There are plenty of balding remedies in the market today. They could range from the simplest of anti hair loss shampoos to the more complex hair transplant methods. The effectiveness of these remedies depends on the kind of hair loss condition as well as the degree of its onset. Perhaps the most dynamic out of all the current treatments available is a scalp micropigmentation procedure. A shaved scalp hairstyle is probably what comes to mind when someone thinks about SMP. It does after all work best in most cases when the head is entirely bald. This is because the pigments are two-dimensional in design and each one works together to create a uniform look of a semblance of hair. Any existing hair on the other hand is three-dimensional. It could potentially upset the balance depending on its placement in relation to each other. A sharp contrast between the two will make the pigments recognisable to the eye, betraying the very purpose of what SMP is truly for. Getting scalp micropigmentation to work with existing hair requires more components before it can be implemented properly. The hairline should still be intact and the vertex area must only be exhibiting diffuse thinning. This would make it most suitable for female pattern baldness. The same however could not be said about using this during the latter stages of male pattern baldness or alopecia areata for that matter. Any kind of balding that already has large areas of the scalp exposed will make this method highly detectible. The “open spaces” would create the clear distinction between the two-dimensional pigments and three-dimensional hair strands. This would cause an SMP procedure to fail because its very purpose is to create an illusion of hair to the casual observer, no matter the hairstyle pattern it is working with. In any case, an SMP requires that the entire scalp be shaved free of hair before proceeding with the treatment. The specialist can work better with a “clean canvas” in order to fully appreciate how the pigments have settled in and faded. It could also inadvertently provide a chance to witness a “just-shaven” look for a few days while waiting for the hair to grow out. Whichever style the SMP patient chooses however, he just has to be aware that his hairline and vertex region can complement the pigments below to remain inconspicuous.