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Can I Donate Blood Following Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment?

Do you frequently donate blood to help those in need? Wondering if Scalp Micropigmentation treatment will change your ability to donate? Today, Ink 2 Scalp is discussing Scalp Micropigmentation and whether or not patients can donate blood shortly after receiving treatment. If you have additional questions regarding blood donations or Scalp Micropigmentation treatment, feel free to reach out. We are always happy to answer any questions someone may have. Interested in Scheduling an Appointment for a Scalp Micropigmentation consultation? We would be happy to help with that as well, simply give us a call and we’ll get you added to our schedule for an appointment.



Is SMP a Tattoo?

This is a somewhat complicated question, the answer is yes and no. For all intents and purposes, and from a medical perspective, yes Scalp Micropigmentation is a tattoo, however, it is much different than a typical tattoo and is administered using specialized ink and tiny microneedles. During Scalp Micropigmentation treatment, pointillism is used to create little impressions on the scalp, replicating individual hair follicles, ultimately creating the illusion of newly shaved head.


Can I Donate Blood Following Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment?

Following Scalp Micropigmentation treatment, you must wait at least 3 months to donate blood. The wait period used to be longer for anyone who recently had a tattoo or piercing, however, the wait time has recently been shortened. The reason you must wait to donate blood following tattoos and piercings is due to bloodborne infections that have been associated with possible unclean tattoo and/or piercing equipment. These bloodborne infections include:


  • hepatitis B

  • hepatitis C

  • human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)


After 3 months, you can donate blood just like you regularly would. At Ink 2 Scalp, we take all precautions to ensure our patients are safe. We use sterile, single use, safe equipment that is audited and approved by Government of Health regularly.