What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

scalp micropigmentation

Hair loss is a common issue that affects millions of people globally. There are several treatment options for this problem, but one treatment that you may not have heard of is scalp micropigmentation.

Scalp micropigmentation is an innovative non-invasive hair loss solution. It is a medical tattoo in which natural pigments are applied to the scalp to give an appearance of a buzz cut hairstyle. You can also opt for this treatment if you have thin hair and want to add density to your hair.

How Does Scalp Micropigmentation Work?

Scalp micropigmentation is an inexpensive substitute for a hair transplant. The process uses a natural pigment, which is inserted with the help of a device in the first layer of skin. The diameter of inserted pigment varies from 0.25 to 1.75 millimetres. Natural pigments are used for this treatment to avoid infection, and any undesirable side effects. The colour of the pigment is matched with your natural hair to make sure the result looks natural.

Before starting scalp micropigmentation, your practitioner will first apply a numbing agent to reduce pain during the procedure. Some people do not feel any pain, while others may feel a little discomfort. The practitioner will then put dots on your scalp, which are like natural hair follicles.

Each session of micropigmentation may take 2 to 4 hours, depending on how much area the practitioner needs to cover. Scalp micropigmentation is non-surgical, so there is little recovery time needed. However, you may develop a little inflammation on your scalp after the procedure, which may feel like sunburn. A few days after the scalp micropigmentation, we would recommend that you avoid exposing your scalp to direct sunlight, and do not apply any irritating chemicals or shampoo to your scalp to maximize recovery time.

What are the Benefits of Scalp Micropigmentation?

The key benefits of this treatment are…

  • It gives thin hair more density and volumises your hair
  • It adds definition to a receding hairline
  • An inexpensive hair loss treatment compared to a hair transplant

Who is the Right Candidate for Scalp Micropigmentation?

People suffering from the following conditions are suitable candidates for scalp micropigmentation…

Crown Balding

With crown balding, hair from the top of the head starts falling out. People suffering from this condition can be one of the candidates for scalp micropigmentation.

Receding Hairline

Receding hairline is the condition in which hair starts receding from the forehead. Scalp micropigmentation is suitable for both men and women who suffer from this. Scalp micropigmentation can camouflage your area of concern, and create a natural hairline.

Hair Loss

Complete or near-complete hair loss can be treated with a hair transplant. However, not all hair transplant treatments are effective, and it is also an expensive treatment option , and many people won’t be able to afford this option.

On the other hand, scalp micropigmentation is an affordable treatment option forthose on a budget. People looking for non-invasive and inexpensive hair loss treatment should go for scalp micropigmentation.


Alopecia is a condition in which bald batches appear anywhere on the body. The hair gaps that develop as a result of alopecia can be covered with scalp micropigmentation.

Surgery or Burn Scars

Hair transplant treatment can leave permanent scars on the scalp. Scalp micropigmentation can cover all sorts of scars, including hair transplant scars.

For more information on the scalp micropigmentation process, head over to https://www.smpbirmingham.co.uk/.

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