Scalp micropigmentation is a revolutionary process
Suitable for both men and women, scalp micropigmentation can be used in combination with hair transplantation to give the appearance of even greater density and thickness of hair. Using the micropigmenting technique, we are able to recreate the appearance of short or shaved hairs through the strategic placement of pigments onto the scalp. The technique works for people with both short and long hair and can help to redefine your hairline. It is helpful for masking the signs of alopecia areata as it camouflages scarring and effectively hides old hair transplant scars.
Scalp micropigmentation is a treatment where specialised techniques are used to inject pigment into the scalp. The treatment is non-surgical and minimally invasive to produce very natural-looking results. The technique is the same traditional tattooing. However, the pigments we use during this procedure are distilled and water-based, which achieve a semi-permanent result. Traditional tattoos, on the other hand, use oil carrier-based pigments.
What should I expect at the consultation?
If you are interested in undergoing a scalp micropigmentation treatment, we recommend that you come in for a personal consultation. This will give you the chance to ask any questions you might have about the process, and ensure that the treatment is right for you. A consultation is also the ideal time to openly discuss your particular expectations and aesthetic goals so that your surgeon can formulate a treatment plan that best suits your needs.
What can the treatment be used for?
The scalp micropigmentation procedure effectively simulates hair stubble, and can also be used to achieve a higher optical density of hair. It is often an effective option for balding men who would like to achieve a shaven look, and can also be used in cases of thinning hair where areas of the scalp that have become slightly visible. In many cases, the treatment helps to decrease the contrast between hair colour and the scalp, creating a natural-looking illusion of more hair. Scalp micropigmentation can also be used to conceal scars caused by previous hair transplant procedures.
How long does recovery take?
Most patients recover quickly from the scalp micropigmentation procedure, although you may notice some redness on your scalp for the first few days following treatment. You may also experience some mild swelling while your scalp heals. We recommend that you try and keep your scalp dry for around five days, after which time you can begin to clean the site of treatment with a very gentle soap.
What kind of results can I expect?
The tattooing involved in scalp micropigmentation is semi-permanent and will generally last between two and five years. However, the longevity of the tattooing will depend upon the patient’s sun exposure and individual resistance to the pigment. We use fine, hair-like strokes to disguise the appearance of thinning hair on the scalp. The procedure is performed using a hype-allergenic pigment.
If you would like to know more about the scalp micropigmentation treatment, or to request a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.