Scalp Micropigmentation FAQS
1. What is scalp micropigmentation?
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 or short hair stubble. The pigments are designed to either blend in with your existing hair to create the appearance of thicker hair, or if you’re completely bald they can give the appearance of a full head of shaved hair.
Scalp micropigmentation can help both men and women overcome their hair loss struggles in a variety of ways. One of the major benefits of scalp micropigmentation is that it’s non-invasive, meaning there’s no scarring or downtime; you walk in and out the same day with immediate results!
2. Is scalp micropigmentation safe?
Yes, scalp micropigmentation is very safe. Humans have been tattooing for millennia and there is no link between tattoos and cancer, heart disease, or any other condition. A single cigarette is probably worse for your health than any tattoo.
Scalp micropigmentation artists are as hygienic as your dentist, wearing gloves, using individual containers for colors and throwing the leftovers out when you’re done, fresh needles for every client and so on.
3. How many scalp micropigmentation sessions are needed and what is the Interval per session?
The number of sessions needed is mostly influenced by skin type, aftercare, lifestyle, and health condition. However, on average, most clients need 3 sessions at an interval of 1 -2 weeks. This mostly depends on how well the treatment holds in the first and second sessions.
4. Is scalp micropigmentation permanent?
Yes, it’s permanent since it’s a form of cosmetic tattoo but lightens very little because skin regrows. The pigments used in scalp micropigmentation are permanent cosmetic pigments. They are not the same as tattoo ink, so they resist fading or color change. However, you only need to touch it up in 2-5 years to keep it glowing.
5. Does scalp micropigmentation look natural?
Yes, it certainly does. The main goal of scalp micropigmentation is to look natural and undetectable. While scalp micropigmentation can look real, it has to be performed by professionals who will take time to make sure that the treatment is done correctly.
6. Is there downtime for scalp micropigmentation?
There is no downtime with scalp micropigmentation. Most people who get scalp micropigmentation can return to work right away or within a couple of days. To facilitate healing, prevent possible infections, and reduce sunlight exposure, a hat or head covering may also be worn after scalp micropigmentation treatment.
7. Is scalp micropigmentation painful?
No! Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical treatment, and the procedure is typically painless. Although there may be some slight discomfort, the practitioner will ensure that you are completely comfortable before proceeding and that a medical-grade numbing cream is applied to the scalp before and after the treatment to avoid any sort of pain. The pain is less intense than a tattoo because scalp micropigmentation only goes through two layers of the skin. Unlike a scrapping method of a tattoo, scalp micropigmentation uses a dotting technique.
8. Do you need maintenance of scalp micropigmentation?
Although scalp micropigmentation is a permanent solution for thinning or balding hair, maintenance sessions are required every 2-5 years to keep it looking good. No matter what the pigment is going to fade over time as a result of the skin layer’s growth, so it’s essential to adhere to a regular scalp micropigmentation maintenance routine.
9. Why is scalp micropigmentation in many sessions?
Scalp micropigmentation is different from the typical body tattoo process. Scalp micropigmentation does not go deep like tattoos and pigments become more natural and lighter once healed. So, after the first session, the layer and micro dots become denser. In order to achieve a natural-looking scalp of replicated follicles, you need to have multiple sessions over a relatively short period of time to let your scalp heal and the pigment settle. The number of sessionsneeded is specific to each individual’s hair combination, skin type, or lifestyle.
10. Does scalp micropigmentation change color (green or blue) in a couple of years?
The simple answer is NO. Scalp micropigmentation does not change color if it is applied with the proper scalp micropigmentation technique. The pigment used is not the traditional tattoo ink. Unlike a tattoo, it does not fade to blue or green over time and is not presented to the same dermal layer of the skin. As the pigment begins to slightly fade, it does not blend, blob, or turn into a mess. All you need to simply do is to take an appointment for a maintenance routine.
11. Do I have to shave before scalp micropigmentation?
In most cases, yes. For a standard scalp micropigmentation, you will need to shave your hair using hair clippers, a facial shaver, or a razor. We recommend the best length to shave your hair for your treatment to look natural would be a 0.25-grade length or shorter. Of course, we encourage you to experiment with what a shaving routine looks like and what works best for you.
12. Can scalp micropigmentation be removed?
Yes, scalp micropigmentation can be removed using a special laser exclusively designed for removing pigments from the skin. The laser only responds to micropigmented skin and does not attack unpigmented areas. The laser beam splits up the pigments into the tiniest particles possible and can then be removed by the lymphatic system.
This is possible because correctly performed professional scalp micropigmentation does not sit as deep under the skin as a tattoo, and the removal process is a lot easier. However, if you want to have your scalp micropigmentation corrected or removed, you will not need nearly as many sessions.