What Is Scalp Micropigmentation And How Effective It Is

Have you looked at yourself in the mirror lately and noticed your hair thinning or your hairline receding? Don’t fret if your answer is yes. You are not alone. Around 25 percent of men and women experience male and female-pattern baldness and hairline experience at the later stages of early adulthood, usually by age 35. Young age also doesn’t mean you are safe. Hair loss can also be genetic and can manifest early in life. 

There are various options in regaining your hair’s vibrancy and youth. These treatment options vary in effectiveness depending on the people using them. One popular hair-loss treatment option is scalp micropigmentation (SMP). What is it? How effective is it? We’re about to find out here.

Scalp Micropigmentation

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation or SMP is a minimally invasive procedure using specialized micro-needles to deposit pigment into your scalp. In other words, it is like an intricate tattoo application on your scalp. Hmm okay, so it’s more like getting a tattoo. Is it scary? Is it painful? Hardly, is what hair professionals from Eximious SMP services would say. Essentially, you’re not visiting a clinic or hospital and it’s not a doctor that performs this procedure. You’re going to a reputable salon or barbershop like Dino’s Barbershop San Diego to get this procedure done. The atmosphere is relaxing and the salon staff performing the procedure are thoroughly trained and experienced professionals. Dealing with friendly, polite, and professional staff also puts your mind at ease. Feel comfortable yet? Another reason why you can be comfortable with the procedure is you’ll only experience mild discomfort with this procedure. You might be thinking of regular tattoo needles right now, but the micro-pigmentation needles are super-fine and a numbing cream is applied to your head that you’d barely even wince through the process. The specialized equipment, precise pigment application, and gentle approach are why this procedure is hardly painful at all.

Who Can Benefit from Scalp Micropigmentation?

People suffering from different forms of hair loss can benefit from SMP. It’s not just those with receding hairlines and pattern baldness that can seek to have scalp micropigmentation but also those with hair loss problems due to cancer, alopecia, or thinning hair. SMP can also help enhance hair transplants by adding more volume to the areas experiencing hair regrowth. Hair transplants can give a 70 to 85 percent chance of recovering your normal hair density and volume. There will still be some areas where hair doesn’t regrow, and this is where SMP comes in to make your hair look even more fuller. SMP can also camouflage the scars resulting from a hair transplant procedure. Scars can become an eyesore because hair doesn’t grow on these areas but SMP can have them intricately covered to look like they are part of the newly growing hair beds.

Is SMP Effective?

The perception of effectiveness can vary from person to person. Scalp micropigmentation is effective in helping you regain your lost hairline and hair volume. While SMP usually does not stimulate or promote hair growth, the pigments or dots help create a natural-looking definition, depth, and volume to your hair. Another advantage of SMP is you get immediate results and see the change in your hair’s overall appearance after a single session. You have the option to have more sessions to cover a larger area or to enhance your hair definition more.

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If you haven’t previously considered scalp micropigmentation among your hair loss treatment options, now would be a good time to add it. Cost-wise, this procedure is relatively affordable – ranging somewhere between $400 and $1000. When it comes to safety, it is a safe, minimally invasive, and mildly painful procedure. You can achieve excellent hair density, volume, and definition with SMP and the results are immediately observed after the procedure. We hope this gets you interested in trying out this revolutionary hair treatment.  

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