Scalp micropigmentation is a technique that involves the introduction of small amounts of pigment to the superficial level of the epidermis for corrective and cosmetic purposes.
Micropigmentation or permanent makeup began in East Asia, mainly in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The procedure was then modified from tattoos in China and Japan. The difference is that tattooing requires deeper penetration of the skin (dermis) and the colors not are removable.
It was developed as a cosmetic procedure for men suffering from all kinds of hair loss, and as a medical procedure to help hide scars, burns and birthmarks.
During the procedure of scalp pigmentation, different specialized pigments are selected according to each individual, depending on several factors such as hair and skin color, and traits and condition of the skin. By using a highly sophisticated technique combining the correct angle, depths of penetration, sizes and tones of pigment, it is possible to get incredibly natural results.
Scalp micropigmentation is a viable alternative to the traditional hair replacement surgery, capillary prosthesis, medications to stop hair loss, wigs or ointments.
We reproduce very realistic shaved hairstyles by applying these pigments in the scalp. Our treatment does not require surgery and it is an excellent value compared to other alternatives such as hair replacement or the continuous use of medications and other products.
Scalp micropigmentation can differentiate itself from the classic tattoo in different aspects: for example, the depth of the skin that is worked on, the machinery, the pigment and the needles used.
These aspects allow the micro pigmentation to blur as time passes, allowing for future retouching and corrections.
WHAT IS CAPILLARY MICRO PIGMENTATION?
Scalp micro-pigmentation is a simulation of real hair follicles and micro hair of the head, replicating the original hair accurately and in great detail.
Between 2 and 4 sessions of treatment of several hours each, each done with a period of 7 days between sessions, are needed for the best results possible; the number of sessions will vary depending on the features of the skin, bleeding, condition of the scalp, extent of alopecia, etc.
Before starting the first session, the desired front line is detailed, first designing the various options available with a pen, taking into account the client's facial proportions in order to reach a personal and unique result that feels natural.
Once we have created the desired front line, we can begin the first treatment session.
Scalp Micropigmentation is implanted in the epidermis, 0.07 mm deep, so that the color can be removable. The amount of time the treatment will last will depend on several factors such as how it is cared for, characteristics of the skin, sun exposure, etc.
Almost 70% of our clients perform a retouch after 2 years to darken the area treated, since it does not disappear but does smooth out over time.
Hydration of the scalp. If you have dry skin, we recommend that you moisturize the scalp prior to the first session. Try to keep the skin in the best possible condition so as to not alter the results of the treatment.
Do not eat seafood two or three days beforehand, as it can encourage skin reactions.
Do not take alcohol or aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) 24 hours beforehand. In general, do not take any vasodilator, as micro-bleeding could occur and hinder the work of the specialist.
Do not take any stimulants such as coffee, tea, or Coca-Cola, 24 hours in advance.
It is advisable to eat before the session.
The aftercare of this treatment doesn't require much to increase the efficiency of the treatment and avoid any possible side effects; you only need to follow these instructions:
- Avoid UV light completely in the treated areas for at least one month. Otherwise, the pigment could have changes in color.
- Use full-spectrum sunscreen if there is a possibilityof sun exposure.
- Treat the area carefully. Do not rub or scratch the treated area.
- Keep the area as dry as possible; avoid sweating and doing sports 5 days after treatment.
- Apply petroleum jelly (Vaseline) to the treated area several times a day for one week.
- Do not apply any type of cosmetics to the area without the authorization of the specialist.
- Do not eat seafood for two or three days.
- Glycolic acid treatments in dermal pigmented areas can produce changes in color or fading.