Albeit less common, men are not alone when it comes to suffering from pattern baldness. Women are also susceptible to this affliction, owing to life changing events and genetics. Stress is a predominant factor, as is surgery. Additionally, childbirth and genealogy are, unfortunately, also key players.
For this very reason, as with men, scalp micropigmentation is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for hair loss in female clients. It can make a considerable difference to a woman’s life, regarding both general aesthetics and psychological wellbeing. However, it doesn’t come without a serious dose of contemplation and research. It’s clear that if you are already suffering from hair thinning, you’ll not want to make matters worse by damaging your locks that are already in existence. Additionally, it’s crucial to note that the general pattern in which women lose their hair is considerably different to that of their male counterparts.
What is scalp micropigmentation?
Often referred to as scalp tattooing, scalp micropigmentation is a technique that offers a camouflaging solution to pattern balding, both for men and women. The scalp is effectively ‘shaded’, reducing the contrast between the hair and the scalp, creating the illusion of thicker, fuller hair.
ABOVE: Scalp micropigmentation is not just for men. Significant thickening effects are possible when the procedure is used to treat female hair loss.
It’s a great solution for when they are not eligible for a hair transplant or don’t wish to follow the road of a surgical procedure. Being an avantgarde and revolutionary technique, SMP provides the patient with something that is semi-permanent for those that are suffering from hair loss.
The process is carried out using a digitally controlled needle that applies hypoallergenic pigments into the scalp. Additionally, these pigments are administered at epidermal level, unlike the process of regular tattooing. Owing to this combination of natural pigments and how they are administered, the colour is much less likely to change over the course of sustainable periods and instantly recreates the appearance of a fuller head of hair.
Application of the pigment is carried out by parting sections of existing hair and then applying pigment accordingly. Skalptec technicians apply the shading in precise locations which penetrate into the skin, imitating the shorter hairs already in existence, hiding the baldness.
ABOVE: Although our female clients usually use this treatment to add density to longer hair, some women choose a shaven hairstyle for which scalp micropigmentation can also be used.
Initially, the main factor that anyone needs to understand concerning baldness of men and women is that the pattern pertaining to the thinning is not the same. When men lose their hair, it typically begins at the very front of the hairline and on the crown. Female pattern baldness tends to be more general, however, it’s often prevalent along the crown and their natural parting will also widen. It’s rare that she will forgo her actual frontal hairline and it’s highly unlikely that she will become completely bald.
For these very reasons, the process of scalp micropigmentation is very different for men as it is for women. The idea concerning the process with men will be to mimic the hair follicles on their shaven heads. For women, it’s a question of concealing the discrepancies by shading in the areas which are noticeably thinning giving the appearance of a fuller head of hair.
Using a reputable technician for the work in hand is imperative. The entire approach concerning scalp micropigmentation for women is clearly different to that of men.
When is scalp micropigmentation the best solution?
Scalp micropigmentation is not actual hair. It’s a method that is used to camouflage bald patches or general thinning. However, each case of thinning will need to be assessed by your Skalptec technician to establish suitability. Additionally, it’s crucial to note that it’s a process that is decidedly more successful on brunettes and redheads than with blonde haired women.