What It Is
Scalp Micropigmentation is a non-surgical hair loss treatment suitable for both men and women. It is similar to Microblading – a well-known, semi-permanent method of filling in the eyebrows – and has quickly become a viable, hairline-enhancing alternative to more traditional modes of hair loss treatment.
Regularly turned to by those suffering from alopecia, recovering from cancer treatment, experiencing pattern baldness or suffering from thinning hair, Scalp Micropigmentation can last for up to eight years and is famed for its ability to deliver natural-looking results in as little as three sessions! In some cases, Scalp Micropigmentation can even be used to reduce the visibility of head scars.
How Does It Work?
At La Fuente, Scalp Micropigmentation is carried out with the help of a specially designed tattooing needle. This needle implants natural pigments into the epidermis – the skin’s top layer – to replicate the appearance of hair follicles and cover up any prominent areas of hair loss or baldness. It’s worth noting that the colourant used in this treatment doesn’t penetrate the skin as deeply as a normal tattoo, meaning that it will fade with time and can also be removed via Laser Therapy.
Taking its cues from the famous artistic technique of pointillism, Scalp Micropigmentation uses tiny dots to create the illusion of a fully formed hairline. This gives your hair some essential depth and definition, boosting your confidence in the process.
Am I Suitable For Treatment?
Scalp Micropigmentation is suitable for both men and women who are looking to restore their natural hairline. Unfortunately, the treatment is not suitable for those under the age of 18, or people who have light blonde or auburn hair colours. The procedure can however be customised to match all skin types.
Those who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment, alopecia or numerous other hereditary factors can benefit from Scalp Micropigmentation. It is also viable for individuals looking to minimise the appearance of surgical scars on the top of the head.
Treatment may be refused if you demonstrate an allergy to the pigments used in this procedure and this is something that we will aim to ascertain during a free, pre-treatment consultation. Scalp Micropigmentation is also inadvisable for those experiencing a flare-up of a skin condition such as acne or psoriasis on or around the scalp.
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This will depend on your individual tolerance for pain. Before your treatment begins, we will apply a topical numbing cream to the scalp to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
Again, this depends on you as an individual. In most cases, results will be visible from the off and will start to become even more noticeable around a week after treatment.
We would normally recommend three sessions to achieve your desired look.
There is typically no downtime to speak of, although you will be provided with some thorough aftercare advice to ensure that your results aren’t compromised by external factors such as too much exposure to the sun or strenuous exercise in the month after treatment.