About Scalp Micropigmentation.
Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical procedure used as a remedy for thinning hair, receding hairline, and baldness. It involves the application of pigments in the scalp (similar to the application of a tattoo) that resembles the appearance of real hair follicles that are growing in the skin. The procedure is beneficial for all cases of hair loss or thinning hair, regardless of the cause.
Scalp micropigmentation treatment requires 2 to 3 outpatient sessions that are spaced a 2 week apart.
Each session takes a couple of hours depending on the size of the treated area.
To create a natural and realistic appearance, a specialist carefully selects the correct colour and density that will determine the best results.
The procedure can be performed on both men and women and is recommended for individuals with:
It is important for the clients to have realistic expectations regarding the procedure. A scalp micropigmentation will not cause hair to grow back. Instead, it will create the appearance of a shaved head of hair.
It is normal for patients to experience some redness in the area where the pigments are applied and this usually lingers within 8 to 12 hours following the procedure. Allergic reactions to permanent pigments are quite rare. Needles inserted too deeply into the skin can cause bleeding or spreading of pigment.
Post-treatment advice includes:
- Avoid direct sunlight on the treated area.
- Avoid swimming for a few weeks.
- Prevent your body from excessive sweating.
- You should wait four days before washing your scalp and hair after treatment.
- Use a mild or a baby shampoo after 4 days.
- Do not apply any solution or lotions such as minoxidil to the scalp for at least a week after treatment.
- It is advisable not to pick or rub the treated areas to minimise the risk of infections.
Rassman W., Pak J., Kim J. (2013). “Scalp micropigmentation: A useful treatment for hair loss.” Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics. 2013: August volume 21, issue 3, pages 497-503.