As hair thinning and hair loss have become increasingly prevalent among both men and women, and at a very young age, new treatments are being developed to find a solution to these problems. Scalp micropigmentation is one such treatment; highly innovative and totally unorthodox, but with multiple applications and largely positive results.
What is scalp micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical procedure that utilizes micro-fine needles to deposit or ‘tattoo’ pigments into the scalp. This cosmetic pigmentation technique, also known as the ‘hair tattoo’, uses highly advanced techniques and tattoo equipment to inject pigments into your scalp in a stippling pattern so as to create the illusion of tiny hair follicles on your scalp.
Scalp micropigmentation is usually carried out in 3 separate sessions. During the treatment, micro-fine needles inject a layer of pigment dots on the scalp and in your skin’s dermal layer. Each time a pigment dot is applied, a tiny wound is created in your skin. The wound is healed by a scab which eventually falls away but not without taking away some of the pigments along with it. This gradual fading of pigments necessitates multiple sessions so that the requisite shade is achieved. Lighter pigments are applied in the initial session while darker shades are usually reserved for the final session.
The most obvious application of scalp micropigmentation is for baldness and hairline recession because the close-knit collection of pigment dots on a completely or partially bald scalp creates the optical illusion of a head full of shaved hair. However, this treatment has a host of other applications beyond that.
Scalp micropigmentation is very effective at hiding scars and burn marks. Also, this treatment could help rectify the deformities arising from a hair transplant gone wrong. Besides, this treatment makes your hair look fuller and adds density to your hair which makes it perfect for people dealing with hair thinning.
• Scalp micropigmentation is the best alternative for people who cannot have a hair transplant or do not wish to have one.
• It is equally beneficial for people of all hair and skin types.
• Unlike most hair treatments, scalp micropigmentation requires no maintenance and has no major side effects.
• The recovery time for this procedure is negligible; you can return to work the very next day.
• It is a multipurpose hair treatment which treats some of the most common hair problems that you may face.
The success of this treatment depends upon 2 major factors – the usage of up-to-date equipment, and the skill and experience of the practitioner. Make sure you verify both these factors before you book an appointment!