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!
42% of the men from the age of 30 – 49 are either balding or experiencing the beginning of hair loss. These only increases with age and the receding hairlines are more and more conspicuous.
It’s true that there are many methods of treating the hair loss - from medications to transplants. The increasingly popular solution these days is – scalp micropigmentation. This is also known as hair tattoos!
In this process, micro-needles are used to tattoo the pigment into the scalp. This creates the appearance of tiny hair follicles and creates an illusion of a fuller head of hair. It adds density to the thinning areas.
Each dot that is applied creates a tiny wound. A scab is developed when the wound is healing and eventually falls away.
Sometimes however, the immune system attacks the pigments causing them to shrink. This gradual fading of the dots varies from person to person and sometimes it takes more than a few sessions to get the required shade of color.
The first session typically lasts for more than four to five hours. Additional sessions may be required to achieve the desired darkness of the pigment.
After - effects?
While most of the patients experience mild discomfort during the procedure, it becomes more tolerable as the session progresses. Some of the areas of the scalp have more denser nerve endings than others, but majority of patients focus on the benefits of the treatment rather than any discomfort they may experience.
Is it hurtful?
Scalp micro pigmentation is definitely less hurtful than regular tattoos. It is much less hurtful than hair transplant too. There are anesthetics available to numb the scalp. Some people however prefer to go through with the procedure without any.
What about recovery?
There is no recovery period following scalp micro pigmentation. Slight redness on the skin due to the tattooing may last for 24-48 hours. You can even return to work – next day. Typical time between the treatments is seven days.
There are rarely any side effects observed. Your scalp will look red and with each application the dots look darker. The tiny scabs fall as th wounds heal and you will be good to go and looking great in no time!
Scalp pricing upon consultation. An overall quote will be based on the industry standard (Norwood Scale) for men and the (Ludwig scale) for women. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with well lit photos of your scalp.