Are you losing your hair? Or maybe you’re finding that your hair has started to thin out and you’re not loving it.
Did you know you can do something about it?
Besides taking supplements, the only hair loss solutions that used to be available were wigs or hair plugs which can be costly for some people. But now, there’s an alternative solution for those looking to fix their hair problems.
Keep reading to learn about scalp micropigmentation and how it can benefit you.
The Scoop on Scalp Micropigmentation
Scalp micropigmentation is to your head as microblading is to your eyebrows. Let us explain.
Where microblading uses a single blade to insert pigment into your skin, an electric tattoo machine is used to put pigment into your scalp. Doing so gives a visual illusion of thicker and fuller hair, especially in areas where your scalp is visible due to thinning.
Additionally, scalp micropigmentation isn’t about making hair strokes like eyebrow microblading. Instead, the tattoo machine is used to create dots to copy the look of hair follicles. The practitioner makes sure to layer different hues of black in order to look like shadows on your scalp to make it more realistic.
Who Is Scalp Micropigmentation For?
Those who would benefit from scalp micropigmentation are those who suffer from thinning hair or hair loss. This can be from a large variety of reasons like cancer, alopecia, stress, and female or male pattern baldness.
Scalp micropigmentation for women has become more popular as women become more comfortable with seeking alternative treatments for thinning hair. It is also the most natural look by altering what is already there rather than covering it up with wigs and hairpieces.
Alternative Option for Others
This treatment doesn’t need to only be for individuals who suffer from hair loss, but also for those who are self-conscious about their hair patterns or look as well. Some individuals may not like the way their hair looks when it’s parted or want to change the way their hairline looks.
Scalp micropigmentation offers the option for those looking to change up their look a little by filling in harsh parting lines or uneven hairlines, giving individuals more confidence in their looks.
Treatment Is Not for Everyone
Individuals who have scalp sensitivities like psoriasis, have scalp acne, or are prone to developing keloids should probably avoid getting scalp micropigmentation, as it may impact the results of having a successful treatment.
Be sure to book a consultation with the treatment provider before committing to a treatment. A good provider will be open and honest about your ability to successfully have the treatment done.
What Do I Do and How Is It Done?
If you’ve decided to go ahead with scalp micropigmentation, it’s time to do your research.
Don’t just go and select the first treatment provider you find on Google! Check all the treatment providers in your area and look at their reviews. You will want to make sure that they’ve got plenty of people who can vouch for their services and check to see that they have pictures of their work.
Additionally, it’s not just the reviews that count! Look at the education they have had and how many years of experience they’ve collected. Someone who’s been doing it for a few years will be much better than someone who’s only had a year of experience.
Your Appointment Day Breakdown
On the day of your appointment, you should arrive with clean hair, as your scalp will need to be clean to avoid any oils or build up getting in the way of the ink. It will also be a few days before you can wash your hair again after treatment.
The treatment provider will apply a numbing agent to your scalp, as the treatment can be painful and you may feel discomfort, even with the numbing cream. Just make sure you sit still while they’re working so that they can give you perfect results.
It will usually take between four and five hours to finish one treatment, and don’t be surprised if you need more than one. Often, it takes a few sessions of treatment spaces over a couple of weeks to get the desired depth and coverage that scalp micropigmentation is meant to achieve. Don’t be discouraged if after the first session, it doesn’t look like you’ve hoped.
You will also need to get touch-ups periodically, depending on how fast the pigment fades. Usually, most people need to do this from as often as once a year to every few years. The provider you choose will be able to tell you their best estimate of time.
How Do I Take Care of My Scalp After Treatment?
After your treatment, you will need to take good care of your head to make sure that your scalp micropigmentation heals properly.
Once you’ve finished each treatment, don’t get your head wet. This means no swimming, no wetting it in the shower and avoiding any steam that can cause the ink to escape.
Dos and Don’ts Post Treatment
You will also need to avoid getting your head exposed to the sun by wearing a hat and putting sunscreen on the area. This is crucial for the first few days of treatment, as the sun can cause the ink to fade and affect the hold of your ink long-term.
Make sure to also moisturize the area well between treatments and once you’ve completed them all. This will help the area from peeling and the ink getting pulled out with the skin.
Is Scalp Micropigmentation for You?
Suffering from hair loss doesn’t mean you’re out of treatment options. In fact, you might be a prime candidate for scalp micropigmentation and can get your confidence back in strides. Just make sure you do your research before committing to treatment and talk to the provider about your treatment outcomes.
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