Everything You Need to Know About Scalp Micropigmentation
Hair loss is not an uncommon thing. Men and women alike experience hair loss at a certain age. Some people experience extensive hair loss by the time they reach 49. And while hair loss is becoming a huge problem nowadays, different solutions help battle it. Although some may work and some may not. One of the most innovative and highly recommended solutions to battle hair loss is scalp micropigmentation. Read on to learn everything you need to know about scalp micropigmentation.
What Is Scalp Micropigmentation?Scalp micropigmentation or what others call a “hair tattoo” or “scalp tattoo” is a type of cosmetic tattoo where a trained technician — like our professionals at Alpha Hair Clinic — will replicate tiny little hair follicles around your head using ink. The dots are carefully placed to match your remaining hair’s density and colour to create an illusion or appearance of a natural shaved head.
How Does Scalp Micropigmentation Work?The process of scalp micropigmentation (SMP) usually happens like this:
First SessionThe first session is where the technician will assess what shade of pigment goes well with your hair follicles and what kind of hairline you want. After they’re done assessing you, they will apply the first treatment which is like a base coat. It’s where the pigment will be applied to each of your hair follicles. Your scalp may appear red at first but they usually fade away after a few days.
Second SessionThe second session usually happens a week or two after your first session. This is where we follow the same process and add more density to your scalp. This means more pigment will be inserted into your scalp so it can achieve your desired colour and density.
Third SessionSome technicians will not need a third session. But we at Alpha Hair Clinic want everything to be perfect for you. That’s why we offer a third session which is more of a touch-up or blending session to make sure that we achieve your desired look.
Does Scalp Micropigmentation Hurt?It’s normal for people to be concerned about their safety and the amount of pain they feel during a session. But you don’t need to worry about getting scalp micropigmentation with us because we do our best in giving you a stress-free session where you will feel minimal pain. It will only feel like your scalp is being scratched. But aside from that, you will not feel any pain at all. In fact, there is no downtime when you get this kind of treatment. You can immediately go back to work after getting one.
How Long Is The Recovery Time After A Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment?After undergoing a scalp micropigmentation treatment, it will only take around three days for your scalp to be fully healed. Just make sure not to stay under the sun for too long or else you’ll get your sweat on it — which is not recommended at all. Don’t wet it as well. After that, taking care of your scalp will be pretty easy since it will last you from 3 to 5 years before you will need to retouch it with us.
Benefits of Scalp MicropigmentationIf you’re still debating whether to consider scalp micropigmentation or not, here are some benefits that you may get from it to help you decide:
- You will be able to restore your receded hairline.
- Add density and strengthen the thinning look of your hairline.
- If you are concerned with a scar or blemishes around your head, scalp micropigmentation can help you conceal it.