What Is Scalp Micro Pigmentation?

Scalp Micropigmentation is the process by which permanent make-up, (iron-oxide pigment) is tattooed onto a desired area of skin. Of course, scalp micro-pigmentation is applied to the scalp. There are several terms that are synonymous with micro pigmentation:  derma pigmentation, (the permanent pigmentation of the dermis) cosmetic tattooing and permanent tattooing. They all mean the same thing.

History of Scalp Micropigmentation

History of Scalp Micropigmentation

Micro-pigmentation was first performed in the early 1900s when a tattoo artist offered permanent “pink complexion.” The procedure was performed by electrically tattooing permanent complexion, using vegetable dyes onto the face.

Micro-pigmentation has come a long way since the days of tattooing vegetable dye beneath the top layer of skin to enhance a woman’s facial complexion. Today, micro-pigmentation is utilized for cosmetic reasons, but also as a procedure following treatments for chronic illness.

Scalp Micropigmentation Non-Surgical Procedure

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An alternative to hair transplant surgery. The procedure is noninvasive. Pigment particles are actually drawn onto the scalp, either with a pen-like instrument or by a tattoo gun. However, scalp micro-pigmentation isn’t identical to the process of regular tattooing. The equipment is different and the process is much more involved and specialized. Ink is implanted into the area where an illusion of hair is desired.  The procedure is performed in your doctor’s office and, depending on the area that is to be covered. This procedure could last as little as 20 minutes, with the whole procedure lasting less than an hour. The patient leaves the office with the appearance of hair follicles to restore the area where hair is thinning.

Non-Invasive Procedure

Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical outpatient procedure that is performed in the doctor’s office.  And since it is non-invasive, there are no scars left behind.

Per Client’s Specifications

Scalp micropigmentation can be applied to the client’s specific requests for density and scalp placement and the sky’s the limit when it comes to hairstyle choices. That’s because scalp micropigmentation isn’t dependent upon hair that is removed from a donor site to be placed in a specific area where the hair is thinning or the scalp is bald. As such, the client can choose the amount of follicular coverage to be placed in the area of the hairline.

Candidates for Scalp Micropigmentation

Men and women with thinning hair or with male pattern baldness are candidates for scalp micropigmentation. There is very little if any long-term maintenance involved for those that choose scalp micro-pigmentation. Patients are able to return to their regular activities immediately following the procedure. If you shave your head, but the coverage of the very short hair is minimal or if you’re completely bald in certain areas, then you are a good candidate for scalp micropigmentation and can cover those obvious thinned out spaces on your scalp.

The good doctors at Maxim Hair Restoration have performed thousands of hair restorative procedures, including scalp micropigmentation both in the United States and abroad. They want you to look and feel your best. If you’re interested in learning more about scalp-micropigmentation and to find out if the procedure is the best choice for you, contact Maxim Hair Restoration today for a free consultation.

The Benefits Of Micropigmentation

Looking for an ideal solution to thinning hair, pattern baldness, alopecia, and irregular hair loss? Then you might want to consider scalp micropigmentation, which is rapidly gaining popularity worldwide as an affordable alternative to hair transplants.

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Micropigmentation is a non-invasive hair loss procedure that uses micro-needles to deposit pigment into the scalp, replicating hair follicles and restoring thinning hair to resemble its previous density.

Micropigmentation offers numerous benefits, including:

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It doesn’t require surgery. 

No surgical incisions are necessary, which means there’s no scarring and no risk of infection.

It’s safe. 

Microneedling is performed under strict sterile conditions by specially-trained and certified hair restoration experts at MAXiM.

It’s painless. 

A local anesthetic is used to numb the scalp during the procedure, so you won’t feel a thing.

It’s a faster procedure. 

The whole process is completed in just a couple of sessions. That amounts to only a few hours. Also, because micropigmentation is non-invasive, healing time is limited to only a few days. In fact, most people who choose this procedure are back to work within two days. There are no dressings to change, or stitches to be concerned with. All that is needed is thorough cleaning in the following weeks.

It’s affordable and cost-effective. 

Scalp micropigmentation is only a fraction of the cost when compared to hair transplants. And because it’s a permanent solution to hair loss, there is no need to waste money on ineffective tonics or shampoos. Neither do you need to spend a penny on post-procedural medications or care products.

It looks more natural. 

Unlike scalp tattooing, which uses regular ink, scalp micropigmentation uses advanced medical grade pigment for a more natural look. The pigments are matched to both existing hair color, as well as skin tone, for the most realistic look achievable.

It requires minimal maintenance. 

Right after the procedure, you can return to your daily activities. Plus, because there is no real hair, there is no need for expensive hair products, nor is there extra time wasted on styling.

It’s longer lasting. 

Scalp micropigmentation provides a long-term solution for hair loss. The results – including color and strength – should last four to eight years at which point, you can undergo an enhancement procedure to restore any fading.

It hides imperfections. 

If you have scars from a past injury or hair transplant, micropigmentation creates a bit of camouflage for these imperfections. It can also help to mask a receding hairline, making hair appear fuller.

At MAXiM scalp micropigmentation can be fully customized to your individual needs, and your scalp and hair color. You can get the desired density and look, giving you the appearance of a full hair line. Plus, you’ll recognize immediate results following the first of two treatments.

Whatever is causing your hair loss, MAXiM Hair Restoration has hair transplant and plastic surgeons who artfully create an attractive hairline for our clients every day. 

We have convenient locations throughout the United States in New York, Long Island, Connecticut, Chicago, Dallas, and the Washington, DC area, as well as several international locations. Contact MAXiM today to find out if you are a candidate for a hair transplant.