Thinning Hair? Consider Scalp Micropigmentation

Having your hair thin, especially along your hairline, can be really frustrating. You're used to looking in the mirror and seeing thick, bountiful hair, but now you see a scattered hairline and too much bare scalp. There are lots of solutions to explore from hair plugs to regrowth serums. However, one solution that's really worth looking into is scalp micropigmentation. Take a closer look below.

What is scalp micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation is the process of adding pigment to your scalp tissue in a way that makes that pigment look like hair. It's sort of like getting a tattoo, but the pigment is added in streaks that look like hair and the shadow of hair. This will make your hairline look more full. The results are considered semi-permanent. The pigment will fade over time, but slowly, so most people only need to have their scalp re-treated every couple of years.

Will scalp micropigmentation hurt?

The procedure is not painless as there are needles involved. However, most practitioners will apply a numbing cream to the scalp before they start applying the pigment. This won't completely prevent the pain, but it will make the pain a lot more bearable. Afterward, your scalp may feel a bit sore and tight., but this should fade away within a few days. That being said, scalp micropigmentation is a lot less painful than getting hair implants or plugs.

How long does the procedure take?

This depends on how thin your hairline is and how thick you want it to appear. Most sessions last a couple of hours. You may need more than one treatment if you want more dramatic results. Some practitioners also prefer to apply the pigment across two or three different appointments as it allows them to layer the colors better. Before you schedule your scalp micropigmentation, you should have a consultation with your practitioner. During this consultation, they can outline your individual treatment plan, including how many appointments you need and how long they will take.

Is scalp micropigmentation safe?

All procedures come with risks, and scalp micropigmentation is no exception. There is a slight risk of infection, but this can be minimized by keeping the area clean after your treatment. There is also a risk of contracting a bloodborne infection from the needles, but this occurs only if your practitioner does not follow strict health and safety guidelines. Work with a certified, licensed practitioner, and you should not have to worry.

Scalp micropigmentation is a great choice for those losing hair along their hairline. Schedule a consultation with a treatment facility like Downey Hair Loss Solutions to learn more.