Hair Transplant and Scalp Micropigmentation?
April 26 2019
Taking a Closer Look at Scalp Micropigmentation
Most men and many women will develop some degree of androgenetic alopecia, also known as genetic pattern baldness, by the time they reach 50 years of age. Because of the number of patients who want to find a solution for their hair loss, there has been a great deal of effort put forth in advances in hair restoration throughout the years.
Scalp Micropigmentation is one treatment that is quickly becoming more and more popular. This is a non-surgical hair loss treatment option that uses natural pigments that are applied at the epidermis level of the scalp in order to replicate the appearance of hair follicles or strands. Scalp micropigmentation delivers a natural looking and realistic result that show natural patterns of any hair you have remaining by applying several layers of pigment at different depths and angles.
Scalp micropigmentation is a popular treatment for men and women because they get instant results, experience very little discomfort and have no downtime. While scalp micropigmentation doesn’t actually restore hair, it is a great option to help hide any hair loss you are experiencing.
Another option for those suffering from hair loss is hair transplant surgery. This type of procedure usually takes only a few hours. You will have some redness afterward and some minor swelling and scabbing where the hair was transplanted. Within a week this should clear up.
People are now combining these two treatments in order to reap the benefits that they each offer.
Scalp Micropigmentation Before Having a Hair Transplant Surgery
For young men, it is widely recommended that they don’t have hair transplant surgery until they are a little older. Their hair loss pattern is most often not established and it is vital that only permanent hair follicles not affected by androgenetic alopecia down the road be transplanted.
When hair transplantation is not a viable option, scalp micropigmentation may be an excellent alternative for those not happy with their current state of hair loss. If more hair loss occurs there may be more treatments needed until hair transplant surgery is an option. Scalp micropigmentation is safe and does not damage your hair follicles or your scalp.
Scalp Micropigmentation After Having a Hair Transplant Surgery
For patients that have undergone hair transplant surgery, scalp micropigmentation can be used to hide the scars from the surgery. This happens for those who have had an older method of hair transplant procedure called FUT “strip” surgery where there is a long and obvious scar on the back of the head. Scalp micropigmentation can camouflage the scar.
Combining Scalp Micropigmentation and a Hair Transplant
For patients who have had a hair transplant procedure, there is only a certain number of hair follicles that can be transplanted. That number of follicles can be reduced if there is only a small donor area. After a hair transplant, scalp micropigmentation can offer an enhanced appearance of greater hair density to provide the appearance of a thicker, fuller hair restoration result.
Talk to a Hair Restoration Professional
At Hair Restoration Institute of Minnesota, we offer all clinically proven hair restoration solutions for everyone who walks through our doors. Our hand-crafted wigs, advanced NeoGraft FUE hair transplant procedures, and hair loss treatment programs are one-of-a-kind and designed with you, and only you, in mind. Schedule a free no-obligation consultation today (612) 588-4247. We’ll show you just how easy it is to say goodbye to hair loss once and for all.