Scalp Micropigmentation Techniques
Scalp micropigmentation is usually performed in 2-3 sessions to achieve the best results. In the first session, the practitioner will lay the foundation for the look by mapping out the hairline and creating the basic pattern. They will also determine the best pigment color and density to match the client's existing hair color and skin tone. This session is focused on getting the basic shape and structure of the scalp micropigmentation down.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
The third session is typically a quick touch-up session, which allows the practitioner to address any areas that may have faded or that require additional attention. This session is focused on making sure that the scalp micropigmentation looks as natural and seamless as possible.
Setting up your machine:
Needle selection and configuration
When selecting a needle configuration and depth, it's essential to consider the client's skin type and the desired outcome. Different skin types may require different needle sizes or configurations to achieve the best results.
Here are the adjustments that can be made for each skin type:
For supple skin types: Apply moderate pressure to the needle to ensure the pigment penetrates the skin properly
For dry skin types: Apply slightly more pressure to the needle to ensure the pigment penetrates the skin properly
Top of the head
Back of the head
Hand and machine methods
Hairline design and placement
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a highly technical procedure that requires skilled practitioners to achieve natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing results. One of the most important elements of SMP is the hairline design and placement, which sets the foundation for the entire procedure. In this section, we will delve deeper into the different styles of hairline design and placement, including hard hairline or edged up look, natural hairline, and slightly aged hairline. We will explore the techniques used to achieve each style and provide insight into the factors that practitioners consider when designing and placing the hairline.
Hard hairline or edged up look
Slightly aged hairline
Natural hairline: A natural hairline is one that blends seamlessly with the client's existing hair and creates the illusion of density and texture. To achieve this look, the practitioner should use a larger needle size and apply the pigment at a slightly deeper depth than with a hard hairline. The dots should be varied in size and depth to create a sense of texture and depth. The spacing between the dots should also be less uniform, mimicking the natural growth pattern of hair.
Slightly aged hairline: This style of hairline is intended to mimic the appearance of natural hair that has started to recede or thin out over time. To achieve this look, the practitioner should use a medium-sized needle and apply the pigment at a slightly deeper depth than with a natural hairline. The dots should be spaced out slightly more than with a natural hairline, and the edges should be slightly blurred to create a softer, more diffuse look.
Ultimately, the choice of hairline style will depend on the client's preferences and their existing hairline. It's crucial for practitioners to consult with their clients and have a clear understanding of their goals and expectations before beginning the procedure. With proper planning and technique, practitioners can achieve a range of hairline styles that look natural and enhance the client's overall appearance.
The dots created during this mapping process serve as a guide for the practitioner to follow during the actual procedure and may be adjusted as needed.
It is essential to ensure that the dots or lines created during the mapping process are placed evenly and be symmetrical. They should also be at the correct angle to create a natural-looking hairline. Practitioners may also use different pigment colors and sizes to create a sense of depth and texture.
Follow the client's natural hairline: In many cases, the client's natural hairline can serve as a guide for the new hairline. The practitioner can use a fine-tipped pen to trace the client's existing hairline, ensuring that it is balanced and symmetrical.
Consider the client's facial features: The new hairline should be designed to complement the client's facial features and overall appearance. Practitioners can use techniques such as facial mapping and proportion analysis to determine the most flattering hairline placement.
Hard hairline or edged up look
Slightly aged hairline
Before starting the procedure, it is also important to show the client the proposed hairline in the mirror and ensure that they are satisfied with the design. This helps to avoid any miscommunication or disappointment with the final result. Remember, it is always better to err on the side of caution and start conservatively, as you can always add more pigment later on.
Overall, the key to creating a natural-looking hairline in scalp micropigmentation is careful planning and attention to detail during the mapping process. With practice and experience, practitioners can refine their techniques and achieve optimal results for their clients.
Back of the head
Scalp micropigmentation can be an effective way to camouflage scars and areas of hair loss caused by alopecia or other medical conditions. By carefully matching the pigment color and density to the client's existing hair and skin color and adjusting their technique as needed, practitioners can achieve a natural-looking result that helps to restore the client's confidence and self-esteem.
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We are sure you are excited to begin enhancing your skills and money-making ability by learning how to perform this treatment. Educating yourself on how to provide this service to your clientele is a worthwhile investment with low startup costs and the potential for long term lucrative returns. Practice makes perfect. In order to refine your technique and make the most of this minimally invasive treatment you will need a few items on your road to becoming a certified Plasma Fibroblast specialist.
SKYN PMU PEN
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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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