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Hair Loss Treatment for Alopecia

January 19, 2016

Scalp Micropigmentation is a popular Hair Loss Treatment for Alopecia – Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA). Alopecia affects both men and women and is characterised by hair loss in a distinctive and reproducible pattern from the scalp. Local and systemic androgens transform large terminal follicles into smaller vellus-like ones. Diffused hair thinning and increased hair shedding precede the appearance of baldness by a number of years This is because the follicular miniaturization of AGA does not simultaneously affect follicles within a follicular  unit. Instead, there is a hierarchy of follicular miniaturization with a follicular unit’s secondary follicles affected initially and primary follicles miniaturized last. Once all follicules are affected, there may be need for camouflage techniques to hide patches of missing hair if this becomes self conscious. Camouflaging with scalp micropigmentation ink using a tattooing like treatment, the ink is placed to look like tiny hair follicles blending the light scalp.

Caitlin Performing Scalp Micropigmentation- Hair Loss Treatment for Alopecia in Adelaide

Caitlin Performing Scalp Micropigmentation- Hair Loss Treatment for Alopecia in Adelaide

Some clients with large areas of patchy hair choose to shave their head to disguise the hair loss. This is the perfect canvas for SMP technique to blend, camouflage and hide hair loss.

Scalp Micropigmentaion is also commonly used to treat alopecia – a great camouflage technique to disguise the white hairless patch of skin against the surrounding hair. In the video below, you can see how tiny small follicles are tattoo onto the scalp to help reducing this contrast.