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. Micro-pigmentation 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.
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.
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, it 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.
Scalp micro-pigmentation 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.
Scalp micro-pigmentation 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 micro-pigmentation 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.
Men and women with thinning hair or with male pattern baldness are candidates for scalp micro-pigmentation. 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-micro-pigmentation 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 micro-pigmentation 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 micro-pigmentation and to find out if the procedure is the best choice for you, contact Maxim Hair Restoration today for a free consultation.