Over the last few years, micropigmentation has become a popular treatment option for individuals looking to improve their cosmetic appeal. For those who aren’t familiar with micropigmentation, it’s a process that uses tiny needles to inject permanent tattoo ink onto the dermis (the deeper layer of the skin) for cosmetic purposes.
These days, micropigmentation is used for treating hair loss and semi-permanent make-up procedures that involve lip, brow, or lash enhancement.
Back in the day, micropigmentation wasn’t as natural looking as it is today. Liquid-like tattoo ink was previously used and it resulted in a very unnatural appearance.
Today, advanced micropigmentation uses pigments that are thicker and look closer to reality than traditional tattoo ink. These pigments are used to resemble the appearance of short hair (buzz cut), or add a reddish-pink hue to the lips.
Here we’ll be tackling everything you need to know about micropigmentation and what are the treatment options available, such as at Luxe Micro, for this kind of procedure.
Scalp micropigmentation to treat hair loss
For individuals who suffer from hair loss problems like alopecia and hair thinning, scalp micropigmentation is a viable solution. In fact, many people turn to scalp micropigmentation after being disappointed with their results from previous hair treatments.
The way it works is that a qualified tattoo technician injects tiny pigments onto your scalp and give the impression of natural hair stubble. This helps conceal thinning hair and hide alopecia in a convincing fashion.
The results are quite amazing and it provides a more natural look compared to a hair transplant or a wig. The tattoo technician carefully selects the colour of the pigment and blend it in perfectly to match the shade of your scalp and hair.
Whether you want to achieve a haircut with sharp edges or just rock a clean buzz cut, the technician can tailor the treatment according to your preferences.
The process of scalp micropigmentation begins with the first session by laying the foundation of your hairstyle. A light shade is used to map out your desired look and the second session is where the shading and detailing occurs.
Usually, a third session is done upon the client’s request if they want any additional touches with their hair.
Aside from addressing hair loss problems scalp micropigmentation can also help conceal scars left by FUT or FUE treatment. The technician will cover up the scars with a pigment that matches your skin colour and give it a more natural appearance.
Once the treatment is finished, you can enjoy your rejuvenated hairline for many years, provided that you look after the pigments to prevent them from fading.
Occasional touch-ups are required to help maintain the appearance of your hair and the frequency will depend on a number of factors such as your lifestyle, aftercare habits, etc.
Semi-permanent cosmetic make-up with micropigmentation
Cosmetic micropigmentation is also a popular treatment method for those who are looking to enhance their overall appearance. Clients who wish to have a more visible red lip undergo lip tattoos and make their lips appear more defined.
For others, they choose to have their eyebrows detailed for a low-maintenance look that they can rock day-in and day-out. There are countless make-up options that are available with micropigmentation and the concept remains the same; inject tiny pigments to the skin for a semi-permanent look.
The great thing about cosmetic micropigmentation is that the results last a long time. You don’t have to worry about your eyebrows being messed up or your lips getting pale because the pigments won’t fade away easily.
Perhaps the most important part of your cosmetic micropigmentation journey is working with a clinic that’s certified and adheres to the strict standards set by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).
What are the costs for micropigmentation?
Prices for micropigmentation will vary depending on the location of the clinic, the expertise of the tattoo technician, and the type of results you want to achieve. A scalp micropigmentation treatment can cost anywhere from $2,000-$4,000.
The more pigments are needed, the more expensive the treatment will be. For cosmetic micropigmentation enhancements (lip, eyebrow, and lash enhancement) the cost can be $450-$1,000.
As with any treatment option, you get what you pay for. A good rule of thumb to follow is to go to a clinic that best fits within your budget.
It may be tempting to choose a cheaper tattoo clinic, but keep in mind there’s a reason why their prices are low. It may be they’re using inferior pigments or they don’t have enough expertise to give you the results that you want.
Micropigmentation offers individuals a convincing treatment option to address a wide range of cosmetic issues. From thinning hair to pale lips, micropigmentation is a safe and effective method to enhance your look and confidence.