Has hair loss been making you feel conscious, anxious, or stressed?
Hair loss or hair thinning sometimes cannot be helped. But there are safe and effective procedures that offer lasting solutions.
Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical and minimally invasive method that creates the appearance of fuller hair.
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a cosmetic procedure that uses natural pigment to imitate hair follicles.
SMP offers solutions to people dealing with hair loss or thinning hair, either due to aging or medical condition. Both men and women can benefit from it.
SMP is a tattoo procedure, but the process is different from the traditional steps involved when getting inked.
The procedure begins with your service provider inserting pigments into your skin using a tattoo instrument. The needle must be inserted deep enough to achieve desired results.
The scalp is thicker than the skin on other body areas. And scalp conditions can vary per person. The ideal amount of pigment to be delivered also varies depending on several factors, such as the needle type and scalp condition.
If the pigment is inserted only on the epidermis, or the outermost layer of the skin, it may leak after a few days. If it’s too deep, on the other hand, the pigment may spread outside of the target area.
Unlike traditional tattooing, we place tiny dots on the area to replicate hair follicles. Here at BioTouch Canada, we use our very own Silvera Machine and #1 prong needle for the procedure.
We tailor the pigment type and color to match your natural hair as closely as possible. We don’t use black as it can turn blue over time.
Take a look at these before and after photos of our actual hair follicle simulation clients.
First photo: You see the client’s hairline receding in the before photo. He also has sparse hair in the front area. After getting scalp micropigmentation done, his hair appears thicker and more defined. You’ll also notice how the pigments on the treatment area are evenly distributed or appear of the same density as his natural hair.
Second photo: The client has darker, thicker, and longer hair but you can see bald patches. With our hair follicle simulation procedure, we covered those areas with natural-looking hair replication. It’s hard to pinpoint the treated spots right after his first visit.
See those changes after the first treatment alone? Building up your desired hair density takes a few more sessions, but you’ll already see visible improvements right after your first appointment.
Scalp micropigmentation may be beneficial for people experiencing hair loss. This includes those with thinning hair, bald spots, scars from procedures, or medical conditions, such as cancer and alopecia.
The procedure starts with a consultation for the service provider to understand your goals and concerns and assess whether SMP can meet them.
Preparation and aftercare guidelines
The preparation and aftercare can vary per individual, but here are some basic guidelines you may refer to.
Before the procedure
After the procedure
Does the procedure hurt?
We apply a numbing agent to the treatment area to reduce discomfort or pain. You may still experience some discomfort during the procedure, and the level can vary depending on your pain tolerance.
How long does it take to see results and how long do results last?
You’ll see a huge difference right after your first session, but to achieve full results, you may require 3-4 treatments. We determine the number of treatments for your goals during your initial consultation.
Scalp micropigmentation can last for years, but several factors can impact its longevity. Excessive exposure to sunlight, for instance, can cause the pigments to lighten earlier. Having dry skin can also cause the pigments to fade more quickly.
Touch-ups are important so you can maintain the look you want for your hair.
Here are some of the benefits of scalp micropigmentation:
If you’re looking for a hair loss or hair thinning solution in Vancouver, BC, contact us today at BioTouch Canada.
Scalp micropigmentation is an investment and intricate process. We treat each procedure with the utmost care because we understand it's a life-changing decision you're making and entrusting us.
Ready to book an initial consultation with one of our cosmetic specialists? We're happy to answer your questions about scalp micropigmentation. Call us at (604) 873-3636 to get started.
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