If you’ve ever asked this question, it’s likely because you are experiencing thinning hair. (A receding hairline, alopecia, or hair loss due to chemotherapy or other medical reasons)

Your needs are going to be specific and unique to whatever the cause and type of your hair loss. For those desiring to enhance the shape of their hairline, eyebrows, and more, micropigmentation could be your answer. This treatment is essentially a permanent form of contouring, a term used in makeup meant to define shadows and make these thinning areas of hair seem healthier and fuller.

For those with male pattern baldness, (or the thinning of hair at the center of a man’s head and a receding hairline) the pigment is used to create the illusion of fuller hair by filling in any empty space. Depending on the severity of the hair loss, it could take more than one treatment to achieve the full effect. The same goes for female pattern baldness, which often occurs at the hair’s “part” or separation. The pigment is chosen to perfectly match your root color and seamlessly blend in to create a natural illusion of shadow and thickness.

The Process

A consultation is needed before the process so the professional can evaluate your needs and make sure to address your specific issues. Micropigmentation is performed using a tiny, thin needle with hypoallergenic pigment and meticulously inserting it into the second layer of skin to lightly contour the areas that need augmenting.

Unlike cosmetic or artistic tattooing, medical professionals perform this process and use mineral pigments rather than ink, resulting in a subtle yet natural difference that lasts years. Micropigmentation is a minimally painful procedure, but pain depends on the areas treated. The professional may administer anesthesia before the process for the sake of comfort.

If you experience excessive swelling, burning, or discoloration, you should contact your doctor.

What to Expect

Following treatment, slight swelling is a typical side-effect in treated areas. Ice and a prescribed ointment are recommended to reduce swelling. The doctor will direct patient on how to handle these side-affects. If any micropigmentation was done near a patient’s eyes, they would need a separate driver to leave the office safely as watery eyes are common in these cases.

There are also certain products one should avoid, like peroxide, or even sunlight for a short while to ensure the results are not affected. Showering is recommended before each treatment, as you will not be able to do so for the four days following the procedure.

The intensity of the pigment’s color may be very prominent shortly after a procedure but will soon fade into a more natural shade.

Want to learn more about micropigmentation?  Contact Allusions today, or come in and see us in Cincinnati!