In the search for a more permanent solution for hair loss, you are no longer dependent on hairpieces or perhaps a wig. The technique has not stood still in recent years and the increasing popularity of Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) treatment makes it possible that you can choose a treatment with immediate visible results.
Like other treatments, Scalp Micropigmentation has advantages and disadvantages.
The ideal of an SMP treatment is that almost everyone is eligible for it, but the method also has other advantages that you might not think about:
The method has been specially developed to be applied to sensitive scalp. By working with extremely fine needles, a successful end result is possible.
You can apply the treatment with an advanced stage of baldness. This is in contrast to hair transplants, where you must have sufficient hair follicles.
In addition to concealing baldness and thinning hair, a Scalp Micropigmentation treatment is a godsend if you want to camouflage scars on the scalp or if you are dealing with alopecia areata.
Most hair and / or beauty clinics work with semi-permanent pigments. This makes it possible to further adjust your hairline in the future.
The applied pigments fade in a very natural way and normally do not discolor to blue or green tones.
You can choose to undergo a so-called ‘touch-up’ treatment every year. Then the results remain optimal.
Scalp Micropigmentation treatments are performed by trained and experienced specialists who are aware of the latest trends and developments in the field of refined technique.
Compared to a hair transplant, the costs of a Scalp Micropigmentation are on average 50% to 60% lower.
There are no real major Scalp Micropigmentation disadvantages, if the treatment is carried out properly and you follow the tips and advice. Most clinics work with biological, hypoallergenic pigments. The pigments that are used are temporary in nature and disappear on average after a period of 1.5 to 5 years. You can prevent fading by having a follow-up treatment carried out on a regular basis, for example annually. Due to the ultra fine needles, the pigment is applied to the top skin layer. This makes the chance of ‘spheres’ forming almost impossible. The fading of the pigments can be accelerated if you expose your head unprotected to the sun for a long time, regularly use the solarium without head protection or spend a long time in the sauna.
What can you expect from Scalp Micropigmentation benefits and drawbacks?
You can influence the final results of an SMP treatment by informing yourself well in advance. Read experiences from others and visit a Scalp Micropigmentation forum, where you can find questions and answers related to the treatment. As you will also read, good preparation can positively influence the end result. Reading a lot will help you make the right decisions, allowing you to reap the Scalp Micropigmentation benefits. The drawbacks are so minor that you can almost certainly be satisfied with the end result of the treatment.
Possible additional Scalp Micropigmentation benefits and drawbacks
The treatment time per session is on average a few hours. This can be experienced as a disadvantage. It is true that the clinics do a lot to make the treatment time as pleasant as possible for you. For example, it is sometimes possible to watch television or use an existing WiFi network. Depending on the number of main areas being treated, you may have to visit the clinic several times for a session. After the first session you will know what to expect from the treatment and you can prepare well and / or better for it.
Scalp Micropigmentation benefits often outweigh the drawbacks
For many people, the benefits that a Scalp Micropigmentation treatment offers you outweigh the possible disadvantages. It is a non-surgical procedure, where you do not run the risk of complications or side effects from anesthesia. The results are also immediately visible and an SMP treatment can be applied to almost everyone. By reading yourself in advance, you will have a better idea of what to expect and at most clinics you will be informed expertly about the options that apply to your situation.