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Scalp Micropigmentation - How To Manage It?

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Dermatologist
Dermatologist, Delhi  •  18 years experience
Scalp Micropigmentation - How To Manage It?

Scalp micropigmentation is a non-invasive treatment option that uses tiny micro-needles to deposit pigment into the scalp. This result creates the appearance of tiny hair follicles that help to restore the look of fuller hair.
This treatment modality was introduced in 2001 by Dr.Alvaro Traquina in an article published in a Dermatologic Surgery medical publication. The article was titled, Micropigmentation as an Adjuvant in Cosmetic Surgery of the Scalp.” His title, text, and pictures clearly defined the use of pigment as a concealer.

This treatment may be used to restore receded hairlines, thicken remaining hair, camouflage any scarring on the scalp and to create the look of close-cropped hair. Being able to accurately replicate one’s own natural hair follicles and hair color, scalp micropigmentation aids to strengthen and add density to thinning areas, creating an undetectable illusion of thicker and stronger hair. One of the most amazing things about scalp micropigmentation treatment is that it requires minimal continued maintenance and carries no lifestyle or dietary restrictions.

This treatment is able to conceal the following types of scarring on the scalp:
• Strip scarring
• Plug scarring
• Alopecia
• Accident scarring

This is hugely beneficial to those who are partially or asymmetrically bald. For people who have experienced patchy baldness, they know how embarrassing it can be to have such a condition. Scalp micropigmentation helps to restore the confidence and get rid of the complex, for people who were uncomfortable earlier.


Scalp micropigmentation is not only great for men who experience baldness or thinning hair, or for men who need to provide coverage to a scar, but it is also extremely beneficial for many women as it is a great cosmetic option for ladies who have thinning of hair.

This procedure is also called hair tattoo in layman terms. However, it is not to be mistaken with a tattoo on the head, as this is a medical treatment and requires more specialized equipment to be performed. A number of hair clinics all around the world now offer scalp micropigmentation. People everywhere are able to benefit from this treatment modality. Since it a permanent treatment, it is a great alternative for those who are considering hair transplantation.

Scalp micropigmentation gained sudden popularity in recent times due to the adoption of this technique by certain celebrities. Although it is a bit painful to undergo this procedure as it is after all a medical grade permanent tattoo on the head, it is seen to be way less painful than a traditional tattoo.

It is always advisable to see your dermatologist to be confident about this treatment modality, before making up your mind to go for it.

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