There are many types of hair loss that can possibly plague a person’s scalp. Androgenic alopecia is by far the most common, consisting of up to ninety percent of all cases reported.
The other occurrences take up what remains. They might not be as rampant as pattern baldness though they are just as noticeable. Some might even be considered more obvious than others. Take alopecia areata for example. It is an autoimmune condition that can manifest itself without warning. Stress is thought to be the reason why this kind of hair loss occurs. There are however no data confirming such claim. This appears randomly throughout the scalp appearing as round, bald patches of skin. It can come and go without warning often causing anxiety in the process. Worse, this can progress to a more severe condition called alopecia totalis or the loss of hair over the entire head.
Telogen effluvium is another balding condition that can be caused by stress. This has more established evidence due to how the scalp reacts a few months after the traumatic condition. Such instances are divorce, death of a loved one, major surgery or childbirth. The effect is on hair is that it is shed in clumps in different parts of the scalp without really following a set pattern. The reason why this occurs is due to the rapid shift between the anagen and telogen hair growth cycles. It creates a longer resting phase that causes hair density to thin in a particular area of the scalp.
Other forms of alopecia can be caused by infection, illness or even medication. These can be remedied by addressing the reason why it came about however there are times when they are necessary. Medication such as chemotherapy has to be used despite the resulting hair loss. For this reason, a patient might want to use a remedy prior to receiving treatment for his illness. The best way to do this is through scalp micropigmentation.
Using this treatment for hair loss is fast becoming the first option among the different remedies available. It is so dynamic that it can completely disregard the current stage that a balding condition is presently engaged in. Another good thing about scalp micropigmentation is its fast recovery period. Patients might notice some redness over the treated area immediately after every session. They will quickly find out however that this can disappear in a matter of two to three days. The pigments itself will already be quite visible. It just needs a minimum of seven days to be able to completely settle into the scalp and fade.
Scalp micropigmentation provides a semblance of hair to a balding scalp. It may be used in two ways either through a “just-shaved” style or coupled with the client’s existing hair. The former method is very simple to maintain. A patient just needs to make sure that his scalp is always clean and moisturized. He also has to mindful of his existing hair that could still grow despite having received treatment. This might cause the hair design to lose the uniformity of its appearance. The client simply has to shave it off every couple of days or so to prevent this from happening.
Using scalp micropigmentation to increase the density of a patient’s existing hair is likewise effective though can only be implemented after satisfying two prerequisites. The first is that the hairline should still be intact. Pigments would be extremely noticeable if they are fully exposed in the temporal and frontal regions of the scalp due to their two-dimensional nature. The second requirement is that the client should only have diffuse thinning in the vertex area. This follows the same logic as the first prerequisite. The existing hair and the pigments should be able to mix together in relatively proportional proximity to avoid discovery. Having them set in noticeable clusters will not do any good. It is better to just use the “just-shaved” style if the existing hair cannot provide an adequate amount of coverage.