Scalp Micropigmentation for Alopecia
Alopecia is the term used to describe the loss of hair on parts of the head and body where hair should normally grow. Alopecia can affect men and women, young and older individuals alike, and based on the specific type of alopecia, it can be caused or exacerbated by numerous factors.
Unfortunately, for many individuals, alopecia comes on suddenly with no previous warning, and many types have no cure. Affecting as many as 6.6 million people in the U.S. alone and 147 million people around the world, alopecia is a common condition, but one that many people are unsure how to deal with.
Many individuals who suffer from alopecia find themselves looking for ways to mask their hair loss, particularly hair loss affecting the scalp. At Hairline Ink, our practitioners know first hand just how much hair loss has the potential to affect your life and your self-confidence. That’s why our All-Star Team has committed their lives and their careers to helping people mask the effects of alopecia with a revolutionary hair loss treatment: Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP). Scalp micropigmentation provides a cheap, safe, and guaranteed solution for individuals looking to mask the effects of alopecia.
Types of Alopecia
There are several different types of alopecia, all of which have their own specific causes and effects, including:
- Androgenic alopecia – Androgenic alopecia, more commonly referred to as male pattern baldness, is the most common cause of hair loss in men, affecting as many as 50% of men who are over the age of 50 in the U.S. Androgenic alopecia is caused by a change in male sex hormones as men age, and a predisposition to this condition is hereditary. Like other kinds of alopecia, there is no known cure for male pattern baldness, and the effects of androgenic alopecia cannot be reversed.
- Alopecia areata – Alopecia areata is classified as an autoimmune condition, and causes hair loss in circular patches, which can be partial or total. Hair loss can occur at any point in an individual’s life, and in many cases, hair loss is brought on or worsened by stress, trauma, medical conditions, or a change in an individual’s hormones.
- Alopecia totalis – Alopecia totalis is one type of alopecia areata, and this specific type describes cases in which there is total or near-total hair loss on an individual’s scalp. Alopecia totalis accounts for as much as 5% of patients who have hair loss caused by an autoimmune disorder.
- Alopecia universalis – Like alopecia areata and alopecia totalis, alopecia universalis is a type of hair loss resulting from an autoimmune disorder, and describes the loss, or near loss, of all hair on the body. A rarer form of alopecia, this specific type only accounts for 1% of all alopecia cases.
- Traction alopecia – Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss that can occur when hair is frequently pulled or strained, as can occur in individuals whose hair is regularly pulled in braids or weaves, or in those who make use of hair extensions. When this type of alopecia is caught early enough, hair may be able to re-grow after a period of time.
Whether an individual’s alopecia is partial or complete, many men and women alike who suffer from hair loss experience significant anxiety and a loss of self-esteem related to their conditions. As a result, many with alopecia seek out different options for masking or minimizing their hair loss.
Treatment Options for Individuals with Alopecia
Because hair loss in all of its forms can have significant effects on an individual’s self-esteem, many who suffer from various forms of alopecia find themselves looking for ways to mask the effects of this condition. Unfortunately, far too many of these options come with significant drawbacks.
- Wigs and Hairpieces – Many individuals attempt to cover their alopecia-related hair loss by utilizing a hairpiece or a wig. Unfortunately, utilizing a hair piece can cause individuals significant anxiety over the possibility of their hair piece falling off or moving unexpectedly.
- Hair Transplants – Hair transplants are an extremely intense procedure, and especially for individuals with mild to moderate alopecia, this represents an extreme treatment option. However, even for individuals with significant hair loss, there are a number of significant drawbacks to undergoing a hair transplant, including pain and potential scarring, cost, and the possibility that even after all of this, the hair transplant might not take.
- Hair Clubs – Hair clubs offer their members an impermanent solution for hair loss, which means that members of these clubs have to continue coming back, and must continually pay extremely high prices in order to do so.
Using Scalp Micropigmentation to Treat Alopecia
Unlike other treatment options that can prove to be expensive, unreliable, or temporary, scalp micropigmentation provides a safe, guaranteed , and affordable way for individuals with any type or degree of alopecia to mask the effects of their condition and create the appearance of a full head of hair. Much like tattooing, scalp micropigmentation injects dots of pigment, which have carefully been matched to both your skin color and natural hair color, under the skin of your scalp to create the illusion of hair that has recently been shaved and is beginning to grow back. This is a great option for people who are suffering from any type or degree of alopecia, as it can be applied to the entire scalp or in smaller sections to mask patches of hair loss.
One of our industry-leading artists will meet with you on your initial consultation to discuss your hopes and to create a detailed plan of action that will be carried out over the course of 1-3 visits to our clinic.
In your first visit, we will begin the scalp micropigmentation process and apply a conservative amount of pigment to your scalp. Again, the color of this pigment will be carefully selected to create a natural appearance, and we will also create a natural hairline that we will precisely follow with the assistance of a computer controlled system to ensure excellent results every single time. This session will be more reserved than your second appointment, and you should not expect to feel any significant pain.
On your second appointment, we will fill in your scalp with pigment and for many of our clients, this will be their final visit. At the end of this treatment session, our clients will immediately benefit from the 3D appearance of hair growing on their scalp. This appointment is mostly about adding fullness and depth to your scalp micropigmentation. For a few of our clients, a third session will need to be scheduled in order to complete the process, but for most people we see, their second session is their final visit to our clinic.
Once your scalp micropigmentation is complete, you will benefit from a guaranteed hair loss solution that can help restore your confidence and project the appearance of a full head of hair without paying expensive monthly club fees, suffering the pain and possible rejection of a hair transplant, and without worrying about the possibility of a hairpiece or wig falling from your head at an unexpected and inopportune moment.
About Hairline Ink
Whatever your circumstances may be, all of our expert practitioners at Hairline Ink are passionate about helping individuals suffering from all forms of hair loss. Each member of our All-Star Team has personally dealt with hair loss/hair loss related confidence issues and eventually turned to Scalp Micropigmentation. Our goal- to help people suffering from any and all forms of hair loss to look and feel their absolute best.
We at Hairline Ink truly view our practitioner’s work as a form of art and our talented technicians pour their passion into each and every client they work with. Having experienced hair loss themselves, our practitioners know just how emotional this issue is for individuals, and want you to know that we understand exactly what you’re going through.
Don’t Wait Another Day; Call Hairline Ink!
If you are suffering from anxiety or lowered self-esteem from alopecia-related hair loss, our team at Hairline Ink wants you to know that you do not have to wait another day to take your first step towards looking and feeling your best. We know that this is an incredibly important decision, and we want to do everything we can to help you make an informed, confident decision. Don’t hesitate another minute and call our dedicated team today to discuss your situation and learn more about what scalp micropigmentation can do for you!