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Can I get scalp micropigmentation at a tattoo shop?

If you are coping with thinning hair or hair loss, scalp micropigmentation is an affordable procedure that results in the appearance of a full head of hair. But before you invest in this treatment, consider that all scalp micropigmentation services are not created equal.

Many tattoo parlors offer ‘scalp micropigmentation’ services or hair loss tattoos. Like a tattoo or permanent cosmetics, scalp micropigmentation is delivered with ink and needles, but the similarity ends there. Unlike tattoos (even those touted as hair loss tattoos), a professional scalp micropigmentation treatment is a technical process administered by a skilled specialist.

Tattoos are delivered by artists to the middle layer of the dermis, which can result in the spreading or fading of color over time. Scalp micropigmentation is a highly advanced method of cosmetic pigmentation delivered by a technician that employs needles of various widths to place small drops of ink in the upper dermis. When undergoing scalp micropigmentation, you will begin with a consultation to select the hair pattern that most closely resembles your natural hair growth, using the ink color that you want to appear on your scalp before receiving a series of treatments.

Tattoo ink is made from composite sources, which is why hues tend to bleed, or separate over time into blues and greens. Containing very low levels of heavy metals, scalp micropigmentation ink is free of composite sources, and therefore resistant to bleeding and fading.

No matter how skilled the tattoo artist, hair loss tattoos from a tattoo shop will still have the appearance of a tattoo, while scalp micropigmentation treatments will produce the natural appearance of hair follicles on a freshly-shaved scalp. The most experienced technicians will even use computer-guidance systems to assure that each droplet is placed with some separation for the most realistic look.

Scheduling a consultation appointment with a technician who has spent the thousands of hours required for mastering scalp micropigmentation is the first step to successfully coping with thinning hair or hair loss. The experts at Hairline Ink understand the advantage of a professional scalp micropigmentation treatment over a traditional tattoo, and are available to answer all your questions. You can contact us today through our website or speak to us directly at (585) 250-0835.

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