Hair pigmentation (MHP) is a non-surgical treatment that camouflages thinning hair and hair loss or bald spots. Depending on the center or the precise method, this is also called scalp pigmentation, Tricopigmentation and so on.
By applying thousands of pigment dots to the scalp, new 'hair stubble' is placed on the head, making the skin less visible and creating the effect of a fuller head of hair.
In addition to an optically higher density, a shaven look, a shaved hair style, can also be created and scars can be made less visible. So no new hair is applied or hair growth is not stimulated. The hair loss or baldness is only camouflaged by applying pigments, hence hair pigmentation.
Hair pigmentation is a technique that can be used on humans, men and women: with thinning hair: darkening the skin creates an optical illusion of more hair.
This does not always work with long hair, but it does with complete baldness by creating the illusion of a shaved head ('shaven look'); in case of partial baldness (e.g. to eliminate inlets, to rejuvenate the hairline…); to camouflage scars on the head (for example after a hair transplant); to camouflage hair loss in alopecia areata (patchy baldness).
TV interview with Sabine Dillen, hair pigmentation expert and Cynthia Reeckmans (TVPlus): "with hair pigmentation you have the result within a month..."
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If you're looking for a way to create the look of a 'full head of hair' without surgery, you may have heard of hair pigmentation?
Hair surgeons and dermatologists often refer to hair pigmentation specialists when:
Hair pigmentation is a treatment that uses extremely small needles and specially developed hair pigmentation pigments (SMP) to simulate hair stubble.
The pigments have been developed to be extremely resistant to the effects of UV rays from the sun and are individually adapted by specialists for each person so that they integrate beautifully with the existing hair and hair color.
Everything from the needle, type of ink, technique and depth of pigment deposition is different.
First, the placement of the pigments in the skin is crucial. Classical tattooing uses a 'line' filling where pigments are placed up to 3-4 mm under the skin. However, hair pigments are introduced via the 'Dot technique' at 0.5-1 mm under the skin so that the dots remain small and do not expand.
That is the secret of a perfectly executed pigmentation, but it requires years of experience.
For starters, a regular tattoo needle is just too big and imprecise to approximate the look and texture of tiny hair stubbles.
Using high magnification glasses is a plus for quality reasons while performing hair pigmentation. This type of glasses offers a strong magnification, allowing the practitioner to work even more accurately = ultra realistic results.
Our practitioners ALWAYS use magnifying glasses, the same high quality glasses that are also used during hair transplantation.
Special, 'flat' light sources create non-reflective lighting. As a result, the practitioner can always count on a correct representation of the placed pigments.
During the treatment, biodegradable pigments are applied to the top layer of the scalp to mimic hair stubble.
It is important that treatment is carried out in a clean and hygienic environment to minimize the risk of infection.
Hair pigmentation treatments last 2-4 hours on average.
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