What is micro pigmentation

Direct Hair Implantation have been the experts of using Micro pigmentation for over 20 years. It is a state of the art method of simulating a hair line for patients with alopecia or extensive hair loss, it is not a tattoo but uses non toxic pigmentation to create the effect of a shaven hair line. it is uses mainly for poorly depleted donor areas and non receptive androgenic alopecia. it can can be used in conjunction with Direct Hair Implantation for a sparse receptive and donor area.

How does it work

MicropigmentationNatural coloured pigments are inserted into the dermal layer (just under the skins surface) to create the illusion of a natural hair line. Micro pigmentation can be used which to correct, modify and balance features semi-permanently, it can also be used for improving the appearance of eyebrows, and disguising and head or facial scars. It is a fast effective treatment and will last for approximately 2 years before it begins to fade.

Micro pigmentation is a highly skilled process performed by trained doctors, At your consultation we will be discussing the shade of pigments and the design of hair lines so we fully understand your requirements.The treatment may have to be completed in stages (sometimes up to 3 treatments) depending on the complexity of hair loss and darkness of the pigments required. At the first stage we begin with a lighter shade and then gradually use darker pigments at subsequent stages to perfect the colour and hair line.

On the day of treatment and using local anesthetic the pigment dots are layered over several sessions of treatment to achieve the correct density and darkness. it is a safe treatment and the recovery is minimal, the treatment is realistic solution which blends into a short hair line or shaven head.Regular reviews will be performed following treatment.

Candidates for treatment

Visible scars from previous hair transplants such as the strip method can use micro pigmentation to camouflage these areas restoring your confidence.

Sufferers with Alopcia areata (both male and female) can use micro pigmentation to blend into the existing hair line or to give full coverage to the head giving a natural appearance.

Aesthetic appearance ,asymmetry or imperfections of hair lines or eyebrows can use micro pigmentation to balance any prominent or uneven features.

To be used in conjunction with Direct Hair Implantation for extensive hair loss or poor donor and recipient areas,to increase the appearance of density.


Is it for men and women?

Both men and women use this treatment in equal measures, it is most commonly used for sufferers of Alopecia Areata and miss alignment of hair features. 

How long does the treatment take?

All case dependent however generally treatment time is between 4-6 hours.

What are the timescales between stages?

Following your initial treatment the second stage will be performed 1 week later and then the third stage 5 weeks after that.

Is it painful?

It is not painful and the treatment is performed using local anesthetic, analgesics maybe taken once the anesthetic wears off to reduce any swelling.

What is the down time?

There is no down time and you can return to your normal lifestyle immediately,you will be able to exfoliate the treated area after 5 days post treatment.

Who performs the treatment?

The treatment is performed by specifically trained fully registered GMC surgeons.