Micro-pigmentation is a great way to add a subtle accent to any cosmetic surgery or hair restoration procedure. While it’s not a true alternative to hair transplantation, it can help you achieve a similar look on a much more economical scale.
Hair restoration and cosmetic surgery are two of the most common procedures people turn to in order to look younger, as well as to bring in more natural-looking hair. However, these procedures can be expensive and the results aren’t always favorable.
With micropigmentation, you can add some of the same benefits of hair replacement on a much more affordable scale. While the treatment isn’t permanent and requires frequent touch-ups, it’s a great way to test the waters and see if you’re a good candidate for a more permanent solution.
How Is Micropigmentation Done
The procedure for micropigmentation typically involves two stages. The first stage is to prepare the scalp to receive the pigment. This is typically done by cleaning the scalp and removing all existing hair. A numbing agent is then applied to the scalp, followed by the application of the pigment.
Types Of Micropigmentation
Depending on your hair and skin type, there are a variety of methods that can be used for micropigmentation.
- The scalp tattoo – deposited pigment on the scalp
- inker: inker micropigmentation is a one-step process that uses a pigment that is already in a pre-measured pen, brush, or stencil. In most cases, you won’t be able to tell that the pigment is in a pen, brush, or stencil. The pigment is generally more dense, which gives it a thicker, more consistent application.
- Xerox: Xerox micropigmentation uses a pre-measured amount of pigment mixed with a special alcohol base. The alcohol evaporates over the course of two hours, leaving behind a thin, consistent layer of pigment.
How Is Micropigmentation Different From Hair Replacement
Hair replacement techniques like hair transplant and permanent weaving involve taking hair from another part of the body, either from the head or an abdomen flap and then weaving or transplanting the hair into place. With permanent hair replacement, you are altering your appearance by adding hair to your head. With micropigmentation, you are coloring your own hair.