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Dark Skin SMP Removal

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What  is the success rate for smp removal on  dark skin/african clients? Would HisHair in New York be able to remove smp on the hairline of dark skin clients without causing skin lightening and skin darkening?

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These problems are typically experienced when removing traditional tattoo ink, rather than the monomeric pigments used by HIS. A note of caution, if the SMP was delivered by another clinic you need to check with them on its composition... the presence of metallic oxides will greatly increase the risk of the problems you describe.

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Hi, I've had SMP treatment at HIS a few years back and desperately want to have it fully removed as it's just not me anymore. I'm worried it will damage my skin as I know laser removal can be a lot riskier on dark skin individuals with the potential of hyper/hypopigmentation...do you have any advice as to what the best course of action is?

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Ridder,

If you have had removal done then this is a bit late info. I had one session done at another company who are a big brand but produced unsatisfactory results, so I came to HIS to get it put right. Although HIS did an excellent job, I decided to start again and get a sizable part of the treatment at the front removed. I have skin type 4/5 of the Fitzpatrick scale so I'm at risk of hypo/hyper pigmentation. I tried the Picoway laser which is cleared by the FDA for all skin types. Had to travel 200 miles to get a patch test, I don't know if it was down to the technician or the laser but it scabbed and blistered a fair amount. I then went and got a patch test done with an Quanta Q-PLUS C EVO which gave no adverse effects, went back and had my first laser session, after 48 hours a fair amount of ink shifted, which I was surprised at, as I was under the impression it would take at least a few weeks to even notice a change. Most of the remaining pigment is of the darker a shade which was not applied by HIS, but I notice is also starting to be flushed out too. So if your work was done by HIS it can very easily be removed from darker skin. I will update when the removal is fully complete. 

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