Did you know 85% of men and 40% of women will have thinning hair? As comforting as it might be to know you’re not alone, it doesn’t do much to keep your confidence up when those balding patches appear.
The problem with thinning hair is that there are so few practical solutions. Topical products tend to get minimal results. Hair transplant surgery can be too expensive to justify until your hair loss is advanced.
The secret lies in the middle ground between surgery and hair products: scalp micropigmentation. Here’s what you need to know.
In short, scalp micropigmentation is a specialized form of tattooing. The goal is to use tattoo ink to make it look like you have hair follicles. In other words, a skilled professional tattoos stubble onto your scalp.
In reality, thin hair isn’t easy to notice. The tell-tale sign of hair loss is actually the smooth, follicle-free skin that shows beneath. Scalp micropigmentation simulates hair follicles on that skin to keep your hair loss under wraps.
The procedure is similar to getting a tattoo. A trained and talented professional uses techniques to match the color of your natural hair follicles. With the colors and variations ready, the provider tattoos tiny dots that follow the flow of your natural follicles.
One of the first questions my clients ask is, “Can scalp micropigmentation help my specific situation?” Chances are that the answer is “yes.”
The most common reasons men and women alike seek scalp micropigmentation is to conceal thinning hair. For small and large areas alike, we can fill in the gaps and simulate a fuller head of hair.
Another common use for the treatment, though, is for hair transplant patients. Many hair transplant surgeries leave scars, and scars don’t have follicles. When you want to wear your hair short, this means the scar is easy to spot.
Scalp micropigmentation can re-create the look of follicles in your scar. At the same time, we can adjust the scar’s color to match your natural skin tone. Put together, these techniques make your scar blend in so it less noticeable.
A common misconception with scalp micropigmentation is that it’s “just a tattoo.” In reality, it requires much more intricate techniques.
As talented as many tattoo artists may be, learning to simulate hair follicles requires specialized training. The provider needs to match the color and the color variations in your natural hair follicles.
They also need to place the dots so they’re the right size and arrangement for a natural-looking flow. To get great scalp micropigmentation results, it takes experience and training most tattoo artists don’t have.
Thinning hair is a more common problem than most people realize. Still, it can deal a serious blow to your self-confidence at any age. For so many men and women around the world, scalp micropigmentation has been the non-surgical solution they needed.
If you’re ready to find out what the treatment can do for you, contact our scalp micropigmentation experts.