What Is Scalp Micro-Pigmentation Treatment?

Hair loss can be treated in a number of ways, but most of these treatments will be unreliable, expensive and increase your frustration with the hair loss. Hair transplants have the risk of scarring and they will often cost more than the value that you actually get, and wigs have the potential for embarrassment when they are displaced. These treatments will also not help those people who want to have the freshly shaved look like micro-pigmentation treatments can.

What Is Scalp Micro-Pigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation is an advanced method of cosmetic pigmentation and is generally used by men who suffer from hair loss. This treatment is similar to traditional tattooing, but it is also different in many ways. SMP will involve the use of some highly specialized equipment and will need to use a different technique to ensure that the pigment is injected into the scalp correctly.

 

The quality of the SMP treatment that you get will rest on 2 factors that you need to know about. The first factor is the equipment which is being used. This should be up to date and in good working order. The second factor is the skill and experience of the professional completing the treatment.

How It Works

When completing micro-pigmentation, ink will be implanted into the area of the scalp that is affected by hair loss. This ink will be mixed to match your natural hair color as closely as possible. The area will also be shaded darker than the natural hair color to provide the illusion of shadows for a 3D hair solution.

The Treatment Process

It is important to note that SMP treatment will generally be done over 2 to 3 sessions. This will ensure that the scalp has time to heal and that you are not overwhelmed. It is important that you know what the process for the treatment will be to better understand what you are agreeing to.

The first step in the process will be an initial consultation with the professional completing the treatment. This consultation needs to be done for the professional to get a better idea of what you want and to determine how they can achieve the results that you want. During this consultation, you will be guided through the process and an action plan will be created for your treatment.

The next step is to begin the treatment. The initial treatment session will generally be conservative because this will help you get the best results. The initial session will lay the foundations for the new look you want. It is important to note that the scalp will be red after this treatment, but the normal tone should return after a day.

The second treatment session will allow the professional to fill in more detail and go a shade darker than the initial session. This is when your treatment will really come to life and you will start to see the results. Any questions or concerns that you have about the treatment will be handled during this session.

The last step is the third session, but this is not always necessary. This session will generally be done at the request of the customer if they want to go a shade darker. This is a personal choice and you do not have to feel that you need to have a third session.

Micropigmentation is a solution to hair loss that many men will look into. It is important to note that this does not treat the cause of hair loss, but it will make the hair loss less noticeable. When looking at this treatment, it is vital that you choose a professional with experience to complete this.

Angie Byboth has a Master Certification in permanent makeup through AIIC, and also has a BS in Bio-medical science. Angie also specializes in correction of permanent makeup procedures.