Hair loss affects both genders in different ways. While men are frequently portrayed as experiencing hair loss, a lot of women also face this delicate challenge. Approximately half of all men & women will experience some level of hair loss by the time they turn 50. It’s fair to say that everyone loses hair throughout the day. However, anything between 50 and 100 hairs is normal shedding. Whether you are experiencing pattern baldness or chemotherapy-related hair loss, you are probably looking for the best solution to your problem. At Visionary Scalps, we treat our clients with hair loss with scalp micropigmentation. Unsure what it means or how it works? Don’t worry; this article will help you understand whether scalp micropigmentation is the right treatment for you.
What is scalp pigmentation?
Also known as SMP, scalp micropigmentation is essentially a non-surgical treatment that replicates the natural look of a shaved head or a fuller head. The process essentially applies pigments within the top skin layer of the scalp. The result is designed to create a fuller head of hair.
If you are familiar with microblading, aka the micropigmentation process that is performed with a manual blade on the eyebrows, SMP is a similar application, but it uses an electronic tattoo device. That’s why you might have heard scalp micropigmentation described as hair tattooing. The reason why SMP practitioners use a tattoo tool is to penetrate the skin. The area around your eyebrows is much thinner and therefore only requires a manual approach.
Who is it for?
We recommend the treatment to all our clients who are self-conscious about bald patches or similar hair loss issues. Naturally, we’d like to emphasise that micropigmentation is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment for an aesthetic query. The treatment doesn’t cure any existing medical condition.
Yet, it can provide a response to people who experience hair loss for medical or non-medical reasons, such as cancer therapy, alopecia areata, thinning hair, or pattern baldness in men and women. Scalp micropigmentation is suitable for tackling all hairline concerns, regardless of our clients’ ages, genders, skin types, and skin colours.
What to expect?
The typical treatment course will require 3 or more sessions, during which we gradually build up the scalp micropigmentation density to imitate your hair colour. Depending on your situation and the area you wish to cover, the session could take 1 to 4 hours and use several pigment shades to deliver the most natural appearance possible.
We always apply a numbing agent over the surface of your scalp. However, similar to a tattoo, the procedure can cause discomfort depending on your pain tolerance. We also ensure that our clients understand how to prepare the scalp ahead of the treatment and look after it post treatment. We specifically warn against swimming, heavy exercise and visiting sauna and steam rooms after the procedure. If you are familiar with ink tattoos, you probably already know that you need to keep your skin moisturised.
Results are visible immediately after the first appointment. By the end of the last session, you will feel more comfortable about your hair.
If you have any reservations about scalp micropigmentation, check out our 'scalp micropigmentation regrets' article, and how you can avoid them and ensure the best possible results. Once you have a full understanding of the procedure and find the perfect clinic to carry out your treatment, we are confident you will not regret it!
If you are curious about what scalp micropigmentation can do for you, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experts to discuss your options and regain your hair confidence.