For some people, hair micropigmentation is an alternative to a hair transplant, but the two procedures can work together as well. Here’s how.
When Ashton Kutcher appeared on Conan last June, he talked about how he started losing hair at age 25. He also mentioned going to a doctor who prescribed Avodart for his condition.
Now, Avodart or dutasteride is actually a drug given to men who have an enlarged prostate. And while it can help with hair issues by getting rid of testosterone byproducts, it also comes with side effects. These include testicular pain, breast tenderness, and decreased sexual interest.
Sounds scary, right? But as we’ve said before, there are other treatments for hair loss including hair micropigmentation. There are also topical solutions and of course, hair transplant.
Here, we’ll discuss why you don’t need to limit yourself to one solution for your hair problems. Take a look at scalp micropigmentation in conjunction with hair transplant and see if it’s a combo worth considering for your condition.
Hair Transplant: An Overview of the Procedure
From the name, you can guess what the procedure is about. What’s interesting is doctors have been doing transplants since the 1950s. But techniques have evolved over the years.
The idea remains the same though. Your surgeon will move hair that you have to areas that have thin or no hair. And yes, since this is a surgery, there are risks involved.
Your doctor may put you on pain medications since your scalp will be tender. And you may even need to take an antibiotic. After two weeks, the transplanted hair will fall out.
And around 6 to 9 months, you’ll notice new hair growth. As for the costs, you should set aside at least $5,000. It’s not cheap and you may need to pay more since insurance won’t cover cosmetic procedures.
How Scalp Micropigmentation Can Enhance Hair Transplant Results
As a standalone solution, micropigmentation or scalp micropigmentation (SMP) can help clients who want to even out their hairline. Clients who also want that freshly shaved look can also go for SMP.
If you have no idea what SMP is, it’s a non-invasive procedure that uses cosmetic pigmentation to tattoo pigment into the scalp. It’s a must that you go to an SMP expert who uses top-of-the-line tools to create consistent, flawless results that look indistinguishable from real hair.
So how does it work in conjunction with a hair transplant? As we’ve implied earlier, it takes months before you see results from a hairline transplant surgery. During that period, you’ll still be bald or have a hair issue that needs camouflaging.
Getting SMP will mask those problems while you wait for your hair transplant results to kick in. And in case your transplant fails, scalp micropigmentation is a great alternative. That is if you never want to undergo another hair transplant surgery again.
Should You Try Hair Micropigmentation After a Hair Transplant?
For best results, we recommend getting hair micropigmentation at least a month BEFORE a hair transplant surgery. If you decide to get SMP after a hair transplant, it’s advisable you do it a year after the procedure.
For more information about SMP, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.