It’s common knowledge that SMP is predominantly known as a restoration procedure for baldness, right? In simple terms, the answer is yes, it’s a solution for baldness. But what you might not know is hair loss doesn’t need to be that radical to gain from the benefits of the procedure.
When referring to SMP treatments for long hair in terms relative to eligibility it’s pretty much targeted to three principal candidacy types. So which are the conditions that lend themselves to Scalp Micropigmentation for long hair?
- Women suffering from pattern baldness & evenly dispersed thinning
Women suffering from visibly dispersed hair thinning are pretty unlucky, to be honest. At a certain age, because of hormonal changes coupled with hereditary factors, it happens. But as a rule of thumb, it’s not so visible. Women who do suffer from noticeable all over diffuse thinning will lose volume and density and it’s nothing short of emotionally distressing. The upside is Scalp Micropigmentation can conceal the zones where thinning is apparent. The second upside is, generally speaking, a woman’s hairline remains intact. This deems treatment a perfect match. To receive a Scalp Micropigmentation treatment your hair doesn’t need to be particularly long and in addition, you don’t need to shave your remaining hair for the process.
- Men suffering from limited all-over hair thinning
It’s the classic disorder, hair thinning. It goes hand-in-hand with pretty much half of the American male population. But not all pattern baldness follows the same route. Not everyone has the classically styled temple, front and top hair loss. Some men have limited overall thinning only. Albeit SMP is a procedure that’s successful, when a technician treats this type of thinning, estimations will be made for future hair loss. It’s a crucial part of the treatment decision making process. Once deemed that the evolution will be limited, it’s essentially considered as a Scalp Micropigmentation treatment for long hair.
- Alopecia Areata sufferers
Alopecia Areata, also known as patch baldness, is where hair falls out in disc-like spots around the scalp. These patches can disappear and reappear in different locations, they can vary considerably in size and the condition can come as quickly as it goes. It’s an unpredictable hair disorder which is extremely distressing for the recipient. Each case requires independent assessment but the upside is Scalp Micropigmentation is incredibly effective for Alopecia. A technician will work through the existing head of hair and treatment won’t affect the hair follicles. This means any regrowth will be as healthy as non-treated scalps.
The primary goal of Scalp Micropigmentation for long hair is to shade the scalp to reduce the contrast of skin showing through the hair. It’s also to create an illusion of volume and density. However, SMP treatment on long hair is a different process to that of a shaved head. Once an initial assessment has been made, your technician begins treatment by methodically working through the scalp, implanting pigment section by section. The number of treatments depends on each patient. As a general rule, two to four sessions of Scalp Micropigmentation treatments will be needed to make a visible difference. These treatments should be spaced out over an even two to three week period but once completed, the results are permanent.
So now, the final question remains, should you do it? Whenever you make a decision involving permanent changes to your appearance it’s not one to be taken lightly. You’ve already experienced hair thinning, you don’t want to make matters worse than they already appear.
What are the risks involved with Scalp Micropigmentation for long hair?
- Do I need to initially shave my head?
Absolutely not, Scalp Micropigmentation works on long hair, it’s a simple question of working through the hair section by section until the desired results are in place.
- Will Scalp Micropigmentation damage the existing hair?
This is probably the question asked the most, particularly for Alopecia Areata sufferers. The answer is a resounding no. Scalp Micropigmentation is tantamount to tattooing and pigments & implanting pigments have no side effects on hair follicles. If you are experiencing any type of baldness & topical treatments, any new regrowth will continue.
- Will the end results look natural?
Any suitable candidate for Scalp Micropigmentation with long hair will receive an initial consultation to discuss treatment. The idea behind the process is to blend the scalp allowing contrast between the said scalp and existing hair. Extreme care is taken with color matching and future hair loss or growth is also considered. With long hair, SMP is administered when there’s an existing hairline & the results are not only natural, they are simply life-changing.
For those suffering from any of the Alopecia’s or a dispersed thinning of the scalp, SMP is a phenomenal treatment that can change your life. If you’ve any further questions regarding the procedure or would like to reach out to us & discuss your own hair loss journey – we will always listen to you. Here at Scalp Artist International, we are not only approachable but easy to get in touch with and have locations spanning across the United States.