Unlike the pigments used for our other treatments, temporary pigments are purposely designed to more easily break down and naturally fade within the body. This accelerated reaction occurs due to the makeup of the pigment. Nowadays temporary Scalp MicroPigmentation is often referred to as tricopigmentation.
Temporary pigment particle sizes are smaller and therefore are broken down more quickly and removed from the body via your immune system. The pigment typically starts to fade from around 6 to 18 months after the treatment although not necessarily evenly or completely. This option typically requires a further application after 12 months depending on skin type, tone, desired effect, and time exposed to UV. The shade on the scalp surface may last 2-3 years with this type of pigment but is still likely to reside in the dermal layer for longer although overall longevity will depend on the individual areas of treatment, age, immune system, complexion, and exposure to UV.