what is tricopigmentation?

Simply put, tricopigmentation is a shorter duration (temporary) version of scalp micropigmentation. For many people and for a variety of reasons, a temporary solution is sometimes preferable to permanent SMP.

Tricopigmentation treatments are scheduled differently, with the first two sessions taking place on consecutive days and a third session approximately a month later. Top-ups are required every 12 months, as opposed to regular SMP that is topped up every 3-4 years, therefore follow-up to our clinic are needed sooner than for permanent SMP.

Not just a different pigment, tricopigmentation is actually an entirely different technique, developed by Milena Lardi of Italian firm Beauty Medical in 2009. This technique requires specialist equipment and highly specialised and intensive training. Inked In Hairline Restoration is one of only a handful of clinics worldwide to offer the authentic, safe and approved version of this treatment.

when is tricopigmentation a better solution?

There are many circumstances when temporary SMP is a more prudent approach than a permanent treatment. At Inked In Hairline Restoration, we offer both options to enable us to provide the treatment that is the very best solution for our client.

Here are the most common scenarios where we might recommend tricopigmentation:

  • The client wants a more flexible treatment, in case they change their mind.
  • The client has dark skin which would make removal of SMP more problematic.
  • There is reason to believe the hair loss experienced will be temporary, therefore a permanent solution is not required.

We often use this method on our female clients for example, as many conditions like telogen effluvium or postpartum hair loss are considered temporary, in which case a shorter duration solution will suffice.

which treatment should you choose?

Neither option is better than the other, they are simply variations of the same hair loss solution. Which one you choose is a matter of personal choice, but also weighted heavily by your needs and circumstances.

If you would like to retain the option to remove your treatment without the need for laser, tricopigmentation is a good option because the pigments fade mostly on their own. Typically the pigments are gone within 2 years, although they fade noticeably from 9 months onwards.

The first step is to contact us to discuss your requirements. Following discussion, we can identify which option would provide the most suitable solution and make our recommendation. Of course, the final decision is up to you.

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