SMP & Scar Camouflaging for Kids
We’ve all known how people can react to a child that looks “different” from others. Some children cope well, but sometimes a scar or hair loss in a child can bring on a lack of confidence or anxiety. Dealing with these issues at a young age can have lifelong consequences.
Queen of SMP knows how hard it can be for children to cope, which is why we specialize in treatments for children. Micropigmentation is safe for kids and can help ease the suffering of looking too different from their peers.
Is it a tattoo?
Micropigmentation does use inks and needles like tattooing, but there are many differences:
Needle size – The needle is only 0.18 millimeters in diameter and has a single point. Tattooists use needles that are 0.30-0.40 millimeters and will use special tools with multiple points for different effects.
Ink – A skilled SMP practitioner is a master of color matching. Matching the existing hair and skin color is crucial for a realistic look. We use organic pigments that stay stable in the skin. Tattooists use non-organic dyes.
Depth – SMP inks go into the skin at less than half the depth of traditional tattooing. This makes the work semi-permanent, but it also keeps the ink droplet from spreading out under the skin and ruining the look. Healing from an SMP treatment is much faster as well compared to a traditional tattoo.
The most common reason for hair loss in a child is alopecia. This is an autoimmune condition where the body destroys hair follicles. This causes total or patchy baldness. Seeing yourself go bald in childhood can be a shock, especially for girls. Scalp Micropigmentation replaces hair follicles with tiny dots that look like natural shaved hair.
So long as the head is kept shaven, SMP can fill in bald spots even in patchy cases of alopecia. Besides making the head look more natural, SMP will not interfere with hair growth if the alopecia goes into remission. This makes SMP an ideal treatment, especially for children who do not want to deal with the hassle of wigs.
A little scar from a fall is a common sight on a child’s skin, but not all scars are benign. Scars from things like surgery, abuse, or self-harm can be a constant reminder of a traumatic time in a child’s life. Children and teachers might ask questions about them that make your child uncomfortable.
You can cover the scar with clothing, but that’s not a perfect solution. That’s why we offer scar camouflaging. Scar camouflaging uses micropigmentation techniques to blend the color of the surrounding skin into the scar. After treatment, the scar is much more difficult to see, even up close. This technique works on all skin colors.
Queen of SMP is proud to specialize in micropigmentation treatments for children. No child should have to suffer from anxiety because of hair loss or a scar.
Below are some common questions we receive from parents and children about these procedures.
After getting breast augmentation with incisions in aerola, I thought it would boost my self-esteem. However, it did the opposite, due to the incision scarring. I am so glad I came across Zoe. She is an extremely talented artist. The scarring has been diminished, due to her artistic ability. I’m beyond thrilled and happy with my results. I feel back to my normal self again. Highly recommend!
– Alma C.
Let’s face it, sooner or later with aging we all start to lose some of our hair. Unfortunately, for me it was a drastic loss of hair for being 50. I tried all kinds of hair growth products, but the outcome was very minimal.
Luckily, I heard about Zoe from a co-worker who swore on her expertise in Scalp Micropigmentation. This procedure was absolutely life changing for me! I got my confidence boost back up. Zoe is amazing at what she does.
Not only is she an incredible artist, but she’s also compassionate and very professional.
– Rosario A.
Zoe did a wonderful job on a big scar I got on my knee ten years ago rollerblading.It has always really bothered me to see my scar every time I was wearing a skirt or shorts. But, not anymore because Zoe blended it in perfectly with my skin tone. You can’t notice I had a scar.
She is very professional and knows 100% what she is doing. I’m so happy with the results!
Thank you Zoe!
– Elena J.
I’ve known about Zoe’s amazing talents for many years especially as an artist. When I found out she was doing micropigmentation I had no doubt her work would be nothing short of perfection. And I was right. A job that usually takes around three hours to complete she did flawlessly in 2 1/2.
I couldn’t be happier with the results and I have no doubt she’s quickly establishing herself as the best in the business. I’ll refer everybody I know to her and to her only!
Thank you Zoe, you’re amazing!
– Kevin J.
I’m glad I finally chose to get the SMP procedure done and met Zoe.
SMP is a game changer and I couldn’t be more happier with the results. Scalp Micropigmentation has truly exceeded my expectations. Only thing is maybe I wish I got it done sooner.
I can honestly say that my confidence is restored.
Zoe’s service is excellent and I would highly recommend to my friends, family or anyone dealing with any forms of hair loss.
Zoe is truly the best at what she does.
– Brian T.