Scalp Pigmentation Most of the men have a fear of losing hair. However, this fear does not necessarily belong to men. Women, also, have this fear. As people, aging hair follicles become thinner. Mostly, men experience this situation because hair loss is generally depending on the hormone men have which is called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This hormone causes men to have receding hairlines and get the classic ‘horseshoe’ thinning. DHT leads to losing hair but there is no specific time for that. Hair loss may be started at an early age or later years it depends on your genetics.
Every human being experiences hair loss in their time. There are other reasons for hair loss. For instance, hair loss can result from alopecia areata which is an illness that your immune system creates. This illness causes your hair to fall out on your scalp as small patches. Also, stress can greatly cause your hair to fall out. In the circumstances which give you anxiety, shock, or stress you can lose hair for a while. Moreover, growing hair requires nutrients like biotin and iron. In the case of deficiency of these nutrients, you can experience your hair to be thinner and eventually lose them.
Hair loss or hair thinning is a natural process but not everyone might be pleased with this situation. If you are searching for ways to make your scalp looks hairier you can see there are lots of ways. One of them is scalp pigmentation. Let’s look together at what is scalp pigmentation and how to get it.
What is Scalp Pigmentation?
Scalp pigmentation is, also known as the ‘Hair Tattoo’, a process that restores receding hairlines, thickens remaining hair and hides transplant, or accident scarring. This is a non-surgical procedure It is also referred to as scalp micro pigmentation (SMP). Microneedles are used in the SMP to ‘tattoo’ natural pigment into the epidermal layer of the scalp. They have sometimes named hair follicle tattoos because microneedles create the appearance of tiny hair follicles. If you did not lose all your hair this treatment helps your hair thicken and to look fuller. If you are completely bald, this treatment can give you the look of a short buzz cut. Scalp micro pigmentation duplicates your natural hair follicles while strengthening and adding density to thinning areas. SMP is an immediate solution for hair loss and there is no surgery, no scarring, and no downtime.
The name ‘hair tattoo’ should not misguide you. Even though it is called a hair tattoo it is different from normal tattooing. The practitioners use finer cosmetic makeup needles for hair treatments rather than regular tattoo needles because they are too thick to look like real hairs. In this treatment formulated ink is used for the scalp. This treatment aims to camouflage the surface area of your scalp where hair loss has already occurred and created a new hairline for the client.
SMP treatment is often done in three sessions. In each session, different shades of pigmentation are applied. Different shades are needed to facilitate some pigment deposits to stand out from among the rest. In the first session, lighter pigments are usually applied while applications of darker shades are used in the following sessions. The sessions are usually several weeks apart, so you need to prepare yourself for this process.
The specialist will help you to find the perfect hairline for your face, head shape, and age before sessions. Before the treatment, the practitioners apply anesthetics to numb your scalp. You can go without the anesthetics if you feel like you can tolerate the pain. Then, they start ‘tattooing’ your scalp with care. The practitioners give importance to every dot because it will affect your look. They tattoo each hair follicle according to their direction and color. There are different shades in hair which is why your treatment specialist will mix lots of colors to find your natural hair color. Also, if needed, they can use different colors to match your natural hair perfectly. Each session takes 3 or 4 hours generally; however, it depends on your head shape and the area you are tattooing.
Four days after the sessions you will not be able to shower or wet your scalp. Therefore, you should shower before each session. Until all sessions are done do not take extremely hot showers that may cause a steam storm or go swimming or use steam or sauna rooms. For the first four days after the sessions avoid exposing your scalp to the sun, you might wear a hat. You can expose the treated skin to the sun for 1-2 hours, or 30 minutes if you have very fair skin on the seventh day after this treatment.
Nevertheless, keep in mind that the less sun exposure is better for long-term retention of your treated scalp area. You should keep out of the sun for 28 days after treatment is completely done. After that use SPF 30–50 sunscreen. Also, avoid heavy exercise for five days after your final session. You should moisturize the treated area after the fourth day of your final treatment regularly you can also apply moisturizing creams between treatments.
Scalp micro-pigmentation is considered a permanent treatment. The treated area of your scalp might fade over time since all skin naturally exfoliates itself. However, it fades exceptionally slowly and the effects generally last up to eight to ten years.
Scalp micro pigmentation is highly effective for a variety of hair loss issues and conditions. You can get this treatment whether you lost your hair completely or have crown balding or for your hairline receding or for your diffused hair or alopecia. As it is suitable for every skin type and color it is highly appropriate for almost everyone. Also, you can see results just after the final treatment which makes this treatment very advantageous. After treatment, if you feel like you would like to change your hairline position, side hair shape, or hairline shape in the future it is possible to change or make a revision on your look by using laser application.