Scalp micropigmentation (SMP), also known as a hair tattoo, is a non-surgical, non-invasive and effective treatment for people experiencing hair loss. The method of pointillism is used for the procedure that can help you achieve a natural look. The procedure imitates actual hair follicles or stubble, which gives the appearance of a shaven look.
Hair tattoos are not the same as traditional tattoos. Firstly, the ink isn’t deposited as deeply into the skin. Secondly, advanced carbon-based ink is used, which never discolors.
Hair loss does not just affect the way you look but also the way you feel about yourself. Loss of natural hair often leads to loss of confidence and self-esteem. Although there are other treatments available such as hair transplants, they are usually invasive, painful and do not always work.
The best thing about scalp micropigmentation is that is it permanent. Even some of the more expensive and complex treatments (like a hair transplant) will often need revisiting down the line.
The tattoo does fade with time but never completely disappears. The procedure has just a single-time cost that gives you returns in the form of regained confidence for the rest of your life.
2. No False Claims
You must have bought products or even gone through treatments that claim to cure baldness, only to find yourself out of money but your hair is still there. SMP is different because it does not make claims that it cannot fulfill. It does not claim to stimulate hair growth and offers an alternative.
3. Safe and Pain-Free
Everyone is well-aware about how tattoos on the skin are created. However, hair tattoos do not involve the use of any chemicals or cutting tools for incisions. Meaning there are lower chances of infections.
4. Speedy Procedure and No Downtime
Hair tattooing is a simple procedure and takes about only a couple of hours over a number of sessions. You start seeing results straight away after the first session. A full head generally takes only two to three days.
5. No Maintenance
In case you wear a wig or toupee, you would know how high-maintenance that can be. A hair tattoo does not need any maintenance once the procedure is done. Since you do not have any real hair, and the tattoo just gives the impression of hair, you will not have to brush, style, shampoo or condition either.
Cost is certainly an important consideration when it comes to choosing a treatment. SMP is a permanent solution and costs much lower than hair transplants and other expensive treatments.
A Word of Caution!
Do not go for a hair tattoo if a tattoo parlor or artist is offering this service. Scalp micropigmentation in Los Angeles is regulated and some of the best practitioners are available if you know where to search. Contact us today for free consultation.