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Scalp Micropigmentation and Scalp Tricho-Pigmentation: Less Invasive Hair Loss Treatments

Want to address balding or thinning hair without undergoing invasive hair transplant surgery procedures? Consider Scalp Micropigmentation at Shapiro Medical Group’s Minneapolis hair restoration clinic.

Scalp Micropigmentation in Minneapolis

While similar to standard tattooing and permanent cosmetic procedures, SMP is designed for the scalp. The pigments and machines are much more sophisticated and specifically made to limit pigment depth, color change, and migration. The impressions are extremely discrete and are comparable in diameter to a single hair or follicular unit. 

The goal of SMP is to exactly replicate the appearance of shaved hair follicles or stubble of hair. The three main ways it can be used are:

– Creating a shaved look similar to closely cropped hair or stubble.

– Creating a thickening effect or increasing the illusion of density in areas of thinning hair.

– To camouflage and hide scars from other procedures such as strip and FUE surgeries.

SMP achieves its effect by decreasing the color contrast between scalp and hair. This can be particularly useful for women experiencing hair loss. It can also be very beneficial for patients who have undergone previous surgeries, but who are still looking thinner than they would like.

In permanent SMP, the pigment used is meant to last 2-5 years or more and may not fade completely. 

Temporary SMP, a.k.a. Scalp Tricho-Pigmentation

Experiencing balding or thinning hair and want to do something about it? Scalp Tricho Pigmentation (STP) at Shapiro Medical may be what you need.

Scalp Tricho Pigmentation (STP) is a medical tattoo process that recreates an appearance of naturally growing hair. It is similar in principle to SMP (Scalp Micro pigmentation) but there are very critical differences in the technique as STP addresses the specific properties of scalp hair. It also uses sophisticated pigments specifically designed to break down and fade completely within 6-24 months. 

The goal of STP is to exactly replicate the appearance of shaved hair follicles or stubble. It can create a shaved look, make thinning hair appear thicker, and camouflage scars. The impressions are extremely discrete and are comparable in diameter to a single hair or follicular unit, which allows for a more natural look. 

Shapiro Medical Group has the distinction of being the first medical clinics to be trained in this technique in the USA and is currently the only Trico-Pigmentation Training Center in North America.

Takeaway

Interested in less invasive hair loss treatment? Schedule your consultation with us today. Shapiro Medical Group meets the needs of patients in and around Minneapolis, including Saint Paul, Lakeville, St. Cloud and the surrounding areas.