Baldness is a common problem in men. In fact, about two-thirds of the male population begins to lose their locks even before they reach 50. Some experience hair loss by the age of 35 while some see the first signs of male pattern baldness in their early 20s.
The condition, however, is not limited to men. Women also experience hair loss by the time they are 40 years old. The good news is that there are options for treating hair thinning, including taking medications and hair transplants. While they seem to be a common solution, many men and women are turning to scalp micropigmentation (SMP) or hair tattoo at STAR Micropigmentation.
A Quick Overview on the Procedure
Scalp micropigmentation is a procedure that helps both men and women in many ways. It is used to restore hairlines that recede due to aging, hormonal imbalance, stress, and other issues. SMP is also useful in helping the remaining hair appear thicker. In other cases, people opt for the procedure to hide transplant scarring.
Most often, the treatment is performed in three sessions. However, there are some individuals who only need two. The actual duration and number of sessions will depend on the style you want and the extent of hair loss among others
SMP involves microneedles, which the specialist will use to layer pigments on the scalp. The whole procedure resembles tattooing and it is why it is also known as hair tattooing. The difference between conventional tattoo and hair tattoo is that Scalp Micropigmentation is a more sophisticated and specialized procedure. Also, the Vytal device used has a unique stroke to implant pigment in the upper dermis perfectly, tattoos go past the dermal. Our Vytal needles are the smallest made at .17mm with stabilization to ensure precise follicle impressions, a tattoo artist typically uses big needles starting at .30mm. Our organic charcoal based pigments create a natural hair follicle impression, while tattoo artists use inks that will just leave black dots. This technique is highly technical and should only be done by licensed and trained specialists.
When done correctly, the tiny pigment dots, which are tattooed on the dermal layer of the skin, will give the illusion that you had your head shaved fully.
Why Should You Choose Scalp Micropigmentation
With all the other options for treating hair thinning and baldness, you may be wondering why you should opt for SMP. STAR Micropigmentation has licensed professionals who will help you achieve the following benefits of the procedure:
- Gain your confidence back.
You cannot deny that you are losing self-esteem because your hair is not as thick as it used to be. The condition affects how people see and feel about themselves. It causes them to feel that they are no longer attractive. With SMP, you will see your scalp and hair look better, which can help regain your confidence.
- You get a clear picture of the procedure and the results.
If you take a look at the products and treatments available on the market, you will find that they have huge claims. Some say you can grow your hair back in just a few weeks while others claim to regrow your hair completely. Sadly, most of these products have no positive effects at all. Many men and women are desperate to find the solution to their hair problem and these companies take advantage of them.
The difference with hair tattoo is that there are no false claims. The first step toward the procedure is with a professional. You will be briefed about the whole process and you will see how your scalp will look like after the treatment. SMP is not for re-growing hair and it never claims to give such results. Rather, it uses pigments that cover bald areas, making them look more appealing.
- It is not an expensive treatment.
Unlike other methods of dealing with hair loss, SMP is affordable. Even better, it delivers results. Many products, such as shampoos and hair tonics that guarantee hair regrowth within weeks are extremely expensive. However, they do not live up to their promise.
Hair transplants do work but not everyone can get them because of the high cost involved. SMP is just a fraction of a hair transplant procedure, which can go up to $20,000. Scalp micropigmentation is permanent and does not require any maintenance medications after the treatment. You get the look you desire without breaking the bank.
- The procedure is entirely safe.
SMP does not need to use chemicals, which reduces the risk of allergic reactions in patients. In most cases, there are no side effects, making it a great option for those with sensitivities. The procedure is also non-invasive, which means it does not require incisions. This method also greatly lowers the risk of infection.
For some people, the only concern they have is with the needle. Those who fear the needle do not have to worry about the whole process. It is only used to add pigments on the middle part of the skin, which is the dermis. Before the procedure, you will be given a local anesthetic, which keeps SMP virtually pain-free.
- Scalp micropigmentation is simple and fast.
The entire procedure is not as complex as it may seem. In essence, it is very similar to skin tattooing and therefore only requires a couple of sessions most of the time. In most situations, it should only take a few hours. Right after the first session, you will already see a huge difference. Once you complete the two or three procedures, you will get the hairline you have always wanted. It is instant, so you do not have to wait for a few days or weeks to get dramatic results.
- Healing is also fast.
Another great benefit of a hair tattoo is that it does not take long before your scalp heals. For most patients, it should only take a few days or less than a week. You do not have to take a long break from work after the procedure. Many people can get back to their duties in just two days.
As mentioned, SMP is non-invasive, which is why it is a fast healing process. You do not have to change dressings and discomfort is quite minimal. You may feel slight pain but it goes away quickly. Of course, it requires you to take care of the area that underwent the procedure. However, it mainly involves cleaning and some protection, which will be discussed below.
- After the procedure, maintaining the results of the treatment is easy.
One of the reasons why SMP is the preferred option of men and women in Tampa and Orlando is that it requires very little maintenance. Make sure that you listen to the STAR Micropigmentation specialist who will give you advice and recommendations. Take note of the tips that will help you to preserve the look for a long time. This way, no touchups will be necessary.
To maintain the new appearance of your scalp, you will only have to wash it thoroughly to ensure it is clean. You do not require expensive products and you also do not have to waste a lot of time for styling. However, when you head out, make sure that you always protect your head.
- The result is natural-looking.
You can wear a wig for a temporary and cheaper option. However, it will not look realistic. With a hair tattoo procedure, you will have real-looking hair. While the treatment does not give you your hair back, it applies pigments that match your actual hair color and skin tone. Therefore, these pigments look like a natural part of your head even up close.
- You will look younger.
Baldness is often perceived as a sign of aging. Feeling old will make you look old, which could lead to a loss of confidence. Bring your self-esteem back while feeling younger with the help of SMP. Whether you are a man or woman, you will feel instantly better after seeing the results of the procedure. You will no longer hide your head under a wig or a hat. It is life-changing, giving you the boost that you have always needed.
- SMP lasts for a long time.
Scalp micropigmentation, when cared for properly, can last for years. It is a permanent tattoo so you never have to worry about the pigments falling out. It can fade if you do not follow the maintenance steps but it can quickly be restored in just two sessions. Another great thing about SMP is that it can be updated if you wish to change your hairstyle.
Hair tattoo is for anyone who wants to bring back their confidence or hide their imperfections. If you have a scar on your head or you simply want to fill those gaps in your head, you can turn to the procedure to solve your woes. If you are ready to start, contact STAR Micropigmentation today.