Hair loss can happen to anyone. Genetic predisposition, illness, and a variety of other factors can influence your hair− how much of it you have, what color it is, and if you might permanently lose it before you are ready.
If you are struggling with hair loss, you have many different (and often confusing) options. Wigs and other hairpieces work for some people, while others may not want the hassle and upkeep this option requires. If you have lost some or all of your hair, scalp micropigmentation may be your best option.
What is scalp micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a cosmetic tattooing procedure that realistically creates the look of hair on your head. Scalp micropigmentation can be used to fill in thinning hair to make it look thicker, color in patches of hair that are missing, or create the look of hair on a completely bald head. Scalp micropigmentation is designed to recreate the look of natural hair to help you regain confidence and inspire your look for many years to come.
There are many myths and misconceptions about scalp micropigmentation that you should be aware of. As always, consult with your preferred scalp micropigmentation artist in the Twin Cities for more information about this specific type of cosmetic tattooing and how it could work for you.
What you should know about scalp micropigmentation in the Twin Cities and Yuma, AZ
As with any permanent tattoo, fading is a reality. Scalp micropigmentation happens in stages, which means you will have several appointments with your scalp micropigmentation artist. The actual number of sessions depends on your specific treatment plan.
Some fading may occur between sessions, which is completely normal. This type of fading occurs because not enough pigment has been deposited in your skin yet. After one or two sessions, your cosmetic tattoo may still be unfinished and not look like it will when it is completely done.
Scalp micropigmentation can fade in the year after your last session, too. This is because your body has an immune reaction to the foreign pigment and pushes some of it out. Excessive exposure to sunlight can also prematurely fade your cosmetic tattoo, which can affect the overall look of your scalp.
Fading also occurs in the long run, just like with any other tattoo. Over time, your body works to break down the pigment in your skin, and this can cause fading of your scalp micropigmentation. If you have any concerns about fading or what a normal amount of fading would look like, talk to us at Dermillusion−your Minneapolis and Yuma scalp micropigmentation experts.
Myths and Facts
If you are seriously considering scalp micropigmentation in Minneapolis or Yuma, there are a few pieces of information you should clarify with your cosmetic tattoo artist and/or physician. Scalp micropigmentation pigments do fade. There is no miracle pigment that absorbs into your skin in one session and never fades. Treatments do require multiple sessions at first, and touchups in the years afterward.
You and your scalp micropigmentation artist will decide on the right pigment for you, based on your natural hair color or preferences. There is no magical pigment that senses your original hair color.
Fading happens, but it does not have to be the factor that keeps you from changing your life with scalp micropigmentation.
Keep in mind that SMP is not regulated in Arizona. Be careful to find a technician who has had advanced training in this delicate procedure.