hair loss treatments
Scalp Micropigmentation for Hair Loss
Scalp micropigmentation, rather than acting as a form of hair transplant, is a means by which we conceal and disguise the effects of hair loss – and is particularly popular with both men and women whose hair loss is long term and irreversible.
The whole point of scalp micropigmentation is not a form of hair transplant, but rather an innovative solution which replicates and mimics the appearance of hair follicles.
Also referred to as a scalp tattoo, scalp micropigmentation involves the creation of a tattoo which can cover a bald scalp and create the illusion of a freshly shaved head or can be used within thinning hair to give the scalp and hair a look of textured and thick density.
A super popular modern solution which is being chosen by men and women alike, scalp micropigmentation creates the illusion of hair growth, can help to conceal scars and thinning hairlines, and can even make the scalp look and appear healthier to the eye. Best of all, because it involves the use of ink, it is completely non-invasive with the tattoo-like application reaching just below the surface of the skin.
The process of scalp micropigmentation
Scalp micropigmentation can be performed as a long term or a temporary solution.
While the long term process means that the ink will never fade, there is a low risk that the ink could change colour over time and so may require top ups further down the line to prevent your tattoo from exuding a green hue.Temporary scalp micropigmentation is done with an ink which fades between 6 and 24 months, making this an ideal solution for those undergoing temporary treatment which causes hair loss such as chemotherapy.
The depth at which the ink is placed during your treatment will depend on the clinician, however in most cases the injection sits somewhere in the superficial dermis between the top layer of skin and the tissue below. Some clinicians will even employ what’s called a sweeping motion during the process, to create more of a 3D effect and to give the follicles a more realistic look.
The process of scalp micropigmentation can take anywhere between one hour and 8 hours, depending on the amount of work that needs to be done and your ideal results. Prior to treatment you will be invited to a consultation with one of our clinicians, who will talk you through the process and allow you to ask questions and air any concerns.
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When is scalp micropigmentation used?
One of the core benefits of scalp micropigmentation is that it can be used to conceal and create the illusion of hair growth for those who are suffering from thinning hair and complete hair loss. By replicating the look of hair follicles across the scalp, the tattoos give the scalp the look of a freshly shaven do and help to conceal balding areas within thinning hair – making it look thick and dense.
Because of this, scalp micropigmentation can be used as a solution for all sorts of hair loss. However, it is important that clients are aware of and fully understand the implications of a scalp micropigmentation treatment – that this is a solution to conceal the results of hair loss on a balding head but has no effect on the natural or future growth of hair.
For those clients who are seeking a full head of hair, you may wish to consider a hair transplant instead – with micropigmentation a good follow-up treatment for those who wish to add extra depth and density to the hairline.
Aside from being a much cheaper and easier alternative to a standard hair transplant, scalp micropigmentation is an ideal and long term solution which replicates the appearance of hair follicles across the scalp. With very little intervention and no maintenance, clients who choose the permanent scalp micropigmentation treatment benefit from the appearance of thicker hair or fresh growth – which in turn boosts confidence and gives clients the appearance that they are looking for.