Micropigmentation is an exciting non-surgical solution for mild hair loss. Tattooed dots on the scalp are positioned to resemble closely shaved hair, resulting in a head of hair that appears thicker.
Expressing your personality through your style can be a great confidence boost and a key part of who you are. Your hair comes as part of that deal. So when you begin to notice hair loss it can be unsettling and deflating for your confidence.
Micropigmentation can be the ideal solution for both men and women. It works very well for men who shave their head and would like to fill in the spaces between hairs with pigment, thereby creating less contrast with the scalp and making the hair seem thicker. It’s also perfect for women in the early stages of thinning hair.
If you’re going through hair loss right now, we guarantee you that you aren’t alone. In fact, by age 35, two-thirds of American men will have some degree of noticeable hair loss and by age 50 around 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. It’s the same story for women, as it’s estimated that 50% of women will experience noticeable hair loss in their lives.
Hair loss can be caused by genetics, hormones, rough treatment, medication and so much more. The question on everyone’s lips is simply how they can fix it, and quick! The good news is that there’s a myriad of potential solutions and treatments out there for hair loss and thinning hair. From surgical hair transplants to non-surgical options like Low-Level Light Therapy and micropigmentation, there’s a possible road to hair restoration for everyone.
Today, we’re going to deep dive into micropigmentation, one of the newest, most exciting hair loss solutions on the market today.
If your hair loss is mild or in the early stages and you’re looking for a purely aesthetic enhancement, then micropigmentation may be the perfect solution for you. Read on to find out more ?
What Is Micropigmentation?
Micropigmentation is like a semi-permanent tattoo. It’s a cosmetic procedure that involves positioning thousands of tiny tattooed dots onto the scalp. These replicate the look of closely-shaved hairs, forming the appearance of a thicker, fuller head of hair. At Look Natural Hair Restoration, we are privileged to carry out this procedure and watch it increase the confidence of countless patients.
What is Micropigmentation For?
Micropigmentation can be used to “fill in” thinning hair, cover scars, conceal hair transplant scars, cover alopecia and more. Overall, the procedure:
- Replicates the look of a closely-shaved hairstyle
- Restores front, side and rear hairlines
- Fills in balding patches
- Camouflages scarring, burns, and birthmarks
- Supports the visual effect of a hair transplant
- Gives the impression of a full head of hair
Micropigmentation may be suitable for men, women and transgender people. The main deciding factor is the stage and look of your current hair loss.
How Micropigmentation Works
A small needle is used to insert hypoallergenic pigment under the skin. The pigment is positioned as thousands of tiny, layered and hued dots on the scalp, in order to create shading which replicates the look of hair follicles.
The micropigmentation procedure is carried out in our bespoke, specialist facility, and can be completed in one to three sessions, which may take anywhere from 1-3 hours. While some discomfort and mild pain may be felt, it is usually very manageable.
Who Administers Micropigmentation
Typically, an aesthetician would perform your micropigmentation. Here at Look Natural Hair Restoration, I carry out each micropigmentation procedure myself. I pride myself on delivering aesthetic results that perfectly suit each patient. For those looking to ensure a truly premium experience, Look Natural Hair Restoration is the right place for you.
Micropigmentation has a very quick recovery time. Often, patients can be back to work the very next day. While the scalp does become red after the procedure, due to the activity on the scalp, this fades within mere days.
When it comes to aftercare, your clinician will tell you what is specifically right for you, based on the procedure. In general, you should keep the area dry, avoid sweating and showering the area for 4-5 days. Patients should also keep the site away from direct sunlight during this time.
How Long It Lasts
Scalp micropigmentation may last anywhere from 3-5 years before requiring another session in order to top up the pigment. This will also depend on the continued loss of hair around the site. Patients may require further sessions to fill in and match the receding pattern of their hair, to ensure that their look remains truly natural.
Overall, micropigmentation is an exciting hair loss solution for many patients. Here at Look Natural Hair Restoration, we offer a free consultation to assess your situation and come up with a suite of recommendations tailored to you and your hair loss. Reach out to us today to find out if micropigmentation is right for you.
Author: Glen Ross, M.D.