Genetics play a major role in hair loss experienced by men and women, accounting for over 90% of cases. Although hair thinning and balding can be a problem for up to 40% of women, the majority of people who seek hair restoration solutions are male. Men can start to notice that they are losing their hair as early as 20 years of age, and by the age of 50, 85% of men will report some hair thinning or balding.
Multiple treatment options exist today. Technological advancements have made hair transplant surgery safer, more effective, and more natural-looking than ever before. However, a new hair restoration trend is getting a lot of attention and is fast becoming the popular choice for young men. And it’s not a surgery. Scalp micropigmentation (SMP), which is also referred to as cosmetic hair tattooing, involves depositing very fine dots of semi-permanent ink into the scalp to mimic the appearance of shaved hairs or to create the illusion of denser hair follicles in areas where the hair is thinning.