How Scalp Micropigmentation Can Help Alopecia Patients
Scalp micropigmentation (otherwise known as SMP) is a type of tattoo for the scalp almost, that is meant to combat problems like receding hairlines, cover scars, and assist in hiding male pattern baldness. But there are other uses too. People who suffer from alopecia can greatly benefit from these kinds of treatments. Because of this, we want to spread the word, and let you know how you or someone you love could benefit from our services.
First, What Is Alopecia?
Well, that depends on the kind of alopecia you are referring to. There are two kinds- androgenic and areata. Androgenic alopecia refers to genetic alopecia or male pattern baldness. Alopecia areata on the other hand is a type of autoimmune disorder where your immune system begins to attack the hair follicles. To put it simply, alopecia refers to hair loss. Of course, it is nothing to be ashamed of, but it can still be difficult to deal with whether it is related to genetics or an autoimmune condition. So if you are experiencing either of these conditions, you may consider scalp micropigmentation.
What Scalp Micropigmentation Accomplishes
Scalp micropigmentation is a method of tattooing the scalp that is meant to replicate the appearance of hair follicles. This particular service is meant to help reduce the look of balding for any reason- in anyone. Whether you are male or female, young or old, if you have problems with balding be it genetic or as a symptom of a medical problem then scalp micropigmentation can be just the thing for you. But it is especially helpful for people experiencing alopecia-related balding, due to the sudden nature of the condition. These kinds of solutions for baldness can help others regain a sense of control in their lives, and keep their confidence high.
Do You Qualify?
This can depend on the individual. Health conditions and the health of your scalp are important to consider prior to your treatment. This is why consultations are so important. Making sure that you are a potential candidate before you come in with the expectation that you will be receiving this service is one of our priorities. However, this said, most people who come in with any sort of balding problems should qualify for scalp micropigmentation. We just want to make sure you do not end up paying for a service like this if you can not have it.
Will I Have To Shave My Head?
The good news with scalp micropigmentation is that you do not have to shave your head in order for it to do the job of hiding the bald patches, or to receive the service. If you, like many, are attached to a head of long, beautiful hair- you do not have to shave away what has not fallen out. When you receive scalp micropigmentation from a trained professional like the artists at Voga, depending on the severity of hair loss, it can look just as full as it did before the balding began. This is accomplished by reducing the amount of contrast between the hair and the scalp, for a fuller, full effect.
Your Service Is Customizable
When someone with alopecia comes in they will be happy to know that there are some customizable aspects to the service. Specifically, there are both permanent and semi-permanent treatments. Many alopecia areata patients go on to report growth in their hair again after a couple of years and treatment. So you may not need the permanent ink you think you do. People with androgenic alopecia, however, are experiencing a genetic loss of hair that is unlikely to grow back. For this, a permanent technique can be used.
Regain your confidence and take back some control by getting scalp micropigmentation from Voga Ink. Come give us a call at 913.685.1832 to schedule your own consultation. You can find our location at 115 E Gregory Blvd, KCMO 64114 in Overland Park. We look forward to working with you!