When it comes to discussing hair loss, the subject is almost always centered around men. Women’s hair loss often takes a back seat to their male counterparts due to mass marketing efforts geared toward men, yet millions of women suffer in silence because they are unaware that there is a solution. If you’re a woman who is looking for a long-lasting solution to your hair loss, consider Scalp Micropigmentation. Scalp Micropigmentation for women is similar to the process of microblading eyebrows, using pigments to replicate the appearance of natural hair.
In this guide to female Scalp Micropigmentation, we’ll go over some of the most common causes of hair loss and take you through the micropigmentation process. We have helped countless women across the country look and feel their best. If you’re self-conscious about thinning hair, read on to learn more.
Hair Loss in Women
While men typically have a very straightforward and predictable pattern of hair loss, hair loss in women can be quite different. Often, the first sign of hair loss is at the part. You may notice that the hair near your part seems thinner and finer. This results in a part that looks wider. Over time, the thinning hair is noticeable elsewhere on your scalp as well. This is called female-pattern hair loss. It’s often seen in women who are experiencing hormonal changes (pregnancy or menopause) or stress.
Another common type of hair loss for women is traction alopecia. Tight ponytails and hair extensions are often the culprit here—when the hair is pulled back tightly, the hair follicles are damaged. Typically, we see traction alopecia at the hairline. Unfortunately, once hair follicles are damaged from traction, hair loss can be permanent.
Chemotherapy, nutritional deficiencies, radiation therapy, medications, and some autoimmune disorders can cause hair loss in women as well. If an underlying medical condition is causing hair loss, it’s important to seek treatment.
How Scalp Micropigmentation for Women Can Help
Thinning hair in women doesn’t reverse hair loss, but it does reverse the appearance of hair loss. There are few proven treatment options for hair loss in women—we have many clients who have tried every shampoo, hair mask, tonic, and medication under the sun without seeing any results. Scalp Micropigmentation works and that’s what makes it different from all the products that promise solutions for hair loss but don’t deliver.
Scalp Micropigmentation uses an electric tattoo device to create tiny, layered dots on the scalp to replicate the appearance of hair follicles. This adds depth and definition to your scalp. Although you might wonder how a tiny tattoo can replace an actual hair, when you take a look at our before and after photos, you can see the dramatic difference Scalp Micropigmentation makes. It can fill in a wide part line and bring down a receded hairline in a way that looks realistic and lasts for years.
The Scalp Micropigmentation Process
It’s important to find a skilled practitioner for SMP—it takes an eye for artistry, an understanding of hair, and a steady hand to produce results that look natural. Our team at Scalp Prodigy is the best in the industry, so you can feel confident knowing you’ll get the results you’re after. Before we do any work, we’ll have you come in for a consultation so we can discuss your treatment goals and how many sessions you will need to achieve them.
The process begins by numbing your scalp with a local anesthetic cream. Then, the micropigmentation begins. You’re likely to feel some discomfort while we work, but it shouldn’t be intolerable. The entire session can take between four to five hours.
After your treatment, you’ll need to avoid swimming, sun exposure, and heavy exercise. We’ll provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to help you maximize your results. Scalp Micropigmentation is a form of tattooing, but it’s not quite the same as a tattoo—unlike a tattoo on your arm, for example, SMP will eventually wear away as the skin on your scalp sheds. SMP typically lasts for 2 to 3 years, although clients who are especially active may need retreatment after a year.