Scalp pigmentation can be thought of as an advanced method of tattooing, or instillation of pigment beneath the skin using needles to achieve a desired effect. Many people have concerns regarding needle size to be used during skin micropigmentation, as well as the amount of pain this will inflict. Typically, needles used in scalp micropigmentation range in size from 0.5 to 1.0 mm, and have an implant depth of between 0.25 and 0.5 mm. However, the size of the needle is not actually a predictor of how well the results turn out.
Different Sizes of Needles Are Used for Different Applications
The sizes of needles used during scalp micropigmentation vary, and the choice used often depends on the current application. For instance, during 3D scalp micropigmentation, a smaller needle may be used for the first round of application, and a larger one during the second round to achieve the realistic, 3D effect needed. If you need exact information about the size of needle the professional will use, you will first have to have a discussion about your needs, after which they can then inform you of the needle sizes they will use for the procedure.
Skill Far Outweighs Needle Size
Though choosing the right needle size has an impact on the final quality of the scalp micropigmentation process, there are other far more important considerations that need to be made. One of these is the skill of the person providing the treatment. Even if the right needle size is chosen, it will not result in an outcome that you will be happy with if the person providing the service is not good at it. This means that rather than focusing on the technicalities of the process, one should insist on the qualifications of the individual providing the service. After all, they are best placed to figure out the technicalities involved in making sure you have the ideal outcome.
The Issue of Pain
The process of getting scalp micropigmentation is akin to getting a tattoo, though the pain involved is significantly less. Many people go through the process without having to go through a lot of pain. That said, there are various techniques that can be used to lessen the pain if it turns out that you are more sensitive the most. These include the administration of analgesics before the procedure and application of anesthetic creams to numb the area before the procedure starts. Many clinics do not advocate for the latter, as the compounds in the anesthetic may interact with the pigment and lead to a less than desirable effect.
Since some areas of the scalp are more sensitive than others, some practitioners also work on such areas in short spurts of time rather than doing the micropigmentation in the whole area at once. This allows you to tolerate the pain better, even if it results in a longer session. In the end, scalp micropigmentation is not all that painful, and the methods used to reduce the little pain that one may feel work very well.