What Is Scalp Micropigmentation?

POSTED: 20 February 2017

Over the years, the way hair transplants have been conducted have evolved and changed, in order to give the most natural results for the patient. In the last few years, we’ve seen revolutionary procedures break through and help thousands of people suffering with receding hairlines or patterned baldness, to get the head of hair they’ve always wanted.

This new procedure, scalp micropigmentation, is yet another step in the evolution of cosmetic enhancement and looks to provide another option for those looking to rectify their receding hair.

 

What is scalp micropigmentation?

 

Scalp micropigmentation is a new procedure that we at Crown Clinic are now offering to our patients. This medical hairline tattoo adds pigment to the scalp in tiny dots, to mimic the appearance of short hairs.

These tiny dots give the appearance of a shaved head and also helps to define a visible hairline.

 

Who is best suited to scalp micropigmentation?

 

Scalp micropigmentation can help those who have bald patches, receding hairlines or even scarring on the head. The tattoo can be used on other areas of the body, for example for women who have over plucked their eyebrows, micropigmentation can be used to thicken out the appearance of the brows.

 

Is scalp micropigmentation permanent?

 

The procedure can either be temporary or permanent depending on your desired results and usually costs around £2,000 -£3,000 for the procedure. There are plenty of pros and cons to both temporary and permanent, but it all comes down to how you want to style your hair long term.

 

How long does scalp micropigmentation take?

 

The overall procedure can take between 2 to 5 hours depending on how severe the balding is in the desired area. Some patients have also been known to have 2 or 3 sessions in order to get the final desired result.

 

Will the micropigmentation fade over time?


Scalp micropigmentation doesn’t use the same type of ink that is used in traditional tattoos, so the ink will not change colour over time. However, the ink can fade after a long period of time and may need to be topped up after around 10-15 years.

 

What results can I expect from a scalp micropigmentation procedure?


The scalp micropigmentation gives the appearance of a closely shaven head, by adding pigment where you would usually see short hair follicles grow. The procedure can help those that want to clearly define their hairline, but don’t want to undergo a FUE hair transplant or an FUT hair transplant.

Choosing to get a scalp micropigmentation procedure can help to fill out any balding or receding hairline and much like other hair transplant procedures, can help to boost confidence and self-esteem.

To find out about this procedure, offered by Crown Clinic, call this number now 0845 2100 300.

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