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Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp micropigmentation, also known as a hair tattoo, can cover bald spots or thinning hair without surgery. Providers use thin needles to deposit tiny dots of pigment (color) on the scalp. This treatment can cover bald spots or create a shaved head look.


What is scalp micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation is a cosmetic treatment for thinning hair or hair loss. It’s sometimes also called a hair tattoo. A provider uses thin, small needles to deposit tiny dots of pigment (color) on the scalp. These dots give the appearance of thicker hair. Scalp micropigmentation pigments are cosmetic-grade, permanent inks.

When a skilled technician performs scalp micropigmentation, it can hide thinning areas on your scalp. It may also hide birthmarks or scars. The treatment can also give the illusion of having shaved hair or a “buzz cut” on people who are bald. Scalp micropigmentation is noninvasive and doesn’t require surgery or anesthesia.

Who is scalp micropigmentation for?

Scalp micropigmentation is a type of micropigmentation (permanent makeup). The treatment can create the appearance of thicker hair in people who have:

  • Alopecia areata, an autoimmune condition that causes hair loss.

  • Chemotherapy-related hair loss.

  • Hair loss in women.

  • Hormonal conditions that cause hair loss, including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

  • Male pattern baldness, receding hairline or baldness at the crown of the head.

  • Thin hair or scalp show-through.

  • Scars or birthmarks on the scalp.

  • Does scalp micropigmentation grow hair?

  • Scalp micropigmentation doesn’t grow hair or change your natural hair growth. It’s not a hair loss treatment. It also won’t cause hair loss or damage your existing hair follicles. Scalp micropigmentation is a way to make it look like you have fuller, thicker hair.

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