A quick view of what scalp micropigmentation is all about
Thinning hair or bald patches can dent anyone’s confidence as people become too conscious of their appearance. But today you have an option to change everything. You can explore treatments, such as micro-pigmentation if you are not happy with the look of your head. It allows both men and women of different age groups to cover their heads with hair or hide scars. It can be a perfect solution to manage hair loss. In essence, cosmetic pigmentation can have a three-dimensional result, as it masks the visible bald areas, thin hair, and scars. Do you wonder who can be the right candidate for it? Let’s find out this and more.
Cancer patients lose their hair due to the side-effect of radiation, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, and so on. Along with the cancer cells, the hair cells also suffer tremendous damage. The medical term for the condition of hair loss in the body is alopecia. Usually, most people witness the regrowth. Still, it may not give you the same hair density like before and create bald patches. Then, there can be a permanent scar left behind on your scalp if you had to go for head or brain surgery. For situations like these, scalp micro-pigmentation (SMP) can be a great solution.
In this approach, people can choose where they want hairline. It helps them get the perfect look for their face. Besides, thin hair may improve, creating a denser effect. And since artists select matching colors for hair follicles, scars don’t look so prominent. The pigmentation helps the scar merge with the rest of the scalp.
Preparation and process
When you choose an artist, they guide you about the whole thing. Usually, they ask you to shave or remove your hair before 48 hours of the treatment. Some may not even require this. Hence, it is best to understand and follow their instructions. At the same time, you may have to have your meal before the treatment. Carry some drinks and snacks. If you are feeling anxious, it is best to listen to music or do something that distracts your attention from this. Anyway, make sure to ask for permission.
In this process, the artists make microdot tattoos in the scalp mimicking the hair follicles. This type of method also helps cover scars with the same hair follicle color to help them merge well.
Since it is a detailed procedure, you can expect your treatment to last anywhere from four to five hours based on the requirement. Sometimes, people break it into two to three sessions for comfort. No matter what it involves and how long it takes, you can speak to your artist and ensure the entire planning for a hassle-free experience.
If you worry that it can be painful, you don’t need to stress yourself. Micro-pigmentation happens on the scalp’s outer layer; that’s why it doesn’t cause much pain. However, these things can vary from person to person. So, it would be better to inform your artist when you feel uneasy.