Micropigmentation is a practice that has been used for years, although its uses were limited to aesthetic concepts that had little or nothing to do with hair treatments as we know them now. To date, micropigmentation had always been applied in beauty procedures, mainly in women, coming to be considered a permanent makeup technique, although it is not a permanent pigmentation but rather a long-lasting one, since it is advisable to review the pigmentation every some time.
As its name suggests, it is about pigmenting certain areas of the skin. There are many beauty centers in which micropigmentation is used to outline the eyebrows or lips, but hair micropigmentation is more aimed at covering areas of the scalp . This is a simple, yet meticulous, procedure in which the skin is pigmented with tiny dots, and the process itself is quite similar to getting a tattoo.
What is hair pigmentation?
Scalp Micropigmentation is a technique that can be applied to various parts of the body and which, to tell the truth, is mainly aimed at the reconstruction of certain areas after surgical interventions. It has been in practice for years and is a reliable and very safe procedure, with a very high success rate, so its incorporation into hair treatments is not a surprise. It is used especially to recover the shape of the body parts in which scars or sequelae of an operation have been left, although it is also a highly demanded methodology in different sectors of cosmetic surgery.
Hair pigmentation, also known as tricopigmentation , is used to change the image of the scalp, even if the patient does not undergo a hair transplant procedure. It consists of introducing pigments in the areas of the head where there are no follicles, whether they are shaved, short or long, although the visual effect caused by some circumstances and others varies greatly. This pigmentation allows the scalp to appear to have a greater density than it actually has, although it must be borne in mind that after the first session and during the following four weeks the color of the pigmentation will be much more vivid, so that the final result will be visible after a month.
In general, it is a fairly widespread measure among people with alopecia for whom hair grafting is not an option, although currently it has also begun to be considered as a complementary treatment to the hair graft operation itself thanks to the fact that it offers a unique result. more uniform end in relation to the donor area.
For whom is micropigmentation recommended?
Although, as we have already mentioned, hair micropigmentation has become an additional complement to hair surgery, this procedure is mainly indicated for those who suffer from alopecia and hair grafting is not the solution .
The hair transplant operation can only be performed when the patient has a donor area abundant enough to get the follicles that are needed to repopulate the recipient area. There are times when the person’s scalp does not give of itself, and in which case hair from other body areas such as the beard or chest can be used, but if these areas do not offer enough follicular units, the patient could not be considered a valid candidate for a hair transplant.
In these types of circumstances, opting for capillary micropigmentation may be the most comfortable and effective option. It is a technique especially aimed at patients with irreversible and unsolvable alopecia through hair surgery, since they offer a much denser effect and natural hair, although the effect is much better when the scalp is shaved.
Even taking the latter into account, this procedure can be applied to both men and women, and the end result is much more natural in young people, which does not prevent older people with alopecia from using this technique.
Hair micropigmentation: pros and cons
Hair micropigmentation is not permanent, but it does last for a long time. Once done, pigmentation can be enjoyed for a minimum of two years, making it a very comfortable solution. In general, it is a medium-term hair solution, a characteristic that allows you greater flexibility in case the patient wants to change the image or in case they have opted for a new hair treatment.
In addition to flexibility, the naturalness of the pigmentation guarantees organic results. This means that it is not an obvious or striking aesthetic treatment, but that it fits perfectly to the user’s scalp, since the color can be chosen according to the patient’s hair. The results will be visible, but there will be no sequelae of the treatment.
Before undergoing this treatment, it will be necessary to carry out a previous interview so that the medical personnel know the patient’s history, including allergies or conditions of any kind. In general, the procedure carried out before performing micropigmentation is very similar to that carried out in tattoo studios, since for practical purposes it is a very similar practice.