Similar to when you’re about to get your first tattoo, it’s normal to feel nervous about your first scalp micropigmentation session. But, focus on the outcome and all its benefits, instead. After all, this procedure can help restore your confidence and self-image. Whether you’ve already booked your session or you’re still contemplating if this procedure is for you, knowing what to expect ahead of time is a great technique to ease your anxiety.
Scalp Micropigmentation: The Basics
There are a few similarities between getting a tattoo and having scalp micropigmentation. Firstly, both procedures make use of needles to transfer ink pigments into your skin. Secondly, both tattooing and micropigmentation involve putting permanent pigmentation underneath the skin.
The difference, however, is your reason for getting the procedure. There are various reasons people get tattooed. Some are drawn to a particular image or symbol as a work of art. Others get tattoos that signify an important person or event in their life that they want to remember.
On the other hand, a person primarily undergoes scalp micropigmentation to cover up bald spots or scars on the scalp. Around two-thirds of men in the U.S. experience some degree of hair loss and male pattern baldness even as young as 35 years old. Living in an image-oriented society, some men opt to undergo procedures such as scalp micropigmentation to recover their confidence.
If you want to be prepared for your own procedure, read on below.
Scalp Micropigmentation: What to Expect?
Does it hurt?
The first question that most people interested in the procedure ask is if scalp micropigmentation hurts. Truth be told, there’s no universal answer to this.
At Alpha Micropigmentation, our artists have undergone thorough scalp micropigmentation training, so they know exactly what they’re doing, which is depositing pigment two layers deep into the dermal layers of the skin. This means the procedure is rarely deep enough to draw blood, unlike tattoos. Plus, artists apply a numbing solution for an extra measure of comfort.
All in all, though there may be discomfort for some, the procedure is relatively painless.
The length of the procedure
How long a scalp micropigmentation procedure lasts depends on the size of the area being treated. If you still have most of your hair and only looking to cover small bald spots, you can be done in about an hour. Some clients, meanwhile, may require multiple sessions before the entire procedure is complete.
The initial and final look
As soon as the micropigmentation needle leaves your scalp for the final time, you will already see the results of the procedure. You may see some irritation across your scalp, which is only natural. Hours later, there may still be lingering redness and irritation from the needlework, but this will fade as your scalp continues its healing process.
After a couple of days, the redness will have likely faded from your scalp, but some scabbing may form. During this time, it’s important to resist the urge to scratch your scalp and pick at the scabs. Within a week, though, your scalp will have almost completely healed and you’ll be able to see how well the procedure replicates the look of natural, buzz-cut hair.
If you’re interested in undergoing scalp micropigmentation, turn to no other than Alpha Micropigmentation. We provide scalp micropigmentation services for men and women to helping you regain your confidence.
Contact us today for a free consultation.