Scalp micro-pigmentation has become a hot topic over the past few years. With its growing popularity, there are now more services that offer micro-pigmentation for the scalp than ever before. But does it really work? And is it safe?
Pros and Cons of Scalp Micro-pigmentation
One of the most popular treatments in the beauty industry, scalp micro-pigmentation is a procedure created to restore hair where it is lost. The process uses ink to create a natural-looking hairline and also improves thinning hair on the scalp.
The concept of scalp micropigmentation is not new. In fact, the first documented use was during ancient China when people would darken their eyebrows with ink. Today, the idea of micro-pigmentation has evolved from simply adding color to hair loss or thinning hair into a more complex technique that can be used on different parts of the body.
Scalp micro-pigmentation offers many benefits including:
- Providing self-esteem and confidence
- Enhancing an individual’s appearance
- For those undergoing chemotherapy treatment, scalp micro-pigmentation can help prevent alopecia areata (hair loss)
- Concealing scars due to burns, cancer treatments, skin grafts, accidents, or other trauma
But there are some drawbacks:
- Scalp micro-pigmentation may not have been approved by the FDA for all parts of skin or all types of cancer treatments
- There is no way to know if this procedure will work for you until after it has been done
- Scarring on your scalp may cause pigment to remain visible even after you stop getting sessions
- Permanent tattooing of your scalp may result in a longer recovery time than other tattoo
For some people, scalp micro-pigmentation is a permanent solution to a lifelong problem. For others, it’s just an option for a temporary fix. Just because it’s not the perfect solution for everyone doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be taken seriously as a possible solution for those who desire it. If you’re considering getting scalp micro-pigmentation, make sure to do your research first and talk with someone who has done it before.