Androgenic alopecia is one of the most common causes of hair loss in men. We’re all familiar with the receding hairline that’s caused by this genetic condition. There are some patients who can experience hair loss as early as their 20s due to androgenic alopecia. People should also be aware of alopecia areata and alopecia totalis, which are other kinds of alopecia. We will focus on the aforementioned strains for the sake of simplicity.
The purpose of this discussion is to describe several types of alopecia and how scalp micropigmentation might be able to alleviate them.
The different types of alopecia
Androgenic alopecia – In both men and women, androgenic alopecia is the most common type of alopecia. There is a noticeable thinning of hair, especially at the hairline and on the crown. It can lead to complete baldness if left untreated.
Alopecia areata – Hair growth and formation are disrupted by the immune system in another genetic hair loss condition. There is no clear explanation for the cause, but it may be the result of an abnormal immune response targeting specific tissues in the body. In biopsy samples of affected skin, immune cells were found in unusual numbers within hair follicles. Different parts of the scalp are affected by sporadic patches of hair loss.
Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease, and other autoimmune conditions can also cause alopecia areata. Family members can suffer from the condition since it is hereditary.
Alopecia totalis– Alopecia totalis is perhaps the most anxiety-provoking hair loss problem. In this condition, the scalp loses all its hair, but it doesn’t affect the rest of the body. The second type of alopecia totalis usually results in patches of hair loss, which then progresses to baldness over time. The first type usually causes rapid and complete hair loss in the scalp.
What are the benefits of scalp micropigmentation for treating alopecia?
In comparison with other expensive hair treatments such as hair transplants, scalp micropigmentation is a relatively new hair loss solution that is non-invasive and much more affordable. Scalp micropigmentation has many benefits, including:
An easy-to-maintain product
Results that are realistic and life-changing
Surgery is not required
Effects that last a long time
Confidence in day-to-day activities restored
In this procedure, the technician uses an ink that matches your skin and desired look to create an invigorated hairline and simulate hair stubble. A few sessions are required to complete the procedure, which involves tattooing ink into your scalp using microneedles. A natural-looking hairline is achieved by shaving the head closely.
Hair loss can also be treated with scalp micropigmentation for women. To create a denser, fuller-looking head, the technician will choose an ink colour that best complements your scalp and hair. The results of SMP are as realistic as possible, so people will not be able to tell the difference with their naked eyes. Thus, scalp micropigmentation is an effective and long-term solution for patients suffering from alopecia.
Alopecia cannot be cured nor prevented through treatment, but it can provide patients with life-changing results that restore not only their hairline but also their confidence. There are some people who do not like the idea of having surgery like in FUT or FUE, and wearing wigs is just a hassle. Whether your alopecia returns or not, scalp micropigmentation offers a permanent solution.
By using different size cartages and pigment shades, we at SMP of Austin create the appearance of hair follicles on your scalp using microneedles. Using this technique, hair looks thicker, fuller, and the hairline appears stronger.
Here at SMP of Austin, we pride ourselves on providing the best alopecia areata treatment in Austin TX. Our scalp micropigmentation results are the best in the industry.