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Is Scalp Micro pigmentation a viable option for hair loss?

posted Dec 8, 2015, 4:22 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin   [ updated Dec 8, 2015, 4:23 PM ]

Is Scalp Micro pigmentation a viable option for hair loss?

Hair loss can be devastating for men and women. In many cases it is due to genetic pre-disposition and can be treated by either medical regiment or Hair transplantation.

Hair Transplantation is performed by using the client's own living hair from the donor zone in the back of the head. The transplanted hair is removed from the donor zone using different techniques and moved to the recipient area. But what if the donor zone is not dense enough for hair transplant to be a viable option for the treatment of hair loss? what other options are available? In the recent years one option that has been used to camouflage scar areas or the bald spots is scalp micro-pigmentation.

Scalp Micro-pigmentation (SMP) is a specialized hair loss treatment that simulates the natural look of cropped hair (replicates real shaven hair follicles on the scalp), and camouflages the thinning areas in Male and female pattern baldness, in bald spots due to Alopecia and hair transplant scars. SMP was developed initially as both a cosmetic procedure for men with all types of hair loss, and as a medical procedure to help conceal scars, burns and birthmarks, as well as the full spectrum of alopecia strains.

During a SMP procedure, pigment blends are deposited into the dermal layer of the skin on the scalp very similar to skin tattoos. Using a combination of angles, penetration depths, deposit sizes and pigment shades, these deposits create a illusion of shaven hair on the scalp. The draw back is that over time the color deposit may fade out and the process may need to be repeated. The SMP is usually used as a last resort to conceal scar areas where surgery is not a viable option.

To find out more about different hair loss treatment options, you can contact our office at (949)219-0027 for a free consultation, visit our website at www.meshkinmedical.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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