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What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

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Originally Posted On: What is Scalp Micropigmentation? | Scalp Doctor


We can lose between fifty to a hundred hairs every day, this is completely normal and nothing to be concerned about, especially as it happens often without us even noticing. Hair loss is not usually something for us to be concerned about, but occasionally it can be a sign of a medical condition. Some types of hair loss can be temporary, while others are permanent. You should call a doctor is you have sudden noticeable hair loss, you develop bald patches, you are losing hair in clumps, your head is itching of burning or if you are worried about your hair loss.

The different types and causes of hair loss are

  • Male and female pattern baldness
  • Alopecia
  • An illness
  • Cancer treatment
  • Weight loss
  • Iron deficiency
  • Hormone changes (Pregnancy or menopause)

There is no cure for permanent hair loss but there are treatments that you can try, such as

  • Steroid injections
  • Steroid creams
  • Immunotherapy
  • Light treatments 
  • Hair transplant
  • Scalp reduction surgery
  • Artificial hair transplants.

These procedures are likely not to work or are surgical and very invasive.

The world’s leading solution to hair loss is scalp micropigmentation. This is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment, that only specially trained experts like Scalp Doctors and Top Scalp make micro dots are made in the scalp using a special cosmetic machine. Cosmetic pigment is implanted into the micro dots creating the illusion of hair follicles. This replicates a natural shaved head look, which makes it a great solution for hair loss.

The best way to understand scalp micropigmentation is to think of it as a scalp tattoo. Like a tattoo a handheld machine is used to pierce the skin numerous times whilst implanting pigment into the skin. The only differences are scalp micropigmentation is not implanted as deep into the skin as traditional tattooing is and the pigment is cosmetic and made of natural components, this is different as tattoo ink is much more concentrated and has more of a metal base.

The results of scalp micropigmentation are guaranteed and you will be able to see results after your first session, although two to three sessions are advised. Scalp micropigmentation unfortunately does fade and due to this it is also considered best to get touch ups every three to four years.

The benefits of scalp micropigmentation are that it restores the natural hairline, conceals varying forms of alopecia and diffuse thinning, it effectively reduces the visual impact of scarring, burns or blemishes on the scalp, it is affordable coming in at only the fraction of the cost of hair transplants, scalp micropigmentation is a safe treatment and the pigments used during treatment are full of natural ingredients and are often plant-based. Finally, it is a treatment that does not claim hair growth, but it is one that can claim that it is guaranteed to work as it conceals the hair loss rather than curing it.

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