When hair loss occurs, it’s a depressing time for anyone. However, it a reality that many of us (especially men) have to face at some point in our lives.
According to statistics, hair loss affects approximately 50% of women and 65% of men have noticeable hair loss by the age of 60.
As common as it is, hair loss is still a frustrating experience. Stigmas associated with balding and thinning is both men and women can have a negative impact on your self-esteem, mood and can even result in poor health. Consequently, it is not surprising that many people seek treatment to stop, conceal or even reverse hair loss.
Scalp micropigmentation Technique
This is a non-surgical cosmetic technique that is an amazing solution for those suffering from hair loss. It uses micro-needles to apply pigments into the upper dermis of the scalp. These natural pigments serve to create the appearance of real hair as dictated by your desired look and extent of hair loss. By replicating the appearance of hair follicles over the balding area, you can achieve the look of a full head of hair that has been freshly-shaved. Additionally, SMP can help even those with minor hair thinning and hairline recession. Recreating the appearance of hair follicles in such areas will increase that density of hair and create the appearance of a fuller head of hair.
Contrary to a hair transplant, SMP is both affordable and effective for all forms of hair loss including male pattern baldness.
Furthermore, achieving the look of a completely full head of hair is achievable, which is not often the case after completing a hair transplant. Scalp pigmentation is also a non-surgical procedure which means that there’s practically no recovery period after it’s completed and you’ll have no scars.
History of scalp-micropigmentation
Tattooing has existed for millennia among us. Throughout history, countless cultures have used tattoos for various reasons. The permanent application of ink on the skin has served as symbols of rites of passage, identification of different tribes or clans, and as protections against evil or danger. However, the specific use of pigmented treatments to cover up the loss of hair only began in the 1970s. At this time, there wasn’t really an acknowledged or official procedure, but many permanent make-up artists and tattoo shops provided an experimental tattoo procedure to try to mask hair loss. Needless to say, the results were usually disastrous and it wasn’t until 2002 that modern scalp micropigmentation made its debut.
In 2002, HIS hair clinic performed the first effective hair tattooing procedure. At the time the procedure was called Micro Hair Tattoo (MHT) and it wasn’t until much later that the name scalp micropigmentation gained popularity. Since its inception, this technique has undergone numerous advancements as people manufactured new specialised equipment and specialists gained experience. New pigments are now available that are temporary, organic and don’t cause allergic reactions. Also, the needles used to insert the pigment are much finer and penetrate to a shallow depth, reducing inflammation. Scalp micropigmentation will only get better as more innovations make themselves known.