Alopecia can be successfully treated using SMPScalp-related alopecia takes many forms from patchy hair loss on the head (known as alopecia areata), to the total loss of all head hair (referred to as alopecia totalis). The symptoms of alopecia areata can be extremely unpredictable, with the affected area frequently changing size, shape and position. Sometimes the condition goes away on it’s own, only to return at a later date. In some cases it can develop into full-blown alopecia totalis. This unpredictable nature makes the condition distressing and difficult to treat using traditional methods.

The situation is exasperated by the fact that we still have a very limited understanding of the condition, and because the treatments available are rarely effective. Medical remedies such as corticosteriod injections and creams, or even minoxidil lotions, do not often succeed and in some cases can be difficult to endure in the long term.

For both men and women, scalp micropigmentation can provide the answer in many cases.

Scalp treatments for men

The greatest advantage of SMP as an alopecia ‘cure’ is that the entire scalp can be treated. This means that as the symptoms come and go, or even as the affected areas change size, shape and position, your follicle replications will continue to ensure that the visible effects are minimized.

For men who are happy to wear a shaved hairstyle, visible alopecia symptoms can become a thing of the past. Blending seamlessly with your real hair, as the patches develop or move, you will not look any different. All people will see is a full head of hair.

If you want to keep your hair a little longer, a full head treatment usually requires that your head is shaved in the first instance. When your hair grows back, your scalp is shaded by the pigmentation so that bald patches are much less visible than they were before.

Facial hair treatments for men

Alopecia totalis also affects your facial hair, whilst other forms such as Alopecia Barbae affect only your beard hair. Scalp micropigmentation can be used to remedy this by replicating shaven beard and moustache hair in the same way that it replicates shaven head hair.

Scalp treatments for women

For many women, shaving the head is not a practical option. It is therefore preferable to isolate the treatment area to those currently affected, as these areas can be treated without the need to cut the surrounding hair down to a short length. Patches are much less visible immediately following treatment.

The exact method of application can vary from patient to patient, because each case of alopecia is highly unique. If the affected areas in your case do not change very often, then the treatment process we develop for you may be different. Please contact us to discuss your exact requirements.

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