Many clients who come in to Scalp Esthetica ask our opinion on various other procedures used to treat hair loss and thinning hair, including Low Level Laser Therapy, Minoxidil, Hair Transplants, Platelet Rich Plasma treatments and even Laser Combs. This article will go through each of these treatment options, and explain why there is no substitute to Scalp Micropigmentation, Hair Tattoo or Scalp Tattoo Treatments.
Unfortunately, there has been a big push on these light treatments that state that the RED LED light stimulates blood flow to the scalp and can regrow hair by awakening dormant hairs. Although the science is sound, and we’ve seen this in clients that have had IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) hair removal, it will not completely regrow all your hair back, and it will not certainly last. The problem is that the original cause of one’s hair loss is the issue, and whatever terminated the original hairs in the first place (i.e. hormones, etc), will most likely cause the newly awakened hairs to fall out within months. These treatments take months, if not years of usage to grow back a small amount of hair that most likely will fall out in the near future after usage.
Minoxidil is a great option for those wanting to keep most of the remaining hair that they currently have. Research has not shown great success in regrowth of hair using Minoxidil, however, the same research does confirm that Men and Women have been able to keep their remaining hairs for a much longer period of time, than not using Minoxidil. However, unfortunately, research also shows that Minoxidil only works for approx. 38% of clients using the product. Minoxidil does come with some side effects, and you will need to wait up to 1 year to really know if it is working or not. Cost is approx. $50 per month, for life. Once you stop using Minoxidil, your hairs will fall out again after 3-4 months.
Although Hair Transplants have come a long way in regards to results and scarring, hair transplants do not work for everyone. No guarantees can be made in regards to results, and the cost can be between $12,000 to $50,000 depending on the areas being treated, the amount of hair loss and the doctor performing the procedure. Most clients we see at Scalp Esthetica either had little to no results, or are left with scars that need to be camouflaged.
This is a new treatment that is gaining a lot of momentum, however, there is not enough research to show that this new treatment works or is long lasting. Most Doctors do not guarantee results and all the research state that this is a “promising”
This treatment, offered by Scalp Esthetica, is the only treatment that is guaranteed to work. The results are instant, and you will see the results during your treatment and definitely after your very first treatment. For Men who are balding or bald, you can now have the look of a freshly shaved head of hair or a buzzcut; all day, every day. The only stipulation is that you need to shave your head on a daily basis or every other day. For Men and Women with thinning hair, Scalp Micropigmentation, will help add hair follicles to the scalp to give the appearance of a fuller, denser head of hair. Women, especially, who have thinning hair come to Scalp Esthetica in order to cover the scalp so that it is not “see through”. Most often Men and Women with thinning hair see the scalp in pictures, and with our SMP HD treatment, we are able to cover the scalp with pigmented hair follicles so the scalp is no longer visible and thus giving the appearance of a full head of hair.
What is Scalp Micropigmentation, Hair Tattoo or Scalp Tattoo?
SMP is an acronym that stands for Scalp Micro Pigmentation. SMP or Scalp Micropigmentation, is a medical grade application technique of depositing pigment (color) into the epidermis and upper dermal layer of the skin on the scalp. This technique allows the replication of hair follicles in the scalp, which gives the appearance of having a “buzz cut” or recently shaved head. The SMP method at Scalp Esthetica can be utilized for Men and Women of all ages, skin types, skin color and various degrees of balding, thinning hair, alopecia, and camouflaging scars or to add hair density to thinning hair. Scalp Esthetica are the leaders in SMP with their custom made needles, which are the size and shape of hair follicles, and their unique brand of custom made pigments, which do not change colors and are the longest lasting pigments in the industry.
Scalp Esthetica are the leaders in Canada for Scalp Micropigmentation, Hair Tattoo, Scalp Tattoo, and SMP Hair Density Treatments, and the Best Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Clinic in Toronto.
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