What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
A novel remedy for baldness, ‘scalp micropigmentation’ is essentially the process of having your scalp tattooed with tiny dots that resemble the appearance of stubble, giving you the appearance of a short, ‘buzz-cut’ hairstyle. It’s touted as an ‘immediate solution to hairloss and there’s no invasive surgery, no scarring, and no downtime.
Why would I want one?
While there is hope for men suffering hair loss (Regaine and Third Generation Follicular Unit Extraction transplants like the one Wayne Rooney had) there’s little in the way of solutions for men who are totally bald.
Scalp micropigmentation at least gives you the appearance of some hair and an approximation of a hairline – even if it’s just a stubbly one. It can also be used to camouflage transplant scars or to shade small areas where hair is thinning to make hair appear denser too. It’s also a good option for men, like Matt Lucas, who suffers from alopecia universalis.
What does it involve?
Scalp pigmentation doesn’t penetrate the skin as deeply as normal tattooing, and the color can be matched to your previous hair color and skin tone. Unlike tattoo ink, it also retains its color – so you’re not going to start off with black dots and end up a redhead ten years later.
The practitioner will agree on a suitable hairline with you, based on your previous one and face shape. Then, they will add hundreds of tiny dots over your scalp. A sitting typically lasts around three hours, and if the whole head is being treated a few may be required.
The treatment is permanent, but it can be adjusted (and in some cases reversed). And don’t worry about going grey – if the rest of your hair does, the treatment can be touched up to match.
Does it hurt?
It hurts less than having a regular tattoo, and certainly a lot less than a hair transplant. Anesthetics are available to numb the scalp, although the majority of men grit their teeth and manage without.
How much does it cost?
Prices vary depending on the practitioner and how much of the scalp needs to be treated, as well as how many treatments needed to get your desired results.
Where To Get It Done?
Using scalp micropigmentation techniques to camouflage skin tone imperfections is an advance skill acquired only through professional training, guidance and significant experience. Specialty procedures necessitate that the Specialist develop an especially keen aptitude for color, anticipate how colors heal in the skin, what the resulting color will be, and how the color will fade over time.
Hair Pigment Center in Florida has helped hundreds of men from around the world to leave their hair loss problems behind for good. Even those who have undergone hair restoration surgery, have worn hair systems or have scars or skin conditions can benefit from Scalp MicroPigmentation.
What is the process?
All clients are invited to participate in a free consultation session with a member of our team. In most cases these consultations are conducted face to face, however for clients who are not located in South Florida, consultations can be completed via email or Skype if preferred.
Therefore, anyone seeking this procedure should only consider specialists with significant experience performing paramedical camouflage procedures. Dr. Andrea Echeverry, with over 10 years of hands-on scalp micropigmentation experience, has performed well over 10,000 paramedical camouflage procedures and has lectured and trained other practitioners on the procedures.