Not everyone is suitable or wants a hair transplant. Scalp MicroPigmentation is known as SMP. Or similar variants of. It is a non-surgical scalp grooming treatment. For men and women. Pigments are applied in the epidermal level of the skin. Which is the upper layer. Applied in tiny dots. As a result, it replicates the look of shaved hairs. It differs from traditional body art tattoos. It only uses shades of black. The dots will fade over time. Consequently needing a touch-up. Most SMP requires multiple sessions. Can be dependent on the skin type. As well as the desired look.
Creating the illusion of hair – SMP gives the illusion of a shaved look. As a result, if you allow your natural hair the effect is lost. The look becomes cosmetically unnatural. Consequently, before deciding on SMP it is important to appreciate the pros and cons. Other aspects that need to be taken into consideration are scarring, burns, sunburnt skin.
Hairline Design – Scalp micro pigmentation candidates are no different from a hair transplant. For example, in expectations. As a result, often wish to have a too high or low hairline. Acute temporal angles and flat lines can look unnatural. The plan is to recreate a natural look. No different to hair transplantation. A jagged frontal line. Building up to a greater density of tone.
The number of sessions – Although full coverage can be achieved on an NW6 candidate in one session. The pigment will fade quickly. That does not mean it cannot be improved upon. Tone variants can be fine-tuned over further sessions. It´s important to leave a reasonable time between sessions. To allow the skin and pigment to relax.
Treating Other Hair Loss Conditions – Scalp micro pigmentation can help many hair loss conditions. Such as Alopecia Universalis. The total loss of hair over the scalp. Occasionally also the body. Diffused alopecia can be treated. Adding the look of fullness. between the existing hair.
What Ways Can Micro Scalp Pigmentation Be Used?
Although scalp micropigmentation is most commonly used to hide male pattern baldness, the application can help with many more hair loss and scalp conditions.
• Hiding Unsightly Scars Around the Head, Especially Old Hair Transplant Scars
Maybe not hair loss, but scarring around the scalp, often cause by previous FUT or FUE hair transplants can cause stress and be visually unsightly. Scalp pigmentation can hide scarring with a long or short hairstyle. The pigment covers the scar simulating the look of hair stubble, and blends with the surrounding hair.
• Adding The Look of More Density After a Hair Transplant
A hair transplant has limitations, that being the amount of donor hair available, and with advanced hair loss this results in areas of lower hair density, often the crown. Scalp Pigmentation can blend with the lower hair density to increase the look of volume, with either long or short hair.
• Increasing The Look of Hair Volume for Female Hair Loss Patterns
Female hair loss often manifests itself with a loss of hair density, with a diffused pattern of thinning. SMP can reduce the contrast between the hair and skin complexion, giving the illusion of a higher hair density, resulting in the look of a fuller head of hair.
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