Scalp Micropigmentation and Hair Loss – What You Need to Know

On 3rdMarch of 2015, a study revealed that scalp micropigmentation is the newest modality for cosmetic dermatology. The procedure was deemed beneficial for both dermatologists and transplant surgeons who wished to expand the scope of their practice. Even though some hair loss blogs like Hairverse already provide in-depth scalp micropigmentation guides, it is a relatively new procedure.

Since the inception of this noble idea in the cosmetic industry, skilled personnel have been increasingly making hair loss a relic of the past – the elegance of the results following a successful scalp micropigmentation reflect artistic skills and technical know-how in a manner heretofore never witnessed since the beginning of hair tattoo.

But only a few really understand the specs of this beneficial treatment method for hair loss. What is it? How does it work? Does it have any side effects? Is it temporary or permanent? Is it painful?

Stay put, as we explore these basic concepts about scalp micropigmentation.

What is scalp micropigmentation

Scalp micropigmentation is a sophisticated scalp pigmentation process that uses ink to conceal cosmetic deformities of the scalp permanently.

Currently, there are millions of women and men who are suffering from problems of the scalp and hairline.

While these problems can be traced to genetic predisposition, diseases, and certain medications, other people have scalp deformities due to failed hair restoration procedure done before the ’90s or done by incompetent service providers.

Does scalp micropigmentation work for both men and women

Scalp micropigmentation is a proven strategy. Its efficiency is backed by scientific research and physical evidence – including several positive reviews online.

It is a misguided opinion to believe that only men can experience hair loss. Actually, women reach peak hair loss rate of 80% earlier than men at just 60 years old.

Men, on the other hand, reach a peak 75% hair loss rate when they are 70 years old. This clearly indicates that women are severely affected by hair loss when they are still young in age.

Scalp micropigmentation will manage alopecia in men but will significantly improve the density and thickness of hair in women.

How scalp micropigmentation helps men and women

Male pattern baldness is the leading cause of hair loss in men. It is a type of hair loss which usually begin at the crown of the head or at the temples.

Male pattern baldness is seen only in genetically predisposed men. There are two patterns to this type of hair loss:

Either the hairline will start receding spontaneously until you have no hair at all, or you may have a single bald spot at the crown of your head.

Female pattern baldness is also a leading cause of hair loss and thinning of hair in women. These patterns of hair loss increase with age and have a predictable pattern.

The expertly tattooed inks of scalp micropigmentation replicate a real head that has just been shaven. In men, it conceals hair loss by the tiny ink dots artistically calibrated in the head.

The scalp can also be pigmented in layers to give the scalp a brilliantly looking scalp reminiscent of the head with recently grown hair.

This is the strategy that is mostly preferred by women who have alternately lost hair. A denser scalp micropigmentation camouflages the regions of hair loss and gives an illusion of bulky and darker hair.

How long does scalp micropigmentation last?

Scalp micropigmentation is a permanent hair concealer. When done appropriately with cutting edge equipment and experienced personnel, scalp micropigmentation offers a permanent solution to hair loss. The procedure is different from the usual hair tattoo which may involve the use of temporary inks.

Is scalp micropigmentation painful?

Most users have stated that they do not find scalp micropigmentation to be a painful procedure. However, there is some little pain which can be well tolerated. If you have had a hair tattoo before then, you should be able to appreciate this fact.

There are regions of the scalp that are more sensitive to pain than other areas. For instance, if your tattoo will encompass the part just above your ears and your temples then you are likely to experience some discomfort.

On a scale of 1 to 10 where 10 represents the most severe pain, scalp micropigmentation pain is usually graded between 3 and 5. That’s very tolerable for a majority of people.

Conveniently, you can significantly lower your pain by asking your doctor to prescribe a pain reliever during the procedure. Percocet is the most preferred pain reliever by most practitioners in the field of scalp micropigmentation.

What are other side effects of scalp micropigmentation

There are literally no significant side effects reported in people undertaking scalp micropigmentation. However, non-standard clinics may perform the procedure for you using low-quality ink, albeit at lower prices.

Chances are that these cheap inks are loaded with impurities, most commonly heavy metals, which can predispose you to cancers of the skin.


 Millions of men and women suffer from hair loss caused by various factors. The good news is that there are similarly various treatment options for hair loss. However, most of these remedies are overly expensive and may not be easily affordable for the ordinary person. Despite the cost, treatments such as scalp micropigmentation are worth the investment. You are sure of getting quality that matches or even exceeds the amount you paid for the service.

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CARLY – every time she comes in to see me she has a different hairstyle, from long to bob to this little cute longer pixie. She looks fabulous with all lengths and is so photogenic. Always a pleasure Carly. #razorcut #pixie #davines #pliablepaste #movement #beforeandafter #sfstylist #asianhair

Dekko’s Daily Grind ~ Waves

Jeanette came in with a one length bob and we decided it was time for a change and to take it short. Hair was cut using the razor, the back and one side were taken quite short while keeping the length and weight on the other. Her natural movement just automatically fell into finger waves so we just encouraged them by pushing them in and using Davines strong hold cream gel to keep them in place. Thanks to Jeanette x


#Davines #fingerwaves #shorthaircuts #jujuchan #dekkosalon

My article in MHD’s new blog!!

Thank You to MHDProductions ( for featuring my article about scissor cutting versus razor cutting as one of their articles on their brand new blog. was founded in 2007 and specializes in online training taught by England’s top names in hairdressing.  MHD has since attracted numerous international hairdressers to help support and nurture talents around the world, and now  I am honored to have worked with them by writing hairdressing articles for them since they started.

The ‘IT’ style

I would call this the extreme wig version of the ‘it’ style that you see everywhere, as in, the bob, one length, no layers with an added heavy fringe.

This cute look was done by Arturo Swayze  (editorial stylist) on Rila Fukushima (Japanese fashion model and actress).

Arturo Swayze on Rila Fukushima

Here’s another version I came across on Christine-lewis/tumblr which showed the similar look, sharper, stronger with a shorter fringe, love them! (Make up by Christine Lewis, Photo by Franklin Thompson)



My Pick ~ Precision Cut and Color Combo

Haircut and Color by Francesco Group Creative Team (which, to me means someone who’s left the company) Picture by Jack Eames.

Lovely precise graduated bob/pixie shape haircut on Asian hair enhanced by the mixing of colors – Brunette with Cobalt pieces streaking through it. Lovely work!



#FrancescoGroupCreativeTeam #HairdressersJournal #JujuChan

Men’s Stuff!

Cool stark strong images for men’s hair by Lucas Dowling. Photo’s taken by Nicole Corbett. Photos from Hairdresser’s Journal UK.

Excerpt from Behind The Chair:

‘Lucas Dowling of Mieka Hairdressing in Australia took home the win for the 2013 Australian Hair Fashion Awards Men’s Hairdresser of the Year, continuing Mieka Hairdressing’s record as one of Australia’s most highly-awarded salons.

The inspiration for Lucas’s collection comes from the “Teddy Boy”—a British sub-culture of the 1950s. Dandy represents the style of the “dandies” from the Edwardian period; they inspired the “Teds” and fueled the style of American rock ‘n’ roll since its birth in the ’50s. The hair adopts a progressive masculine feel including precision barbering, heavy fringes through to natural curls and quiffs, which are embellished by textured and smooth finishes.’







#LucasDowling #HairdressersJournal #BehindTheChair #MensHaircut #JujuChan

Dekko’s Daily Grind ~ Daniela

I’ve known this crazy lovely mad cow for over 10 years and have had the pleasure in not only working with her but to

continue to have her in my life. Daniela used to work with us back in the Architect and Heroes days but has since gone onto being an actress, student and a perpetual mover!

Daniela grew her hair out and I mean ‘grew it out’, we hadn’t seen her for years and she came into Dekko Salon looking like Chrystal Gayle.

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The first time we cut Daniela’s hair off we went for a messy bob, chin length. We wanted it so that she could wear it both messy and neater. Razored off through the ends with a lot of weight taken off, here’s Daniela’s first hairchop..


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So anyway, 6months later Daniela came back in and we decided to go even shorter and to make it abit looser, funkier and more fun. Again we used the razor and shaped the back into the neck, made one side slightly shorter and left the longer look through the other side. It was so much fun, Thanks Luv’ for a fun time..

Such a photogenic girl! By the way excuse the wonky pictures on this one, just couldn’t get it straight : \