Scalp Microblading Is A Game-Changing Hair Loss Solution
You’ve probably heard of eyebrow microblading, a.k.a. the procedure where a technician uses a needle to scratch what looks like hairs into someone’s eyebrow and then fills in the cuts with pigment — But what about scalp microblading?
Apparently, this technique exists and it can help to hide hair loss! As we all know, hair loss is a common issue that, no matter how severe, can be something we all would freak about. I mean.. let’s face it, who doesn’t crave a full, lush head of hair?
We simply cannot imagine what it feels like to see small bald patches appear on your scalp, especially at a young age. And although treating hair loss via over-the-counter topical products can be time-consuming, expensive, and won’t usually provide immediate results; don’t worry, because scalp microblading is an effective alternative.
It’s like getting tattoo on your scalp
Similar to eyebrow microblading, scalp microblading involves scratching the surface of the skin to embed pigments which can give you pretty fast results.
Yes, it’s technically a form of permanent makeup tattooed on your skin. And because microblading is very thin and penetrates just the upper layers of skin, it generally doesn’t last as long as your typical tattoo. Probably between six to 18 months, depending upon the pigment colour used, skin type, and your lifestyle.
Another thing to note is that unlike lasers or supplements, microblading won’t do anything to alter the growth pattern of the hair.
Who is it suitable for?
Not all hair loss is alike and women have different hair loss patterns than men. Scalp microblading works best when adding thickness to thinning hair, as the results will look less natural when the area is completely bald. So if you have mild thinning or want to even out your hairline so you can rock a ponytail with pride, you could be the perfect candidate for microblading.
Your scalp will be numbed beforehand, and given the thickness of the skin at the treatment area, it is virtually painless. To replicate hair, the microbladed strokes are created very lightly, barely penetrating the skin, and so there is no downtime/recovery period. However as the skin heals, there may be some initial redness or swelling.
When it comes to upkeep, patients are advised to not wash the treatment area for a week following treatment, for best colour retention results. Imagine spending all that money, only to find it 50% gone within weeks. Nope, you don’t want that, so think of microblading like a salon dye job. Factors like sun exposure, swimming, and blow-drying strands can all cause the pigment to fade.