There are different kinds of balding that could occur during a man’s life. Male pattern baldness is the most frequent. It could account for a majority of all the types of hair loss reported. This can initially be detected by observing how hair is lost. It would usually begin with a receding hairline at the temporal and frontal areas of the scalp. The vertex region would also start losing hair that will begin at the center of the scalp and move outward. All of these areas will eventually cause the top of the head to lose its hair. Only the regions at the lower sides and back of the scalp will continue to have active hair follicles. Male pattern baldness is brought about by genetic causes.

Alopecia areata on the other hand, is an autoimmune manifestation. Many regard this as being triggered by stress though there are still actual tests that need to be performed to confirm this. It appears in numerous bald patches often resembling the shape and size of a coin. This does not have a set pattern when it would show up. It can also vanish without a trace and reappear once again much to the dismay of the patient. Alopecia areata can also advance to a more serious case known as alopecia totalis or hair loss over the whole head.

The type of hair loss that is confirmed to be stress-induced is telogen effluvium. Hair in this case is shed in clumps on different parts of the scalp about three months after the stressful event occurred. These are usually caused by major life events such as death of a loved one, divorce, accident, major surgery or childbirth. This jolts into action a sudden shift between the anagen and telogen hair growth cycles resulting in a longer resting stage. The density becomes thinner in different areas of the scalp because it is not able to replace it with new hair growth.

There are also types of hair loss as a result of illness, infection or medication. Targeting the cause of its appearance could easily help the scalp regain its hair. It would be difficult to do this however in cases where medication is still required. A person might want to continue with it and disregard the loss of his hair in favour of regaining his physical health. He may however plan ahead by getting treatment already in place before he starts with his medication. It is possible to do this through scalp micropigmentation.

This is perhaps the most innovative among the multitude of balding solutions available today. It is not only applicable upon any type of hair loss but it can also be implemented upon whatever phase it is currently in. Male pattern baldness can easily be camouflaged though this procedure. The same goes for the aforementioned cases of alopecia areata, alopecia totalis and even telogen effluvium. Its use can go beyond those caused by alopecia and may even be implemented to conceal any type of scarring brought about by hair transplant surgery or any kind of trauma caused to the head.

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There are two styles that could be used to create an illusion of hair, which this treatment is quite known for. The first is the “just-shaved” hair pattern that resembles a close-cropped haircut. It is easy to implement this style. A client who is interested to use it simply has to shave his existing hair off and visit the clinic to have his pigments layered. The other kind of scalp micropigmentation requires certain prerequisites before it may be used. There should be no other type of balding aside from diffuse thinning at the vertex region and the patient’s hairline should remain intact. Satisfying these two requirements would allow easy implementation of the treatment. These are the two effective ways that scalp micropigmentation can effectively conceal alopecia or any type of scarring.

Concealing alopecia with Scalp MicroPigmentation