Scalp micropigmentation for women – hair volume – hairline correction
Scalp micropigmentation can be used to help women as well as men to create an illusion of hair volume and restore a receding hairline or a hairline that has been damaged due to traction stress or any other condition which as caused hair loss such as alopecia.
Alopecia is a condition which causes partial or complete hair loss and can be temporary or permanent. No-one really knows the cause of alopecia, but one thing we know for sure is that many of those who suffer with this condition lack confidence and have low self esteem. Hair loss or baldness (technically known as alopecia is a loss of hair from the head or body. Baldness can refer to general hair loss or androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). Some types of baldness can be caused by alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder. The extreme forms of alopecia areata are alopecia totalis, which involves the loss of all head hair, and alopecia universalis, which involves the loss of all hair from the head and the body.
Traction alopecia is most commonly found in people with ponytails or cornrows who pull on their hair with excessive force. In addition, rigorous brushing and heat styling, rough scalp massage can damage the cuticle, the hard outer casing of the hair. This causes individual strands to become weak and break off, reducing overall hair volume.
Trichotillomania is the loss of hair caused by compulsive pulling and bending of the hairs. Onset of this disorder tends to begin around the onset of puberty and usually continues through adulthood. Due to the constant extraction of the hair roots, permanent hair loss can occur.
Traumas such as childbirth, major surgery, poisoning, and severe stress may cause a hair loss condition known as telogen effluvium, in which a large number of hairs enter the resting phase at the same time, causing shedding and subsequent thinning. The condition also presents as a side effect of chemotherapy – while targeting dividing cancer cells, this treatment also affects hair’s growth phase with the result that almost 90% of hairs fall out soon after chemotherapy starts.
Hair loss often follows childbirth without causing baldness. In this situation, the hair is actually thicker during pregnancy due to increased circulating oestrogens. After the baby is born, the oestrogen levels fall back to normal prepregnancy levels, and the additional hair foliage drops out. A similar situation occurs in women taking the fertility-stimulating drug clomiphene.
In any case, micropigmentation which is expertly applied can help improve the appearance of these conditions which have led to thinning hair or a receding hairline. In the images you will notice how in just a two hour session the hair on our client appears thicker and has doubled in volume. The area will be numbed first with a topical numbing agent for approximately 30 minutes, then tiny implants of pigment will be used to create the density or more follicles.