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Hairline Tattooing: The Truth of Scalp Micropigmentation
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Jun 13, 2023

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Este Medical Group

One of the options for hiding hair loss is a hairline tattoo; this type of hair loss tattoo is also referred to as scalp micropigmentation (SMP).

For many, a hair pigmentation tattoo is an alternative to a professional hair transplant. Before you commit to ink, let’s go over the pros and cons of micro hair pigmentation, so you are better informed about this type of hair loss cover-up.

As well, we'll tell you about proven non-surgical and surgical treatment options for restoring hair loss that don’t involve scalp tattooing — for instance, PRP mesotherapy, laser light hair regrowth, and hair transplants.

Pros & Cons of Tattoo Scalp Micropigmentation

Hairline Tattoo Pros

  • Cosmetically restore your hairline
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Scalp micropigmentation is considered safe
  • It shouldn’t damage existing hair follicles
  • Cost effective hair loss solution
  • Can give illusion of shaved hair (i.e., buzz cut)

Hairline Tattoo Cons

  • Scalp micropigmentation only disguises the appearance of hair loss
  • Pigmentation tattoo hair doesn’t actually treat hair loss at the root
  • Discomfort from having delicate scalp area tattooed
  • Hair pigmentation tattoo is not a permanent, long-term solution to hair loss
  • Results are not 100% perfect
  • Scalp micropigmentation doesn't give 3D results
  • Chance you will not like the final results
  • Tattoo may need several touch-ups over time
  • May limit hairstyle options

Hair Tattoo Hair Loss Alternatives

Body tattoos are often linked to regret over the years, and the same can be said for scalp micropigmentation. Hair pigmentation tattoo recipients can come to regret the decision, especially if they continue to experience progressive hair loss on other parts of the head. SMP might not be the best option for women and men suffering from pattern baldness.

The best way to determine what type of hair growth treatment is best suited to you is to have a professional hair loss consultation to determine your type of male hair loss and female hair loss.

Brukey Says Este Medical Saved His Hair!
Brukey Says Este Medical Saved His Hair!
Woman's Astonishing Hair Growth with PRP Hair Loss Treatment
Woman's Astonishing Hair Growth with PRP Hair Loss Treatment

Top 3 Hair Loss Treatments Available at Este Medical

Before you ink, it’s smart to consider other effective hair loss treatments that actually get to the root of your hair loss and provide realistic and natural 3D hair regrowth results!

Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Treatments

PRP hair injections combined with mesotherapy 

PRP is an amazing hair loss option because platelet-rich plasma injections to the scalp boost blood circulation to the hair follicles. As a result, increased blood circulation helps to oxygenate and deliver essential nutrients to the scalp and hair, which stimulates new hair growth and supports your natural hair growth cycle.

Even the founder and CEO of Este Medical Group gets regular PRP hair treatments!

Laser hair regrowth light therapy 

Laser hair therapy is an especially good treatment for all genders; for males and females who are beginning to experience hair thinning, a receding hairline, male pattern baldness (i.e., androgenetic alopecia) and female pattern hair loss. Laser light therapy for hair growth has a 95% success rate, and you will see regrowth results in 4 months on average.

Surgical Hair Restoration

The #1 treatment for female and male pattern baldness and hair loss is FUE hair transplantation. A professional hair transplant is the most natural option for improving the look of thinning hair or restoring a hairline naturally. Hair grafts combined with before and after PRP injections and laser hair therapy provide the best long-term results for both male and female hair loss.

Find out if you are a good candidate for a hair transplant treatment at our hair loss clinic in Istanbul, Turkey — book a hair transplant consultation to talk about your grooming and hairstyle goals.

Let Us Help You Restore Your Real Hair!

Let us tell you how Este Medical will take care of you, and arrange everything from your UK-Turkey flights, hotel accommodation to your airport-hotel-clinic taxi transfers, and most importantly, your Turkey hair transplant surgery. Find an Este UK medical clinic near you to get started on your real hair restoration journey to Istanbul!

Last Updated:

June 13, 2023

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