New Development in Hair Loss Mitigation: Scalp Micropigmentation
One exciting and relatively new way to mitigate the aesthetic impact of hair loss, is the use of micropigmentation treatment. At Nowigs we recommend this treatment for patients suffering from thinning hair, or for patients who want to get excellent results from FUT and FUE after the scar healing stage has completed.
The simplest explanation of micropigmentation would be to think of it as a cosmetic tattooing procedure where tiny ink dots are applied to the scalp, helping to darken an area or even imitate the look of closely shaved hair. However, unlike most cosmetic tattooing, micropigmentation uses medical grade ink. If this treatment is suitable for you, then the ink pigment will be closely matched to your natural hair. Ink is free of allergens and safe for use in a clinical setting, and is applied using a high quality digitally controlled needle system.
There are a number of reasons for considering micropigmentation. The most common would be to create a hairline that looks natural and fuller. We highly recommend against dead straight hairlines, as these can be artificial in appearance. We can help to provide a design that will look natural and in many cases undetectable as a cosmetic addition. Micropigmentation can help hair to look filler even when grown out, or it can be used with shaved hair to create a realistic look.
Micropigmentation for Women
Although hair loss is not a trivial condition for either gender, it is quite safe to say that hair loss is often more emotionally distressing for women than it is for men. Micropigmentation can be used for treatment of either gender, so if you’re a woman that has experienced hair loss due to natural balding or even from an illness or medication, then you may want to talk to us about your micropigmentation options. This technique works well to help give hair a look of full volume around the scalp, which can reduce the need to use hair pieces, coverings, or time consuming hairstyles that are designed to disguise patchy areas.
Micropigmentation Can Enhance Transplants
Micropigmentation can also be used to disguise the scars of previous hair transplant surgeries, or it can be used in conjunction with a transplant to create hair that looks denser and much thicker around the hair root. In cases where a patient doesn’t have a lot of donor hairs to work with, micropigmentation can be used to achieve the desired look.
Scarring from an older transplant can also be improved by using micropigmentation. While modern methods usually result in subtle scars, this is entirely dependent on the particular patient, and also on how thick the hair is in both the donor and grafted areas. Using micropigmentation techniques will make a significant difference when combined with a transplant procedure. Talk to us if you want to find out if the combination of these treatments would be suitable in your scenario. Note that micropigmentation cannot be applied to scarring until it is fully healed, which may take up to 12 months.