Scalp Micropigmentation FAQ

The procedure involves the use of a single needle, meticulously forming realistic follicles into which we implant the colour pigment. Artistic use of shading and advanced colour matching ensures the end result is perfect, creating a naturally groomed, close shaved appearance.

Frequently asked questions about scalp micropigmentation

All people have their own threshold for pain, so some find the process more uncomfortable than others. Some of our clients have likened it to a soft scratching sensation, and one even fell asleep in the treatment room! We would love to say there is no discomfort at all, but that wouldn’t be true; however, on a scale of one to ten, most clients rate their discomfort at around a two.

Our technician is incredibly talented at replicating your natural follicles, and will work hard to implant precisely the right size and colour for your head. Thinner hair will have smaller follicles requiring smaller dots of pigment, so the pressure and discomfort will be less, whereas thicker hair with wider follicles will require more pressure, therefore slightly more discomfort.

Some skin conditions can have an adverse effect on your scalp tattoo, in particular dryness and dermatitis. If you have chronic dermatitis, you should talk to your doctor first, as your scalp is likely to be overly sensitive and therefore the treatment may be more uncomfortable for you. Dryness should be treated with a good moisturiser for several days prior to treatment, to make things effective and comfortable for you.

There really is no need for any anaesthetic to be applied before your treatment. Traditional tattooists will often use a numbing gel or cream to reduce the pain, but their needles are much larger and penetrate the skin much more deeply than we do when performing scalp micropigmentation. The pain levels of our treatments are not in the same league as traditional tattoos, and all our clients are pleasantly surprised by how little it actually hurts.

If your requirements are fairly straightforward, such as in the case of hair loss or receding hairline, you will only need between two and four sessions to complete your treatment. Those with scars to cover, alopecia or other complications may need more. Many of our clients are happy with the result after just two sessions, but will return after some time to correct any fading they might be experiencing. The majority of people need three sessions in total.

Not only is our procedure cheaper than hair transplantation, it’s also more effective, as results will fade over time allowing us to modify your touch ups to account for any changes in your hair loss.

There are some groups of people who might not be suited to micropigmentation. These include:

  • Chemotherapy patients
  • Those suffering with clotting problems or taking some heart medications
  • People suffering with contagious diseases or blood borne infections
  • People with epilepsy
  • Those with diabetes
  • People with albinism
  • Those who have problems with their heart, liver or blood pressure
  • People who abuse drugs or alcohol
  • Those currently taking antibiotics

If you are unsure of whether scalp tattooing is the right procedure for you, talk to our experienced team and we’ll help you decide.