Follicular Scalp Micro Pigmentation
For those individuals looking for a solution for their hair loss, the are several options available. There is one option that is making a lot of headlines as of late and that is Follicular Micro Pigmentation, also referred to as scalp micropigmentation. It is a non-surgical option using a technique to replicate the appearance of hair follicles. It is particularly helpful when used in conjunction with hair transplant surgery to give a fuller, thicker looking result.
How does the Follicular Micro Pigmentation work?
Follicular Micro Pigmentation (FMP) uses micro-needles to inject pigment into the scalp recreating the appearance of each individual hair follicle. Depending on what each individual patient needs, the procedure can help give more density to thinning hair, alter a hairline, give you a more youthful appearance and camouflage scars. It can also be used to add volume and shape eyebrows.
What kind of ink is used in Follicular Micro Pigmentation?
There are several types of pigments available on the market. It is important to know that the type of pigment used for tattoos is not the same as what is used on the scalp with this type of procedure.
Can a Tattoo Artist do my Micro Pigmentation?
While there are many tattoo artists that are quite gifted. Follicular Micro Pigmentation requires additional training and a deep understanding of natural hair growth. The best results can only be obtained from technicians and doctors that specialize in hair restoration and hair loss.
Is Scalp Micro Pigmentation the same as Brow Microblading?
The two procedures both use miniature needles to apply pigment but brow microblading is applied in a “feather” like motion that replicates the natural growth of eyebrows.
Does the Scalp Micro Pigmentation hurt?
The process is not painful but some people could be uncomfortable. There is no need for the patient to take any medication before or after the procedure.
How long does the Micro Pigmentation last? Is it forever?
Follicular Micro Pigmentation is a semi-permanent procedure. The end results will last between 3 to 5 years.
Can I have a Hair Transplant with FMP?
After you have a hair transplant you can have follicular micro pigmentation to help supplement your look and to add more density. You need to leave enough time after your hair transplant to heal before choosing to do FMP. You can choose to have follicular micro pigmentation done first then have a hair transplant after for a more immediate result.