What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation is a process by which natural or pathological balding or hairline recession is reversed through the use of biological pigments placed in the epidermal layer of the scalp, similar to tattooing. The pigments used in micropigmentation are usually biological, and are carefully selected to ensure that they mimic one’s natural look as much as possible.

Hairline recession and balding are biological processes that are caused by many factors. However, people who suffer from them may end up having their self-esteem affected. Micropigmentation is one of the many methods of restoring a more youthful look as far as scalp hair is concerned.

Attention to detail is important in achieving the ideal look

When you choose scalp micropigmentation to counter the effects of balding or a receding hairline, the attention to detail by the individual doing it is one of the most important factors determining the final outcome. For the most natural look, the process has to be done in such a manner as to mimic natural hair follicle appearance. For instance, there are more than 2,000 hairs per square inch on average on a human scalp. During the micropigmentation process, the individual carrying out the process has to aim to have a goal of replicating this look as closely as possible.

Hair follicles also don’t grow in a uniform direction. If you look at a clean-shaven head or a baby’s head, for instance, you will notice that the hair grows in a sort of spiral pattern. When doing micropigmentation, the individual doing it has to keep this in mind, making sure that the follicles follow the natural growth pattern in your hair follicles, and include some idiosyncrasies that may be unique to your hair. This creates a result that is as natural looking as possible. In many cases will make you look like you have a full head of hair. Only very close inspection will reveal that that the hair follicles are actually pigments.

Micropigmentation is not synonymous with hair transplants

An important note when considering micropigmentation is that it’s not synonymous with hair transplant, and no hair shafts will be added to the follicles on your head. When micropigmentation is done on a completely bald head, for instance, the end result is a head that looks like it has been recently shaven. This usually makes the individual feel more confident and have better self-esteem compared to when they are completely bald.

The process can also be done on people with a full head of hair who have patch. In these cases, micropigmentation will hide the patch and make it less obvious. Compared to hair transplants, micropigmentation has a much higher success rate, and is less expensive. However, if you have just gotten a hair transplant, you can still use micropigmentation to boost its visual effect especially in areas where the transplant has not taken.

Scalp micropigmentation is a specialist service

The intricate nature of scalp micropigmentation requires highly trained professionals as well as the use of high quality equipment for the best results. This is why clients are advised to be careful when choosing service providers to provide the micropigmentation.