What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Balding is not an uncommon process and is often more prevalent as people tend to age, which happens to be the most common source of baldness. Although it’s more frequent in males it can also happen in females and can be attributed to an array of given variables that can be categorically factorised. Said variables can originate from genetics, aging, hormones, medical conditions or specific medications and will differ in severity and the genesis of its onset.
To put matters into a quantifiable perspective regarding balding, it’s been reported by WebMD that male pattern baldness (MPB) contributes to more than 95% of hair loss. Not only this, but most American men by the age of 35 will have experienced some degree of hair loss. However, to continue the notion that hair loss proceeds with age, another statistic suggests that by the age of 50, 85% of men would have suffered from some form of significant hair loss or thinning of hair.
It’s no secret that baldness tends to be more obvious in men, however, females can also experience some type of female pattern baldness (FPB) as well. With that said, it may not be of the exact severity that men experience but nonetheless, it is a condition that can be attributed from a number of issues such as anemia, ringworm, diabetes or even birth control pills. It can even signal signs of a disease, for example, thyroid disease, so it’s important to take immediate action if hair loss is advancing quicker than usual just be on the safe side.
As balding is an issue that affects such a huge population there have been numerous attempts to rectify it with companies claiming to have the next best solution, however many of these said solutions fail to hold much validity, which is why the problem is still as common as ever. Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) on the other hand, offers a very friendly, noninvasive alternative to the treatment of hair loss.
The idea of SMP is to create the look of having fuller hair to avoid any patches of baldness or to cover baldness of its entirety. It’s performed using an electric tattoo device which essentially is what it is, a form of precise tattooing, as the process of SMP requires significant power in order to penetrate the skin on someone's scalp due to it being thicker than other areas.