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Scalp Micropigmentation in New York

Scalp Micropigmentation From RHRLI

Scalp Micropigmentation Procedures by Robotic Hair Restoration Long Island

Concealers have been used for decades by men and women to camouflage their balding and thinning scalps, as well as the linear scar left behind in the donor area for those who had the traditional FUT (Follicular Hair Transplant) or strip procedure.

Although previous use of cosmetic tattoos has been attempted by cosmetic service providers, it’s not until recently that this has become an art form used by cosmetic surgeons and Scalp Micropigmentation practitioners.

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp Micropigmentation involves the use of permanent concealers in the form of a specialized tattoo applied in a stippling pattern to mimic closely cut hairs. It has been applied to both the balding and thinning areas, as well as different types of scars on various areas of the scalp.
Scalp Micropigmentation is a highly advanced method of cosmetic pigmentation. Tiny needles are used to add colored pigment to the scalp to mimic the look of hair follicles.

Before & After for Scalp Micropigmentation

Female Scalp Micropigmentation Patient
Before Female Scalp Micropigmentation procedure
After Female Scalp Micropigmentation procedure
African American Patient Covering His FUT Scar
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Scalp Micropigmentation after

Before Scalp Micropigmentation
After Scalp Micropigmentation

How does Scalp Micropigmentation Work?

Scalp Micropigmentation Procedures before photo by Robotic Hair Restoration Long IslandA specialized cosmetic tattoo instrument with a handpiece that utilizes reciprocating needling is used to apply the stippled pattern between the pores of the scalp. The dot size must be small, around 0.1mm as seen from the surface of the skin.

Similar to the process of getting a tattoo, tiny needles are used to add colored pigment to the scalp using computer controlled micro-fine needles in triple clusters to achieve the guaranteed consistency of results required.

Who is Best Suited for Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp Micropigmentation Procedures After photo by Robotic Hair Restoration Long IslandScalp Micropigmentation is uniquely suited to a variety of conditions that have no alternative. A Limited donor area is the number one reason, followed by previous hair transplant candidates who have become heavily donor depleted, often with significantly scarred donor areas. Both are ideal candidates for Scalp Micropigmentation. This unique application offers the patient an ability to achieve a normal-looking donor area without further hair transplants, as Scalp Micropigmentation addresses both the scarring and see-through areas directly.

How Long Does The Procedure Take?

Scalp Micropigmentation is a time-consuming process that usually requires three sessions, approximately 2-3 weeks apart in order to achieve optimal results. Each session is a minimum of 2-4 hours, depending on which treatment is needed. For example, strip scars require blending in the scalp both above and below the scar, so the magnitude of the work increases beyond the scar itself. If blending is not done, the treated scar may stand out significantly.

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Session One

Session One tells us how the patient’s body reacts to the inks and how well the scar tissue responds to the technique and color being used.

Session Two

In Session Two, we analyze the results from session one in terms of color acceptance and ink depth into the scar tissue. The process is repeated while making adjustments based on what we learned from session one. The density of the stippling is increased, while the color of the ink and depth of its placement may also be altered, if necessary.

Session Three

In Session Three, the patient will undergo a technical refinement of the process to ensure that the final result is a custom-tailored camouflage of the scar with natural blending into the patient’s existing hair to make the process appear essentially undetectable.

Unfortunately, there is no short-cut to this process, if you attempt to try to do the Scalp Micropigmentation in less time, the results may be severely compromised.

What Are My Options For Scalp Micropigmentation?

There are 3 options. Scar camouflage for FUE transplants, filling in sparse areas for a more dense look in the hairline and a full head which mimics a buzzed cut or shaved look.

Why Choose Scalp Micropigmentation Over Other Options?

It is a permanent look without any products that have to be washed out.

Does The Procedure Hurt?

With Scalp Micropigmentation there is minimal discomfort. On a scale of 1-10, it is a 2.

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Is Scalp Micropigmentation Permanent?

How you care for it determines longevity. The sun fades the pigmentation over time so a good sunscreen is imperative. A touch up might be required depending upon care.

What’s the Difference Between Scalp Micropigmentation and a Regular Head Tattoo?

Scalp Micropigmentation uses an organic ink as opposed to an oxide-based ink that is used when you get a tattoo.

What is The Healing Process Like?

The first 3-4 days are crucial to the healing process. Follow all instructions provided by the technician. No hair washing, swimming, or extreme workouts are permitted because the healing process is a dry heal and therefore the head cannot get wet.

Scalp Micropigmentation Testimonials

“I was left with a nasty scar from the donor area of a hair strip transplant prohibiting me from wearing my hair short.”

“I’m happy to say upon researching scar revision, I found Robotic Hair Restoration of Long Island. I must say Dr. Gohil, and his staff are nothing short of great.”

Marianne used Scalp Micropigmentation to camouflage the scar. What a difference! I am now free to wear my hair short in the back without being self-conscience about it. I totally appreciate their honesty and integrity.”

“So if you’re having hair trouble of any kind, check them out. They truly care, and can help with their state-of-the-art equipment and knowledgeable staff.”

– Sal B. of Long Island

For more information on Scalp Micropigmentation, contact RHRLI today for a free hair restoration consultation.