The semi-permanent make-up industry is heating up. Across the globe, artists are helping clients to achieve natural, fuller and enhanced features. From microblading for eyebrows to lip contouring and eyeliner tattoos – the benefits don’t stop there. Another form of micropigmentation where hair-like follicles are created on the scalp is helping those with thinning or no hair to gain back their sense of confidence.
Here are 9 important facts you should know about scalp micropigmentation.
- Scalp micropigmentation is different from microblading. The techniques used to create an appearance of fuller brows uses hair-like strokes. Instead, small dots are injected into the scalp with this non-invasive procedure. The end result is a realistic shaved appearance and a fill-in of sparse areas on the scalp.
- Men and women with varied hair problems can utilize the treatment. For those with alopecia or thinning hair that are simply tired of using powders that wipe away. For men who have gone completely bald, and even for those who are recovering from cancer – if you just haven’t grown back your hair the way you’d hoped to – this can be a terrific alternative.
- Multiple sessions will be required. Depending on the area needing coverage, complete treatment may require a few sessions. During the procedure, a topical numbing solution will be used and an electric tattoo device with micro-needles will penetrate the skin carefully placing dots of pigment into the skin.
- Even if you’ve already had a hair transplant done, scalp micropigmentation can be used. Many people will come to have scalp micropigmentation even after a hair transplant to add further density and the appearance of volume to the scalp.
- Customize your hairline to achieve a new look. Working with a professional means you’ll have the skill and accuracy to customize your hairline and create an all-new style and look or make it as natural as possible.
- Scalp micropigmentation is low/no maintenance. Once you’ve completed your scalp micropigmentation sessions, you won’t have to do much to maintain it. Sunscreen is advised to be used and exfoliation is recommended to be avoided. These steps protect the pigment intensity so you won’t have to return for a touch-up for a while.
- Scar coverage is another great benefit. In addition to helping create the appearance of hair follicles, scalp micropigmentation can also be used to cover up and mask the appearance of scars on the scalp. With careful placement of dots of pigment, it’s possible to conceal where a scar exists so it blends in with the rest of the hair.
- Scalp micropigmentation is a more affordable and easier alternative to hair transplants. Instead of having to sit through skin grafts and surgical transplantations into the head, this requires no downtime and can last for years before fading or requiring a touch-up.
- Choose a Professional You Trust. As with any cosmetic procedure you want to be sure you’re choosing an artist that can provide professional results. Be sure to view their previous work and check recommendations to feel confident you’ll get the results you desire.