Scalp Micropigmentation FAQs
WHAT IS SCALP MICROPIGMENATION?
Scalp micro pigmentation is a process by which natural or pathological balding or hairline recession is reversed through the use of biological pigments placed in the epidermal layer of the scalp, similar to tattooing. The pigments used in micro pigmentation are usually biological and are carefully selected to ensure that they mimic one’s natural look as much as possible.
Hairline recession and balding are biological processes that are caused by many factors. However, people who suffer from them may end up having their self-esteem affected. Micropigmentation is one of the many methods of restoring a more youthful look as far as scalp hair is concerned.
IT IS A TATTOO?
The process itself is similar to that of a tattoo but with some key differences.
The needles we use for scalp micro pigmentation is a quarter 3-round microneedle to implanting the pigment into your scalp that replicates your hair follicles. The equipment a permanent makeup gun and the microneedle allow us to provide our clients with the illusion of a natural looking hair, ensuring the needle and machine are designed specifically for micro pigmentation.
WILL IT CHANGE COLOR?
No. Scalp micro pigmentation is a form of permanent cosmetics, but unlike regular tattooing or permanent makeup, we use natural pigments is designed to fall within the same color spectrum of a shortcut hair. OutlineinkPA we create up to 70 different types of shades to match any hair color. The pigments contain no additional colorants or additives and will only lighten, not discolor over the extended time of 3 to 5 years.
IS IT DETECTABLE?
Scalp micro pigmentation is an effective hair loss solution because its consistently and undetectable results, OutlineinkPA is one of the leaders in scalp micro pigmentation today. Our practitioners are able to seamlessly replicate each individual hair follicle to create a perfect match for each client creating the perfect blend with your existing hair.
IF I HAVE HAIR LEFT, CAN I LEAVE IT LONG?
Depending upon the pattern and extent of the thinning hair, some clients are able to maintain a longer length of hair. Scalp pigmentation can help thicken areas so that less of the scalp is seen showing through. However, if there is a strong pattern of hair loss or just not a lot of hair density left, the client is recommended to crop it shorter.
DO I NEED TO TAKE TIME OFF WORK?
Scalp micro pigmentation is non-invasive and requires no downtime. In most cases, you will not need to take any extended time away from work, school, or other functions. After treatment, it is common to notice slight redness on the scalp for 1-2 days post session. This redness subsides quickly and most clients return to work either right away. Clients are also allowed to wear hats or headwear should they feel the need.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS SHOULD I EXPECT?
Scalp micro pigmentation should never be considered a 1 treatment process. Most clients can expect between 2 to 3 sessions to complete their treatment depending on the extent of hair loss or scarring. These treatments are usually spaced about 7-10 days apart.
HOW LONG DOES EACH TREATMENT TAKE?
The average Scalp Micro-pigmentation session is likely to last between 3-5 hours depending on treated area needs.
HOW DO I CHOOSE MY HAIRLINE?
If you are unsure of what style or type of hairline will work for you, OutlineInkPA treatment specialists will be there to help you, and with our vast experience, we can recommend what’s best for your new look. Keep in mind we draw every hairline and side profiles with a pencil first, making sure our clients are happy with the high and width of your new frontal hairline.
HOW WILL I LOOK IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE FIRST SESSION?
You will see results immediately right from the start, from no hairline to having one, and that only the first session, just imagine when you get the second session. However, you will experience some redness to the skin that will subside within 12-48 hours max.
CAN SMP CAMOUFLAGE MY TRANSPLANT SCAR?
Yes! By replicating tiny hair follicles inside the scarring and blending the color around the scarring area, transplant and surgical scars can see a massive improvement in concealment.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
After completion of your treatment (2-3 sessions) a client should expect the strength of the color to last for many years, depending upon the immune system and sun exposure. Over a longer term, a client will very gradually begin to notice slight lightening (not discolor) of the treatment. When this occurs they can undergo a brief “touch up” session to restore any fading and secure many more years of their style.
CAN SCALP MICRO PIGMENTATION BE REMOVED?
Absolutely! Scalp micro pigmentation is a lot easier to get it removed that a regular tattoo. The best-affected option available is laser, much faster removal, fewer sessions than a regular tattoo. Scalp pigmentation we only deposit a small amount of ink to your scalp, tiny dots to be precise to replicate your hair follicles, the ink to be remove is much less and faster.
HOW CAN I GET AN APPOINTMENT?
Give us a call or simply fill our contact form, you can also text us or whatsapp, whatever makes you comforble. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to give you the information you need.