Scalp micropigmentation is a method of treating baldness in such a way that it appears to have very short hair. This is a technique that has been in development since 2002, and various methods of micropigmentation have been developed since then.
Quite a number of people who need the service may not be aware of its existence, and some may be put off from finding more about it due to the assumption that it’s far too expensive. The cost of scalp micropigmentation ranges between $1,200 and $6,000 depending on a host of factors. In many cases, this is a once in a lifetime payment, since you only need to have the scalp micropigmentation topped up every 3 to 5 years only at a lower cost than the original process. The main factors influencing the cost of scalp micropigmentation include:
The Type of Clinic You Choose
Different clinics charge different rates depending on a host of factors including the capability of their staff members. When shopping for scalp micropigmentation clinics, it’s important to keep in mind that their rates do not necessarily reflect the quality of their services. Some clinics do a very good job and charge relatively less, while others may charge a lot for average quality. Clients are advised to pay more attention to the clinics’ portfolios of past jobs to gain an idea of the quality they can expect.
The Nature of The Scalp Deformity Leading to Hair Loss
Permanent hair loss results from many causes. Some of these may influence the cost of scalp micropigmentation, as they affect the difficulty of the procedure. For instance, some clinics will charge less for scalp micropigmentation in clients who have mild alopecia, and slightly more for those who have severe alopecia. The fact that scars on the scalp might need more expertise, time and special techniques means that some clinics will also charge slightly more to do scalp micropigmentation on individuals with alopecia resulting from scars. Always remember that most clinics will not have a blanket price for the procedure, but will have a range of prices based on these variables.
The Surface Area Involved
The surface area on which the scalp micropigmentation has to be done will affect the price of scalp micropigmentation in many clinics. Micropigmentation done in order to extend one’s hairline by a few inches will involve significantly less surface area compared to micropigmentation done on the entire scalp, and will therefore be cheaper.
The Type of Scalp Micropigmentation Chosen
Various types of scalp micropigmentation have been developed to achieve different results, and these will have different price tags. For instance, 3D scalp micropigmentation requires more workmanship but will result in the most realistic cropped cut even when compared to a standard scalp micropigmentation. This will obviously cost more than the standard procedure.
Whether It’s The Less Permanent Option
While regular scalp micropigmentation is basically permanent and only requires a top up once every 5 years or so, one can opt to get the less permanent tricopigmentation. This costs between $750 and $3,000 depending on the areas worked on. Do note that it requires top ups every year.