A full, healthy head of hair is a central element of looking and feeling your best. For women, the desire for long, luscious locks can be even more pressing. Traditionally ingrained beauty standards can make parting with your natural hair an emotionally difficult experience, but know that if you’re losing hair, you’re not alone. Female hair loss and balding are actually quite common; roughly 50% of women will experience noticeable hair loss at some point in their lives.
Unfortunately, hair loss is more stigmatized for women than it is for men. Generally speaking, womens’ self-confidence is deeply intertwined with their appearance, so losing larger amounts of hair can be a stressful experience. But thankfully, hair loss doesn’t have to be forever – and it doesn’t need to be treated with surgery, which may feel like a big commitment. This is where scalp micropigmentation comes in.
What Is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation refers to the non-surgical process of tattooing fine dots along the scalp to camouflage areas of low hair density. At Look Natural Hair Restoration, micropigmentation is conducted with natural, hypoallergenic pigments that match your hair color to create the appearance of fuller, thicker hair.
- Fill in thinning hair
- Cover scars
- Cover FUT scars
- Restore visual density
- Decrease appearance of widening parting
- Conceal alopecia
Scalp micropigmentation is a non-permanent solution, but the pigment will typically last 3-5 years before you’ll need a touch-up. Unlike a traditional tattoo, the pigment is deposited shallowly into the skin – only about 2mm into the dermis.
Micropigmentation is a popular hair loss treatment choice among women because it’s non-surgical, requires no downtime and yields results quickly. Better yet, it works with most skin or hair types, doesn’t scar and has no known side effects. Scalp micropigmentation works with and accentuates existing hair, and patients can continue dyeing and styling their hair as normal after the procedure.
Who Can Receive Scalp Micropigmentation?
Micropigmentation is a fantastic option for women who are experiencing alopecia, or patchy hair loss. It’s also popular among women whose hair is visibly thinning or whose parts are beginning to widen. In short, any woman with noticeable loss of hair density can benefit from a micropigmentation treatment.
How Long Does It Take?
The scalp micropigmentation procedure generally takes two to four hours per session. Usually, scalp micropigmentation is completed in up to four sessions, which are spaced 10-20 days apart.
Is The Procedure Painful?
Luckily, the answer here is no. Micropigmentation is minimally painful for most people – about a 3 out of 10 in terms of pain level. You’ll experience some tenderness and redness the day of the procedure, but as far as pain goes, most patients don’t run into issues.
Does Micropigmentation Look Natural?
Absolutely. We tailor each micropigmentation procedure to every client’s hair and skin types to ensure a completely natural look. The shade of pigment used in each session varies, which gives the ink some depth and makes it look more realistic.
What’s The Healing Process Like?
Because it’s a non-surgical procedure, there’s no downtime needed after micropigmentation. That means patients are back to their regular routines almost immediately after treatment.
As mentioned, your scalp will be a little sensitive directly after the procedure. You’ll also have to wait about three to four days afterwards to wash your hair or exercise, but after that, you’re free to carry on with business as usual.
How Can I Get Started With Scalp Micropigmentation?
Wondering if scalp micropigmentation is right for you? Contact Look Natural Hair Restoration for a free consultation, and we’ll be happy to provide you with more information and options for completing your hair transformation journey.