Which could be the limits of a permanent or of a temporary tricopigmentation when hair becomes white? This is a question that could arise while deciding to undergo a permanent or a temporary tricopigmentation.

We are very often asked what could happen when, after a tricopigmentation, the hair becomes white.

We can analyse two kind of scenarios:


  • Permanent Tricopigmentation: a solution born to last long.
  • Temporary Tricopigmentation: a solution born to have a short duration.


Permanent Tricopigmentation: bland disappearance, high initial cost, low maintenance.

The Permanent Tricopigmentation promises to be not reversible. The pigment used for the permanent  tricopigmentation is bigger than 25 microns and so cannot be attacked by the organism.

The main advantage of the permanent tricopigmentation is that it does not have to be retouched as often as the temporary one. A touch up is necessary only every some years.

The disadvantages of this technique are mechanical. The Permanent Tricopigmentation does not go away in any other way but with the laser.

In this case we remind that it should be retouched to be always perfect, but it will never disappear if not with the q-swithed laser. For the Permanent Tricopigmentation, of course, it is not possible to modify the hairline or to change the color.


Temporary Tricopigmentation: total and progressive disappearance, low initial price, medium maintenance.

The Temporary Tricopigmentation promises to be reversible.

The pigment used for this technique is smaller than 15microns, so it can be expelled from the organism through the phagocytosis process.

It has the advantage to leave a certain freedom of choice (you can undergo some treatments and then let it fade) and to grant that through the years the tricopigmentation can be modified in order to adapt to the changes of the patient. In this case, to go white would be a small problem, since it would be enought to wait for the total disappearance of the temporary pigment.

The disadvantages of this technique are logistical and financial.

Many people do not want to undergo a touch-up session every year and to pay an amount between 250 euros and 1000 euros per year, depending on the technician and on the areas to treat.


Permanent and Temporary Tricopigmentation with white hair.

With the Permanent Tricopigmentation if the hair becomes white it is necessary to laser the tricopigmentation or to keep on dying the hair in the occipital and parietal areas. With the temporary tricopigmentation it will not be necessary to laser the pigment, since it will naturally fade.


So, which one is better? Permanent or Temporary?

Financially, we can say that the Permanent Tricopigmentation is cheaper than the temporary one, if we consider a medium-long term, while more expensive in the short term. The Temporary Tricopigmentation is, at least at the beginning, averagely cheaper than the permanent one.

We cannot give a straight answer and every user will have to carefully evaluate the technique to adopt depending on its practicality, economy, aesthetic result and duration.

Here are some pictures of the Temporary Tricopigmentation offered by Beauty Medical. In this case the client does not have to undergo other touch-up sessions in order to let the pigment fade adapting to the white hair.