Hair loss is something which impacts a large proportion of men and women. Although hair loss can exist in varying degrees, its impact is more than just physical. Hair loss can often lead to a loss of confidence in one’s appearance, leading to feelings of self-consciousness and social anxiety. In turn this may impact a person’s personal and professional life, as well as their overall wellbeing. However, thankfully, there are solutions for hair loss. Whether it be a traditional hair transplant, medications and supplements or scalp micropigmentation, there are various options available to help address the signs of hair loss. This article will delve into scalp micropigmentation; how it works, who is eligible for it and what are its unique benefits.
Scalp micropigmentation (known as SMP) is a revolutionary hair loss treatment which involves tattooing tiny dots of pigment on the scalp using a fine micro-needle to mimic the appearance of natural hair follicles. For a person with baldness, it provides them with a restored hairline and a buzzcut look, and for those with patchy or thinning hair, it can provide the effect of more hair density and volume.
The beauty of SMP is that it is available for both men and women with varying degrees of hair loss. The hair tattooing technique can provide an excellent solution for various hair loss concerns such as receding hairlines, thinning or bald patches, and scarring. Additionally, SMP enhances the density of thinning hairlines and can be touched up and reapplied over time if the degree of hair loss advances with age.
Many people considering SMP may ask themselves ‘is scalp micropigmentation worth it? Some of the scalp micropigmentation benefits are:
Some clients with hair loss may consider SMP as an alternative to a hair transplant or medication route, especially if they are already experiencing complete baldness.
A hair transplant is a proven permanent solution to hair loss. It involves donor hair grafts (usually taken from hair bearing skin at the back of the scalp) and are carefully replanted onto the recipient site – the balding or thinning area. The benefit of a hair transplant is that it allows for your own real hair to grow from the site, in as little as four months after the procedure. Hair that has been transplanted will continue to grow for the entirety of your life. You will then be able to wash and style this hair as you normally would.
SMP on the other hand, involves no donor hair. By utilising a specialised needle to apply tiny dots of pigment to the scalp, SMP can create the illusion of increased thickness and natural-looking density. These dots closely resemble natural follicles, making SMP a highly sought-after method for remedying receding hairlines, thinning or bald patches, and scars. For someone with advanced hair loss or baldness, it can provide a buzzcut look, and for those with thinning or patchy hair, it can add the appearance of volume and density to their existing hair. Cost-wise, SMP is at a lower price-point than a hair transplant, as there is no surgical component to the procedure.
SMP takes place over 2-4 sessions with a 7-14 day gap between each session for most clients. An SMP artist will expertly apply tiny dots of the pigment to the scalp and hairline using a micro needle, which creates the illusion of real hair follicles. Pigment is applied in a way which mimic’s a person’s natural hair line and hair growth pattern, so the result is incredibly natural. With SMP, the results are immediate, and require little to no continued maintenance over time, apart from adequate sun protection to protect the pigment against fading.
Scalp micropigmentation has been around for many years, but has seen a surge in popularity recently. Finding a reputable SMP clinic and the right practitioner is crucial for high quality and long lasting results. A good SMP clinic will have the following:
When you are opting for a permanent hair loss treatment such as SMP, it is crucial that you choose a clinic that meets all the above considerations. At New Hair Clinic, we proudly recommend our friends at Foli Sim for scalp micropigmentation, and their exceptional results speak for themselves. Foli Sim Director Kate Dawes is an internationally renowned SMP artist and registered Trichologist with the International Association of Trichologists (IAT). Foli Sim takes pride in its team of highly skilled practitioners who are among the best in the world. With studios located in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, Foli Sim is the preferred destination for the best SMP treatments for men and women alike. Reach out to their friendly team to organise a free consultation.
Alternatively, if you want to achieve real hair growth and volume using your existing hair, a hair transplant may be the right hair loss solution for you. Our clinic is renowned for its advanced transplant techniques that produce the best possible results for our patients, resulting in thicker and more natural-looking hair. Our clinic is staffed by highly skilled hair transplant specialists Dr. Muchi Mandishona, MBBS, who performs our Martinick Technique. Our technique incorporates the latest surgical innovations, ongoing research, and specialised training to achieve optimal results. Get in touch with us today to book a consultation, or if you have any queries.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]
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