Hair Pigmentation - How Do They Do It?

25 October, 2022 16:24

Hair Pigmentation - How Do They Do It?

Hair transplantation is now a well-known concept, but most people have never heard of hair pigmentation.

Even though both treatments address hair loss issues, they are completely different treatments.

What is hair pigmentation and what exactly does the treatment entail?

What does a hair pigmentation treatment look like?

What are the differences with hair transplantation?

What are the different treatment options?

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What is hair pigmentation and what happens during a treatment?

Hair pigmentation is a derived tattoo procedure that uses extremely small needles and specially developed pigments (dyes) to simulate hair stubble.

This man was bald until 30 days ago
This man was bald until 30 days ago. High density pigmentation, totally natural looking

The pigments have been developed to be extremely resistant to the effects of UV rays from the sun. We use EU approved pigments that are not tested on animals. These pigments will be individually adapted for each person by our specialists so that they integrate nicely with the existing hair and hair color.

The placement of the pigments in the skin is crucial. In classical tattooing, a 'line' filling is used in which pigments are placed up to 3-4 mm under the skin.

However, hair pigments are inserted at 0.5-1 mm under the skin so that the dots remain small and do not expand. This is the secret of a perfectly executed pigmentation.

Hair pigmentation vs tattoo needle
Hair Pigmentation Needle vs Tattoo Needle

What does a hair pigmentation treatment look like?

  • A total of 3 startup sessions are required. 1 to 2 weeks is taken between each session to allow the pigments to be properly absorbed into the skin.
  • Each session lasts 3-4 hours and is performed completely manually.
  • With every session, the entire balding area is treated so that everything remains beautiful and natural
  • During the first session, a lot of attention is paid to the hairline.
  • Our master pigmentation specialist Sabine has more than 20 years of experience in designing the desired hairline. Doctors such as Dr. Ilter, Dr. De Reys always left the hairline design during a hair transplant to Sabine. Hair transplant doctors are increasingly referring patients for hair pigmentation to Prohairclinic.
  • You can watch Netflix during the treatment.
Class 1 treatment room with Netflix option
Class 1 treatment room with Netflix options

After the session, the customer can simply drive back himself, there are no restrictions.

  • The pinkish appearance that develops on the treated area will have completely disappeared after +- 24 hours.
  • Swelling, scabs or other side effects are not to be expected.
  • It is only after the 2nd treatment that you will actually see the effect.
  • During the 3rd treatment, everything is checked and we can still make adjustments according to the customer's wishes.
  • After that, the hair problems are 100% solved for a period of 3-5 years.
  • You should not use any products nor return for maintenance treatments. We only ask to protect your scalp well in the summer when exposed to the sun (factor 30-50).
  • After that, the pigments will slowly start to replace. The “balding process” of fading resembles natural hair loss.

If you want to keep the effect, you can come by for a touch up treatment when you notice fading.
This is usually a treatment of 1-2 hours, after which you can continue for another 3-5 years.
The rate for this 'refreshment treatment' is 150 euros per hour in 2022.

Hair pigmentation options?

Hair pigmentation is primarily a treatment for bald or balding men. Women can be treated, but they are rarely good candidates.

Shave look – shaved haircut solution
This treatment means that the customer shaves the hair to approximately 1 mm.

By filling the scalp with pigments, the client then looks like someone with a full head of hair, in the shaved state. The customer should shave the real natural hairs 2-3 times a week with clippers so that the difference in length between the pigments and the real hairs is not noticeable.

Of course, this treatment is also ideal for men with complete baldness.


Filling effect – pigment between longer hairs to increase the illusion of density
This treatment is ideal for people where the scalp is starting to become slightly visible. By pigmenting the scalp there will be less reflection of the light and that gives the impression of a higher density. Before the start-up treatments, the entire head hair should be shaved once.

Scar improvement – FUE and FUT hair transplantation
With the help of hair pigmentation we can improve the scars that are left behind with FUE and FUT hair transplantation.

Differences between hair transplantation and hair pigmentation

You can find everything about this topic on the page hair transplant vs hair pigmentation

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