Scalp Micropigmentation—The Innovative New Solution for Hair Loss You Haven't Heard About

Scalp Micropigmentation—The Innovative New Solution for Hair Loss You Haven't Heard About

Nearly two-thirds of men the U.S. show signs of hair loss by the time they’re 35, and the older they get, the more they lose — chalk it up to genetics. But men aren’t the only ones — 40% of Americans who suffer from hair loss are women.

Judging by the ever-growing hair-loss treatment manufacturing industry, which cleared $4 billion last year, people are serious about finding a solution for their waning locks. If you’re one of them and you’re not excited about the medical or surgical options, consider scalp micropigmentation.

But don’t go to just anybody. The doctor you choose will have a direct impact on your results. Insist on a doctor with the right skills and experience, like Dr. Pax Emmanuel at Peerless Medical Concierge. He can tell you everything you need to know about scalp micropigmentation and help you decide on what’s the best treatment for you.

What is scalp micropigmentation?

Commonly called the “hair tattoo,” scalp micropigmentation is essentially that — permanent pigment on your scalp. Dr. Emmanuel uses micro needles to place tiny dots of pigment into your skin at different depths to penetrate the outer layer as well as the dermis underneath, depending on the effect you’re going for. The dots resemble your natural hair follicles, which gives the appearance of thicker, fuller hair and restores the look of your hairline.

Is scalp micropigmentation right for me?

Whether you’re a man or a woman, unwanted hair loss can affect your self-confidence and emotional well-being. Many factors play a role in balding, hair thinning, and hair loss, including genetics, age, hormones, medications, and lifestyle. Whatever the reason, you want a solution — fast.

Until recently, you had to choose between surgical hair transplants or minoxidil, an over-the-counter treatment you rub into your scalp a couple times a day. But if neither of those were right for you, the newer scalp micropigmentation procedure offers a popular, safe, and effective alternative.

The treatment is slightly different for men and women. Men walk away with an effect that looks like a shaved head with a bit of a five o’clock shadow, where the follicles show and look like stubble. The treatment for women focuses on decreasing the contrast between the existing hair and the scalp, so that the thinning hair is less noticeable. It’s a perfect choice if you have a receding hairline, balding at the crown, or have lost hair due to chemotherapy.

But hair loss is not the only reason you might want to consider scalp micropigmentation. It’s highly effective for hiding or blending:

What will happen during my scalp micropigmentation treatment?

Most people tolerate the procedure without much complaint. The technique is less painful than getting a tattoo, but there is some slight discomfort. Dr. Emmanuel can apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area, if you desire, to make you more comfortable.

When the little holes caused by the microneedles begin to heal, you’ll notice tiny scabs that slough off in a couple days. You and Dr. Emmanuel can monitor the results and decide whether you need more than one treatment to achieve your desired effect.  

If you’re concerned about thinning hair, but would rather not undergo surgery or use medication, call Dr. Emmanuel today to find out more about scalp micropigmentation — fast becoming the go to solution for hair loss. We have offices in Malibu, Sherman Oaks, and Beverly Hills, so call us today (numbers for each office are located on our website) to schedule an appointment.

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