skin tissue
• Significantly less expensive than surgery
• Reduced risk of infection
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE LAST?
The duration of the Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) treatment can vary depending on the individual's skin type, lifestyle, and the quality of aftercare. Generally, the treatment can last for up to 5 years or more, but touch-up sessions are recommended every 2-3 years to maintain the desired results.
It's important to keep in mind that the longevity of the treatment also depends on how well the individual follows the aftercare instructions provided by the technician. Proper aftercare, such as avoiding direct sunlight, excessive sweating, and harsh chemicals on the scalp, can help extend the lifespan of the SMP treatment.
The technician may recommend a follow-up session after the initial treatment to ensure that the pigment has settled well into the scalp and to make any necessary adjustments. The follow-up session is typically scheduled 4-6 weeks after the initial treatment.
Overall, SMP is a long-lasting solution for hair loss that requires regular maintenance to keep the desired results.
HOW MANY sessions ARE needed for optimal results?
The number of sessions required for optimal Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) results can vary depending on the individual's hair loss pattern, skin type, and desired density of pigmentation. Typically, two to three sessions are needed to achieve the best results.
During the first session, the technician will create a preliminary hairline and fill in the bald areas with small, densely packed dots. This session typically takes 2-4 hours, depending on the extent of hair loss. After the first session, the scalp may appear slightly red and swollen, and the pigment may appear darker than the desired result. This is normal and will fade over time.
The second session, which is typically scheduled 4-6 weeks after the first, is used to build upon the initial work and add density to the scalp. During this session, the technician will evaluate the results of the first session and make any necessary adjustments. This session may take slightly longer than the first, depending on the amount of work needed.
In some cases, a third session may be needed to achieve the desired density and coverage. This session may also be used to touch up any areas that may have faded or need additional work.
Overall, the number of sessions required for optimal results can vary, and it's important to follow the technician's advice on the number of sessions needed to achieve the desired outcome. It's also important to note that SMP is a gradual process, and multiple sessions may be needed to achieve the desired results.
Appointments must be spaced out by a minimum of 4-6 weeks.
preparing for treatment day
Preparing for Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) treatment day is essential to ensure the best possible results and a comfortable experience. Here are some tips to follow before your SMP treatment:
Shave your head: Shaving your head a day before the treatment is essential. This ensures that the technician can see the natural hairline and determine the best placement of the pigments.
Avoid sun exposure: Avoid excessive sun exposure to the scalp for at least a week before the treatment. Sunburn or a tan on the scalp can affect the pigment's absorption and result in an uneven appearance.
Avoid alcohol and blood-thinning medication: Avoid drinking alcohol or taking blood-thinning medication for at least 24 hours before the treatment. These can increase bleeding and interfere with the pigment's absorption.
Eat a light meal: Eating a light meal before the treatment can help prevent lightheadedness or nausea during the procedure.
Wear comfortable clothing: Wear comfortable clothing that can be easily removed and avoid wearing any hats or headbands that may interfere with the pigmentation process.
Arrive on time: Arrive on time for your appointment, and avoid rushing or feeling stressed on the day of the treatment.
Bring headphones or music: Bring headphones or music to listen to during the treatment to help you relax and feel comfortable.
Following these tips can help ensure a comfortable and successful SMP treatment experience. It's also essential to follow the technician's advice and aftercare instructions to ensure the best possible results.
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“The training I received from Skyn on consulting with clients and how to communicate effectively with them helped me to attract more clients for Scalp Micropigmentation. By allowing the clients to lead the conversation and taking notes on their needs and concerns, I was able to establish a bond of trust with them. Clients want to feel heard and understood, and this is just as important as delivering a successful Scalp Micropigmentation treatment. By following Skyn's advice on communication and putting it into practice, I was able to build strong relationships with my clients and help them achieve their hair restoration goals."
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