If you’re suffering from hair loss, you might have tried all kinds of solutions, from wigs, to hair pieces, shampoos, and lotions and potions that aren’t guaranteed to work. So where do you turn? Would you consider tattooing your scalp to create the appearance of hair? In recent years, this has been growing in popularity, and it’s called scalp micropigmentation.
What is scalp micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical hair loss solution where tiny dots of coloured ink are injected on to the scalp to create the appearance of hair.
Is it less risky than getting a hair transplant?
Yes. A hair transplant is a surgical procedure, where a strip of skin is removed from your scalp, so there’s a risk of infection, bleeding, and scarring. Scalp micropigmentation is non-surgical and won’t leave a scar. Another big difference between the procedures is that a hair transplant does encourage hair growth, whereas scalp micropigmentation only creates the appearance of hair and doesn’t encourage growth.
Why have scalp micropigmentation?
If you’re suffering from balding, thinning hair, or alopecia, it can create the appearance of hair. It’s suitable for men and women, and it can really help to restore hairlines that are receding or cover up scarring on the scalp. Scalp micropigmentation is not just for areas of the scalp where there is no hair, it can be used in thinning areas to make the hair appear fuller.
How much does the it cost?
The cost will depend on the size of the area that is treated and other factors, such as if it’s near any scar tissue (which makes things a bit more complicated.)
What does it involve?
After a consultation with a specialist, pigment is matched to your natural hair colour and is injected into your scalp at different depths and in different directions to mimic the way natural hair grows. The amount of sessions you’ll need depend on the size of the area being treated, and the treatment is so precise that it can take a couple of hours.
Is the treatment safe?
It’s very safe, because the colour pigment that is used is naturally-derived, so it’s unlikely you’ll have any sort of reaction. Because it’s not surgical, there’s no need for anaesthetic, and if you’ve ever had a tattoo, you’ll be able to handle how it feels.
What do I need to do after the treatment?
It’s recommended that you keep your scalp as dry as you can for three days following your treatment. It’s also recommended that you don’t do anything that’s going to make you sweat. After three days, you can clean the area gently but don’t use shampoo or any other products on it for at least one week. You can use a gentle shampoo after the week is up.
Are you worried about hair loss?
At Salon La Reine, we can help. It’s recommended that you try hair strengthening and hair growth treatments for at least 6 months before you try anything more permanent.
We have the Nioxin treatment system and product range in the salon, so if you’re worried about hair thinning or loss, come in for a consultation and rediscover thicker, fuller hair that shines with health.