What Exactly Are Hair Tattoos?
In recent years a new procedure has quietly been taking over and dominating the hair loss treatment industry. The procedure is called scalp micro pigmentation and is often referred to as a “hair tattoo.”
The procedure is performed by precisely implanting custom matched pigments into the dermal layer of the scalp. When performed correctly these impressions will perfectly replicate a client’s native hair follicles. The results are hyper-realistic and immediate. Micro-pigmentation can be used in a variety of applications and can treat everything from premature balding to permanent hair loss from chemotherapy.
Why do people call it a hair tattoo? For all intents and purposes, scalp micro pigmentation (or SMP as it’s commonly known) is very similar to a traditional tattoo. However, there are some distinct and very important differences. SMP artists use needles that are specifically designed to replicate the size and shape of human hair follicles. Another very important distinction is the pigment that is used in these procedures. A good scalp micro pigmentation artist will use specially designed pigments over traditional tattoo inks. The reason for this is that traditional tattoo inks are often comprised of dyes and artificial colors which can break down or change color over time. This is not a risk you want to take when working with your scalp. Quality SMP inks are designed to never change shape or color over time. Finally, depth of the impressions being made is vital to achieving real results. A traditional tattoo can go anywhere from one to 3 layers deep in your dermal layer whereas micro pigmentation takes place in the first dermal layer of the scalp. As a result, the procedure is virtually painless when compared to a traditional tattoo.
With over 25 years experience in the beauty and aesthetics industry, Alpha Micropigmentation has established themselves as both leaders and pioneers in their field. Alpha has used their technique and proprietary pigments to help countless clients with premature balding, alopecia, hair transplant scars, hair loss from chemotherapy, and scars resulting from an injury. The pigment used at Alpha Micropigmentation is 100% organic, vegan, cruelty-free and produces the most realistic results in the industry. Their pigment is quickly becoming a favorite among other artists in the scalp micro pigmentation industry as well.
Contact Alpha Micropigmentation today to schedule a free hair tattoo in Las Vegas consultation or even if you are just looking for more information about this procedure from the very best in the industry. We are always happy to share our knowledge with potential clients or to speak with people who are just curious about these new hair tattoos.