Wishing to leave your hair-loss worries behind? Perhaps you haven’t heard about micro-pigmentation. It is a revolutionary technology that creates the illusion of fuller hair. Let’s talk about scalp micro pigmentation, for example, which can cause a sudden increase in self-confidence, making you leave your hairline issues in the past. If you wish to know more, we’ll tell you all about micro-pigmentation, how long a session lasts, and much more.
Scalp micro pigmentation or hairline tattoo is a form of permanent makeup, similar to micro-blading, which is done to your eyebrows. With scalp micro-pigmentation, you can say goodbye to expensive hair cuts, and you can also ditch hair-growth products for a few years since this is a permanent technique.
If you’ve been wondering about permanent makeup and whether you would be a good candidate, you are in the right place. At first, the thought of permanent makeup may sound intimidating; however, micro-pigmentation has been around for a while and offers great results for different hair-loss issues. Continue reading and find out more about micro-pigmentation.
What is micro pigmentation?
Micropigmentation, also called permanent makeup, is especially helpful if you are a person who wants to look their best while avoiding the physical challenges of applying makeup. Eyebrows, eyelashes, eyelids, lips are common treatment areas. Considerations include a number of treatments needed, complications, and out-of-pocket costs.
Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique that employs tattoos to produce designs that resemble makeup, such as eye lining and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids.
Is micro-pigmentation the same as a tattoo?
Micropigmentation is not the same as tattooing, so that the results will be different. Most importantly, the pigment is unlikely to spread. Professionals will use needles that embed deep into the dermis. So, while a traditional tattoo would be created to stand out, the pigmentation is meant to blend in and look natural.
How much does hair micro pigmentation cost?
Typically, the treatment will cost $2,000- $4,500, depending on several factors. In order to provide an accurate price, experts see pictures of your hair loss to determine your number on the Norwood scale.
What is micro pigmentation used for?
Micropigmentation is sometimes referred to as semi-permanent makeup. It is also a non-invasive semi-permanent makeup treatment. It may be performed to enhance the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, eyelids for eyeliner, and lips. It’s also used to camouflage or improve scars, even out skin coloring and restore color to areas of skin that have lost color.
How does micro pigmentation work?
Scalp Micropigmentation is a non-invasive treatment that uses detailed micro-needles to deposit pigment into the scalp. The result creates the appearance of tiny hair follicles that help thicken and restore the look of fuller hair.
Does micro pigmentation look natural?
Scalp micro pigmentation can look incredibly real when done correctly. Most people say that their co-workers or family members say they look younger or ask if they got a new haircut, but they won’t pinpoint the exact change.
Who is a good candidate for micro pigmentation?
Anyone, male or female, can get micro pigmentation. If you are a person who wants to look their best while avoiding the physical challenges of applying makeup, micro pigmentation may be especially appropriate for you.
Why should you consider micro pigmentation?
Micropigmentation procedures are considered for purely personal reasons, including:
- You don’t like applying makeup on a daily basis.
- You’d like to have fuller-looking or better-defined eyebrows or eyelashes.
- You’d like better-defined or richer colored lips.
- You have scars you’d like to improve with tattoo pigment.
Micropigmentation may also be a treatment or solution to some medical conditions, including:
- As a follow-up to reconstructive surgery to the face.
- To replace eyebrows that are thinning due to age or underlying medical conditions.
- To camouflage lack of color to the skin due to vitiligo.
- To recreate an areola (the area around the nipple) after breast surgery.
- If you have allergies to traditional, temporary makeup as a permanent solution.
Micro pigmentation session, what to know:
- Most procedures only require a topical anesthetic to numb the skin and keep you comfortable during the procedure.
- Typically, micro pigmentation can be performed in an office setting. The procedure is performed with a pen-like instrument or standard tattoo gun.
- The needle will penetrate a few millimeters into the middle layer of your skin (dermis), and an iron oxide pigment is injected.
- Your cosmetic professional will be wearing medical gloves while performing the procedure.
- Most procedures take from 30 minutes to several hours to perform; from preparation to the end of the procedure, time depends on the complexity of the procedure.
- After the procedure, your specialist will give you an antiseptic to clean the treated region. In addition, you may be given an ointment to keep the area soft and promote healing. Sometimes a bandage may be applied to protect the area several hours after the procedure.
What is the micro pigmentation after-care like?
- Some patients may require more than one treatment to achieve the desired result. Make sure you understand exactly how many treatments you will need for the procedure you want. As the pigment fades over the years, you also may have to undergo additional treatments to maintain the look.
- You will return home the same day as your procedure. You can usually return to work or other activities immediately after your procedure.
- Expect some swelling and redness in the treated area. Your cosmetic specialist will instruct you on how often you should ice the area and what type of ointment you can apply to the area.
Are there any risks to micro pigmentation?
- Allergic reaction: You can be allergic to tattoo ink color (the pigments used) or type of tattoo ink. Before your healthcare professional performs your procedure, they should perform a scratch test.
- Eye complications: Micropigmentation procedures around the eye can result in loss of eyelashes, severe eyelid injury, crusting, and ectropion.
- Infection: When there are needles involved, there’s always a chance of infection if sterilized needles are not used or if the ink is contaminated. Unsterile needles can transmit such diseases as hepatitis, HIV, and staph infections.
- Nodules and scar tissue: Your body can react to the tattoo ink as a “foreign substance” and may form nodules (called granulomas) around particles of pigment.
- MRI complications: There have been some reports of tattoo ink pigments interfering with the quality of an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan.