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. 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 ag

September 9, 2015

Not ready to loose your hair just yet? There are many companies, treatments, medications, surgery, lotions and therapies available to help premature hair loss to try and re-grow your hair. Premature hair loss can affect both men and women but for different reasons. Hair loss and miniaturization of hair results due to hormones. Controlling these can help with controlling loosing hair further. For now, camouflaging the hair loss you have is where we can help. Here is what we have to offer at SMP Adelaide. Scalp Tattooing  – creating the illusion of hair follicles through tattooing to replicate hair follicles giving the look of a full head of hair permanently. It takes three sessions to complete the treatment process. Unlike body tattoos, the treatments are reasonably comfortable with a 0-4/10 pain score, in-fact we often have a number of clients fall asleep for part of the procedure. Results lasts differently for everyone given coverage and lifestyle factors – this will be discussed in detail at your consultation. Redness can be apparent for a few days after treatment, wearing a hat is ok to protect your head in the first few days. It is essential that you use the aftercare cream supplied with your treatment for best results and as a protections against a infections. No maintenance apart from sunblock and moisturizer – it couldn’t be simpler than that. Read all about it at

May 29, 2014

The course of typical alopecia areata is not predictable. This skin disease has a high likelihood of spontaneous remission for reasons still mainly unknown, however the longer the period of time of hair loss and the larger the area involved, the less likely the hair will regrow spontaneously. Dermatologists have a small variety of treatments to help the hair loss and reduce the sometimes apparent inflammation, but none of these can confidently be predicted to impact the course of this disease. Steroid injections may be very helpful in restarting the hair growth cycle in treated areas. Steroid creams, lotions and shampoos have been used for many years but are of limited benefit at best. Cosmetic camouflage of alopecia areata is certainly an important part of patient management. The damaging emotional effect of significant hair loss for both women and men can be considerable with any of the Alopecia disease types. There are a variety of sprays, topical hair thickening fibers that can be used to help hide areas of no growth as well as styling your hair in certain ways. If you are looking for a more permanent solution to help camouflage areas of thinning and no growth, consider Scalp Micropigmentation. This is a tattoo treatment designed for specifically for scalp work to give natural and effective camouflage. Now available in Adelaide, dermatologists can now provide a more perman