Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) for Thinning Hair
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a cosmetic procedure to add the appearance of hair in thinning or balding areas of the scalp. It is appropriate for both for men and women. This non-surgical technique has grown greatly in terms of popularity over the last few years, as both the technology and results have improved.
Scalp micropigmentation is performed by means of micro-needling, adding special color and pigmentation to the scalp, emulating tiny hair follicles. The result that is achieved renders the appearance of modest hair follicles with the illusion of having more hair in the specific areas of the scalp where it is applied.
In the hands of a skilled hair restoration specialist, scalp micropigmentation can effectively create the appearance of new hair growth. When applied discreetly to thinning areas such as the front hair line, the temple area, the crown area, or to a surgical hair transplant scar, it darkens the area of exposed scalp and gives the appearance of a more natural hair growth in the specific area to which it is applied.
Quite often, scalp micropigmentation is used to soften hair transplant scars rather than undergo a full FUE hair transplant procedure to erase or minimize an FUT hair transplant scar line.
The Advantages of Scalp Micropigmentation
Scalp Micropigmentation can offer a precise, near perfect imitation of closely cut hair. In preparation for the procedure, the ink and coloring used is precisely matched to your own natural hair color. For scalp areas such as the crown and temples, scalp micropigmentation has achieved satisfactory results for many men and women who want to mask the appearance of thinning hair and early hair loss.
There are no restrictions in activities with scalp micropigmentation, so men and women of all ages can return to their active lifestyle almost immediately.
Does Scalp Micropigmentation Work?
Men and women, no matter what type of hair they have, and who have noticed that their hair is looking thinner and want to cosmetically make their hair look fuller have found it to be a viable, affordable solution. For hair transplant patients, supplemental scalp micropigmentation can provide additional coloration to give the desired appearance of additional hair density.
Scalp micropigmentation is considered a semipermanent process, with the effects lasting for period of up to six to eight years. Due to natural skin exfoliation the treated area fades over time. With today’s modern pigments, the actual coloration may lighten but will not change color.
What is the Difference Between Scalp Micropigmentation and Scalp Tattoos?
The difference between scalp micropigmentation and scalp tattoos that are performed by retail tattoo artists is the technology used, pigments which are specifically designed for micropigmentation, precise color matching, and the precision micro-needling tools and techniques used to replicate the natural hair follicles on your scalp.
By precisely replicating the appearance of natural and random hair follicles that match your hair color and shading, scalp micropigmentation can be a good solution for:
- Men and women who want the appearance of more hair density in specific areas
- Individuals who shave their heads, but who are looking for a more pronounced hairline
- Men and women suffering from various forms and degrees of alopecia
- Individuals seeing to mask or hide scarring as a result of previous hair transplant surgery, trauma, or burns
- Individuals with minor hair loss who are not yet candidates for hair transplant surgery
No matter if you are just starting to notice areas of female pattern thinning, male pattern baldness, androgenetic alopecia or other scalp issues such as scarring or trauma, scalp micropigmentation could be a viable solution that will work for you.
Consult With a Hair Loss Treatment Specialist
If you are considering any form of hair loss treatment for yourself or a loved one, we encourage you to consult with a qualified professional hair replacement professional near you. They will schedule a personal, private consultation with you at your convenience, where they will work one-on-one with you to answer all your questions and help you determine which hair loss solution is best for you and your particular situation.