Scalp micropigmentation will have a profound impact on your life. Choose a great technician and get a great result, and the impact will be immeasurably positive. Pick the wrong clinic and get a bad result, and the impact will be equally profound, just not in the way you intended. Either way, the lasting impact on your happiness should not be taken lightly, nor should the thought process that goes into deciding whether or not to get this done, and who to trust to do the job well.

Here at Team Micro, we believe strongly in research. In fact we have an entire section dedicated to pre-treatment research, backed up by a Directory of providers to choose from. Knowing what you’re getting into is incredibly important. Fools rush in.

However, there is a point at which people procrastinate and justify doing so by labelling it as research. It’s human nature to procrastinate when faced with a major decision, because many of us are scared of making the wrong choice. Of messing up. So we procrastinate. We micro-analyze everything to the point of insanity, subconsciously seeking either a cast-iron guarantee that everything will be okay, or an excuse to back out.

The problem is – there are no cast-iron guarantees, and there are plenty of excuses to choose from to back out.

Put your choices into context

Of course there is always a risk associated with scalp micropigmentation. Despite what many companies would have you believe, all technicians are not equal. No amount of training or experience causes all technicians to perform the same way. Technicians also have good and bad days, and there are many temptations that will no doubt cross your path, like cut-price offers from providers you’ve never heard of.

In the real world however, you are very likely to achieve a good result if you don’t make bad or ill-informed decisions. Choose a company with a good reputation. Ask to see examples of work by the technician you’re allocated to. Don’t ask for crazy stupid hairlines and don’t try to look 21 when you’re 41.

The risk of inaction

You might think that taking action is risky, but let me tell you, not taking action is even riskier. If I had a dime for everyone who ever said to me…. “I only wish I’d done it sooner”. Seriously.

Imagine doing a parachute jump for the first time. You psyche yourself up for the big day. You talk yourself out of it a thousand times. You imagine every terrible scenario. But once you’re in the air having the time of your life, all of those worries melt away and you feel amazing. Getting scalp micropigmentation is a bit like that.

A (quick) word of caution

Procrastination has its benefits. It’s a great filtering mechanism for bad providers and cheesy marketing tactics, and gives you more opportunity to figure out if you’re really doing the right thing.

I’m not against research, and I’m not against taking your time. I urge you to do as much research as necessary to come to the right decision. However, once you’ve made the decision to proceed, then….. proceed. Without delay. Otherwise you’ll eventually talk yourself out of it and miss out on a golden opportunity to recapture your confidence.

Everyone deserves to be happy. Don’t be your own biggest hurdle.

6 thoughts on “The power, and the peril, of procrastination

  1. Bart says:

    Thanks again Damien,

    So what is the difference between tricopigmentation and scalp micropigmentation? Is tricopigementation just a name for temporary smp? Why do they call it tricopigmentation?
    If I went the permanent method and I’m using smp to fill in thinning areas and my hairline as I have diffuse thinning. Wouldn’t it look odd of I get my hairline filled in with smp and then I recede further down the track and have smp at the front of my hairline and then my actual hair behind it which has receded from where it used to be?


  2. Bart says:

    Thanks Damien. Also since itll be my first time and i want to know what its all about would you advise i go the temporary method first as ive been told it will totally fade away after 12-24 months. Then if im satisfied with it ill go the permanent method. Im a bit unsure about it all so thought temporary would be a good start. What do u think? Thanks in advance for your knowledge 🙂

    • Damien says:

      It’s an option, but personally I wouldn’t. Most people choose temporary (tricopigmentation) because they want to maintain flexibility over the long term. Whilst many intend to take your approach, very few actually do. If a permanent solution is what you really want, find a great technician and make it so.

  3. Bart says:

    Does minoxidil use cause premature fading of scalp micropigmentation? Im getting the procedure done to disguise thinning hair but want to continue minoxidil use to keep the hair i have.

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