Does SMP Hurt?

Also referred to as a scalp tattoo, the process of Scalp Micropigmentation is not painful at all. In fact, the scarring effects are minimal and can be hidden by your own hairline Further more it can be applied with a trimming cut to give you that natural look! Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) patients experience no stitching marks either. A simple numbing cream application is applied before starting the procedure. This will help put any fears patient’s mind completely at ease about their newly-acquired scalp procedure.

WHAT FACTORS APPLY TO THE LEVEL OF PAIN EXPERIENCED DURING THE SMP PROCUDURE?

PATIENT PAIN THRESHOLD

The amount of pain you experience is determined by your personal pain threshold. This can of course, can be completely subjective. For example, one person might be able tolerate intense treatments while another can barely feel it at all! This difference in sensitivity doesn’t make either better or worse – just different. Since everyone is different it is tough to guarantee how the SMP procedure will feel for you. The overall consensus though is that its not a particularly painful procedure.

ARES OF THE SCALP BEING TREATED

When getting an SMP procedure, you will come to realize that different parts of the scalp are more sensitive than others. For example, the front and temples area are often more sensitive than other parts of your head. People also tend to report experiencing less pain around the middle, back or crown areas where you don’t see as many hairs growing out from each follicle.

 

TIPS FOR A BETTER SMP PROCEDURE EXPRIENCE

When you are about to have a procedure done, it is common for your mind and body’s natural reactions to heighten. This includes feelings of anxiety or fear that can become worse if they’re not controlled with the proper focus before hand. Keep in mind that when you are stressed, your body produces cortisol. This stress hormone has many effects on the human body but it also interferes with pain tolerance. Thus, it can dull sensations in certain parts of our anatomy such as joints or muscles tissues by causing them to get more sensitive. This causes even small movements to be painful Some things that can help are breathe work or medication that aides in managing anxiety. For a more holistic approach try CBD oil!

(But we don’t think it should have to go that far. One way to help your self relax would be through clear thinking. By making sure that there isn’t anything else going on inside the head before starting any procedures, you may experience better results. Keeping things in perspective helps calm down these worries so one doesn’t feel jittery during treatment).

To avoid this from happening try deep breathing exercises before any procedure. Breathwork  helps clear out excess tension through inhalation (inhaling deeply counts towards two slow counts).

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