Hair loss is an incredibly common problem for both men and women. For example, 30% of men deal with hair loss before the age of 30, and one in four women aged 25-35 experience similar symptoms.
While there are many different potential causes of hair loss, including medical conditions and stress, many of those dealing with this deal with reduced confidence and self-esteem issues. As a result, many cosmetic procedures have been created to help combat this, including hair tattoos.
What Is A Hair Tattoo?
Hair tattoos are not “tattoos” in the traditional sense - for example, signing up for a hair tattoo does not mean you’re going to walk away with a fun design on your scalp. Instead, they are designed to mask the signs of hair loss by creating the illusion of fuller hair or closely shaven hair.
This is achieved through the use of a rotary tattoo machine and micro needles, the pigment is added to the scalp and designed to look similar to natural hair follicles.
Many patients prefer this form of aesthetic treatment over hair transplants, as they are minimally invasive and require less recovery time. This means that you can notice the results (and benefits) right away.
What concerns/issues can hair tattoos address?
Suitable for both men and women, a hair tattoo can address a range of complaints/issues, such as:
- Hair loss - This includes hair loss caused by medical conditions and auto immune conditions such as alopecia areata and alopecia universalis.
- Thinning hair - Hair tattoos can be used to create the illusion of thicker, fuller hair for those dealing with thinning hair. In instances of baldness, hair tattoos can create the illusion of a closely shaved head.
- Scarring - Hair tattoos can also be used to cover up scarring around the scalp area, such as those obtained during hair transplant surgeries.
Many studies have found that client satisfaction is incredibly high among those getting hair tattooing services.
What is the process of getting a hair tattoo like?
Your hair tattoo journey will begin with a consultation with your practitioner, who will talk you through the process. They will also ask questions about your hair loss and any medical conditions you may have in order to ensure this is the best option for you moving forward.
During the procedure, they will use a specialist machine and micro needles to apply fine, pigmented impressions to your scalp. Their pigmentation, depth and placement emulate the look/appearance of natural hair follicles. No matter how big or small the hair tattoo is that you need, we will still require multiple sessions to complete the treatment and get the desired look.
A typical hair tattoo session will last between two to four hours, depending on your goals and overall look. However, your practitioner will be able to discuss this in more detail with you during your consultation. You’ll also be given plenty of time to ask any burning questions or put your mind at ease.
Unlike other cosmetic procedures, the recovery time for a hair tattoo is relatively swift, and you’ll be able to see the results right away. During your recovery, you may experience mild discomfort, swelling and redness, though this will quickly subside.
Does getting a hair tattoo hurt?
Many of those who have received tattoos in the past will describe the pain associated with the procedure as minimal. For example, it is not considered to be as painful as a traditional tattoo. This is because it is a minimally invasive procedure carried out by experts who know exactly what they are doing.
What are the benefits of getting a hair tattoo?
There are many benefits associated with getting a hair tattoo. For example:
- Hair tattoos can drastically improve the clients overall confidence and self-esteem levels.
- Hair tattoos effectively combat signs of hair loss, thinning hair and scarring, among other issues that you may be dealing with.
- Hair tattoos, unlike other interventive methods, do not stand in the way of natural hair growth.
What do hair tattoos look like?
The process of hair tattooing has been refined over time in order to ensure it closely resembles the natural appearance of hair follicles. Furthermore, your practitioner will work closely with you to ensure the pigment selected closely matches your natural hair follicle and skin tone for a more realistic final look.
You can see some excellent before and after photos here, which show how the clients hair tattoos look once the procedure is complete.
How long do hair tattoos last?
Typically hair tattoos will last between 2 and 5 years on average, before slight fading starts to happen. There are certain steps you can take to extend its lifespan. For example, minimal sun exposure or protecting your scalp from UV stops the pigmentation from fading too quickly.
Many of those who receive hair tattoos will have follow-up appointments years after their procedure in order to maintain the best results. As touch-up sessions are only required to build up on the pre-existing work, they take less time and are typically less expensive as a result.
How much do hair tattoos cost?
The price of hair tattoos can vary, depending on the amount of hair loss you have. However, at Scalp Nation, we pride ourselves on giving our customers access to exemplary services for a fair and reasonable price. You can find out more about our prices here.
Get in touch today to find out more!
At Scalp Nation, we have years of experience in hair tattooing and always endeavour to support our clients in whatever way possible.
If you’d like to find out more about hair tattoos, please do not hesitate to get in touch today. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedure, aftercare and costs - or to get you started on your journey towards confidence!