Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP), a Cosmetic Treatment for Hair Restoration in Asians

    January 2018
    Jin-O Kim, Jae-Hong Pak, William R. Rassman
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    TLDR SMP creates illusion of full hair, addressing various issues and bringing happiness to those with thinning hair.
    This document discusses scalp micropigmentation (SMP) as a cosmetic treatment for hair restoration in Asians. SMP involves tattooing microdroplets of pigment into the scalp to create the illusion of texture and fullness. It can be used to address various medical and surgical problems, including scalp scars, autoimmune diseases, hair thinning or balding, and deformities resulting from hair restoration procedures. SMP is a permanent solution and can be a replacement for messy topical concealers. The process requires technical and artistic judgments, and multiple sessions are often required. The results reflect the skills of experienced providers and can bring happiness to those with hair thinning.
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