How To Promote Natural-Looking Baldness with Scalp Micropigmentation

Hair loss and receding hairlines can be camouflaged using scalp micropigmentation. This cosmetic treatment is a permanent solution that involves a licensed artist applying scalp micropigmentation ink to the scalp, replicating the appearance of short, natural hair follicles. Here’s more information about how scalp micropigmentation can promote natural-looking baldness:

Natural Hairline Design

Artists work closely with each client to design a hairline that appears as natural as possible. These designs can be customized to match the original shape of the receding hairline. Replicating the client’s natural hairline helps the micropigmentation blend with the surrounding hair. Scalp micropigmentation artists will assess the client’s age and head shape to design a natural-looking hairline. Custom hairlines should follow the contours of the head and the symmetry of the face to create a balanced appearance.

Scalp Micropigmentation Ink

Your artist will help you select a scalp micropigmentaiton pigment color that matches your natural hair and skin color. This helps the pigment blend seamlessly with the remaining follicles, creating a natural-looking appearance. Folicule carries a line of black and brown pigments that can be diluted to complement various skin and hair types. The brown ink is ideal for warm-toned, light-to-medium skin and blonde, red, or light brown hair. Our black pigment can be diluted to match a broader range of hair colors and skin types, from fair to melanin-rich. The dilution process involves mixing distilled water with the pigment using a precise ratio.

Naturally formulated inks create a more realistic appearance on the scalp.

Regular Treatment Sessions

To achieve a natural-looking result, micropigmentation clients should attend all scheduled treatment sessions (typically 2-4 sessions). These appointments should be spaced out under your artist's direction to allow the scalp to heal properly before the next session. Returning for your scheduled treatment sessions helps your artist create a long-lasting tattoo that blends well with your shaved hair.

Clients should avoid shaving, scrubbing, or shampooing their scalp between sessions. This preventative care keeps the sensitive skin safe from infection, damage, and further irritation. You can wear a hat during this period to protect the fresh tattoo until it’s healed, but it is not required. Staying out of chlorinated pools and hot tubs for some time after your final treatment prevents the harsh chemicals from drying the skin, fading the pigment, and creating an uneven appearance.

Proper Aftercare

Maintaining the appearance of a closely shaved head after micropigmentation requires following proper aftercare steps. Your artist may recommend staying out of direct sunlight and avoiding sweating immediately after your tattoo session. This helps prevent sun damage that could blister the skin and fade the results of the micropigmentation. Sweating may also affect the new pigment and should be avoided for several days after treatment.

After your treatment has fully healed, moisturizing your scalp keeps the skin hydrated and healthy and keeps the ink looking fresh. Our team recommends applying our mattifying moisturizer and following it with our anti-shine gel to hydrate your skin and reduce glare. These products are fragrance-free, protecting your scalp from chemical additives that could irritate the skin and affect the tattoo’s appearance.

Wearing a hat, avoiding tanning beds, and applying sunscreen to your micropigmented scalp shields the delicate skin from harsh UV rays. An effective sunscreen should have a high SPF and block UVA and UVB rays. After applying the product, wait for the sunscreen to absorb fully into the skin before spending time outdoors. Folicule has developed a sunscreen specifically for men with shaved heads and micropigmentation. Our scalp sunscreen has an SPF of 40+ and has a subtle tint to prevent the white cast of traditional sunscreen products. Its formulation is free of dyes, fragrances, oils, and preservatives that could affect skin health and tattoo appearance over time.

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