Scalp Micropigmentation on the rise as hair loss solution

30/06/2014

Hair loss is a major problem, causing many men in particular to feel badly about their appearances, but a permanent solution may give hope to many.

Statistically, the most common cause of hair loss in both men and women is heredity, at 95 percent of all cases. According to the American Hair Loss Association, Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) accounts for over 95 percent of the cases in men with two-thirds of men experiencing some type of hair loss by the age of 35, and 85 percent of men experiencing significant hair thinning by the age of 50. And it’s not just men who suffer: 40 percent of all hair loss suffers are actually women.

While multiple treatment options exist, one particular method is becoming more and more popular among younger men: scalp Micropigmentation, formerly referred to as a hair tattoo or Micro Hair Tattoo (MHT). Scalp Micropigmentation is a permanent cosmetic tattoo that mimics the very short hairs of a closely shaven scalp, but this procedure is not performed in a traditional tattoo parlor and there are major differences from a traditional tattoo and Scalp Micropigmentation. While both terms refer to the same thing essentially, major differences exist in the skillset and background of the person performing the procedure, as it is a highly specialized process. Beyond the expertise of the provider, it is also very important that providers have the appropriate equipment and ability to replicate the illusion of hair on a scalp. Scalp Micropigmentation needles are typically triple clustered, very fine, and administered into the scalp at a more shallow depth than a traditional tattoo needle. A traditional tattoo artist may not be able to replicate this same illusion if they are skilled in this specific technique, so it is best to find a specialist provider specializing specifically in hair loss restoration methods.

Paul

This article was written by Alyssa Sellors for digital Journal and has reproduced here with her permission.

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