8 Unique Benefits of Hair Tattoos
If you’re like most people, your hair says a lot about you. It’s an intensely personal trait that plays a role in communicating your personal style, and, for some people, even a part of their identity. But when you’ve experienced hair loss, regardless of the reason, it can leave you feeling less than confident. Hair loss may even make you feel as though you’ve lost a tiny piece of who you are.
At Medical Tattoo Centers of America, we’re here to help you reclaim that confidence. We’re passionate about helping women and men who suffer from hair loss because our founder experienced it too.
To help you get a little more familiar with the benefits of hair tattoos, we’ve outlined eight of their unique advantages as a permanent solution for hair loss.
1. What Are Hair Tattoos?
Hair tattoos, also known as scalp tattoos, are exactly what they sound like: tattoos that camouflage hair loss and give the appearance of a full head of hair. Scalp micropigmentation, the tattooing technique that’s used to create hair tattoos, involves pigmenting the scalp with thousands of layered, small dots that essentially look like hair follicles.
For more information about the different types of hair tattoos we offer, check out Scalp Micropigmentation vs. Tricopigmentation: What’s the Difference?
2. Hair Tattoos Do Not Make False Claims
If you’ve researched solutions for hair loss, you’ve no doubt come across more than a few outlandish product or procedural claims. Some products and treatments claim they can regrow hair in just a matter of weeks, while others assert they can completely regrow an entire head of hair.
Suffice it to say such treatments never live up to those claims. Yet, in a desperate attempt to maintain or regain their confidence, thousands of men and women fall for clever (and nonfactual) marketing and, unfortunately, end up disappointed. Hair tattoos are different.
With a hair tattoo, what you see is what you get. The first step in the process is a consultation, during which you’ll discuss your needs and your practitioner will outline what you can expect from the procedure. You’ll see what your scalp will look like after the treatment, so you’ll have an understanding of exactly what to expect.
3. The Procedure Is Safe
Because hair tattoos do not involve the use of any chemicals, they present minimal risk to patients and in most cases, there are no side effects after the procedure is complete. Since tattooing is considered a minimally invasive procedure, it also carries a low risk of infection, which can’t be said for certain other hair loss treatments.
4. Hair Tattoos Help Restore Confidence
Perhaps the most profound benefit of hair tattoos is they allow women and men to reclaim the confidence that was stolen by hair loss. Because tattooing the scalp does not stimulate new hair growth, the procedure instead focuses on improving the psychological effects that often accompany hair loss.
5. Recovery Time is Minimal
After the hair tattoo procedure is complete, results are immediately visible and most patients find they are able to return to their normal routine within just a few days. In contrast, invasive hair restoration treatments can require several weeks to begin showing results and several months before the full effect is achieved.
If you’re considering a hair tattoo, you’ll definitely want to check out Aftercare for Scalp Micropigmentation, so you know what to expect.
6. Hair Tattoos Require Little Ongoing Maintenance
Like any tattoo, a hair tattoo will fade slightly over time, but not quickly enough or extensively enough to require frequent touchups. Most patients find they only require touchups every few years to maintain the initial look of the tattoo. And at Medical Tattoo Center of America, as long as you schedule your first touchup within six months of your initial procedure, it’s free!
7. Long-Lasting Results
While there are several ways to improve the appearance of hair loss, most of the solutions currently available do not provide results that last. Minoxidil, commercially known as Rogaine, stops producing results as soon as a person stops applying the product regularly. This means anyone who uses the product must continue using it indefinitely if they’d like to maintain the appearance of a full head of hair.
Hairpieces are another option, but they typically must be refitted and replaced frequently, which can be inconvenient and tedious. And while hair transplants do produce lasting results, the transplant procedure is quite painful, time-intensive, inflammatory, and can even fail.
Hair tattoos, on the other hand, typically maintain their appearance for several years after the initial tattoo is applied. Touch-ups are typically necessary; however, they do not require a considerable amount of time and last far longer than other hair-loss camouflage options.
8. Scalp Tattoos Are a Minimally Invasive Treatment for Hair Loss
Just like standard tattoos, scalp tattoos are minimally invasive. Scalp micropigmentation uses a tool that’s similar to the tool used for decorative tattoos, which makes the procedure only mildly uncomfortable. Your practitioner may apply a topical anesthetic before administering the tattoo, which will make the micropigmentation process virtually painless.
At Medical Tattoo Centers of America, we also offer ProNox, which is a self-administered nitrous oxide anesthetic that provides both pain and anxiety relief. Should you choose to add ProNox to your treatment, you can use it both before and throughout the micropigmentation procedure to keep yourself as comfortable as possible. .
To learn more about how this uniquely safe anesthetic works and what you can expect, check out What Is ProNox? All About Nitrous Oxide Pain Management.
Scalp Tattoos Are Economical
Unlike other hair loss solutions, scalp micropigmentation does not involve any invasive procedures, surgical equipment, or frequent maintenance/touchups. As such, the procedure is an economical solution for those looking to improve or eliminate the appearance of hair loss.
Schedule a Hair Tattoo Consultation With Medical Tattoo Centers of America
If you’ve been looking for a hair loss treatment that lives up to its claims and won’t leave you disappointed, get in touch with our expert team at Medical Tattoo Centers of America. We specialize in scalp micropigmentation for both women and men and our state-of-the-art clinic is the first of its kind in both the Twin Cities and Minnesota.
To learn more about our services or schedule a free consultation, please give our team a call today at 612-770-0000. You can also send us a message with any questions, and we’ll be in touch promptly.