Hair loss is a major problem, causing many men in particular to feel bad about their appearances, but a permanent solution may give hope to many. Statistically, the most common cause of hair loss in both men and women is heredity, at 95% of all cases. Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) accounts for over 95 % of the cases in men with two-thirds of men experiencing some type of hair loss by the age of 35, and 85% of men experiencing significant hair thinning by the age of 50.
Scalp Micropigmentation For Women
Scalp Micropigmentation, formerly referred to as a hair tattoo or Micro Hair Tattoo (MHT) is a permanent cosmetic tattoo that mimics the very short hairs of a closely shaven scalp, but there are major differences between a traditional tattoo and Scalp Micropigmentation. The skills and training and ability to replicate the illusion of hair on a scalp. Scalp Micropigmentation needles are typically triple clustered, very fine, and a person performing the procedure is very important as it is a highly specialized procedure. Beyond the expertise of the Artist/Technician it is also extremely important that the appropriate equipment be used and ability to replicate the illusion of hair on a scalp.
Scalp Micropigmentation needles are typically triple clustered, very fine, and administered into the scalp at a more shallow depth than a traditional tattoo needle. A traditional tattoo artist may not be able to replicate this same illusion if they are not skilled in this specific technique so it is best to find a provider specializing specifically in hair loss restoration methods.
So, why the sudden appeal of this relatively newer method? This method is the least invasive, comparatively inexpensive, and permanent, with guaranteed results. Scalp Micropigmentation is targeted more towards younger men who wear buzz cuts, but older men can also benefit. Celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Vin Diesel and Pitbull have also been known to use this method.
Other Treatment Options to Scalp Micropigmentation
Depending on the current status of your hair, you can look into other treatment options or preventative methods, both of which have pros and cons of their own. Some of the more common non-invasive treatment and preventative options include Rogaine, a topical solution applied to the scalp to regrow hair and prevent further loss, Propecia, a prescription strength drug known to slow hair loss in men, and laser light therapy, a procedure that encourages protein synthesis needed for growth by stimulating blood flow to the scalp to encourage hair growth. Other more invasive and expensive methods of treatment include hair grafting, or hair transplant, scalp reduction surgery, or the scar-less hair transplant. These procedures are for more severe hair loss but do have more lasting results for men who want to wear their hair shorter or longer.
Finding the right solution or preventative method for you widely depends on your current hair status, age, and genes, but it seems that Scalp Micropigmentation could be an ideal option for younger men who want to maintain the appearance of hair without the use of major invasive surgical procedures.
Learn more by reading this article, Scalp Micropigmentation on the rise as hair loss solution.
Scalp Micropigmentation is a Solution for Alopecia or Male Pattern Baldness
Men’s hairstyles and cuts have come a long way since the “Caesar Cut.” Today, men are sporting a variety of looks and lengths from the retro crew cut to the androgynous hair trend of 2014 aka the “Man Bun.” But the latest men’s hairstyle that has many people buzzing is the “Power Cut” (aka the clean shaven look). Celebrities like Jason Statham and David Beckham have sported the look and it’s picked up momentum across the country.
Some men with hair loss may feel limited with their styling options. The type of hair loss comes in many varieties, ranging from a slightly receding hairline to complete baldness. The causes are multiple, and most often genetic. According to the American Hair Loss Association, Androgenetic Alopecia or common male pattern baldness (MPB) accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By the age of 35, two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss, and by the age of 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair.
“Contrary to societal belief, most men who suffer from male pattern baldness are extremely unhappy with their situation and would do anything to change it,” says Julissa Rosado, Communications Director, at the HIS Hair Clinic, an internationally recognized hair loss treatment clinic, with locations around the world. “Hair loss affects every aspect of the hair loss sufferer’s life. It affects interpersonal relationships as well as the professional lives of those suffering. It is not uncommon for men to change their career paths because of their hair loss.”
Scalp Micro-Pigmentation Specialized Hair Loss Treatment
Scalp Micro-pigmentation (SMP) is a specialized hair loss treatment that simulates the natural look of cropped hair (replicates real shaven hair follicles on the scalp), and camouflages and strengthens thinning hair and pattern baldness, and even alopecia and hair transplant scars. SMP was developed as both a cosmetic procedure for men with all types of hair loss, and as a medical procedure to help conceal scars, burns and birthmarks, as well as the full spectrum of alopecia strains.
During a SMP procedure, pigment blends are deposited into the dermal layer of the skin on the scalp. Using a combination of angles, penetration depths, deposit sizes and pigment shades, these deposits create a realistic illusion of real shaven hair on the scalp. The SMP technique involves no surgery, no scarring and no hairpieces.Scalp Micro Pigmentation or sometimes referred to as Tricopigmentationis, the latest in hair loss treatment. It is a derivative of traditional tattoo procedures but further refined with new technology to include an artistic element for camouflaging hair loss. The result is so natural, so artistically stylish and yet without the need for a full fledge surgical hair transplant surgery. Also, unlike hair transplant surgery, there is no long term commitment necessary. Patients will have the luxury to “undo” the treatment and consider other options if he or she so desires. It is one of the very few treatments that is truly reversible.
The process, while not a full blown surgery, does involve micro surgical accuracy which requires depositing microscopic color pigments to the patient’s scalp in an artistic fashion. The hair pigments that are used are temporary in nature, non-allergenic and bio-absorbable by the body. The duration of treatment and the number of sessions to be performed depend on the goals and expectations of the patient. Maintenance sessions can easily be arranged should the patient wish to continue with the desired look and style.
Some Uses and Applications of Scalp Micro Pigmentation
- To achieve the shaved buzz cut stylish look that some Hollywood actors spot
- To create the appearance of fuller density for existing hair
- As a scar repair treatment such as strip scars camouflage or repair