Restore Your Look with Scalp Micropigmentation
April 30 2021
Hair loss can be upsetting, and when you prefer to wear your hair very short, it can be even more noticeable. That’s where scalp micropigmentation can help you restore the look of a full head of hair even when you wear a short buzz cut.
What is a scalp micropigmentation treatment?
Scalp micropigmentation is a targeted and precise treatment that adds color pigments to your scalp that look just like fine hairs. The treatment fills in those areas that are thinner and redefines a more natural hairline.
Who can get scalp micropigmentation?
The treatment works best for people who like wearing their hair very short – like a very close buzz cut – but don’t want to show areas of thinning or a receding hairline. It can also be used to hide scars, birthmarks, or burns, or to augment a hair transplantation procedure. Both men and women who prefer to wear their hair very short can benefit from a scalp micropigmentation treatment.
Is a scalp micropigmentation treatment the same as a tattoo?
The tattoos you get at a tattoo shop are done using a fairly thick needle that penetrates deeply. Tattoo artists also use permanent ink that will last for your entire lifetime, so the tattooing process is different than a scalp micropigmentation. This treatment uses very fine, customized needles to recreate the look of natural hair. The pigment is applied only in the second dermal layer, which is not as deep as a regular tattoo. Scalp micropigmentation is a very precise medical treatment that requires an artistic touch to effectively rebuild the look of a hairline or hide thinning or scarred areas.
How long will my scalp micropigmentation appointment take?
Because it is a very precise process that requires creating hundreds of tiny hair-like pigments, scalp micropigmentation takes several hours to complete. The total time will vary based on your individual needs, so your expert medical technician at the Hair Restoration Institute will let you know how long your own appointment should last.
Do I need more than one scalp micropigmentation treatment?
In most cases, several treatments are required to build up the look of a thick head of hair. Each treatment will be done a few weeks apart, and your individual treatment plan will determine how many treatments you need for optimal results.
What kind of aftercare treatment is needed after scalp micropigmentation?
Your scalp micropigmentation treatment is an important investment in yourself, and there are some things you’ll want to avoid after treatment to keep it looking great. Everyone’s needs are different, but most people will need to avoid:
- The sun. For the first month after your final treatment, you’ll want to avoid direct sunlight. After that time, use an effective sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to keep your scalp micropigmentation treatment looking terrific.
- Swimming, steam rooms, and saunas. Prolonged hot water activities like these can affect your scalp micropigmentation treatment, so it’s best to avoid them for the first 28 days after your treatment.
- Sweating and heavy exercise. To ensure that your scalp micropigmentation treatment lasts, you’ll need to avoid strenuous activities like these for about five days.
Your scalp micropigmentation technician at the Hair Restoration Institute will give you additional aftercare instructions, such as when to moisturize your treated area and which products you need to use for best results.
How long does scalp micropigmentation last?
Scalp micropigmentation is a non-invasive, semi-permanent treatment that can last for up to seven years. Your expert medical technician will provide information about the proper care to help your treatment last as long as possible.
If you are experiencing hair loss, it’s easy to take control at the Hair Restoration Institute. Make an appointment today for a no-cost, private consultation to find out which hair restoration treatments are right for your needs. We’ll assess your stage of hair loss, your overall health, and your hair restoration goals and develop a customized solution with personalized options that will empower you to make the right choice for you. You can find us at 1201 West Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas, or call or 817-854-HAIR (4247) for a complimentary consultation.