Modern tricopigmentation is derived from scalp micropigmentation. Each deposit is designed to replicate an individual shaven hair follicle – giving a more realistic look and feel. When thousands of deposits are combined and blended with any existing real hair, the result is an incredibly realistic simulation of a full head of shaved hair.
Primarily, the most obvious difference between tricopigmentation and scalp micropigmentation is that the pigment for tricopigmentation is only inserted into the epidermis layer of the skin (the top layer). With scalp micropigmentation or hair tattoo, the pigment is inserted into the dermis layer of the skin. Pigment inserted into the dermis layer of the skin works very much the same as a traditional tattoo in such way that the pigment stays permanently in the skin and won’t fade as much as a semi-permanent tattoo. The issue with the latter is that over time you will usually find that the inks in the dermis layer of the skin ‘bleed’ a little which results in blurring and consequently move away from the appearance of a natural hair follicle. Also permanent hair tattoo follicles are not adaptable and without further cosmetic procedures, and therefore, cannot be amended over time to match the naturally aging hairline. Tricopigmentation provides the most realistic and effective look.
The average treatment for tricopigmentation can last from 1-2 years. But with regular top-ups, tricopigmentation treatments can last a lifetime. After one year, the treatment will usually start to fade due to the natural exfoliation effect in the epidermis layer of the skin, so with regular top-up treatments, new pigments can be re-introduced to keep that perfect follicle look. Tricopigmentationis is semi-permanent in nature which means that within years, if you want your hair to fade back to its natural unblemished state, it will.