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Adding Density With Scalp Micropigmentation

Clients often ask, “Can I still receive Scalp Micropigmentation to add density to my existing hairline without having to shave my head?” — and the answer is YES – in nearly all cases! Scalp Micropigmentation is an excellent solution for those who want to add the appearance of a full head of hair to areas that have a lot of contrast between actual hair and scalp due to thinning. Men and women alike can choose to receive Scalp Micropigmentation to add density to their existing hairline without having to shave their head. We strongly encourage clients who are experiencing any kind of hair loss to learn more about the different ways you can change your life with Scalp Micropigmentation.

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Does Scalp Micropigmentation work for longer hair?

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a great way to add the natural look of density to existing hair. With careful and precise application, men and women alike can receive treatment with remarkably natural results. For this type of treatment, we aim to complement the client’s existing hair/hairline, and for this to be possible, the client must have some diffuse thinning with an intact hairline. Because Scalp Micropigmentation treatments do not add any physical length to existing hair, there must be an all-over distribution of existing hair in order to achieve a completely natural look.

Do I have to shave my head to receive Scalp Micropigmentation?

Certainly not! Hairline Ink has developed a specialized Scalp Micropigmentation technique for adding density to “fill in” bald spots. Although a fully shaven head is most common for Scalp Micropigmentation, many clients receive treatment to add density to thinning hair or bald spots, in which case shaving is not necessary. It is necessary to have an all-over-distribution of hair though for the treatment to maintain a natural appearance.  

What type of hair is best for Scalp Micropigmentation?

We are able to work with clients of all skin tones, textures, hair colors, and types of hair loss.

Take a look at a few of the photos below to get an idea of the types of hair loss scalp micropigmentation can help with:

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adding density to hairline for woman's hair loss

What types of hair loss are ideal for Scalp Micropigmentation for long hair?

Diffuse Thinning & Female Pattern Hair Loss: this is the ideal type of hair loss for Scalp Micropigmentation, and an intact hairline is the best case scenario for Scalp Micropigmentation treatments on longer hair. With diffuse thinning and general female pattern hair loss, hair is typically more or less thinned out rather than balding in one concentrated area. This allows our specialists to fill in these areas where there may be thinning hair and the scalp is showing through.

Telogen effluvium: Hair loss or shedding usually after periods of physiological or hormonal stress.

General thinning alopecia: for this type of alopecia in which the person has several spots that sometimes change location, the client will have to shave their entire head and then receive treatment, because spots will move and we want the treatment to be a continuous, consistent solution.

What are some concerns with Scalp Micropigmentation for long hair?

Here at Hairline Ink, our primary concern is that our clients receive a treatment that is both natural-looking and long lasting. In order for our clients to receive a successful treatment, it is imperative that there is an even distribution of remaining hair. If you have larger balding spots or your hairline is not intact, you may want to consider a full Scalp Micropigmentation treatment.

Another concern is that if the client experiences more hair loss or wants to move to a shaved head look, the Scalp Micropigmentation treatment will be versatile in any situation. Occasionally, we will have to shave the entire head even to add density because if the hair loss is expanding or the bald spots are moving, we want the client to have a long-lasting solution that will continue to compliment their look, even if the bald spots keep growing.

What types of hair loss are not recommended for Scalp Micropigmentation for long hair?

Complete hair loss: if a client is experiencing complete hair loss (or the hair around the crown is not intact), we recommend looking into a full Scalp Micropigmentation treatment in which shaving the head is required.

Larger balding spots: Larger balding spots are not ideal to receive Scalp Micropigmentation for density because the areas that receive the Scalp Micropigmentation treatment will be too noticeable if there are long strands surrounding the bald spots. However, this type of hair loss is ideal to receive a full Scalp Micropigmentation treatment in which the entire head is shaved.

Ready to reduce the appearance of your bald spots? Get a Consultation Today!

Scalp Micropigmentation to add density to an existing hairline is an ideal solution for men and women who are unhappy with the current level of thinning in their hair. If your scalp is showing through and you would like to reduce the appearance of thinning, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff at Hairline Ink will be happy to guide you through any questions you may have!

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