Earlier, hair transplant was considered too complicated a procedure and even those in great need of it tended to avoid it. However, there has been a lot of development in the field in recent years. Our experts at Dr. Saraswat’s Skin and Hair Clinics in Mumbai are consistently updated with modern technology and willing to help you with the same.
Scalp Micropigmentation, also known as Tricopigmentation, Hair Tattoo, Head Tattoo, Scalp Tattoo or SMP is a highly advanced method of cosmetic pigmentation. It is a non-surgical treatment that uses the latest technology to create the effect of a full head of hair. Unlike classic tattoo, no permanent ink is used during Micropigmentation treatments. Yearly touch ups are required to maintain the effect.
Bearing similarities to traditional tattooing, Scalp Micropigmentation is unique in a number of ways. SMP involves the use of highly specialized equipment and techniques to inject pigment into the scalp. These pigments are hypoallergenic and eventually dissolve and fade without any side effects. The result is the appearance of tiny hair follicles that help thicken and restore the look of fuller hair and mainly depend upon two things: Using up-to-date equipment, and skills of the practitioner.
When administered by a trained and licensed specialist, the SMP treatment can restore receded hairlines, thicken remaining hair, camouflage transplant scarring, and create the look of close-cropped hair. Scalp Micropigmentation is also effective in treating minor hair thinning or recession.
SMP can help strengthen and add density to thinning areas by accurately replicating your own natural hair follicles and hair color, thus creating an undetectable illusion of thicker, stronger hair.
Micropigmentation is an ideal treatment for those:
- Who have a bad donor area, thus not allowing for hair restoration
- Looking to increase the optical density of a hair restoration without a follow up hair transplantation.
- Looking for a fast result.
- Looking for that perfect shaven look.
- Too young for a hair transplant.
- Who oppose surgical procedures and hair pieces.
Scalp Micropigmentation is often preferred by the patients as it requires little to no continued maintenance and carries no strict lifestyle or daily restrictions. It mimics the look of a buzz cut, fresh out of the salon.
A large percentage of scalp micropigmentation clients seek the treatment to help camouflage strip and FUE/FUT scarring caused by prior hair transplants. On many occasions, these types of scars can be very visible and limit hairstyle options for the individual.