Get the Appearance of Natural Hair with Scalp Micropigmentation
April 29 2020
Many people today prefer a clean, buzzed cut to complement their personal and professional style, but a style this short can amplify the appearance of hair loss. Others have scars where hair doesn’t grow, which can make the hair appear thin. We have the solution to both of these issues at the Hair Restoration Institute – scalp micropigmentation. This treatment can give you the look of fuller, thicker hair with a natural-looking hairline.
How does it work?
There are about 2,000 hair follicles per square inch on the human head, and when thinning occurs, the gaps can begin to look obvious. Scalp micropigmentation works by adding pigments that mimic the look of hair follicles to fill in those thinning areas. A very small needle is used to add pigments into the second dermal layer to fill in sparse areas or areas with scar tissue, giving you the appearance of fuller hair all over.
Will it hurt to get a scalp micropigmentation treatment?
The scalp micropigmentation treatment process is non-invasive because it uses a needle the width of a human hair that does not penetrate deep into the skin, only reaching the second dermal layer. Many people confuse scalp micropigmentation with tattoos, but this specialized treatment is different because it is very precise. A tattoo artist uses a much larger needle and different type of dye, and therefore cannot replicate the tiny hair-like pigmentation produced by the scalp micropigmentation process. Because the needle used is so thin and does not penetrate deeply, you’ll experience only minimal discomfort, if any, from a scalp micropigmentation treatment.
What will my results look like?
Scalp micropigmentation makes your hair appear thicker. If you have a receding hairline, the treatment can fill in the gaps and create a well-defined, natural-looking hairline that looks as if you have never had thinning hair. For scars and other places where your natural hair follicles have trouble growing, scalp micropigmentation fills in those areas, so your entire head of hair looks fuller.
Who can benefit from scalp micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation treatments can help both men and women and they work on virtually every skin type and with most levels of hair loss. It can be especially effective for men who wear very short buzz cut styles, as the process creates a shaded area that looks like hair that defines the hairline on the forehead, sides, and back of the head. It also works very well to cover up scars, birthmarks, and other conditions that make your head of hair appear thinner, such as:
- Crown balding
- Receding hairline
- Diffused hair loss
- Burns, scars, and birthmarks
Scalp micropigmentation can also be used to enhance other hair loss treatments to fill in scalp areas and create the look of a healthy, thick head of hair.
How long does the treatment take?
Your treatments of scalp micropigmentation will usually take one or two sessions to complete, with each session lasting one to four hours, depending on the extent of micropigmentation treatment needed to achieve your results. There are no restrictions following the procedure, so you can return to your normal activities while looking like you just walked out of a barbershop.
How long will scalp micropigmentation treatments last? Will it fade?
The dyes from this specialized treatment will become less strong over time, but the hair-like appearance will last for about five to seven years.
With the growing popularity of buzz cut hairstyles and the effectiveness of scalp micropigmentation treatments, this solution has also been gaining popularity. Our highly skilled hair professionals can recreate your natural-looking hairline for the appearance of thicker hair.
If you’d like to find out if scalp micropigmentation is the best solution for you, make an appointment for a free consultation today at the Hair Restoration Institute. Our experienced, talented hair professionals can help determine the best plan of action to address your needs. You can find us at 8030 Old Cedar Ave S #202 in Bloomington or the Edgewater Town Office Park at 2598 Rice Street in Saint Paul in Minnesota, or at 1201 West Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas or call 612-588-HAIR (4247) in Minnesota or 817-854-HAIR (4247) in Dallas/Fort Worth for a complimentary consultation.