Uncontrolled hair loss can be frustrating. Although there are many options for hair regrowth, they often either look artificial or are expensive. Scalp micropigmentation is reliable, easy to maintain, and has a high success rate.

What Is Scalp Micropigmentation?

The procedure of scalp micropigmentation is a sophisticated form of cosmetic pigmentation, which in many ways can be called scalp tattooing. It involves needles used to deposit pigments under the skin.

There are two factors that decide the outcome of the procedure: the equipment used and the skills of the practitioner. If both of these aspects are of a high quality, the result is as close as you can get to the natural appearance of a scalp full of hair.

The Procedure of Scalp Micropigmentation

The scalp micropigmentation procedure takes three to four settings, similar to getting a large tattoo done. During the first appointment, the patient consults with the practitioner to explore their options and gain an understanding on the effectiveness and the limitations of the cosmetic procedure. An initial mode of approach is drawn out to help the patient reach their desirable goals.

Patients are advised to keep the first session short until they get a good feel of the procedure. After the first session, it is normal for the scalp to turn red. The redness subsides within 24 hours. Following the second treatment, the pigmentation darkens, and if there are any questions, they are answered, or a change in approach is possible during this session. In special cases, there may be an extra session, the third visit, to darken the pigment if the patient desires.

Principles of Scalp Micropigmentation

The color of the pigment used in scalp micropigmentation should be a close match to the patient’s natural skin tone. The shade is darkened in the consecutive session to provide an illusion of a full head of hair. There are many options that the patient can choose from. A few of the most popular choices are listed below:

  • Widow’s Peak with a Soft Hairline: This approach is most suited for those patients who wish to lower their hairline. A receding hairline is the first telltale sign of balding. When the hairline is lowered, the illusion offered shifts the focus from the receding hairline.
  • Reversing Thinning Hair: This approach focuses on areas with predominant hair loss. Think of it as a filler that effectively masks the gaps in the scalp.
  • Permanent Edge Up: This procedure is the most popular choice. The hairline is conserved and the restoration begins at the sides, near the temples. The density of the pigmentation is varied along the hairline in order retain a natural look.

Find Out More Regarding Cosmetic Scalp Micropigmentation

Does the concept of cosmetic scalp micropigmentation sound like the right choice for you? If so, contact our office and set up an appointment for an informative consultation. Dr. William Evans, medical director and owner of Enfuse Medical Spa, has a great deal of experience when it comes to aesthetic procedures.