Hair Loss Solutions: How Scalp Micropigmentation Can Help
December 30 2020
Millions of American men and women have experienced hair loss, but discovering that it is happening to you can be upsetting. Thankfully, there are many effective treatments for hair loss today and we offer a wide menu of options for our clients at the Hair Replacement Institute. One of these options is scalp micropigmentation, a treatment that gives you the look of a full head of hair.
What is scalp micropigmentation?
Micropigmentation is a treatment that applies pigment directly to your scalp in a precise pattern that imitates hair growth. The pigments can re-create the look of a normal hairline as well as make the hair appear thicker.
Isn’t that like a tattoo? Won’t that hurt?
No, scalp micropigmentation is not a tattoo and does not cause the type of pain you’d get from a tattoo. The tattooing process that creates designs in other parts of the body uses larger needles that penetrate deep into the skin so that these designs will last a lifetime.
Scalp micropigmentation is more targeted and precise, using tiny needles that deliver the pigment just below the skin’s surface in hairlike designs that replicate natural hair follicles. While pain tolerance varies for each person, most people experience no pain or just very mild discomfort during a scalp micropigmentation session.
Who can benefit from scalp micropigmentation?
Both men and women can benefit from scalp micropigmentation treatments, especially those who wear their hair very short. Scalp micropigmentation can:
- Fill in areas of hair loss, even large areas
- Create a more defined, natural-looking hairline
- Hide scars and burns by adding pigment on scars where hair no longer grows
- Make hair loss less noticeable for those who aren’t quite ready for transplants
As with all hair loss restoration solutions, determining whether scalp micropigmentation is right for you requires a full analysis of your hair loss at the Hair Restoration Institute.
How long does scalp micropigmentation last?
The results you get from scalp micropigmentation are designed to mimic natural hair follicles. The precisely and strategically placed pigments will last about five to seven years.
What do the results look like?
After your scalp micropigmentation treatment at the Hair Restoration Institute, your scalp will have a well-defined, natural-looking hairline. Overall, the effect can look a lot like a buzz cut since the precisely placed pigments look like natural hairs. For those covering scars, those areas will look fuller and will blend in with the rest of your hair.
Will anyone notice the pigments?
Even close up, scalp micropigmentation is so precise that it looks like real hair, and almost no one will be able to tell the difference unless you tell them about your treatment. People will, however, notice that your hair looks fuller with a more defined hairline.
Is scalp micropigmentation safe?
Scalp micropigmentation is a safe, effective, non-intrusive treatment using pigments with natural ingredients.
How long does a scalp micropigmentation treatment take, and what is the aftercare plan for treatment?
Everyone has different needs, so the length of your scalp micropigmentation treatment will be different than everyone else’s. Your Hair Restoration Institute hair replacement professional will let you know what to expect from your treatment. Scalp micropigmentation is an art that requires a skilled, artistic talent to create natural-looking hair, so this may take some time if you have a large area to treat.
Immediately after your treatment, you might have some itching or redness that will go away in a few days. Your Hair Restoration Institute professional will give you a full set of instructions for caring for your scalp after treatment. That might include avoiding exercise that causes heavy sweating, avoiding shampooing temporarily, and other tips that will help your scalp micro-pigmentation results last.
If you’re troubled with hair loss, the first step in taking control is a free confidential consultation with one of our hair loss experts. Make an appointment today at the Hair Restoration Institute and our hair loss professionals will take a full assessment of your hair loss concerns and your overall health to develop a customized solution for you. You can find us at 8030 Old Cedar Ave S #202 in Bloomington 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.