A woman’s hair is her identity, and the thought of suffering hair loss could be unbearable to think about. Sadly, more and more women are suffering with hair loss and unsure of what they can do to conquer this condition. Hats, wigs and different hairstyles can hide the hair loss, but only temporarily, so is there a hair loss solution for women?
As a woman it is normal to lose an average of 50 to 100 hairs per day and this is often without noticing, but many conditions, medications, hairstyles, etc, can cause more severe and noticeable hair loss. Men tend to suffer with large areas of hair loss that become very noticeable, and the follicles begin to disappear which causes the shiny balding look. Women do not tend to experience this, as their hair loss appears more commonly as thinning, although complete hair loss is possible due to conditions such as alopecia. One of the world’s leading hair loss solution is scalp micropigmentation, offered by highly experienced professionals like Michael Koumis and Mark Fitzgibbons they have adapted their skills over the years to help women suffering with hair loss and diffused thinning.
What is scalp micropigmentation?
There are many different options of treatments for hair loss. But unfortunately, a lot do not work for some people or are surgical treatments. Scalp micropigmentation, also known as a hair tattoo, is a treatment that mimics the look of hair follicles. The procedure consists of pigment that is specifically designed for scalp micropigmentation, being implanted into the scalp using a special machine and microneedles. This hair loss treatment is like no other and has changed the lives of millions of people worldwide!
Scalp micropigmentation for complete hair loss
If you are suffering from alopecia totalis or universalis, or any other conditions that cause full hair loss, the scalp micropigmentation can be used to deposit pigment into the scalp, replicating the hair follicles. This will restore a hairline and create a full head of replicated closely cropped hair also known as a buzz-cut. Luckily for women today the buzz-cut is becoming more and more popular with celebrities such as Jessie J, Katy Perry, Zoe Kravitz, Lupita Nyong’o, Cara Delevingne and many more choosing to have this stylish look.
Scalp micropigmentation for diffuse thinning
With thinning being more common for women a lot of conditions contribute to this. Scalp micropigmentation is used to reduce the contrast between the scalp and the hair. This is done by implanting the replicated follicles in between the existing hairs and creating the illusion of fuller and thicker her.
What causes hair loss in women?
More than 50% of women suffer with hair loss of some form. Any woman of any age can suffer from hair loss, and there are many different reasons for this such as diet deficiencies, stress, hormonal changes, immune system disorders, anaemia, medications or genetics.
Scalp micropigmentation treatment process
The first step of scalp micropigmentation is a consultation, this is where you will find out for definite if you are eligible for the procedure by evaluating your hair loss, deciding which hairline, density and shape will work for you and seeing what the artists can do to help you conquer your hair loss. Also, at the consultation you will be advised how many sessions you should attend to get your desired look.
After the consultation you will attend your first session. This will take around 2 to 4 hours and is non-surgical and non-invasive. Everyone’s pain threshold is different, but the majority of client’s describe it as slightly uncomfortable. Numbing cream is applied to ensure this. Any extra sessions will be done 2 to 4 weeks after the original session.
The aftercare is fairly simple, your artist will provide you will specifics to your individual treatment plan. The overall after care for everyone is this: Do not pick or peel scabs if any of the scalp scabs over, let the flaking happen naturally to ensure you get the best results. Avoid UV light during healing and once healed please use sun cream or cover you head in the sun as the UV will still cause premature fading. Avoiding using shampoo for around 5 days after the treatment, also avoid excessive sweating. Following these guidelines will help you scalp micropigmentation to last as long as possible.
Traditional tattoos are permanent, scalp tattoos will fade due to the depth in which the pigment is implanted and the pigment itself being natural, so it gradually breaks down as the skin cells turn over. The fading is so gradual you will not need a touch up session for around 3-5 years. The results will be flawless, giving you a new youthful look and rebuilding your confidence and self-esteem