May 31, 2022

When is Scalp Micropigmentation a Good Option for Hair Loss?


There are multiple treatments for hair growth and restoration, and all are designed for specific needs. You may have heard of scalp micropigmentation, which uses pigmentation to make your scalp appear as though it has a thicker growth of hair. But what exactly isscalp micropigmentationand how can it help for hair loss? The experts at the Hair Restoration Institute can help you decide whether it’s right for you.

What is scalp micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation is a way to add pigment to your skin that looks like tiny hairs. Your hair restoration expert at the Hair Restoration Institute will use a tiny needle to add color directly to the scalp in delicate shapes that look like hairs.

These pigments combine with your existing hair to make it appear as though the hair on your scalp is much thicker.

What is scalp micropigmentation used for?

In addition to making hair appear fuller, scalp micropigmentation uses pigments to recreate a natural-looking hairline. It can also be used for hiding scars, such as those you might get from some hair transplantation procedures. In areas of scaring, hair follicles often do not grow hair, so the scar appears more visible.

Scalp micropigmentation can also be used to boost the effectiveness of a hair transplantation procedure to make the hair appear even fuller.

A scalp micropigmentation procedure is an effective tool for helping people with:

  • Scars on the scalp
  • Receding hairlines
  • Alopecia aerota

Is scalp micropigmentation noticeable?

The purpose of scalp micropigmentation is to make the hair appear fuller by using tiny hair-like pigments on the scalp. Most people who choose this treatment option like to wear their hair very short, like a buzz cut. The pigments combine with your own natural hair to make it appear as if your hairline is not receding and minimizes or eliminate the appearance of scars.

Is this the same as a tattoo?

Scalp micropigmentation does use pigments, but the procedure is much different than a conventional tattoo. There are two important differences between tattoos and scalp micropigmentation:

  • Smaller needles. The needles used in micropigmentation are very tiny because the pigments are designed to look like hair follicles with tiny hairs. When you get a traditional tattoo, the needles are much larger because they go deeper into the skin.
  • Different types of pigments. The inks used by tattoo artists are designed to go deep into the skin and last a lifetime. The pigments used for scalp micropigmentation are specially designed to create hair-like designs that last for the life of a real hair follicle, about five to seven years.

The results of scalp micropigmentation are natural-looking and look like small hairs, not a tattoo design.

Does scalp micropigmentation hurt?

Most people who receive scalp micropigmentation at the Hair Restoration Institute report mild to no discomfort. That’s because, unlike a tattoo, the needles used for scalp micropigmentation are very small and don’t go into the skin as deeply as tattoos.

There are no restrictions to your normal activities once your scalp micropigmentation procedure is complete, and you can go back to your normal activities without any downtime, looking as though you’ve just come from a buzz cut at the barber shop.

Is scalp micropigmentation only for men?

Some of the most popular hairstyles these days are quite short – including trending hairstyles for women. Women can also experience hair loss, and those who would like to wear a very short style without the appearance of noticeable hair loss may use scalp micropigmentation to achieve the look of a full head of hair.

Is scalp micropigmentation for everyone?

Everyone has different needs – and that’s true for men and women who are experiencing hair loss. When you have your confidential consultation with a hair loss expert at the Hair Restoration Institute, we’ll assess your hair loss concerns and develop a personalized hair restoration plan with the best treatments for you.

For some people, that includes scalp micropigmentation. Your personalized hair restoration plan may also contain one or more of the following treatments:

  • FUE or FUT hair transplantation
  • Dermal Lens hair replacement system
  • PRP hair loss treatment
  • Laser hair loss treatment
  • Scalp micropigmentation
  • Hair growth products
  • and many more options

To see if scalp micropigmentation is right for you, make an appointment today at theHair Restoration Institute. Our caring, professional hair loss experts will provide a free, discreet consultation and develop a personalized treatment plan with the right treatments for you. You can find us at8009 34th Ave S, Suite 1225, Bloomington, MN,or call612-588-HAIR (4247)for a private, complimentary consultation.