written by Britney Gerold and Rachel Luman of Permanent Makeup Masters in Scottsdale, Az
Living With Thinning Hair?
Thinning hair is a fact of life for many men and women. Whether it is simple hair loss, male pattern baldness or alopecia, losing your hair can take a toll on your self-esteem and add stress to your daily life.
Many people turn to hair transplants or hair growth products that are unsuccessful or leave scarring. What if there is a better solution? A permanent solution? Scalp Micropigmentation is quickly becoming the number-one solution for hair loss!
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is the process of using pigments to replicate the look of a hair follicle. For a man who is bald or has a receding hair line, SMP can give the illusion of a freshly shaved head. For women or men with long hair, it can fill in the density, creating a shadow and giving the appearance of a full head of hair.
What Is The Process Like?
Scalp Micropigmentation is a tattoo process that places specially formulated pigments into the dermal layer of the scalp using needles that are designed to be the size of a hair follicle. The application is usually quite painless. There may be a little discomfort in more sensitive regions like the temples, but most people report only very mild sensitivity during their procedure.
For women who are looking for fuller hair, the hair color is matched perfectly with pigments and then mixed one shade darker to give the “full head of hair” look that is desired. For men, the hairline is customized to the client’s preference, either achieving a natural line or a harder “edged up” look. The inks are matched to the existing hair color, and because the needles are the size of a hair follicle, the result is extremely natural.
Three sessions are usually required to achieve the desired result. These procedures are completed within a week of each other, and the recovery time between each session can be as little as a few hours.
Whether you are a man or woman with thinning hair, Scalp Micropigmentation is the optimal solution!
Will Scalp Micropigmentation Help With Hair Transplant Scarring?
The Scalp Micropigmentation procedure is used by more than 20,000 men to add density or correct a receding hairline. However, more than 30% of all our clients use Scalp Micropigmentation to camouflage a scar of some sort, most commonly a FUT (strip) scar or multiple FUE (dot) scars, both of which are the result of hair transplant surgery.
Scalp Micropigmentation is perfect for the effective concealment of FUT, FUE, scalp reduction and historic plug and cobblestone scars from old-fashioned hair restoration procedures.
How do I learn more?
You can learn more about Scalp Micropigmention, including cost and before and after photos, by visiting www.permanentmakeupmasters.