Hair Loss in Women
Many people associate hair loss with men. The truth is that thinning hair is actually very common among women as well. However, unlike men, the underlying cause of thinning hair in women typically is not genetic. Rather, it is often a result of illness or physiological changes. Common causes of hair loss in women include:
- Cancer Treatment
- Certain Medications
- Post-Pregnancy Hormone Changes
No matter what the cause, dealing with thinning hair can be stressful and embarrassing. The good news is that thinning hair in women is often temporary. This may come as somewhat of a relief if you are currently dealing with thinning hair, but there is still the matter of dealing with your hair’s appearance as it is now. Even if your hair loss is temporary, bald spots can take months to fill in. In the meantime, you are left to deal with the patchy appearance of your hair. Luckily there is a non-invasive treatment that can help women diminish the appearance of bald spots.
About Scalp Micropigmentation
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is one of the fastest growing cosmetic solutions for thinning hair. During these treatments, highly-trained technicians use natural pigments to replicate the appearance of natural hair follicles. For bald men, SMP can give the illusion of a freshly shaven head. For women with longer hairstyles, SMP helps to conceal areas of thinning hair.
When done by a skilled professional, Scalp Micropigmentation treatments can allow you to confidentially style your hair without worrying about concealing unsightly bald spots.
The Scalp Micropigmentation Process for Women
During your initial consultation, your trained technician will talk to you about your goals and expectations for your treatment. Once your treatment begins, your technician will use small needles to penetrate the top layers of your scalp. Pigment is then strategically deposited into the epidermis, creating the appearance of an actual hair follicle.
While this process might sound similar to a cosmetic tattoo, SMP is actually quite different. The method and tools used during a Scalp Micropigmentation treatment allow us to create a much more precise and natural-looking result. SMP is also far less painful than tattooing. Although you may experience some minor discomfort during your procedure, most clients report that SMP is a relatively painless process. This is because the needles we use are extremely small and only inserted in the topmost layers of your skin.
Unlike surgical hair transplant procedures, there is no real downtime involved with Scalp Micropigmentation. A day or so after your treatment you may notice that some areas of your scalp are somewhat inflamed. For women with longer hairstyles, this typically is not noticeable and should subside within a day or so. Some scabbing is also natural; however, if you follow the post-treatment guidelines given to you by your technician, this should also be temporary.
To learn more about Scalp Micropigmentation and whether it’s right for you, contact our office for a consultation. One of our dedicated team members will happily answer any questions you have.