Microblading has been used to create the illusion of eyebrows for some time now. This technique uses a small handheld tool combined with a hair colour-matched pigment to make strokes mimicking real hairs. It can also be used to hide hair loss on the scalp.
Hair loss is a very common issue for men and women. At advanced stages of hair loss, there is not enough hair available from the donor site to be able to restore all of the areas of baldness. Techniques like microblading and scalp micropigmentation are great ways of camouflaging the areas that are thin by adding the perception of density.
Microblading is very effective for concealing certain areas that are just thinning and haven’t actually gone completely bald yet. It works best on women and for disguising female pattern baldness. This technique is able to blend in thinning hairlines, the area where the hair is parted, or entire hairlines. The frontal hairline is the most important part of any hair restoration. This can even be a more budget-friendly treatment for somebody who is just starting to notice thinning in the frontal hairline.
Microblading is also effective for treating the early stages of female pattern baldness. Women will start to lose their hair from the middle of their head, and it will then fan out to each side. If a woman is in the early stages of hair loss and is just starting to notice thinning where she parts her hair, microblading is a reasonable treatment to use as a temporary camouflage treatment. This treatment looks the best only when treating areas that still have hair and are only thinning, because it blends with the existing hair by adding depth and shadows. For areas that are completely bald, scalp micropigmentation is a more suitable treatment.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a different technique that uses little dots that resemble a shaven follicle. SMP leaves a semi-permanent tattoo to serve a very similar purpose. Both techniques can be very effective if done by a trained professional and when done at the right time and in the best areas. SMP is a more suitable solution for bald areas and can also be used to blend in thinning areas.
There is no required downtime after either one of these procedures, but the patient may find some skin irritation or peeling. It is important to make sure that the proper inks are being used and will not bleed or fade. Oftentimes a semi-permanent ink is a better choice because it can be touched up very easily and will never start to lose its original color and look. Most times the result will last up to 18 months or so and will just need to be touched up as needed.