A hair tattoo or scalp micropigmentation, is an artificial cosmetic tattoo which gives the appearance of a close cropped hair style on a very thinning head or a bald top. Micro pigmentations can be seen in celebrities such as Britney Spears whose half Mohawk makes her seem younger. However, this effect can also be had by men. The artificial hair tattoo can be used for any body part such as the chest, back, legs, arms and face. In the case of men, the tattoo is seen as a replacement for hair. Hair loss is socially acceptable whereas hair loss on the chest is not socially acceptable.
One reason why the hair tattoo is considered to be a much less painful procedure is because of the fact that there is no scalpel used during the procedure. This is the only painless part of the procedure and therefore many people are willing to accept that this is the only downside. Patients undergoing the hair replacement procedure are made to undress and go into a surgery room wearing loose clothing. The procedure takes approximately two to three hours and the patient can expect to have moderate to moderate pain. Scarring is minimal and is usually only noticed if the client is extremely careful when shaving.
There are two common types of hair tattoo procedures. One type is used to treat baldness, known as alopecia areata, and the other type is used to treat patients with a receding hair line, also known as telogen effluvium. These procedures will result in asymmetry depending on the severity of the baldness. The first hair tattoo procedure is used to treat mild to moderate hair loss on patients with mild to moderate receding hair lines.
The next step after a micro pigmentation is to use a short lasting laser hair removal system to treat baldness. This type of procedure is used on patients who have light hair loss and do not want to go through the traditional methods of hair transplant and hair tattoo removal. A special device is used to treat the area where the hair has been removed so it can grow back naturally. This is a minimally invasive procedure and does require the use of local anesthesia. The recovery time for this hair tattoo procedure is relatively short. The patient should be able to return to work and resume normal activities within a week.
If patients have severe hair loss or extensive balding there is another method of hair replacement to consider. Known as scalp micropigmentation it uses a low level laser to treat patients with mild to moderate hair loss. During the procedure the scalp is covered with a special type of gel that will help prevent color from bleeding back into the patient’s hair. This gel is similar to the same material that dentists use to fill cavities. The scalp micropigsmentation technician will use this gel along with a low level laser to create the outline of the hairpiece on the patient’s scalp.
These two types of surgical treatments are the most common surgical treatments for people who have lost their hair due to genetics, illness, or trauma. However, hairline tattooing also works for people who are self conscious about their appearance and want to eliminate hair from a specific area on their body. Hair removal creams are available over-the-counter at many drugstores and are relatively inexpensive. There are also laser hair removal systems that can be purchased online and used in the comfort of your own home. You can perform this procedure at home with no anesthesia. Before having any type of surgical procedure done you should speak to your doctor about the risks and side effects.
Whether you want to re-create your hairline, add greater density to existing hair, camouflage scars or create a close shaven, buzz-cut look, SMP could be the solution for you. Contact us today for hair tattoo.