Your Hairline and Micropigmentation

April 14th, 2022

If you don’t know about scalp micropigmentation, you’re missing out on one of the most innovative solutions available for treating hair loss. Micropigmentation is a method of cosmetic tattooing. It can be used to create the look of natural hair on your scalp, to even out a thinning hairline, or to cover up scars left from hair transplant surgery.

Who Can Benefit From Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) uses an artistic technique known as pointillism to place tiny replicated follicles between and around your existing hair follicles. 

Anyone who has experienced hair loss may be a candidate for SMP, including those with:

  • Thinning hairline
  • Alopecia
  • Male or female pattern baldness

SMP is traditionally more popular with men because it works best with a closely shaved hairstyle. However, it can help anyone who wants to create the illusion of a close shave. Micropigmenting is also a great option for filling in a thin or misshapen hairline for clients who just need a little touchup and not the full scalp treatment.

The Hairline Micropigmenting Process: What Should You Expect?

Scalp micropigmentation uses a unique tool to place tiny dots of pigment next to and around existing hair follicles. The technique is intended to work best with a shaved-head style. The first step is to meet with a micropigmentation artist and have a consultation.

During the consult, you and your practitioner can collaborate about the hairstyle, hairline, and pigment color that will best help you meet your goals. The SMP professional will take some time to assess your hair loss. They will also ask a few questions to determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for SMP.

Your SMP artist will help you decide on a hairline based on the shape of your head, your age, and your overall style preferences.

Nothing is set in stone during the consultation. After the first micropigmentation appointment there is still time for new ideas about the shape and color of your hairline. Throughout the sessions, your artist can continue to adjust the hairline for a perfect result.

You can also ask any questions you may have during the consultation. Your practitioner will provide you with all the information you need about preparing for your first appointment as well as the easy steps to caring for your new hairstyle.

How Long Does the Session Last?

Most clients need at least two to three sessions for a finished look. There is a waiting period of 10 to 14 days between appointments. Once the first stage is completely healed, your practitioner can assess how much more micropigmenting needs to be done to perfect your desired look.

Exactly how long each appointment lasts depends on the size of the area being treated, but two to four hours is typical.

How Long Does the Effect Last?

Hairline micropigmentation is considered a semi-permanent process. You can expect your treatment to last four to six years. After that, a touch-up session will freshen your style for many more years to come.

Scalp Micro USA artists use a pigment called Folicule, not traditional tattoo ink. The pigment matches the color of a closely-shaved hair growing from the follicle and looks natural. By using the black pigment, your artist creates a perfect match for your hair color. The pigment is of the highest cosmetic quality, though some fading with time is natural and part of the process.

Some factors that affect how long the treatment lasts include:

  • Lifestyle
  • How well you follow aftercare instructions
  • Creams or lotions you use for tone correcting, exfoliating, or anti-aging
  • Smoking
  • How your immune system metabolizes the pigment

Everyone’s skin is different. However, if you follow the aftercare instructions and maintain the area as recommended, it will extend the life of the procedure.

The quality of work is also an important factor in how long your treatments last. That’s why it’s crucial to have your hairline micropigmentation done by a professionally trained, experienced SMP artist like those you’ll find at Scalp Micro USA clinics.

How Long Does It Take To Heal?

There is no downtime with hairline micropigmentation. Clients can return to their normal routine as soon as their appointment is done. However, healing may take a few days and there may be some visible redness in the procedure area. You should avoid direct exposure to the sun. Clients are welcome to wear hats or headwear if desired.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Hairline Micropigmentation?

A majority of people are well-suited to receiving hairline microblading. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate is to schedule a consultation with a qualified micropigmentation practitioner. It’s possible you are not an ideal candidate for the procedure if:

  • You have a unique scalp skin condition
  • Women who are pregnant or nursing

Having any of the above conditions doesn’t automatically disqualify you from getting hairline micropigmentation, but special considerations may be needed to ensure safe and complete healing.

Life After SMP

Caring for your scalp after micropigmentation is simple. Once the final session is completely healed you can return to normal activities without concern. You may even realize that the new boost of self-confidence has you looking forward to once again participating in hobbies and interests you once enjoyed.

Follow all of the after-care recommendations you are given and your hairline will look neat and full every day.

Imagine the freedom of knowing you don’t have to spend the morning combing things over, fluffing and styling all to hide thin spots. 

It’s recommended to use a moisturizer daily to ensure the scalp looks healthy and vibrant. You can use a specially formulated moisturizer for the scalp, such as Folicule

Are You Ready for Hairline Micropigmentation?

Scalp Micro USA has helped thousands of people restore their hairlines and their confidence with micropigmentation. With clinics in Los Angeles, California; New York City, New York; and Houston and Austin, Texas, our team members are ready to help you. Hairline micropigmentation is a non-hormonal solution to hair loss and it is 100% effective. Call or contact one of our clinics today if you have questions about SMP or to schedule a free consultation.

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