Although scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is most often used by men who shave their head to give the appearance of hair on their entire scalp, there are several cases where this process works for men and women with thinning hair.
Scalp micropigmentation is not the same as a hair transplant. Because, SMP is two dimensional. Whereas hair is three dimensional. Therefore, it will never take the place of actual hair. But, if you have thinning hair, you can consider scalp micropigmentation to give you the appearance of fuller hair. If you fall into one of the following categories, consider scalp micropigmentation.
All Over Hair Thinning
Many men and women have general thinning but their hairline hasn’t receded, sometimes referred to as diffuse thinning. This works best with darker hair to minimize the difference in the color between the scalp and the hair. By darkening the scalp, we create the illusion of hair all over even when it’s thin. This procedure takes careful skill and precision that the team at Tampa Ink have to blend the micropigmentation with the natural hair.
Good Hairline and Localized Thinning
Many men start seeing hair loss on the crown of their head but not enough to consider it a bald spot or even feel that it’s time to start shaving their head. This is a good stop-gap measure to fill in the balding areas. If there is total hair loss in one area this isn’t a good idea. It won’t look natural because the difference between the actual hair length and the ink is too significant.
Minor Receding Hairline and Little Thinning
Although scalp micropigmentation works best when you work within the existing hairline, you can use it along the areas where the hair is receding. This gives the perception of existing hair even when the rest of your head has longer hair. Some men look at this as a way to put off shaving their head.
Remember, SMP isn’t real hair. It’s a technique used to give the perception of hair. It’s not a replacement for a hair transplant but is sometimes used in conjunction with transplants. With more than half the population over age 50 reporting thinning hair, this is a great option for both men and women. If you’d like to learn more about scalp micropigmentation for your thinning hair, contact Tampa Scalp Ink at 813-625-6062 or fill out our contact form today. We offer a free consultation to discuss your hair loss and will offer our professional opinion of how the process will work for your individual situation.