Scalp micropigmentation involves placing minute particles of natural and synthetic iron oxide colour about a millimetre below the skin's surface.
What is scalp micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical technique that uses a detailed tattooing procedure to create the illusion of a fuller, denser head of hair. Tiny particles of natural and synthetic iron oxide are implanted about a millimetre below the skin’s surface, creating a series of tiny dots that look like hair follicles.
Although the technique can be used at any stage of hair loss, the micropigmentation procedure is most commonly used to give the appearance of a full head of shaven hair.
Crown Clinic particularly specialise in camouflaging scarring and increasing the density, expertly and seamlessly blending the pigment with the existing hair to create a full, natural look.
The cost is dependent on the hair loss. Scalp micropigmentation starts at £1500, subject to a thorough assessment and how many sessions will be required.
Scalp Micropigmentation Benefits
Restores the natural hairline
Reduces the impact of scarring
More affordable than transplants
Fast recovery and healing
Will micropigmentation work for thinning hair?
Scalp micropigmentation can be used to significantly improve the appearance of thinning hair. If the patient has a considerable covering of natural hair that is interspersed with balding patches – for example, the crown – the pigment can be applied through the hair, to darken the scalp and create the effect of a full head of hair.
Although it can feel a little uncomfortable, scalp micropigmentation is not generally considered to be a painful procedure.
The comfort of our patients is of the utmost importance to us, so we can offer a topical anaesthetic cream on request, which can be applied just before treatment to numb the area.
When beginning your scalp micropigmentation journey, you will be consulted by an experienced member of staff at an early stage. The pros and cons of your options will be explained to you so that you are in a position to make an informed choice.
Scalp micropigmentation does little to no harm to your existing hair. The procedure is similar to tattooing and the pigments themselves present no side effects to hair follicles. You can expect hair regrowth to be as normal as possible when you undergo scalp micropigmentation at Crown Clinic.
It is best to treat your scalp like an open wound. Don’t wash your scalp with soap but do keep it clean. Do not use chlorinated pools, saunas, steam rooms, or tanning beds for 30 days after your treatment. This will ensure a good, long-lasting result.
The treatment is semi-permanent, which means that depending on the individual, the scalp micropigmentation will last between one and five years. It will fade over time, so we recommend top-up sessions to keep it looking its best.
Patients who have undergone FUT hair transplant procedures are left with scarring where the strip of skin has been removed to obtain the donor grafts. We do not recommend FUT surgery to those who wear their hair short or shaved, due to the visibility of the scarring.
However, scalp micropigmentation is very effective at disguising the scarring, using carefully applied layers of pigment to cover it up.