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!
Dermaplaning is arguably the hottest buzzword in skincare as of this moment. However, while there is no dearth of excitement around this procedure, there is an evident lack of information pertaining to it. Here’s all that you need to know about this treatment, how it works, its utility and its benefits.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a treatment that involves exfoliation and removal of vellus facial hair by using a scalpel (surgical blade).
Under this treatment, an oil-based cleanser is used to cleanse your skin. The skin is then dried, after which the practitioner applies gentle strokes of the scalpel along the skin surface to peel off dead skin cells and shave off unwanted facial hair. Finally, a warm towel is placed on your face to remove excess skin and hair. The result is a smooth and clean skin, and a radiant complexion.
While it is normal for you to have reservations about the use of a surgical blade on your face, the treatment is absolutely safe; provided it is performed by a licensed professional.
Dermaplaning and shaving are totally different!
A lot of people confuse dermaplaning with shaving; the use of a blade for hair removal being the primary source of confusion. However, while the treatment does involve shaving as such, there is a lot that separates the two.
The biggest differentiator is that dermaplaning is performed to remove vellus hair while shaving is done to get rid of terminal hair. Another point of difference is that you can shave yourself but you cannot perform dermaplaning at your home by yourself. Also, dermaplaning is a far more aggressive procedure than shaving. The purpose of this treatment too is a lot broader than just rooting out facial hair; dermaplaning is essentially a skin rejuvenation treatment.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
A well performed Dermaplaning treatment provides you with a host of benefits; such as:
• It minimizes wrinkles and fine lines.
• Your skin tone and texture both stand improved.
• Products such as serums, creams or lotions yield better results for your skin.
• The treatment could be used to fight pigmentation, acne scars and sun damage over the course of time.
• Dermaplaning gives immediate results; there is no downtime.
• Cellular proliferation is your best weapon to fight ageing effects and Dermaplaning promotes this process.
• It is safe and equally useful for all skin types; even the sensitive ones.
With its ever-so-apparent benefits and utility for all skin types, it’s not hard to understand why Dermaplaning has become such a raging trend. And for all you know, this skincare trend may just go on to become a norm!
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