Scalp Micro-pigmentation For Hair Loss

Micro pigmentation is a procedure where natural pigments are applied to the scalp at the epidermal level. The finished effect helps to replicate the appearance of your natural hair follicles. People choose to have this procedure for both cosmetic and medical reasons.

On average, people naturally shed between 50 to 100 hairs per day. Hair loss is often genetic but in some extreme cases where people suffer from alopecia or lose their hair as a side effect of receiving cancer treatments, the hair loss can be quite frightening. This is where micro pigmentation can help. It can even help hide scars from injuries or surgeries that people can feel very Self-conscious about.

Is scalp micro pigmentation suitable for everyone?

No matter how severe your hair loss, scalp micro pigmentation is suitable for all types and different stages of hair loss, hair colours and skin types. People who have had hair transplant procedures can also use this to help visually boost the finished effect. Having this treatment can really help to boost your self-confidence and stop you from worrying about your hair loss.

The treatment is just as popular with men as it is for women. Many men are taking up the procedure to help cover up a bald spot or to fill in areas where their hair has receded at the temples, making them feel a little self-conscious about their appearance. Women too are using micro pigmentation to help mask thinning hair and to cover uneven patches on their scalp where a scar or old injury is preventing even hair growth from coming through.

Women are also choosing this treatment to help restore the appearance of their hair following years of damage caused by over-processing with harsh chemicals as well as areas of scalp damage caused by overly tight hair extensions.

Microblading VS Micro-pigmentation: Which is best?

I am often asked this question a lot. My answer will always depend on what my client wants from their treatment at the end of the day. I cannot say that one treatment is better than the other because this will not be true for everyone. But what most people never seems to realise is that you can actually enjoy the benefits of having both treatments combined.

If you have had any sort of semi-permanent make up treatments before, then you will most likely be familiar with micro-pigmentation and how good it can look. Microblading on the other hand is an old style of treatment that is re-emerging and giving spectacular results through the use of a new advanced microblading machine.

Microblading is especially effective for those who suffer from alopecia, or another condition that can cause hair loss, such as vitiligo, scars that have impacted on brow growth and those being treated with chemotherapy. It is also great at filling out and lengthening eyebrows that are thin or sparse in nature.

Lets take a closer look at both treatment options so you can see why combining both can produce some amazing results.


Micro-pigmentation is the name given to a type of cosmetic tattooing that use safe, gentle and delicate tattooing techniques to mimic the enhancements and effects given by make-up. Most people go in for eye-lining, lip defining and colouring and eyebrow sculpting. These are the most popular areas worked on by therapists and can give the client so much freedom from having to re-apply fresh make-up, especially after swimming or doing sports. It can be a real boost to your self-confidence to be able to look good no matter where you go or what you do.

The pigment make-up is applied using tattoo machines that carefully place ink into the dermis, but just a little more shallow than a regular tattoo artist will penetrate. The inks used will also be very different with a make-up therapist using safe inks and techniques especially made for this purpose. Eyebrows are usually filled with a powder effect that defines, shapes and thickens out your brow to look much fuller. The main difference here is that your brows will look powdered rather than feathered, like the results you get from microblading.


Microblading is a far more delicate method of implanting coloured pigment into your skin. Microblading will mimic the strokes of your natural brow hair, so even close up they look like real hairs. Microblading is very useful for creating fuller looking brows and for adding length to short or over-plucked eyebrows.

The microblading machine is actually a hand-held manual blade that is made from micro-needles that are incredibly fine tipped. This is a great way to allow the adding of fine-hair like strokes into your skin to replace missing eyebrows. The application is so fine and precise that it only penetrates the top 3 layers of skin. The design of the blade means that you will be left with a sharp, crisp result that mimics the look of your own real brow hairs.

Combining both treatments

So you can see from both of the above descriptions that each type of brow treatment has its own merits. However, just imagine the results you can get from combining both microblading with micro-pigmentation! You can get the well-shaped, fuller brows that you want combined with the added benefit of semi-permanent make-up that doesn't smear, smudge or wash off when you go swimming or take a shower. Combining both treatments is ideal for when you are going on holiday or on honeymoon where you want to look your best, but don't want to waste time constantly re-applying your make-up.

Why not contact me for a consultation today! I will be happy to answer your questions and recommend the best treatment to suit your personal needs.

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Eyebrows are an important features of our face as they show expression, reflect our mood and help to frame our eyes. You may have noticed that I offer a wide selection of eyebrow treatments – here are the different treatments on offer:
  • Full eyebrow reconstruction
  • Part brow enhancement
  • Hair-strokes
  • Powder effect
  • Ombre finish
But what exactly is involved in the process of permanent eyebrow enhancements such as these and how can they benefit you? Lets take a closer look at these treatments and why you should consider having one.