Scalp micro-pigmentation is a technique that is used to recreate hair follicles and that creates the illusion of thicker hair growth. This method is utilized to cover the bald areas visible on the head due to hair loss and hair thinning. This gives a closely shaven look to the men and fuller hair for women. Before you decide to get this scalp micro-pigmentation done, visit a good dermatologist for the consultation. He would be the right person to guide you whether you need this treatment or not.
This process of scalp micro-pigmentation is quite like drawing a tattoo. A pattern is created by inserting ink into the skin or scalp at the best level. In this technique, natural hair like illusion is created on the bald area in an irregular manner with microdots of smaller than 1mm.
The actual procedure is done by a professional doctor and his medical team. This process is considered minor; so, it can also be performed by an invasive artist under the supervision of a doctor.
Scalp micro-pigmentation is a minor procedure. Hair is trimmed if the patient does not refuse to do so due to some aesthetic reasons. The doctor will have a record for the future in the form of photos and a consent letter need to be signed by the patient.
For this treatment, a very small level of anesthesia is given around the area that is required to be treated. This procedure is 3-4 hours long, and an extra dose of anesthesia may be required.
Tattoo on the scalp:
A cartridge contains up to 3 needles that are used in this method to inject pigment in the second layer of the skin. The structure and placement of the hair follicles are replicated by injecting ink in the scalp for a natural hair-like look. Several shades of ink are used for making it look natural. The changes in the appearance will not be very dramatic; it will be natural-looking. No bandage is tied after the successful completion of the procedure.
The cost of this treatment varies with the clinic location as well as the doctor or technician who will be performing the procedure. To get desired outcomes, a minimum of three sittings are required, and each session can cost from 15,000 to 30,000 INR.