There is no shortage of products and medical treatments out there to help balding men try to recover some of their lost hair. From toupees to hair plugs, to pills and creams, hair loss treatment is a very profitable industry. A method that is a little more permanent, and doesn’t require continued application of creams or swallowing of pills is a procedure called scalp micropigmentation. This procedure is performed by a tattoo artist who dots a person’s scalp with hundreds or thousands of tiny dots — depending on the severity of the baldness — that look like very short pieces of hair. The best way to describe what it looks like might be stubble. It’s essentially a permanent buzz cut, and apparently, it is a practice that is becoming embraced by the bald community.
Hair loss and baldness affects a large percentage of men, some estimates are that 66% of men experience hair loss by the age of 35. It is an affliction that negatively affects confidence, and forces some people to wear a hat every time they leave the house in order to feel comfortable. This vulnerability that bald men feel makes them easy targets for doctors and TV infomercial advertisements. After years of being sold snake oil and ineffective pharmaceuticals with all sorts of side effects, there is a treatment without any hidden side-effects.
A couple of nice features of scalp micropigmentation are its relative cheapness and the fact that it is minimally invasive when compared with most hair loss treatments, such as hair plugs and pills. It is also instantly effective. There is no waiting period like with prescription medicine, wondering when you will start to notice the drug is working. There is also no question as to what the outcome will look like, it is a very straightforward practice. They aren’t telling customers they can have the long curls of their youth, but instead, a more realistic option.
One reason scalp micropigmentation is so well loved is that it is subtle. It doesn’t involve drawing, it is more of a practice in shading. So when people see you after the procedure, they won’t say, “Woah, what the heck happened to your head?” It will be more along the lines of, “Something about you looks different.” Interestingly, this procedure isn’t just for men with male pattern baldness. It has also been used on women with advanced hair loss, those who suffer from alopecia, people with scars from hair transplant procedures, and veterans, firemen, and police officers who suffered wounds or scarring on their scalp as a by-product of their line of work.
When it comes to scalp micropigmentation, the bottom line is restoring confidence. This isn’t about having the latest tattoo trend, or looking cool, it’s about feeling good about the way you look. If this is something that you think might work for you, but are not certain, there is also an ink option that isn’t permanent, so you can get test out trial run of the new look. So if you’re tired of looking at a receding hairline, thinning hair, or a number of other hair related maladies, this may be worth checking out.