scalp micropigmentation treatment

The most suitable style of shaved head is dependent upon the stage of your hair loss.

If you have fine stubble all over, keeping the hair very short with clippers or beard trimmers every few days is recommended to keep the stubble close to the scalp. This is a nice length if there is still hair in the area. 

Shaved Head

If the hair loss pattern is more advanced, using a razor, rotary shaver or foil shaver is the best option to keep the Scalp MicroPigmentation and hair looking the same.

Caitlin, Amanda, Claudia, Maria  and Anita can also suggest grooming ideas during your free consultation, to help you understand the importance of clipping to achieve the best result. More information on The Right Hair Length for Scalp MicroPigmentation can be found here.

 

What happens when I go grey?

Grey Hair

One of our most frequently asked questions. What happens when I go grey?

Well, we can show you!

Our featured client has white hair – keeping his white hair shaved with a blade every few days keeps the light from reflecting too much off the white hair, as he has no hair in the crown and front hairline. The SMP is soft and looks like soft grey stubble. This Scalp MicroPigmentation is completely undetectable and provides an excellent baldness cure solution.

What is the long term maintanance of Scalp MicroPigmentation?

This is a great question, you need to be fully aware and informed about the longevity of Scalp MicroPigmentation so you can make an informed decision if this is the right hair loss solution for you. 

We suggest every year to book a review appointment so a professional can have a look at your result and give you some advise. We usually see clients every 3-4 years for re-darkening appointments. There are various factors that contribute to how well somebody holds their result. Factors that may contriubute to someone fading their result quicker include how fast their cellular metobilism fades the pigment, how much sun their scalp sees, if their skin is oily, medications, other hair loss treatments combined with SMP. Skins that are mature, advanced hair loss, dry and have SPF applied tend to hold the result better for longer. We recorded this video with Ollie Hughes Scalp MicroPigmentation Artist in London about this exsact topic. Check out the information here.

 

It is advised to be well informed if this is the right hair loss solution for you. There is so much information online – a reliable trusted source is a company called Team Micro – we chat with the founder Damien Porter who explains how this company started and how it can help those who are looking into Scalp MicroPigmenation.

Alopecia is the medical term used for hair loss. There are many different types of hair loss that affect both young and old, male and female with many different symptoms and causes.

The most common form of male hair loss is ‘Male Pattern Baldness’ or ‘Male Pattern Hair Loss’. This form of hair loss is called Alopecia Androgenetic. It’s a condition that affects at least 50% of men by the time they are 50 years of age. It usually starts in the late twenties and follows a pattern.

This male hair loss pattern starts at the front area receding backwards towards the crown. Followed by thinning in the crown and temples. Advanced hair loss is seen when there is a distinct ‘horseshoe’ shape around the back and sides of the head. Male pattern baldness is a hereditary condition.

The main reason for this hair loss or, miniaturisation of hair is due to a hormone called ‘Dihydrotestosterone’. This biological process is where hair shafts become smaller and thinner over time and eventually fall out.

How does hair Miniaturise?

The hair follicle growth cycle consists of three phases: A growing phase (anagen), a transitional phase called catagen and a resting phase called telogen. In genetically susceptible hair follicles, a hormone called DHT can cause the growth phase of the hair cycle to become shorter. The hair produced by these affected follicles can not grow to full size due to the shorter growth window and over a period of time they eventually disappear.

Minoxidil is another popular medication taken by tablet or applied topically purchased over the counter at a chemist or stronger on a prescription. This medication counter-acts the effects of DHT but in a different way. DHT shortens the growth phase of the hair cycle leading to progressively smaller hairs. Minoxidil works by lengthening the growth phase of the hair cycle.

When clients start minoxidil, it is common to experiencing some initial shedding of hair which can be distressing at first, but as the hair cycle normalises, hair growth returns and comes back thicker. Some of our clients stay on minoxidil and use Scalp MicroPigmentation to add the illusion of density – particularly if these clients have used hair thickening fibres until now and want a more permanent form of camouflage.

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