If you are affected by alopecia or want to change your look, capillary micropigmentation may be interesting for you. In this article we are going to share some information of interest so that you can make your choice.
Alopecia is the result of damage to the hair follicles, which are responsible for giving hair growth, which implies that it decreases little by little or quickly (depending on a case by case basis). Today it already affects 63% of men and, in many cases, leads to self-esteem problems.
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
One of the alternatives available to alopecia is hair micropigmentation. It consists of a non-surgical technique that inserts pigments into the skin (harmless and bioabsorbable), both in different shades and at different angles to achieve a more natural and realistic effect; In this way, through this technique it is possible to simulate the hair coming out of the scalp and that there is more capillary density.
Come on, if you’re fed up with total alopecia and what you want is to have a shaved head, micropigmentation is your chance to achieve it. Also, if there is any scar that you want to get rid of, this type of technique helps you to hide it. And the same happens with your beard or eyebrows, micropigmentation can also be used in these areas of the body and achieve a great result.
Another of the big questions that usually arises for everyone when talking about micropigmentation is pain. Professionals say it is less painful than getting a tattoo, and if there are particularly sensitive people, they can be consulted to see if a locoregional anesthetic block can be applied.
When do you see the results
One of the great advantages it offers is that the result is almost immediate. In the first session you will begin to notice the changes but, in all clinics, a natural result is sought so that it is not excessively evident. In this way, you will also have time to get used to the changes and see if you like this new image. More or less, to give you an idea, in 2 or 4 days you will see an almost definitive effect and in 4 weeks the color of your hair will have stabilized completely. And if you do not like it? Well, being semi-permanent, it will disappear over time, so you don’t reapply it and that’s it, and if you need to remove it, it can be done with a laser.
Recovery and care
For this reason, since it is something that is not excessively painful and does not require an operating room, the recovery period is short and you do not need to request sick leave. What’s more, they ensure that it hardly has any side effects, that the most common thing is that a slight reddening of the area can occur but without more.
And, in terms of care after micropigmentation, you just have to keep in mind that you should not get your head wet or sweat in the next 3 days. Likewise, it is recommended that you avoid exposing yourself to ultraviolet rays.
Can it be combined with hair grafts?
Yes. What’s more, it is considered an ideal procedure to increase the sensation of capillary density and camouflage the areas that may have been lighter. In this way, what is achieved is a better graft result.
How long does Scalp Micropigmentation last?
There really is no specific time, it will depend on each person, but everyone recommends that at age 3 you do some retouching to shade the color. That being said, the approximate duration of micropigmentation is usually 4-5 years.
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