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Scalp Micropigmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available today. If you are interested in scalp micropigmentation and you want to learn more about it, this is the right place to be. At Beauty Techniques, we will be sharing with you the pros and cons of scalp micropigmentation. We encourage you to keep scrolling below to find out more information. Hopefully, after reading this article, you will understand how the scalp pigmentation procedure works and know if it is the right procedure for you. This will also help you make an informed decision once you decide to schedule an appointment for a session of scalp pigmentation. 

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

It is a process where small pigmented dots are embedded below the exterior barrier of the skin on the scalp and is carried out using a machine with a small needle. Once the pin-pricks heal, the pigment dots will become permanent markings that may fade over time, depending on the depth of the implant. The resulting look resembles a shaved buzz-cut and it provides hair shading for those individuals who have diffuse thinning of hair. It is also known as hairline tattoos or hair tattoos. 

For every cosmetic treatment, the pros and cons may include positive results and negative side effects. Check out our compilation of the Pros and Cons of Scalp Pigmentation below. 

Pros

It is a non-invasive procedure 

Scalp pigmentation is not a surgical procedure, so after the procedure, you can go back to your normal routine after a few hours. There are incisions involved, so you do not have to worry about the risk of infection. The process is like acupuncture for the scalp and it uses a lot of tiny needles that only go up to a certain point in your scalp. This is unlike other hair restoration procedures, such as follicular unit transplant and follicular unit extraction which can cause scars and can be quite painful. These invasive procedures may require a longer healing time of 7-14 days and the transplanted hair might not even grow correctly, which may require another procedure after a few weeks or months.

A great solution for hair restoration 

Scalp micropigmentation is an excellent solution for individuals who are experiencing hair loss, a receding hairline, premature baldness, etc. It resembles a buzz cut; it adds thickness and density to the hair. For men with shaved heads or who are bald, scalp micropigmentation can be used to achieve a natural stubble look. This procedure gives individuals a realistic hairline and symmetrical hair follicles that give the appearance of a normal shaved head. It helps individuals change their hairline and add thickness and density. If a person is entirely bald, scalp micropigmentation can be an excellent base if they do not want their heads to look bare. For those who wear hairpieces or wigs, scalp micropigmentation can create a realistic hair follicle below the hairpiece so that it will look like a tapered fade haircut or an undercut. 

Painless procedure 

Scalp micropigmentation is relatively painless as the procedure requires the use of a numbing agent to prevent any discomfort during the procedure. 

Repair the hairline 

The cosmetic expert will recreate your hairline according to how you want it to look, so you do not even have to go for a full scalp micropigmentation. The cosmetic expert or technician will just fill in the receding hairline with scalp micropigmentation or hairline tattoos. This will cost less as it will only cover a part of the area around your forehead and temples and will depend on the hairline that you prefer. 

Minimal healing time 

The healing period after scalp micropigmentation is not too long as there are no stitches involved and there are no dressings to change. 

Costs less than a hair transplant 

Scalp micropigmentation costs less than a hair transplant or any other hair restoration procedure. The cost of scalp micropigmentation varies and usually depends on how many follicles you want to add to your scalp. 

Fast results 

Scalp micropigmentation is a quick process. You can visit the shop and then you will leave with a different hairline and have a fuller look on your head within the span of a few hours. 

Conceal hair transplant scars 

If you have had hair transplants in the past, scalp micropigmentation is a great way of hiding them, giving your hair a more natural and thick look. It can be a great solution to cover up any scars on your scalp. 

A semi-permanent solution to hair loss 

Scalp micropigmentation is a long-term solution to hair loss, unlike other hair restoration procedures that will require you to pay more money for treatments such as hair shampoo, pills, creams, etc. 

Long-lasting results 

Scalp micropigmentation lasts longer compared to other hair restoration techniques. The pigment will not fall out; all you have to do is perform touch-ups after 3-5 years to maintain it. 

Natural look 

Scalp micropigmentation looks natural and no one will notice that it is a hairline tattoo or hair tattoo, which is why it is preferred by many people. 

Cons

Aftercare can be fussy

After the scalp micropigmentation procedure, you will not be allowed to get your hair wet for a few days to allow it to heal and avoid irritation. This means that while you shower, you will have to keep your scalp dry, which can be hard to do. Not only that, but you must not engage in activities that will make your head sweat. 

Can be painful 

Depending on your pain threshold, the scalp micropigmentation procedure can cause discomfort. Before the procedure starts, you should inform the beauty technician that you want a numbing agent to be applied to your scalp. 

Needs touch-ups 

Scalp micropigmentation does not change color as time passes. It may fade, so if you want your hair to match your age, you can avoid touch-ups so that your hair tattoo will become lighter as you grow older. 

Multiple treatments 

Some cosmetics shops can create partial scalp micropigmentation in a single session, but if you want full scalp micropigmentation, it may require 2-3 sessions to see the progress and it may take a few weeks before you will see the final result. 

Semi-permanent pigments 

Scalp micropigmentation is a semi-permanent procedure, so if you’re not happy with it, you cannot reverse it. While it will eventually fade, the pigment will still stick underneath your skin. 

The pigment may turn black or blue 

Depending on where you will go for the scalp micropigmentation, they may use cheap pigments that do not have the correct natural color. It may create stubble that looks too dark or discolored and it will not match your skin tone. Some cheap pigments may even result in blue or purple results. Some shops use tattoo ink instead of the high-quality natural charcoal gray pigments that produce natural results, so make sure to verify the quality of the place that you have this procedure done. If you end up with lackluster results, keep in mind that this is something that you may be stuck with for a long time. 

Results vary depending on the practitioner’s experience 

If you do not choose the right cosmetics shop and technician to do the scalp micropigmentation, the results of the procedure may not be as good as you expect them to be. Some individuals have experiences where the needles used for the procedure were not sterilized properly and the technician handling the procedure is not experienced and skilled. This results in an improper application of the pigment, which resulted in strange patches of pigments, and, in some cases, result in infection. 

Some pigments look fake 

When searching for a cosmetics shop that offer scalp micropigmentation services, you should ask for the before and after photos of their clients. You should also ask for the quality and color of the hair pigment that they use for the procedure. Since the procedure does not use tattoo ink, you must make sure to check that you will be receiving the right pigment color to match your skin type. You do not want a pigment that looks too dark if you have light-colored hair. The best color is dark gray or charcoal to light gray, which is usually the resulting appearance when a tattoo fades a bit. 

Doesn’t feel like stubble 

Scalp micropigmentation may look like stubble, but it will not feel like one. It can recreate the look of a shaved head, but if you are seeing it up close, you will be able to see that the hairline tattoo is not real. If you prefer a shiny scalp, you may not like the scalp micropigmentation as it often results in a matte finish. If you want long hair that flows as the wind blows, scalp micropigmentation is not for you. Scalp micropigmentation will only allow you to have the same type of hairstyle, which is a freshly shaven scalp.

If you want to know more about scalp micropigmentation, please visit our website, Beauty Techniques. If you are interested in any of our services, you can book an appointment here. You can read some of our client’s testimonials here

Are you searching for a cosmetics shop that offers Scalp Micropigmentation? If you live in Houston Texas or its nearby areas, you must check out Beauty Techniques. We are offering various cosmetic services and products, if you want to inquire about any of our services; you are most welcome to contact us. You can call us at 832-654-4595 or send an inquiry email at [email protected] We are located at 2990 Richmond Avenue, Suite 370 Houston TX 77098. Please call us to schedule an appointment first because we do not accept walk-in customers. Make sure to choose a trustworthy cosmetics shop like Beauty Techniques and we will do our best to provide you with the best cosmetics service that you need. Reach out today!