is scalp micropigmentation permanent?

Asked anonymously on 2nd September, 2022 at 4:18 pm

Is scalp micropigmentation permanent?


Dr. Harish  Kumar  Kabilan

Dr. Harish Kumar Kabilan

23 years of experience

Plastic Surgeon

Answered on 21st Nov 2022 at 8:05 am
Scalp micropigmentation is considered a permanent treatment. The treatment can last for up to 6 years or more depending on how the procedure was performed and how it's taken care of in the following years. Micropigmentation can usually start to lighten after 4 to 6 years, requiring a touchup.

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Dr. Izharul Hasan

16 years of experience

Unani Dermatologist

Answered on 17th Nov 2022 at 2:16 am
it's permanent cosmetic treatment.
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Dr. Archit Aggarwal

9 years of experience


Answered on 12th Sep 2022 at 10:38 am
scalp micro pigmentation is deposition of ink particularly black ink that is deposited in the upper layers like dermal layers and this causes the pigmentation at the site of the position of the colour but gradually this leaches or fades out from the skin and the procedure has to be repeated after a gap of 6 pounds to 1 and 1/2 years
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Dr. Raajshri Gupta

8 years of experience


Answered on 6th Sep 2022 at 7:28 am
No scalp micropigmentation is a semi permanent technique which lasts for a few months. As the pigment is deposited on the upper layers of skin, with time this layer gets naturally removed. So the procedure needs to be repeated. 


Shweta Kumari

Member of team ClinicSpots.

Last edited on 28th Sep 2022 at 5:28 pm
  • No, micro scalp pigmentation is a semi-permanent treatment lasting around 4-5 years and begins to lighten. 
  • It falls under the permanent makeup category, which means that your treatment stays for an extended period, but isn't permanent. 
  • The pigments used in this surgery are permanent cosmetic pigments that resist fading or color change.

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