With so many eyebrow microbladers taking a fresh interest in scalp micropigmentation, scalp microblading is an inevitable consequence, and its easy to understand why so many experienced microblading specialists believe the same technique can be used to suimulate hair on the scalp.
Unfortunately, microblading does NOT work on the scalp.
All pigment placed in the skin, be it through tattooing, permanent makeup, microblading or scalp micropigmentation, spreads and migrates over time. This is an anatomical phenomenon, and there isn’t an artist in the world who can stop this process from happening.
Correctly executed, SMP ‘dot’ spreading coincides with the natural fading process. So, as the pigment deposits migrate and spread, they also fade, making way for top-up sessions to freshen up the clients appearance.
This process is not possible after scalp microblading.
Microbladed lines spread much more than SMP dots and are usually a lot darker, and are therefore much more obvious .
Microblading creates scar tissue. On a large surface area like the scalp, frontal hairline or side profiles, this is a real problem and prevents top-ups from being effective. Scars are challenging to hide already, without creating large and unnecessary areas of scar tissue on the scalp.
The bottom line… avoid scalp microblading at all costs, and don’t let any artist tell you otherwise.