Hair loss is a condition that affects billions of men and women globally and may start as early as the twenties or thirties. Hair restoration technology has advanced, allowing for better results with transplants – but not everyone wants to undergo a hair grafting procedure. Scalp micropigmentation could an ideal solution. Our scalp micropigmentation in Kirkland, WA, can non-surgically recreate the appearance of thicker hair, hiding areas where your hair is thinning or balding.
What is scalp micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation is a procedure like getting a tattoo. We create custom pigment colors to match your natural hair and integrate with your scalp. The pigment is skillfully placed, and when done correctly by the experts at Skintegrity, is virtually undetectable. It can completely restore a males crown with dots of pigment that mimic a shaven hair follicle that measure microns in width, skillfully placed in line with the adjacent natural hair follicles. Scalp Micropigmentation is an excellent option for men and women with all stages of hair loss. This long-term solution blends with your existing hair to help:
- Male pattern baldness
- Camouflage trauma scars or the scar left from strip hair restoration
- Create the appearance of thicker hair
- Create a thicker look for women with thinning hair by hiding the contrast between hair and scalp
How does it work?
Scalp micropigmentation has been referred to as a scalp tattoo because it leaves behind pigment for a long period of time, but in actuality, the procedure is vastly different from tattoo ink in almost every way. The pigment is left superficial in the epidermis whereas tattoos are specifically left in the dermis layer of the skin.
All scalp micropigmentation treatments are completed in three separate appointments that are 7-10 days apart to create depth and a 3D effect. The treatment can either be performed with temporary pigment lasting 6-18 months or with semi permanent pigment that can last several years. The depth of the pigment can cause it to fade, but the pigment does not run, expand, change color, or produce any other unwanted consequences. Over time, the scalp will need to be touched up and this can be scheduled as needed or worked into your package price.
Although there is no maintenance long term other than wearing sunblock and protecting it to prolong results, the recovery process is extremely important and clients should refrain from disrupting the treatment area such as showering, sweating, or tanning the area until the next appointment 7-10 days later. Mild cleanser can be used on day 4 or 5 if needed, but one should only wash the scalp once with baby shampoo. The recovery from all three appointments are almost identical, and compliance is imperative to produce the best possible outcome. The procedure is virtually pain free since a 23% topical numbing agent is utilized and most people find it relaxing or fall asleep during the treatment.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of scalp micropigmentation when compared to other hair restoration techniques include:
- No maintenance required
- Guaranteed and lasting results
- No surgery required
- No downtime
- Immediate results
Who is a Candidate?
Anyone who wants to camouflage the appearance of thinning hair, a receding hairline, or create a more youthful look could be a good candidate. There are no restrictions related to skin type or hair color, nor do we limit this treatment to those with extreme hair loss. This procedure is very popular for women who suffer from genetic hair loss at the part, and for men with a receding hairline, thinning hair, or balding areas.
After Scalp Micropigmentation
You may experience some mild discomfort after treatment, but your scalp will rapidly heal over the following days. You can return to work the following day. It is expected that the area treated will be red for 24 to 48 hours. You can expect to be recovered within about a week, with no limits on your activities during the healing process. Our scalp micropigmentation specialists will provide detailed aftercare instructions.
Why choose Skintegrity Medspa?
At Skintegrity Med Spa, we focus on more than just the surface. Our goal is to enhance the beauty, confidence, well-being, and self-esteem of each patient – restoring the joy and happiness they deserve. Those who suffer from hair loss may feel embarrassed by the condition, but don’t want to undergo surgery. Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical alternative that when performed with artistry, achieves a very natural-looking result.