Frequently asked questions
1. What is Micro pigmentation?
Micro pigmentation is a form of cosmetic tattooing where sophisticated skills and techniques are used to implant pigment in to the second layer of the skin. This process is widely used in the advanced beauty and grooming industry. It’s used to enhance facial features, improves scarring, post surgery and scalp. When treating the scalp, technicians can mimic the look of Micro hair follicles, therefore improving the appearance of anyone that is thinning receding or balding.
2. What is involved?
The treatment involves using a permanent cosmetic machine that has a gentle vibration to implant the chosen shade and tone of pigment into the skin. The incision speed is far slower than that of a tattoo, this enables a soft delicate colour with minimal migration. To achieve the best result multiple sessions may be needed to build up the depth of colour required.
3. Are more guys having this done?
I have seen a massive increase in this procedure in the last few years. Even though the concept of micro-pigmentation has been around for decades men are discovering that they can benefit from this as well. With the short shaved look being very popular this is something that will enhance and define the hair line without the cost of a hair transplant. A lot of men can be slightly embarrassed about there hair loss as it can happen as young as 18 years old, Up until now most men believe that the only option is a hair transplant which as you know is very costly. Men are now discovering a more affordable way.
4. What are the benefits of this treatment?
The main benefit I find when talking to my clients is they feel they look so much younger, having that defined hairline put back and filling in on the top or crown can give a really youthful appearance.
5. Does it hurt? What is the best after-care?
Because we are breaking the skin, as it is the form of tattooing there will be slight discomfort. It is a lot more shallow than a conventional tattoo so it is less painful. I do also apply a topical numbing gel on the area prior to the treatment this can reduce the discomfort as well. The best after-care is to keep area clean and dry for five days, I also recommend using a healing balm which is supplied of the day of treatment.
6. Is it expensive?
Prices can vary extremely as you can appreciate everyone’s hair loss is very different. Prices can range from £500-£3000.
7. How many sessions would a typical guy need?
Most guys will need 2-4 sessions. the price I quote on the consultation is for the full treatment from start to the finished result.
8. Is the effect permanent?
The results do fade over time, and I do advise clients to return every two years for a colour boost. This treatment will be a shorter treatment to top up the exciting colour and to keep the enhancement looking its best.
9. What would I say to someone who was interested, but a little apprehensive?
I would say to a guy that is interested to do their research, they need to find out about the technician that is performing the treatment and their background in the industry. I would also ask to see photos of their work.
This treatment can complete transform your life and give you back that youthful hair line you’ve been missing so go for it.