Those who suffer from hair thinning are at a slight advantage than those who suffer from extensive balding. For people with thin hair, not only the thin layer of hair is their saving grace, but they have the option of getting back the appearance of thicker, fuller hair by the process of scalp micropigmentation or SMP. It is a non-surgical hair loss treatment that assures guaranteed solutions to those who suffer from alopecia, hair thinning, and more.

Also known as a hair tattoo, the procedure has many similarities to microblading, the technique of creating thicker eyebrows that have become a rage in the fashion circles.  It will not be wrong to say that the procedure of scalp micropigmentation is an advanced form of tattooing that can superficially create the fullness and conceal the scanty hairline to give enough satisfaction to people who want some alternative to hair transplantation.

A cosmetic treatment

Like tattooing scalp, micropigmentation is a cosmetic procedure carried out by people who have undergone scalp micro training. The treatment consists of applying pigment to the scalp to create the appearance of hair follicles that look entirely natural and, in the process, allow people who are fast losing their hair to recreate their hairlines. Many consider it as the most effective answer to hair loss because, after the treatment, it is impossible to distinguish between the real and artificial hair.

The procedure

Scalp micropigmentation is an extremely complex procedure, but when done correctly, it produces permanent and guaranteed results. Specially trained practitioners use a pigment, which is often a proprietary formula to the scalp by using fine micro-needles to created thousands of tiny impressions that creates an illusion of hair. The technique is similar to eyebrow tattooing by artists but requires greater skill.

Before the procedure, the SMP practitioner will apply a numbing agent to the scalp, and the extent of discomfort depends on the tolerance level of the individual. People with skin sensitivities should avoid the procedure during a flareup, as it would be difficult to apply the pigment to the inflamed areas.

Preparation for the treatment

The duration of treatment depends on the amount of scalp that requires treatment. Even the smallest scalp area will need at least three to four treatments to ensure longer retention because it depends on the thickness of the layering of pigments. It takes about 4 to 5 hours for each treatment, and you must shower before each treatment. Remember that you will not be able to wash your scalp for 4-5 days after the treatment to allow the pigment to settle. Typically, treatments are schedules after a gap of one week.

During the weeks between the treatment, do not go swimming, take extremely hot showers, or go to sauna rooms that could cause a steam storm. The longer the time the pigments get for settling, the more will be its longevity and better value for money. Another secret for long term retention of the pigments is to avoid sun exposure of the scalp after 4-5 days of the treatment during which you should use a cap or hat.

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