Scalp Micropigmentation: Is A Hair Tattoo Right For You?
One of the trendiest hair loss treatment options among Hollywood’s hottest celebrity men, sport athletes and your everyday guy, is called Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP). Touted as an alternative treatment for receding hairlines and balding. This hair regrowth treatment isn’t so much a treatment as it is a hair or rather stubble, look alike. It is also a great alternative for men who are not a good candidate for hair transplant surgery or may not want it. Similar to a tattoo, the process for SMP uses special ink formulated specifically for the scalp and designed to be matched to your current (or previous, if you’re bald) hair color. Unlike a traditional tattoo, Scalp Micropigmentationuses smaller three-point needles and doesn’t penetrate the skin as deeply so there is no bleeding.
Small dots are applied to the scalp in a pattern that re-creates the appearance of lost hair, and also matches your hair follicles. When done by a skilled hair loss professional, you get the look of a hairline that not only matches your previous hairline, but also gives you the appearance of a closely shaved head of hair. No surgery, no scarring, no down time. However, depending on how much space is being covered, it can take anywhere from one to three treatments to fill in the scalp for a natural look.
The Pain – Less Method
While the process is considered permanent, it can be adjusted (and in some cases reversed). As with any tattoo, the color may fade after a number of years and need to be touched up. One advantage of this cosmetic procedure, as you go grey the treatment can be touched up to match. Perhaps the biggest disadvantage of the process is the pain. Depending on your pain threshold, the treatment can be a bit uncomfortable. One of the benefits of using a trained medical professional for the procedure over a licensed and SMP trained tattoo artist, a medical professional can use anesthetics to numb the area being treated.
Scalp micropigmentation is being used to help camouflage burns on the scalp, transplant or cancer treatment scars, to shade small areas where hair is thinning and to make hair appear denser.
There are a lot of alternatives for thinning hair, receding hairlines and hair loss or balding. Talking to a hair specialist can help you determine the best hair loss treatment. To learn more about hair loss and regrowth treatment options or to consult with a Capillus specialist in your area click here or call Capillus for more information at (786) 888 6249 or Toll-Free at 1 (888) 272-9599.