Androgenetic alopecia or female pattern hair loss accounts for 95% of hair loss in women. Hair loss in women can be accounted for because of age, menopause, hormonal changes, medical conditions, medications, stress, diet, etc. The effects of balding, thinning hair or alopecia in women can have very devastating effects on women, much more than men. It can cause depression and anxiety in women, as well as a feeling of loss of attractiveness and sexuality, loss of self image and decrease emotional well being.
Scalp Micropigmentation or SMP is the best treatment for women with thinning hair. It can add density to the scalp which gives the appearance of a full, think head of hair.
The process of SMP or Scalp Micropigmentation for the treatment of thinning hair or hair loss in women is essentially the same technique as per men. Using a micro needle, the size and shape of an actual hair follicle, we instill microdots in the upper dermis and epidermis of the scalp to replicate natural hair follicles. These pigmented hair follicles add the appearance of density to the hair, as you no longer can see through the hair to the scalp. This appearance of a full head of hair through the SMP process can increase a woman’s self confidence, self esteem, sexuality and self image.
1) Non-Surgical Treatment
2) Affordable, compared with alternative treatments
3) Permanent, with only minor touch-ups needed every 5+ years
4) Adds density to thinning hair, giving the appearance of a full head of hair
5) Increases self-esteem and self-confidence in minutes
6) SMP can work on women of any age, skin type or skin color
7) SMP can be used to camouflage any scalp scarring related to hair transplants
8) No more wigs or extensions to cover up embarrassing thinning hair
The progression of female pattern baldness (Androgenic Alopecia) is generally classified on the Ludwig scale, which ranges from stages I to III. Stage I begins with thinning on the top of the head. In stage II the scalp starts to show. Finally, all of the hair at the crown of the head may be lost when the hair loss progresses to stage III. This is only a general guide, and many women fit into different categories within the Ludwig Scale.
Only mild hair loss is present during Stage 1. Usually the hair loss is occurring on the top or the back of the head (Crowing). Women are not usually aware the developing of hair loss at this stage, however, women may start noticing the part widening, demonstrating thinning hair along the top of the scalp and crown area.
Stage II hair loss is considered moderate. In this stage, women may notice thinning, shedding, general decrease in volume or density of hair, and a center part that continues to widen over time.
Stage III is the final and most extreme classification of female hair loss. When a patient is suffering from hair loss at this stage the hair will be extremely thin and the scalp will be very visible. There is extreme shedding and thinning during this stage.
Although this stage is rare, it shows a very advanced stage of female pattern hair loss, with almost no hair remaining on the crown or top of the head.
Frontal advanced stage is also a rare condition in female pattern hair loss, however, this type of hair loss is concentrated more at the forehead area than the crown of the head and gradually moves back.
1. The Consultation
A FREE consultation that lasts between 30 minutes to 1 hour. We will discuss your wants, needs and set expectations. If agreed upon, we will then set up your appointment for your initial treatment.
2. The Initial Treatment
The initial treatment will take between 1-4 hours depending on the degree of baldness or thinning hair. We will fill in all areas of the scalp until we reach total coverage and hair density. Review aftercare thoroughly.
3. The 2nd Treatment
Your second treatment will be approx. 7 days after your initial treatment, and consists of adding texture and density to the initial treatment until full hair density is reached. Your second treatment will take approx. 1-2 hours.
4. The Final Treatment
Your final treatment consists of adding more texture and density to the scalp, if necessary, to perfect the final look. Your final treatment will be 4-6 weeks after your second treatment, and should only require 1 hour.
5. The Follow Up
12 Months Guarantee! At The Scalp Micropigmentation Center we guarantee our results. Within 12 months after your final treatment, any required touch ups are on us. With SMC, you are in good hands and we guarantee it!