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Does Micro Scalp shading look real?

While women worry about breakouts and weight gain, men, on the other hand, feel stressed and insecure about Permanent hair loss. Yes, men have their own fair share of insecurities. Most of us tend to think that only the women care about their looks but the truth is, men are just as concerned about their physical appearance. Hair loss is one of the main sources of stress in men as it drags down their self-confidence.

What causes men to lose their hair? Hair loss in men is often referred to as androgenic alopecia. Factors that are said to contribute to androgenic alopecia are hormones and genetics. In this condition, hair follicles that used to be lush and profuse have now become latent. You’d probably think that hair loss only happens in men during their older years but you’ll be shocked to learn that as early as 18 years old, hair loss is already apparent.

According to statistics, 40% of the male species experience hair loss as soon as they hit the age of 35. The rate of hair loss will continue to increase as they age. In fact, by the time they reach 80 years old their hold loss would be roughly 80%. Out of desperation, hundreds of men have turned to specially designed shampoos that promise to thicken their hair’s volume and as old school as it sounds but some men even order wigs to cover their bald patches. Thankfully, the cosmetic industry has found an innovative way of addressing hair loss through scalp micropigmentation. Does scalp shading look realistic? Let’s find out.

What Is Scalp Shading?

If microblading is for your scarce eyebrows, scalp shading, as the name implies, is designed to give you the illusion of thicker hair. This is the procedure of choice for men and women who have succumbed to hair loss. What is the difference between the two? Albeit the two procedures are considered micropigmentation, the methods of applying the pigment are what make them uniquely dissimilar. Microblading is performed by using a manual blade, meanwhile, micropigmentation uses an electric tattoo device. This is necessary so that the pigment can sufficiently penetrate your scalp. Keep in mind that the skin on your scalp is relatively thicker than the skin underneath your eyebrows.

How Does It Work?

The aim of the artist is to make realistic hair strokes that replicate the strand and color of your natural hair just like a microblading artist would when filling in your eyebrows. However, they use different shades of black dots in various layers to mimic the look of the hair on your scalp. This type of shading style is called pointillism. This has to be done perfectly in order to create realistic hair, which is why it is very important that you find a veteran scalp-shading artist to do it.

When you look for a skilled artist the dots on your hair will definitely look real as they blend perfectly with your real hair. Plus, they also know what shade to choose to match it with your skin’s natural complexion. This procedure is very helpful for people who have experienced hair loss as a result of cancer, thinning hair and alopecia.

Is It Going To Hurt?

Well, pain is subjective. What is painless to you can be painful to someone else because that would depend on your pain threshold. But don’t worry because before the start of the procedure, the artist will apply a topical cream on your scalp to numb the area. There will be a slight discomfort but overall it’s very tolerable.

If you want to achieve natural looking hair for your scalp, it pays to do your research. Don’t just settle for any artist; find the best one with an impressive track record.

Angie Byboth
Angie Byboth
Angie Byboth has a Master Certification in permanent makeup through AIIC, and also has a BS in Bio-medical science. Angie also specializes in correction of permanent makeup procedures.