Hair loss is a disorder that is distressing for the sufferer. Thankfully, as a solution, scalp micropigmentation for bald spots really is the treatment that is guaranteed to work.
As a hair restoration solution, SMP is rapidly becoming a household name and is beginning to hit the headlines, for all the right reasons. It’s not a procedure that’s dedicated solely to those suffering from scarring or thinning and it’s also adaptable to both men and women alike. It works a little like tattooing, whereby pigments are implanted under the skin by a microneedle which has been fitted to a machine. The result is a series of tiny dots across the scalp which resemble tiny fake hair follicles, disguising the damage hair loss leaves in its wake.
Why do Bald Spots Occur?
Bald spots can happen for a vast number of reasons. And one of those reasons is a classic case of pattern baldness, which is a condition that can attack anyone. In each case of pattern baldness, we assess the gravity of circumstances and grade current loss whilst evaluating future loss before treatment starts. Other reasons for bald spots can include over styling, particularly found with cornrows and also tightly stretched and continuous chignons.
However, there is a whole other disorder, of which the words bald spot is more commonly associated. And it’s called Alopecia Areata.
What is Alopecia Areata?
Alopecia Areata, which is also known moreover as patch baldness, is a condition that is generated owing to your body’s immune system deciding to attack the hair follicles. The ensuing result is a disturbance to hair growth and natural follicle formation. It’s a condition that is known for its lack of research and this has resulted in condition causes being relatively unknown. However, courtesy of skin biopsies from affected zones, it has been shown to present immune cells within the follicles themselves, allowing for an auto-immune label. In addition, it appears to periodically run in families, lending itself to a logical belief that genetics are also involved.
Does Scalp Micropigmenation Damage Existing Hair Follicles?
For any Alopecia Areata sufferers, there will be obvious concerns about further follicle damage. Whenever a technician administers this innovative treatment, only natural pigments are used for the treatment. These pigments are implanted in a series of tiny dots using a machine fitted with a microneedle. They sit just slightly underneath the skin’s outer barrier and once the pinpricks made by the needle have healed, a tiny mark is left which resembles a hair follicle. Because this said pinprick is light and implanted just below the Epidermis it won’t cut through or damage any of the existing follicles. In addition, any medication being used to promote future hair growth will continue to work their magic.
If you are suffering from hair loss, or are considering scalp micropigmentation for bald spots of any description, we are only a phone call away. We provide an empathetic and caring ear and want to hear your hair loss story. Alternatively, you can reach out to us here at our clinic by email or find us on your favorite social media platform.