What is Non-Surgical Micropigmentation?
Micropigmentation is a non-surgical hair restoration technique that minimizes the appearance of baldness or thinning by embedding colored cosmetic pigment into skin.
- short stubble hair styles
- Filling in thin areas
- camouflaging scars and birthmarks on the scalp area
- scars from old transplants
The pigment is color matched to the patient’s hair color to minimize the balding scalp showing through the thinning hair. Essentially we create a shadow using micro-dots. The patient can shave their hair down to a stubble and these dots look like short hairs.
We recreate the appearance of short stubble hairs with a specially designed instrument that is thinner than the width of a hair. This technique makes it virtually impossible to determine what is a hair and what is a virtual hair – even under close inspection.
Hiding Scars or Birthmarks
Whether it’s a scar from an older style hair transplant procedure or a scar from an injury or burn, micropigmentation is a very effective way to hide scars.
Short “Buzzed” Hair Styles
It is excellent for men who like to wear a shaven or very short stubbled hair style. Here the pigment is color matched and sized to look like normal, healthy, short hair.
Hiding Your Scalp
It is also used for men who wear their hair longer and don’t like seeing scalp. The pigment is color matched to the hair color and once applied on the scalp, it instantly makes the hair look thicker and fuller.
Do You Have Questions?
Micro-pigmentation is permanent but will start to fade over time. Some patients find it necessary to touch-up after 8 to 10 years. We use high quality pigment and the process can be repeated more than once.
Micro-pigmentation is best for patients with medium to dark skin tone and brown or black hair. It is more challenging to create the illusion of hair when a patient has light skin or a light hair color such as red or blonde.
Most patients find that it is not uncomfortable because the pigment is not being embedded deeply into the skin.
It is extremely difficult to distinguish between a real hair and a virtual one.
Yes. Unlike a tatoo that goes through several layers, micro-pigmentation is done only in the first layer which makes it easier to remove.
No. The pigment used is pure and doesn’t have constituent colors mixed with it. Tattoo pigment often will be several other colors mixed together to create another color making the ink more likely to shift color and hue over time. We use a vegan friendly, salt based, pure dermal pigment.