What is scalp micropigmentation?
Scalp Micropigmentation is a specialty of Micropigmentation that consists of injecting pigments under the skin of the scalp in order to give a better appearance to those who suffer from alopecia or other processes related to irreversible hair loss.
It is performed with an instrument that works at the epidermal level. It is a procedure similar to that used in micro-pigmentation of eyebrows and gives a
shaved or shaved head appearance instead of the vision of total baldness.
Who can perform scalp micropigmentation?
The ideal candidates for scalp micro pigmentation are those who suffer irreversible hair loss.
This technique is also suitable for people with a low volume of hair since it manages to fill the affected areas of the head, as the hair pigments cover the scalp with a similar hue to that of natural hair.
What results can I expect from scalp micropigmentation?
The patient who undergoes this treatment can check their aesthetic improvement immediately.
The created effect can be of density or the so-called shaved head effect.
The duration of these results will be conditioned by factors such as the patient’s skin status, cell renewal, and even daily activity.
In some cases, a touch-up will be necessary every six months or once a year.
When the patient detects that they are losing the tonality or uniformity in the treated area, it is time to perform the maintenance that will restore the micro-pigments.
Scalp Micropigmentation | Consultation process
In the consultation, the specialist will explain to the patient what this technique consists of and its benefits.
The appropriate pigment will be chosen and you will be informed about the estimated sessions as well as the permanence, durability of the treatment, and the care before and after it.
Those who suffer from diseases that can be transmitted by contact with blood should notify the specialist.
This is a technique using needles and therefore could cause risks for the professional who performs it, without the due knowledge transmitted by the patient.
Scalp Micropigmentation | Recovery and care
Micropigmentation is an outpatient treatment, that is, the session is performed and the patient can continue with their daily activities.
After the treatment, a slight inflammation of the scalp will appear, which is normal due to the manipulation of the needles.
The pores of the skin can also release some of the pigmented ink that has been injected in excess. It is a normal process and does not influence the quality of the final result.
For a few days, all the scalp will be covered with a thin crust. Sometimes, some patients get scared because they think the color of the pigment is darker than it should.
This is an illusion produced by the millimeter pore healing.
Three weeks later, with the recovery of the superficial dermal cells, the collagen fibers that strengthen the skin are generated giving the elasticity necessary for the scalp to heal.
With this process, the hue of the pigment falls slightly and it is around 20 days later when you can begin to appreciate the final color of the Micropigmentation.
Scalp Micropigmentation | Technique and protocol
The pigment is injected at a depth of approximately 0.25 to 1.75 millimeters. The feeling is similar to when you get a tattoo. Scalp Micropigmentation is not painful but annoying, although it is somewhat bearable by anyone, even the most sensitive.
It should be borne in mind that pigments are introduced under the skin with mechanically driven microneedles, which greatly avoids the inconvenience by
For people who are more apprehensive or endure less pain, gel lidocaine can be used to anesthetize Slightly the skin of the scalp.
The Scalp Micropigmentation treatment will not be an impediment if in the future the patient decides to use other Capillary techniques or return to their previous state.
With time each implanted point will lose intensity until it disappears completely without leaving any trace.