7 Facts to Know About Micropigmentation

Facts to Know About Micropigmentation 

Facts to Know About Micropigmentation 

People fighting baldness go through thousands of possible solutions trying to solve their issues. But all of those potions and concoctions never seem to work properly. This is why micropigmentation is such a popular option nowadays. It provides an instant solution and it looks great.

But the fact is, micropigmentation - no matter how new it sounds - isn’t a new concept at all. Men have tattooed their heads for centuries. However, this has been popularized in western cultures recently and it really caught on in the past decade.

While not everyone is willing to give it a try, it is a viable alternative to other treatments. 

So, it’s very important to learn about it as much as possible before you make the final decision on whether to do it or not.

 Micropigmentation is a Cosmetic Procedure

This process means that your outermost layers of skin will be injected with dots of pigment. The injections will give you an instant look of an extreme buzz cut. 

However, keep in mind that people will be able to see that it’s not really hair once they get really close or if they touch your head. If this is an area you are insecure about, you should avoid it or embrace the fact that it’s just there to help you take on a look that you like.

 Micropigmentation is not the same as tattooing

While tattooing is at the base of micropigmentation, they are essentially different because micropigmentation doesn’t go as deep as tattooing. 

So, if a tattoo artist says that they can do it, they will go about five layers deep and regular micropigmentation goes two layers deep. Experts say that you shouldn’t do this.

One of the reasons is the fact that a tattoo artist will likely not match the color to your pigment while a micropigmentation expert will and the color of a tattoo ink will change while micropigmentation ink won’t.

It will also look a lot better and more realistic because micropigmentation needles are finer and adapted for these needs.

Micropigmentation isn’t as painful as tattooing, but it can still hurt 

Micropigmentation isn’t as painful as tattooing… but it can still hurt

The needles, as mentioned, are thinner for micropigmentation than for tattooing and the procedure doesn’t require the needle to go too deep so it’s less painful. However, it can be uncomfortable because you need to be injected with thousands of those dots.

You can also take an anesthetic and make it more comfortable for you.

It can be excellent with other methods 

Micropigmentation is a great procedure because you can use it with other methods. 

For example, 
  • you can use it to hide failed hair transplantation scars. 
  • It can also be a good camouflage for people who have worn hairpieces. Essentially, it will make you look like you just got tired of your hair and got a buzzcut.

People with hair thinning issues can use this method to hide their thinner patches and make them look fuller.

Keep in mind that for the entire look to work, especially for people who are bald completely, you need to find a good professional to perform this procedure. 

Interview several, look at reviews, or find someone whose look you really like and ask them who did their micropigmentation.

When you find someone great, talk to them and come up with a style that will look good on you.

 Micropigmentation takes a while 

In essence, you will need two to three sessions that will last about two to three hours each. You should also keep in mind that even though it fades less than a tattoo, it still fades and you will need some touch-up sessions.

To minimize touch-ups, minimize exposure to the sun by wearing a hat or an SPF sunscreen.

The average price of micropigmentation in the U.S. is $5400

Micropigmentation prices vary in the range between $5000 and $7000 for the full head. The price will rise or grow depending on the location and how complex the procedure is.

What is eyebrow micropigmentation?

You can micropigment your eyebrows 

While lacking density of hairs in the eyebrows isn’t as serious as lacking hair, micropigmentation of your eyebrows is a great option for anyone who feels their eyebrows look bad or too light. 

The process is really quick, it lasts for about 20 minutes and you need to be careful not to get the eyebrows wet in the next 48 hours. 

But after that, you can enjoy your good-looking eyebrows for 12 weeks before getting a touchup.

Eyebrow micropigmentation
Micropigmentation can help give you the confidence you need

In essence, micropigmentation is a great aesthetic procedure. It won’t help you grow the hair back but you will feel more confident and you will be more comfortable in your own skin.

Author: Anthonye Angelillo is the owner & chief developer of SMP Micro. In addition to being a tattoo artist for 10 years, while operating a successful hair salon, he studied Homeopathic Medicine & Dermatology for 20+ years, Cosmetology for 30+ years, Permanent Makeup Microblading, Scalp & Areola Micropigmentation, Skin Tag Removal, and Microdermabrasion.

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