Why temporary scalp micropigmentation is a waste of time

A hair loss condition is something that most people would like to find a permanent remedy for. The alopecia that requires such treatment is of course the kind that does not go away once the root cause is discovered. Examples of such cases are androgenic alopecia and alopecia areata. These are brought about by genetics and autoimmune causes respectively. They have no known cure though there are many remedies available that can help encourage hair growth or even create a semblance of hair.

Male pattern baldness for example will gradually cause the hairline to recede and the crown region to lose hair. In its latter stages, the top of the scalp will be totally exposed. The lower areas at the back and sides of the head will be the locations having hair. Alopecia areata on the other hand will exhibit round, bald patches in random areas throughout the scalp. These will come and go without warning. It can also progress to the loss of hair over the entire head called alopecia totalis.

A sure way to remedy these conditions no matter its appearance or stage it is in, is through scalp micropigmentation. It is able to provide a layer of pigments that will remain in place no matter the type of balding condition that besets the scalp. A specialist carefully injects the skin with ink dots resembling hair follicles that appear in a pre-determined hair design. These pigments will be allowed to settle in and fade before reapplying another layer to make it come closest to how real hair looks like. The vibrancy of these pigments can last anywhere from four to six years with proper maintenance such as keeping the scalp clean and moisturized daily. Limiting direct sun exposure can also be beneficial to prolong the color of the pigments. If it should fade, it can be made to look darker through a simple touch-up procedure. The patient has to be sure to keep his hair cropped short however, in order to preserve the uniformity of pigments against the skin.

The option to have a temporary scalp micropigmentation is available for those who are undecided to commit to the treatment. This will last about a year or two before it is slowly absorbed by the body and fades away completely, at least in theory.

Temporary scalp micropigmentation treatments are marketed as a safe and high quality option, however the inks used for this method are not as reliable as a permanent treatment. It has a tendency to discolor and be absorbed by the skin in different areas causing a patchy looking appearance over the scalp. A temporary scalp micropigmentation procedure is also more difficult to remove. Lasers are ineffective in taking it off and it could leave the client with uneven areas for months or even years. There really is no telling how well this will fade into the scalp. One thing for certain is that it will not simultaneously do so.

There is also the concern about its removal in either case. It is easier to take off a permanent scalp micropigmentation treatment with the use of lasers as opposed to a temporary procedure. The former is also changeable either way. Why not consider a treatment that uses better quality inks, lasts longer and easier to remove should the need for it arise? The only thing a temporary procedure has going for it seems to be the promise that it will slowly fade into the patient’s scalp after a certain amount of time. There is no certain period however when it will do so or if it will even simultaneously occur. Note there might also be a need to reapply the treatment should the client opt to do so. This will come at an additional cost and more time spent at the clinic. Getting a permanent procedure is a better investment to avoid any potential hassle in the future.