There are a few different ways to go about dealing with thinning hair, and two of those are scalp tattoos and scalp micropigmentation. Both of these procedures use ink to create the appearance of hair follicles on the scalp, but scalp micropigmentation, or SMP in short is a rather new and superior solution with a natural-looking result.
Scalp Micropigmentation is a relatively new procedure that is growing in popularity. The SMP technician uses an SMP special gun to inject micropigmentation ink into the scalp to create the appearance of hair follicles one by one. The outcome of the scalp micropigmentation is not looked like painting skin.
One of the benefits of scalp micropigmentation is that it can be used to cover up scars or other areas of baldness. SMP lasts usually less than a tattoo which typically lasts for around 10 years. But it is not a negative point for this procedure! We should be able to touch up scalp makeup after one or two years to match again the appearance of the scalp pigmentation with the actual hair condition which is changing over time. Scalp micropigmentation does not last as long as scalp tattoos, typically around 2-4 years.
Tattooing is a procedure that has been around for many years. It involves implanting pigment into the skin using a needle. The pigment is then visible as rather big dots that create a shadow or color on the skin to fill the gaps and bolded areas. It is usually more painful than scalp micropigmentation.
What is a scalp tattoo for thinning hair and how does it work?
During scalp micropigmentation treatment the needle(s) punctures the skin and injects the ink into the dermis, the layer of skin just below the epidermis. The ink is dispersed throughout this layer, and the cells that make up the dermis are constantly replenishing themselves, so the tattoo is permanent.
How does scalp tattooing different from micropigmentation?
There are a few main ways that scalp tattooing is different from scalp micropigmentation. First, scalp tattooing is a more permanent solution than micropigmentation. Micropigmentation can fade over time, but scalp tattoos will generally last a lifetime. Second, scalp micropigmentation is typically more intricate and detailed than tattooing therefore the result of SMP is much more natural than the tattooing procedure.
Third, scalp micropigmentation can be used to create realistic hair follicles, whereas tattoos cannot.
What are the benefits of scalp micropigmentation?
There are several benefits to scalp micropigmentation. Some of the benefits include:
How much does scalp micropigemtation cost?
The cost of scalp micropigmentation in Toronto varies depending on the area of the treatment and the number of needed sessions and the total hours needed to get the desired result. Generally, it costs between $500 and $1,500 per session, and between 2 to 4 sessions are usually needed depending on the hair condition.
Is micropigmentation better than hair transplant?
There is no definitive answer to this question as both procedures have their advantages and disadvantages. Micropigmentation is a relatively new procedure to cover the bolded area or scars on the skin. Scalp micropigmentation is a semi-permanent makeup. It is not a surgical procedure to implant hairs such as hair transplant.
Scalp micropigmentation is a less invasive procedure and can be completed in a shorter amount of time than a hair transplant. SMP has certainly lower pain, less cost and almost no downtime, where there is a long downtime after hair transplant and lots of post treatment cares are needed for transplant procedure.
Is micropigmentation good for hair loss?
There is no definitive answer to this question. Some people believe that micropigmentation can help regrow hair, while others claim that it does not have any effect. More research is needed to determine the efficacy of micropigmentation as a treatment for hair loss.
Golden Pulse Academy
Golden Pulse Academy offers free appointments and evaluations for those considering scalp micropigmentation for their scars. Our experienced technicians can help you determine if this procedure is a right treatment for you, and we will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your specific needs. Contact us today to schedule your free appointment!