WHAT IS SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION?
According to a 2014 survey by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, approximately 35 million men and 21 million women suffer from hair loss. It is normal to lose about 50 to 100 scalp hairs each day. If you start to find more than that falling out, say in your hairbrush, clothing, sink, or tub, and as well notice your hair generally thinning, you may be experiencing hair loss.
Harvard Health has categorized some of these reasons for hair loss:
⦁ Hereditary pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia: Most typical type of hair loss, for some men, can even begin during their teenage years
⦁ Telogen effluvium: Occurs two to three months after a significant bodily stress
⦁ Drug side effects: commonly affect the entire head.
⦁ Symptom of a medical illness: either from a deficiency, imbalance, or systemic disease
⦁ Tinea capitis: A fungal infection of the scalp
⦁ Alopecia areata: An autoimmune disease
⦁ Traumatic alopecia: caused by hairdressing techniques or over-treatment with strong chemicals
If you are struggling with hair loss, then this blog is for you. Many are unaware of many services, treatments, and hair systems available to them. Some of these treatments can become very costly. What if I told you I have a solution that won’t break the bank and does not require topical medications or surgery.
That’s correct; scalp micropigmentation, known as SMP, can be your perfect solution. I will help answer any questions you may have in regards to this topic. I also had many unanswered questions about SMP because I also suffer from hereditary female pattern hair loss.
I will explain what scalp micropigmentation is, how it is applied and who is a candidate for scalp micropigmentation.
Scalp micropigmentation is the simulation of hair follicles using micro tattoos. SMP can give the look of a recently shaved hairstyle or create the illusion of density to fine thin hair. In these cases, the micro tattoos are placed around the existing hair without causing damage.
Scalp micropigmentation is both suitable for men and women.
After your treatment, you can style your hair without the concern that your scalp will be as visible as when you come out of a swimming pool. The point is to reduce the contrast between the scalp and the existing hair.
The pigment is deposited on the superficial layer of the scalp, causing very minimal discomfort. SMP is not the same as a traditional tattoo; the pigment, needles, and machine are different. We use an ample selection of colors and scales of gray to combine with all skin colors.
SMP is applied over three sessions, and each session can last from one to four hours, depending on the amount of coverage the client requires. The results will be seen immediately. We use a gradual technique to assure proper consistency and density. Every client is different, and we will find a style that will suit you. We can produce a defined hairline, one much softer and natural or one in between.
Scalp micropigmentation can also be used to camouflage alopecia or cover scars that were caused by hair transplants or accidents.
The healing time after SMP treatment is not long at all. You will notice redness and a bit of swelling the first day after treatment. You will need to avoid the sun at all costs and avoid sweating for the first week after each session.
It is essential to understand that scalp micropigmentation is not hair, nor will it help regrow hair; it is simply a type of tattoo. But it will not look like a tattoo; it will look like hair follicles.
It fades differently compared to a traditional tattoo, in a more natural form. It will also not turn blue over time.
On a pain scale between one to ten, most clients feel a two or three. Some clients say it feels as if their scalp is being scratched and sometimes even fall asleep.
We do not recommend scalp micropigmentation if you suffer from skin conditions.
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Thanks for explaining that certain imbalances in one’s body can be a cause of hair loss. I’m interested in helping my husband look for ways to deal with that because he is getting a bit stressed out about it. Maybe undergoing a scalp micropigmentation treatment would be a good idea.
Hi Alice, SMP can be a fantastic option for your husband. Call/Text and we can set up a free consultation to answer any questions you both may have. Talk to you soon. Diana
It’s enlightening to know about scalp micropigmentation and how this treatment can cover bald spots caused by alopecia or major scalp scars. I am looking this up since I have been battling with alopecia for years now and I am tired of covering them up. It would be great to find a clinic that can give me good advice about this procedure.
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