Scalp Micropigmentation is a specialized treatment that often raises questions, especially for those new to the world of Permanent Make-Up. As a highly trained Scalp Micropigmentation expert, Julia O’Dwyer has compiled some of the most frequently asked questions at her Suffolk clinic.
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp Micropigmentation is a specialised form of cosmetic tattooing. It involves using tiny needles to implant coloured pigment into the skin, typically in the form of dots. This technique creates the appearance of individual hair follicles, allowing for the simulation of very short or shaved hair. Additionally, it can add density to areas where the hair may be thinning, resulting in a fuller-looking head of hair.
Who is Scalp Micropigmentation suitable for?
Scalp Micropigmentation is commonly favoured by men due to its association with a shaved hair look. However, it is important to note that it is also suitable for women. Women that experiencing hair loss or thinning due to hormonal changes, alopecia areata (partial baldness), alopecia totalis (total hair loss), or hair loss due to cancer treatments or other medical conditions can benefit from Scalp Micropigmentation. It offers a solution to make the hair appear thicker and create a more aesthetically pleasing look.
Does Scalp Micropigmentation hurt?
While undergoing Scalp Micropigmentation, some clients may experience a mild level of discomfort, often described as a light scratching sensation. However, many individuals find that they quickly become accustomed to the feeling, and any discomfort typically subsides very quickly. It is important to note that taking painkillers before the appointment is not recommended, as they may increase the risk of bleeding.
How long does the treatment take?
The duration of the Scalp Micropigmentation treatment can vary depending on the size of the area being treated. The procedure typically takes between two and four hours to complete. However, it’s important to understand that achieving the desired effect will require multiple sessions, often two to three, to ensure optimal results.
How long do the results last?
The longevity of Scalp Micropigmentation results can vary depending on several factors. Since the molecule size of the pigment and the depositing into the dermal layer of the skin rather than the deeper layers, the results are not permanent. The lifespan of the treatment can be influenced by factors such as sun exposure, immune response, and the use of scalp products. Generally, Scalp Micropigmentation results can last three to five years before they require a touch-up. To maintain the desired look and extend the duration, 2-3yearly colour boost sessions are recommended.
Consultations with Julia O’Dwyer
Julia O’Dwyer offers a thorough and personalised consultation process to ensure that clients have the opportunity to discuss Scalp Micropigmentation in detail. During this consultation, Julia will provide in-depth information, address any additional questions or concerns, and offer expert guidance tailored to the individual’s unique circumstances. With Julia’s expertise and support, clients can make informed decisions and feel confident in their Scalp Micropigmentation journey.