Scalp micropigmentation is form of a cosmetic tattooing that gives the illusion of a closely-shaved hairstyle on a bald head. It is also used to make thinning hair appear thicker and to camouflage scarring from injury, surgery or hair transplantation. The procedure does not penetrate as deeply into the skin as normal tattooing, and the inks used are less prone to fading and colour change over time.
A successful scalp micropigmentation procedure relies on an accurate appearance of hair follicles. Pigments that do not blend well with surrounding natural hair follicles – for example, deposits that are larger or darker – can cause the treatment to look unnatural and lead to its detection by others.
The best results can only be achieved by a fully trained technician who uses the right inks, needles and equipment specifically made for scalp micropigmentation. An experienced technician will ensure that the client leaves the clinic with natural looking ‘hair’.