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Thinking About Getting a Hairline Tattoo? 6 Advantages and Drawbacks

Thinking About Getting a Hairline Tattoo? 6 Advantages and Drawbacks

Regardless of the cause behind your hair loss, a hairline tattoo — technically referred to as scalp micropigmentation —can help you reclaim your confidence. But, like any other medical or cosmetic procedure, micropigmentation isn’t for everyone.

At Medical Tattoo Centers of America, we’re passionate about helping individuals who struggle with hair loss. We also know that hairline tattoos aren’t the right hair loss solution for every individual’s unique needs and preferences. Below, we outline six pros and cons of scalp micropigmentation to help you make the treatment choice that’s best for you.

3 Advantages of Scalp Micropigmentation

As a hair loss solution, hair tattoos offer a variety of benefits for both men and women who struggle with ongoing hair loss or areas of baldness. The benefits of undergoing this unique hair loss treatment include:

●        No daily treatment regimen. One of the greatest advantages of scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is the fact that this hair loss solution is incredibly low maintenance. Unlike OTC treatments and certain medical hair loss treatments, scalp micropigmentation does not involve a daily, weekly, or even monthly treatment regimen. Once the tattoo is done, it’s done. You will need to perform some aftercare during the healing process. And, based on your preference, you may need to undergo additional sessions every few years to touch up the appearance of the tattoo. 

●        No ongoing expenses. Scalp micropigmentation gives you the appearance of hair without the ongoing costs associated with other hair loss solutions. You don’t need to purchase pricey shampoos, conditioners, medications, or topical treatments. Once you’ve paid for the procedure, you’re done. However, if you choose to get touchups every few years, you’ll of course incur additional expenses. 

●        Mimics the appearance of real hair. Scalp micropigmentation looks surprisingly like real hair! Many people can’t even tell the difference between a hairline tattoo and the real thing. Because the procedure is so carefully executed and requires extensive training, SMP is extremely precise in its application, thereby mimicking the appearance of healthy hair follicles on the scalp.

3 Drawbacks of Scalp Micropigmentation

Though SMP offers several tangible benefits, it doesn’t come without some potential drawbacks too. If you’re considering this hair loss solution, here’s what you should know:

●        The procedure can be somewhat uncomfortable. If you’ve ever been tattooed, you know the process can be somewhat uncomfortable. However, with scalp micropigmentation, you have the option of requesting a topical anesthetic, which will dramatically reduce the amount of discomfort you experience. And, because SMP uses a different type of application needle than standard tattooing, it much less uncomfortable than getting a standard, artistic tattoo.

●        You can’t get your head wet immediately after the procedure. As part of the scalp micropigmentation aftercare process, you must be delicate with your scalp for a few days after the procedure is complete. You won’t be able to get your head wet, sweat excessively, or expose your scalp to the sun for a few days while your skin heals. After the initial healing period is over, though, there’s minimal if any ongoing maintenance. Some people prefer to apply a gentle sunscreen over their hairline tattoo to help preserve the integrity of the pigment over time.

●        Your hairstyle won’t change. If you’re a big fan of dying your hair different colors or changing up your hairstyle frequently, SMP may not be the best hair loss solution for your needs. Since the treatment is a type of medical tattoo, its appearance will not change over time. Tricopigmentation, on the other hand, is a more temporary hair loss solution, which you may want to consider if you’d like to give a hair tattoo a test run.

Check out this article if you are curious what else you should consider before deciding whether scalp micropigmentation is right for you?

Looking for Scalp Micropigmentation in the Twin Cities? Contact Medical Tattoo Centers of America

If you’re struggling with hair loss and would like to learn more about SMP and whether it’s the right solution for your needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Medical Tattoo Centers of America. We deeply understand the far-reaching repercussions that hair loss can have on your life, and we’re here to help you look and feel your best. To request a free consultation or learn more about our services, feel free to call our Blaine, MN office at 612-770-0000 or send us a message, and we’ll be in touch.

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