Scalp Micropigmentation For Men Northampton/Milton Keynes
So I guess your hair loss is getting you down? - well good news, you are in the right place to find out if Scalp Tattooing (SMP) is an option to help you.
You can tell if your hair loss is getting on top of you when you hate having your photo taken in case too much of your scalp is on show? or you make sure the selfies cut off the top part of your scalp so you cant see how much the hairline has slipped back? maybe you constantly wear a hat to hide your hair - I know it’s not a nice feeling!
Losing your hair can stop you from doing things you want to do, like taking the kids swimming, going on holiday, playing sport - all the things that make you worry about how your hair looks. Life is too short, and to allow hair loss to stop you from making memories is so sad, especially when, more often than not, I can actually help you! If you have been looking for options to deal with your hair loss, you probably have discovered fibres and have been using those to help hide your scalp? – a good short term option, but using these on a daily basis can actually start to damage your healthy hair follicles and could cause further hair loss. If you are keen to see if I can help you, book a consultation here.
Are you worried because you are going bald?
Male pattern baldness (also known as Androgenetic Alopecia) is the most common type of hair loss in men, and it is related to your genes and male sex hormones. It usually follows a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown and is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition. Each strand of hair you have sits in a tiny hole (cavity) in the skin called a follicle. Generally, baldness occurs when the hair follicle shrinks over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair. Eventually, the follicle does not grow new hair.
The typical pattern of male baldness begins at the hairline. The hairline gradually moves backward (recedes) and forms an "M" shape. Eventually, the hair becomes finer, shorter, and thinner, and creates a U-shaped (or horseshoe) pattern of hair around the sides of the head.
Did you know….
- 40% of men have noticeable hair loss by the age of 35.
- Normal hair loss is considered to be 100 hairs per day, based on the average scalp containing 100,000 hair follicles.
- 75% of British men believe hair loss cannot be prevented.
How do you know if SMP is suitable for you?
Well the first thing to consider is your hair thinning or are you balding? Thinning hair means you can see more of your scalp, but you have a covering of hair all over your head – if this is you, then yes SMP would be suitable for you! I will be able to tattoo micro “dots” in between the hair that you do have, which camoflagues your scalp and makes your hair look thicker.
If the loss of hair has gone further and you have bare patches on your scalp or maybe your hairline has gone, then for SMP to look realistic it can normally only be done if you shave the rest of your hair short (approx 0.04mm). It is my job to make your SMP look like you have a whole head of hair and you have just decided to shave it all off! So for it to look realistic, your hair needs to blend in with the SMP (think of stubble) - if your natural hair is too long, the tattooing and the hair will not seamlessly blend and it will look disjointed and unnatural. It doesn’t matter how well the scalp has been tattooed, if the remaining hair is not short enough, you will lose the ‘optical illusion’- keep the hair short enough to enable the blend and you will look and feel like you have got your hair back!
Once I have completed the treatment it will look like your hair - the bald area will be gone - it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a hairline, I can recreate one for you! It is so difficult to tell the difference from the tattooed ‘dots’ to real hair if you keep it short enough, even if you look really closely. When I do a patch test, even when I point it out, most people can’t even see it!
Have you had a hair transplant, but you feel that your hair still doesn’t look thick enough? A transplant doesn’t always give you the density that you had hoped for and normally leaves some type of scarring, whether its a long scar (FUT) or tiny circle scarring (FUE), SMP can camouflage this as well. I can never promise to make it completely disappear, but I can definetly make it look better. So in addition to making your transplant look thicker, I can make the back look better as well.
It takes normally 3 sessions (more if there is scarring as well) to complete your new hairline and each session can be from 1 to 4 hours long, depending on the amount of hair loss you have – I will be able to confirm this when you have your consultation, click here to book.
During the consultation, I will be able to give you the exact cost (click here for info on prices), discuss your requirements and explain your payment options. I will also carry out a patch test which gives you an opportunity to see what it feels like. Not only am I patch testing you to ensure you don’t have a reaction (I have never known anyone to have one), but it enables me to choose the colour mix that I think will match the colour of your existing hair. I use a product called Alivio which is an organic pigment made up of carbon and I dilute this down to match your hair colour. It is a very safe and stable product that has excellent healed results.
Scalp tattooing is safe, effective and non-surgical, there is no recovery time (other than slight redness to the scalp straight after treatment, which will go down within 24-48 hours), it is permanent, and I offer 12 months guarantee against fading with this treatment once you have completed your sessions.
I really love this treatment, and it gives me so much satisfaction because I know I really can give you your confidence and self-esteem back – and to me, that is priceless!
Benefits of treatment
- It looks so real!
- No surgery is involved.
- No scarring will be left from having this treatment done.
- Very realistic even when you look closely.
- When looked after, it is permanent.
- You can see the difference after just one treatment.
If you have any more questions for our scalp micropigmentation treatments in Northampton & Milton Keynes, head over to my FAQ page here.