Hair loss and thinning hair is a problem that many men and women face. For men, because of genetics and hormones, hair loss can be noted as early as age 20. The majority of men have reported seeing hair loss by age 50. Women struggle with hair thinning and balding as well, though not in such high numbers.
Many advances in the field of cosmetic hair transplant surgery have been made in recent years, but one of the most innovative solutions to come along doesn’t require surgery at all. Scalp micropigmentation (SMP), or cosmetic hair follicle replication, involves depositing micro dots of semi-permanent ink into the scalp where the hair once was. This can either create the appearance of thicker, denser hair where the scalp is showing through or, for men who have significant balding, it can create the look of a shaved head. The appearance of denser hair follicles is often enough to dramatically improve the look of the hair for someone who has more scalp showing. As well, the shadow of stubble on a shaved head is a masculine look that works well in many settings, including professional settings. For people who choose to shave their remaining hair and cover the scalp in micro-pigment hairs, it will appear as though they choose to shave their head for style, and not because they have to. This simple shift can greatly improve confidence.