Scalp micro-pigmentation is a technique that involves implanting fine hairs into the scalp to create natural-looking hair growth. It’s a popular hair-loss treatment, with several clinical trials showing that it can help slow or even reverse hair loss. But is it safe, and how does it work? We break it down.

What is Scalp Micro-pigmentation?

Scalp micro-pigmentation, also known as scalp tattooing, is a hair-loss treatment that uses fine needles to implant pigment into the scalp. The goal of the treatment is to make it appear like you have hair growing in those areas where there is none.

How is Scalp Micro-pigmentation Done?

The process requires a small, handheld device called a handpiece. The technician inserts the needle into the scalp and injects ink beneath the surface. This leaves tiny dots just below the surface of the skin that you can’t see with the naked eye. In other words, scalp micropigmentation creates an artificial hairline or beard line without actually implanting any hairs.

Is Scalp Micro-pigmentation Permanent?

The short answer is yes, scalp micro-pigmentation is permanent. It involves implanting fine hairs into the scalp to create natural-looking hair growth. The results are semi-permanent, and the treatment typically lasts 2 years at a time. However, once the treatment is finished, you can get more sessions if you want to keep your hair looking full and thick. The best part? It doesn’t grow in like normal hair.  It actually appears natural as it blends in with your own hair follicles that have been stimulated by hormone therapy or other methods.

Micropigmentation is a relatively new and emerging treatment for hair loss. You can consider it to permanently fill in balding areas, or it can be used to temporarily “draw” over thinning areas. There are many potential benefits to scalp micro-pigmentation. It’s easy to apply (it takes about 10 minutes), it’s relatively safe, and it provides a natural look that blends with your regular hair.