Clients often ask, “Can I receive Scalp Micropigmentation to add density to my existing hairline without having to shave my head?” and the answer is yes in nearly all cases! Scalp Micropigmentation is an excellent solution for those who want to add the appearance of a full head of hair to areas that have a lot of contrast between actual hair and scalp due to thinning. Men and women alike can choose to receive Scalp Micropigmentation to add density to their existing hairline without having to shave their head. We strongly encourage clients who are experiencing any kind of hair loss to learn more about the different ways you can change your life with Scalp Micropigmentation.
How Scalp Micropigmentation Helps with Longer Hair
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a great way to add the natural look of density to existing hair. With careful and precise application, men and women alike can receive treatment with remarkably natural results. For this type of treatment, we aim to complement the client’s existing hair and hairline. For this to be possible, the client must have some diffuse thinning with an intact hairline. Because Scalp Micropigmentation treatments do not add any physical length to existing hair, there must be an all-over distribution of existing hair in order to achieve a completely natural look.
Although many of our clients come in to fill in bald patches of their hair, and many more are completely bald, don’t let that deter you! You do not have to shave for this procedure. Malibu Skin Care & Permanent Makeup has developed a specialized Scalp Micropigmentation technique for adding density to “fill in” bald spots. Although a fully shaven head is most common for Scalp Micropigmentation, many clients receive treatment to add density to thinning hair or bald spots, in which case shaving is not necessary. For this kind of treatment to have a natural appearance, it is actually necessary to have hair distributed all over the head.
The Best Hair Types for Adding Density
We are able to work with clients of all skin tones, textures, hair colors, and types of hair loss.
Take a look at a few of the photos below to get an idea of the types of hair loss scalp micropigmentation can help with:
When it comes to the type of hair loss you have, Diffuse Thinning and Female Pattern Hair Loss are both the ideal types of hair loss for Scalp Micropigmentation, because thinning hair with an intact hairline is the best-case scenario for Scalp Micropigmentation treatments on longer hair. With diffuse thinning and general female pattern hair loss, hair is typically more or less thinned out rather than balding in one concentrated area. This allows our specialists to fill in these areas where there may be thinning hair and the scalp is showing through. When it comes to hair loss or shedding that’s been caused by periods of physiological or hormonal stress, it’ll end up depending on whether or not your hair will grow back and how much hair you lost in the first place.
Unfortunately, if you have general thinning alopecia, in which a person has several spots of complete hair loss that sometimes change location, you will ultimately have to shave the entire head and then receive treatment, because spots will move and we want the treatment to be a continuous, consistent solution. If you have this kind of hair loss, adding density as a treatment may not be the solution for you. Here are a couple more examples of hair loss that may not work with this treatment:
- Complete hair loss: if you are experiencing complete hair loss (or the hair around the crown is not intact), we recommend looking into a full Scalp Micropigmentation; treatment in which shaving the head is required.
- Larger balding spots: Larger balding spots are not ideal to receive Scalp Micropigmentation for density because the areas that receive the Scalp Micropigmentation treatment will be too noticeable if there are long strands of hair surrounding the bald spots. However, this type of hair loss is ideal to receive a full Scalp Micropigmentation treatment in which the entire head is shaved.
Here at Malibu Skin Care & Permanent Makeup, our primary concern is that our clients receive a treatment that is both natural-looking and long lasting. In order for our clients to receive a successful treatment, it is imperative that there is an even distribution of remaining hair. If you have larger balding spots or your hairline is not intact, you may want to consider a full Scalp Micropigmentation treatment.
Another concern is that if the client experiences more hair loss or wants to move to a shaved head look, the Scalp Micropigmentation treatment should be versatile in any situation. If either of these concerns is expressed by a client, we may shave the entire head of someone who simply wants density because we want the client to have a long-lasting solution that will continue to compliment their look, even if the bald spots keep growing.