HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Most clients will require 2-3 sessions over a 30-60 days to achieve the best result possible.
Additional treatments will increase the density, the number of ink dots in one area. More density will result in a darker, more natural look, which will help integrate the procedure into any remaining hair.
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Scalp micropigmenation requires a small needle to be inserted into the upper dermis of the scalp. A certain amount of discomfort is inevitable, however most clients report the sensation to be nothing more than mildly irritating, even therapeutic. The general consensus is that the pain varies from a 3-4 out of 10.
Some parts of the scalp, for example the temporal regions and the hairline, can be more sensitive. Additionally some people experience more discomfort than others, and people who have used hair systems for a long period of time, or have a significant amount of scar tissue to cover, are also prone to a higher pain level.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME?
Some redness and swelling on their scalp up to a few days after the procedure is expected. The pigment initially will appear a few shades darker and can take one to seven days to lighten, and in rarer cases up to 14 days. Bruising can also occur from time to time, which may cause the treated area to appear darker or to appear slightly blue. This is relatively uncommon affecting approx 1 in 10 clients, and goes away after a few days.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost of your procedure depends on what you need and what part of the world you live in. Ultimately it is decided by how many hours of session time you require, and that depends on any special requirements you may have.
For example, the ‘average’ client with thinning hair on top and perhaps a receding hairline, can expect to pay around $3000 (USD). Most clients fit this category. Even those with intact hairlines usually require the same session time to recover lost density.
The price is likely to be reduced if your hair loss is less advanced, for example if you have full density but need a slight reconstruction of your hairline. The price will increase if you have scars to conceal, or alopecia to camouflage.
So use $3000 (USD) as a guide, and allow some fluctuation depending on your personal requirements.