Is Scalp Micropigmentation Right for You? Considerations
Scalp micropigmentation offers individuals who struggle with hair loss a non-surgical avenue for hair restoration. However, the procedure isn’t meant to restore hair growth or damaged follicles; rather, it’s designed to simulate the appearance of hair follicles using specially formulated pigments.
While micropigmentation delivers instant and permanent results, it’s not appropriate for everyone. In this blog, the experts at Medical Tattoo Centers of America explain what you should consider if you’re thinking about pursuing scalp micropigmentation treatments.
1. Can You Commit to Ongoing Treatments?
If you’re relatively young — between 20-35 years of age — it’s important to understand that scalp micropigmentation typically requires ongoing treatments to maintain its appearance. While the same holds true for older individuals, if you’re already losing hair at a young age, chances are your hair loss will continue over time.
If you opt to pursue micropigmentation treatments in your 20s and 30s, you’ll need to schedule periodic, future treatments for as long as you’d like to maintain the appearance of the pigment. So ask yourself — are you sure you’re ready to commit?
2. Do You Currently Take Any Medications?
Though scalp micropigmentation has very few side effects, certain medications are contraindications to treatment. If you’re interested in pursuing the procedure, always consult with an experienced practitioner and be sure to disclose all of your current medications. You should also contact your physician any time you’d like to pursue a procedure that your prescriptions may interfere with.
3. Do You Have Any Medical Conditions?
What does your current state of health look like? Do you suffer from any medical conditions that might interfere with your ability to get a hair tattoo? What about any of the following skin conditions?
● Undiagnosed skin lesions
● Localized infections
● Keloids or warts
● Certain angiomas
Beyond skin issues, a variety of health conditions, including allergies, HIV, systemic infections, diabetes, heart disease, haemophilia, and others may also be contraindications to treatment. If you’re considering a hair tattoo, always discuss your plans with your doctor to determine if you’re a candidate for the procedure. Additionally, be sure to disclose any health or skin conditions during your consultation with your SMP practitioner.
4. Do You Prefer Your Hair Short or Long?
How to you prefer to wear your hair? If you love your long locks, know that scalp micropigmentation can only provide the appearance of greater follicle density on your scalp. Essentially, it’s like a permanent filler. But if you want the appearance of a full hair reconstruction, you’ll only achieve that with shorter hair.
5. Do You Have Access to an Experienced Medical Tattoo Artist?
When it comes to medical tattoos, experience matters, so do your due diligence in researching qualified scalp micropigmentation practitioners in your area. Look for an artist who has a glowing reputation — read client testimonials, look for a portfolio of work, ask about their training, and of course, verify licensing and insurance. It’s also wise to ask any artist you’re considering about how he or she conducts the procedure. Read more about what medical tattooing is and if it is right for you.
Considering Scalp Micropigmentation? Contact Medical Tattoo Centers of America
Curious whether scalp micropigmentation is right for you? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team at Medical Tattoo Centers of America. We specialize in hair loss solutions for both women and men and our extensive medical training and experience ensures the highest degree of care. To schedule a free consultation with our team or learn more about what we do, give us a call at 612-770-0000 or connect with us online.