What is alopecia?

There’s absolutely no need for an explanation as to what hair loss actually is. People lose hair on a daily basis, it’s just part of life’s cycle. Generally, our body has a great habit of creating a natural equilibrium & hair loss is relatively controlled – but on occasions, it can go a little off-kilter. When this happens and the balance becomes unzipped hair loss develops moreover into hair shedding. And when that imbalance affects the hair follicles, the result is the distressing disorder known as Alopecia.

Alopecia comes under a number of different guises. Pattern Baldness is a form of alopecia which is known as Androgenetic. It’s the most commonly known of hair loss disorders & is driven by hormones, age and genetics. It affects over half the male population in the US and marginally under half the female population. But there’s another type of Alopecia and it can be equally, if not more, distressing. That second type is known as Alopecia Areata. It’s an autoimmune condition which results in round discs of patchy baldness which can move around from site to site on the scalp.


Scalp Micropigmentation could be considered as the ultimate star of the hair loss show. It’s skyrocketed onto the scene to an extent that could never have been predicted. But why is that? Well, in simple terms up until ten years ago if you were experiencing hair shedding you had limited options. Generally, it was either put up & shut up or you went out and got yourself an insanely expensive hair transplant that ran the risk of not working.

The beauty of Scalp Micropigmentation is, provided it’s administered correctly, it doesn’t come with attached risks. It’s a holistic aesthetics procedure that’s not only permanent, its instant and non-invasive. SMP produces amazing results for all Alopecia’s but it’s particularly effective on patching caused by Alopecia Areata. It conceals the affected zones which disguises the patch baldness without causing harm to the existing hair follicles. Scalp Micropigmentation is nothing short of a sensational treatment for this condition and will allow an alopecia sufferer to walk away with a permanent and confidence boosting natural look.

Micropigmentation  as a treatment for alopecia areata

Scalp Micropigmentation is particularly adaptable to Alopecia Areata owing to its general nature. SMP works towards concealing the patches by using a procedure tantamount to that of tattooing whereby pigments are implanted at the secondary Epidermis level of the skin using a microneedle. Because the procedure is natural and won’t harm existing follicles, it won’t hinder potential new hair growth & the shading that sits under existing hair will add the appearance of density and volume.

The process of SMP begins with an initial consultation to assess the extent of the Alopecia Areata. During this examination, the technician will also look at your skin’s physiology to determine the pigments needed for your treatment. Thereafter, once the treatment process begins, your chosen practitioner will work repeatedly through your scalp, section by section, and implant pigments where required. Scalp Micropigmentation is a permanent solution to this autoimmune disease and comes with a guarantee of success. Because a patient will often opt for entire scalp treatments, any regrowth or reappearance of new patches will be concealed.