Premature balding, thinning hair and hair loss are some of the things that every person gets conscious about. So here, we will do a comparison between scalp micropigmentation and hair transplant. Especially as we grow older, experiencing these depressingly has an effect on our self-confidence. Gratefully, we have several different choices on the way we can deal with this lack of self-confidence.
If you have tried different products for male or female pattern baldness, hoping to stumble on that miracle product to no avail, then you might have even mulled over getting treatments that are permanent and more technical.
In this guide, we will discuss the two most popular treatments for patchy baldness or hair loss - Scalp Micropigmentation and Hair Transplant. Even though it has been ages since a hair transplant is being performed, however, scalp micropigmentation may be a treatment that you have not totally heard about. Do not worry, we will provide you with the entire information you need so you can catch on which treatment is right for you.
Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical, and more reasonably priced substitute for a hair transplant. This treatment makes use of pigment and microneedles to mimic tiny hair follicles across the balding spots. This technique is basically a hairline tattoo, even though there are differences when it comes to the size and shape of the needle and pigment when compared to a standard body tattoo.
The shape and size of the needle are smaller and more jagged to create hair follicles that look completely natural. The pigment utilized also varies for each individual. This is for the reason that it has to precisely go with the hair of the recipient. By making use of scalp micropigmentation, you can add fullness to the hairline or get the appearance of a short buzz cut. This is also used to enhance hair transplants for a more natural look or to cover birthmarks and scars.
Hair transplant surgery is a permanent solution dealing with the receding or balding hairline. This is a surgical process where healthy hair from a donor site is taken and used to fill a spot with thinning hair or no hair. Depending on the procedure, there are two popular types of hair transplant - FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation).
The key difference between the two is in the way hair is taken away and used to replace lost hair in other spots. For FUT, a thin strip of hair is taken away from the donor site. On the other hand, FUE makes use of a punch tool in order to remove and transplant the hair graft from the donor site, one by one.
It is a cosmetic process where hair follicles are imitated using pigments and microneedles. This process does not need anesthetics and is also referred to as a hair tattoo. The entire procedure is normally divided into 2 or 4 treatments, where the artist makes use of diverse shades of pigments to make the tattoo look like natural hair. The ink for this procedure, however, does not make use of metals and even though it lasts for years, it is not permanent. A touch up advised every three to five years.
A hair transplant is an invasive process where local anesthetic is required to numb the spots involved. A sedative is even used to keep the recipient still while the surgery is ongoing. The procedure includes getting rid of healthy hair follicles from the donor site, normally the back of the head, and inserting them into the balding areas through small incisions. If you go with FUT, a strip of your hair is taken away all at once, whereas, for FUE, individual follicles are taken away and inserted throughout the procedure. A trained surgeon is required to perform this treatment.
When getting scalp micropigmentation, the pain level usually depends on the pain tolerance of an individual. On a scale of 10, the majority of recipients put it at 6 - 7. But we promise you that it is less painful as compared to a traditional tattoo. This is for the reason that the pigments are just implanted into the upper dermis of the skin for cosmetic tattoos.
Since anesthetics are utilized for hair transplants, you will not feel any pain during the process. However, there can be discomfort and pain a few days after the surgery, in which painkillers are advised. After 3 to 5 days, the pain will lessen and you can get back to the regular routine, though post-procedural care is required to be followed.
A plus side of this cosmetic procedure is it has little to no side effects. This is for the reason that the ink used is always hypoallergenic. To be extra sure, prior to proceeding with the treatment, artists do a patch test on the skin to notice if there will be any bad or allergic reactions.
Itching is a common side effect after the surgery, even though you are highly recommended against scratching the treated spot. Doing so can result in inflammation and infection of the follicles. The donor region and the spot with the newly transplanted hair are both at high risk of infection. Such infections can be dealt with the antibiotics prescribed by the doctor.
Scalp micropigmentation is primarily for the ones who would like to keep away from surgery. This has a very high success rate and also produces reliable results.
Hair transplants are preferably a permanent solution to provide you with a full head of natural hair, however, the outcome may not be always satisfactory. At times, new follicles do not produce any regrowth of normal hair, or regrowth takes place but abruptly stops.
Receding hairline, bald patches, or thinning hair can be resolved easily with no downtime. Check the scalp micropigmentation before and after photos and notice the results of the happy clients who got their confidence back. Book a consultation session with the experts at EAV Cosmetic Tattoo Studio today!
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