Scalp Micropigmentation With Hair – what do I need to know?

As any clinic owner will tell you, there is a categorical top-ten list of frequently asked questions by clients. And included in this is list is how scalp micropigmentation with hair works.

There is a common misconception that a client receiving SMP will need to shave their head to receive treatment. Experiencing diffuse thinning is a decidedly distressing experiencing, the idea of shaving the existing hair that is left is extremely daunting. Especially for females. Every strand becomes valuable. Damaging the remaining follicles coupled with a fear it may never grow back is huge. Which is why receiving treatment and keeping what’s left is important.

The purpose of this article is to answer the outstanding questions a client experiencing diffuse thinning may have. If you can’t find the response you are looking for, don’t hesitate to reach out to us here at Scalp Micro.

Do I need to shave my scalp to receive scalp micropigmentation treatment?

Absolutely not. A technician will work their way through your scalp and hairline, administering scalp micropigmentation through your hair, section by section. In addition to not needing to shave your scalp, you can also keep the length of your hair. Treatment will work whether your hair is either long or short.

I am taking prescribed medication to promote new hair growth. Do I have to stop my medication to receive treatment? 

There are a variety of different medicated treatments to promote hair growth, such as Minoxidil, also known as Rogaine, which is unprescribed and topical or Finasteride (Propecia) which is a prescription based medication. You do not need to stop taking these treatments for your scalp micropigmentation treatment to work.

Will my medication to promote hair growth carry on working once SMP treatment has been administered?

Whether the above-exampled treatments work, or not, is a much-debated subject matter. However, what is incredibly important is that scalp micropigmentation treatment will bear no effect on their efficacy. If they work, they will carry on working. If they don’t work, it will be down to other deciding factors and not the SMP treatment itself.

Will SMP treatment damage my existing hair follicles?

Scalp micropigmentation is a cosmetic treatment that implants natural pigments lightly underneath the skin’s outer barrier. They are implanted using a fine micro-needle. Once this pinprick has healed over it will leave a series of dots that resemble imitation follicles. The replica follicles will provide underlying shading to the existing hair which produces the appearance of a fuller head of hair. At no given time will treatment damage existing follicles.

Will you treat my full scalp or do you just concentrate on the zones where hair loss is visible?

Each and every hair loss patient is unique. Assessments to the extent of hair loss will be made at your initial consultation in our clinic. In addition, predictions will be made for future loss. The only way this question can be properly answered is by seeing the individual patient directly in our clinic here at Rua Emília Das Neves, 8G Benfica in Lisbon.

Hair loss is distressing for anyone. The psychological damage it causes is immeasurable. If you are looking at the possibilities of receiving scalp micropigmentation with hair then reach out to us here and begin your hair restoration journey today.