A hair tattoo, or scalp Micropigmentation , is a temporary, non-invasive cosmetic hair replacement technique that provides the appearance of a more drastic buzz cut or thicker density from a severely thinning crown or bald head. These temporary hair “artistic” tattoos are permanent and are approved for all human adults regardless of age, race, or gender. If you would like a temporary tattoo to see how it feels and look like you can simply visit your local tattoo parlor and ask to see their micro-igs. They will be happy to show you and answer any questions you may have.
A hair tattoo is basically a synthetic, artificial hair grafting procedure that is used in the treatment of several different medical conditions, such as Alopecia Totalis, or in hair loss situations. The term “hair tattoo” is also used to describe a very similar surgical hair replacement procedure, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), which is usually performed at the same hair tattoo studio. When a patient comes in wanting a hair tattoo, he will discuss his options with his local hair restoration clinic and decide which hair loss procedure is best for him. A hair tattoo typically involves a small, temporary cut made from healthy donor hair. The artist then uses a special, tattoo-grade needle to inject pigment into the cut, followed by a topical, tattoo-grade hyaluronic acid solution to promote growth and coloration of the new hair.
The most common use for a hair tattoo is for people suffering from Alopecia Totalis, or male pattern baldness. While these treatments work to give the illusion of fuller, healthier hair, there are still some inherent risks involved with them. In SMP treatments, follicles are removed from areas of the scalp that are susceptible to receding hairline and other visible signs of aging. These follicles are then grafted into the area of the scalp where there is expected to be a significant amount of hair growth. These treatments are usually performed under local anesthesia.
SMP procedures aren’t always successful, especially for men who are suffering from male pattern baldness. Men who are undergoing this procedure are often at risk for infections, bleeding, pigment granulation, and scaring. For this reason, a reliable hair tattoo studio will make sure their male clients undergo a series of skin tests, as well as a consultation with their dermatologist, before getting a hair tattoo. This is done to ensure the client’s safety and to help determine whether a skin test is a viable option for his particular case.
Skin testing is often a very effective, painless way of determining if a skin cream or ointment is the right choice for your situation. A professional hair tattoo studio will not only do all of the necessary tests on your skin but will also allow you to learn all of the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods of treatment. There is one thing that every treatment has in common; there is pain. A professional skalptech client should expect a very mild, tolerable level of discomfort. Some of the possible side effects include swelling, redness, mild burning, bruising, itching, and thinning of the skin.
Both male and female clients can benefit from the use of minoxidil. Minoxidil is a FDA approved component of the Propecia hair transplant combination product. Minoxidil stimulates the growth of hair follicles and increases blood flow to the scalp. This allows the hair shafts to be much stronger and much larger than they would be without the additional stimulation from minoxidil. With continued use, you should see a natural progression in the number of hairs that start growing in.
Foli Sim is specialised in Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP), which is sometimes referred to as hair tattoo. Contact us today to know more about our services.