Suitable for: masking all forms of permanent hair loss (including scarring alopecia, male pattern hair loss, female pattern hair loss)
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation is a type of precise medical tattooing. Practitioners use special pigments and follicle-sized needles to create the illusion of hair density on your scalp.
Micropigmentation will not help you keep or grow back your hair — but it can help camouflage hair loss, and/or make it look like new hairs are growing on bare areas of your scalp.
What Does Scalp Micropigmentation Involve?
Scalp micropigmentation is most commonly used to create the appearance of a full head of shaved hair. To do this, your practitioner will first consult with you about your desired hair line, hair colour, and hair density. They will then use micro-needles and computer patterning to tattoo tiny, follicle-sized dots over bare areas of your scalp.
If you wish to wear your hair longer (not shaved), micropigmentation can also be used to camouflage patches of bare scalp, or areas of sparse hair, by decreasing the contrast between your hair and your scalp. This can help simulate the appearance of hair density.
Micropigmentation can also be used to simulate the appearance of eyebrow hair that may have fallen out due to conditions such as frontal fibrosing alopecia, or hair loss after radiation therapy.