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Scalp Micropigmentation After 5 Years: What to Expect

When it comes to scalp micropigmentation (SMP), one of the most common questions that clients ask is, “How long does SMP last?” 

This blog provides an in-depth look at what individuals can anticipate five years post-treatment. We’ll discuss the appearance of scalp micropigmentation after 5 years, the reasons for potential fading after the initial SMP process, and provide practical advice on maintaining SMP results. 

Contact Edge Scalp Ink today for more information about SMP and the results you can expect.

How Long Does SMP Last?


Scalp micropigmentation is known for its durability, and it can provide you with long-lasting results. The treatment is semi-permanent: this means that the pigment will always be present in the skin, but the human body naturally causes fading in the surface layers as the years go by. 

Typically, SMP can last for 3-5 years, but it’s important to understand that the longevity of your SMP treatment can vary depending on several factors. Factors that affect the duration of your hair tattoo include your skin type, sun exposure, and overall care.

What Does Scalp Micropigmentation Look Like After 5 Years?


When monitoring your scalp micropigmentation after five years, it’s natural for some changes to occur to the pigmented cells in your skin. Over time, the pigments in your hair tattoo may gradually fade or pixelate, and the color may soften. However, SMP is designed to maintain a remarkably natural appearance in both men and women, even after five years. 

Instead of a harsh contrast, the fading of high-quality pigments creates a subtle and realistic look, similar to natural hair. Some clients report liking the treatment even more after five years. 

Properly executed scalp micropigmentation treatments will continue to blend seamlessly with the skin for a hyper-realistic look, and with a few maintenance steps, you can ensure it remains at its best.

Reasons Fading Happens To Scalp Micropigmentation After 5 Years


Fading of SMP can occur due to various factors, including:

How to Maintain SMP Results


Although maintaining optimal results for your scalp micropigmentation after five years and beyond requires very low maintenance, we do recommend the following tips to ensure that it continues looking its best:

Avoid Intense Sunlight

Protect your scalp from the sun’s harmful UV rays by wearing a hat or using sunscreen. If you will be swimming 

Use the Right Products

Choose hair care products that do not contain harmful chemicals such as phthalates, fragrances, or parabens. Harmful chemicals are not healthy for your skin and can prematurely break down the SMP pigment.

Maintain Proper Hygiene

Keep your scalp clean and healthy by following a regular skincare routine. Avoid using harsh shampoos or excessive exfoliation.

Use an Exfoliating Cleanser

Periodically perform skin exfoliation to remove dead skin cells, which can make the pigments appear faded. Keeping your scalp moisturized is key to making the pigment look its absolute best.

Get an SMP Touch Up

As the years go by, it’s advisable to schedule a touch-up with your scalp micropigmentation artist. A touch-up will refresh the pigmented cells in your skin and will help maintain the desired look.

There are only a limited amount of touch-ups that should be performed on a scalp. Too many pigments deposited may lead to skin saturation, and this can cause blow-outs, darker spots, or discoloration in the treated area.

Schedule an SMP Treatment or Touch Up With Edge Scalp Ink Today

If you’re experiencing hair loss or hair thinning, Edge Scalp Ink is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain your desired scalp micropigmentation results. Whether you’re considering your first cosmetic treatment or need a touch-up after several years, our SMP specialists are here to provide an enduring solution.

Contact us today to schedule your scalp micropigmentation treatment or touch-up and enjoy the confidence and natural look that only scalp micropigmentation can provide even after five years.