What Is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp Micropigmentation is considered one of the most effective non-surgical procedures available to patients who have experienced hair loss or thinning hair. This particular procedure is especially effective in addressing hair loss or thinning hair inpatients who prefer to keep their head shaved or their hair cut to a very short length. This is because the procedure is designed to mimic or replicate the closely shorn hair follicles that are often colloquially known as a “five o’clock shadow.”

This non-surgical procedure is viewed as a long-term solution for addressing hair loss or thinning hair, as the results of the process will last for several years. Patients who choose to undergo the scalp micropigmentation procedure often find that the replicated follicles maintain their color strength for up to eight years, at which point any fading of the follicles can be easily addressed through a touch-up procedure. It is necessary to clarify that the natural fading that occurs does not result in any kind of discoloration; the color only becomes lighter, and this process does not typically begin until four years after the original procedure.

Patients who wish to cover up a visible scar on their scalp can do so through a Scalp Micropigmentation procedure, and it is sometimes the case that a patient who has previously undergone a Follicular Unit Transplant will opt for a Scalp Micropigmentationprocedure so they have the ability to keep their hair cut short. The procedure itself involves depositing a pigment at a shallow depth within the scalp, which is done with a digitally controlled device specifically designed to replicate the patient’s individual hair follicles. The result is a natural-looking, long-term, and non-surgical solution to a patient’s thinning hair or hair loss.

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