What is scalp micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical technique that uses a detailed tattooing procedure to create the illusion of a fuller, denser head of hair. Tiny particles of natural and synthetic iron oxide are implanted about a millimetre below the skin’s surface, creating a series of tiny dots that look like hair follicles.
Although the technique can be used at any stage of hair loss, the micropigmentation procedure is most commonly used to give the appearance of a full head of shaven hair. Crown Clinic particularly specialise in camouflaging scarring and increasing the density, expertly and seamlessly blending the pigment with the existing hair to create a full, natural look.
Is scalp micropigmentation permanent?
The treatment is semi-permanent, which means that depending on the individual, the scalp micropigmentation will last between one and five years. It will fade over time, so we recommend top-up sessions to keep it looking its best.
Will micropigmentation work for thinning hair?
Scalp micropigmentation can be used to significantly improve the appearance of thinning hair. If the patient has a considerable covering of natural hair that is interspersed with balding patches – for example, the crown – the pigment can be applied through the hair, to darken the scalp and create the effect of a full head of hair.
Does scalp micropigmentation hurt?
Although it can feel a little uncomfortable, it is not generally considered to be a painful procedure. The comfort of our patients is of the utmost importance to us, so we can offer a topical anaesthetic cream on request, which can be applied just before treatment to numb the area.
Can the technique be used to cover up scars on the scalp?
Patients who have undergone FUT hair transplant procedures are left with scarring where the strip of skin has been removed to obtain the donor grafts. We do not recommend FUT surgery to those who wear their hair short or shaved, due to the visibility of the scarring. However, scalp micropigmentation is very effective at disguising the scarring, using carefully applied layers of pigment to cover it up.
How long does scalp micropigmentation take and how much does it cost?
The length of the procedure is completely dependent on the level of a patient’s hair loss. For smaller areas, it can take from around one hour. Larger areas can be expected to take longer to treat.
Similarly, the cost is dependent on the hair loss. Scalp micropigmentation starts at £1500, subject to a thorough assessment and how many sessions will be required.
If you’re looking for scalp micropigmentation in Manchester, you’ll be in safe hands with Crown Clinic. Get in touch to book in for a consultation.