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Scalp Micropigmentation – Adding the Hairline

So you’ve made the decision to schedule a consultation for scalp micropigmentation: what next? A common concern clients express when considering the procedure is whether the final result will look natural. The good news is, you have a considerable amount of control in that regard. There are a few things for you to assess prior to your appointment, to help your artist appropriately evaluate your goals.

First, we must understand the cause of hair loss: receding hairline or alopecia. Receding hairline, commonly referred to as “male pattern baldness”, is the thinning of hair around both the temples and the crown of the head- creating the appearance of a horseshoe hair pattern.The amount of thinness varies on the individual, and can be caused by aging, stress, diet, hormones, and various health issues. Similarly, alopecia- or “spot baldness”, is random balding throughout the body. The sizing of the baldness is about the size of a coin, and typically not permament. Knowing which catergory you fall into will help determine the density and placement of SMP follicle points needed. Next, there are two factors that dictate which look is most optimal: the depth and the shaping.

Depth is the spacing between the hairline and the glabella- the distinguising facial feature above the nose and between the eyebrows. A low hairline (from browline to hairline) spans between 2-3.2 inches (depending on gender). A medium hairline (most common) ranges anywhere from 3.5-4.5 inches. A high hairline is anything exceeding 4.5 inches.

The shaping is the placement of the front hairline, or centerpoint. Whereas some people prefer to have the centerpoint dip down slightly-creating two arches between the temples, others want the more popular “straight-edge”. A straight-edge approach attempts to mimic the look of a recent trip to the barber.

Overall, an important point to remember is that natural is best. If you had a widow’s peak prior to the hairloss, a similar hairline most likely compliments your particular face shape. However, your SMP artist should also provide valuable insight as to what will look right for you, based off look at your facial profile. For more information pertaining to this topic, please visit our DermiMatch tutorial video “How To Draw Hairliness”.


The Human Hair and SMP

The human head has on average about 2000 hairs per square inch. When thinning occurs, it can be depressing time, stigmas attached to alopecia, balding and premature ageing in both men and women can affect confidence. Scalp Micropigmentation can restore a completely bald head, with a look of fuller hair growth. During the procedure, a cartridge containing needles that work in symphony gently injects the keratin pigment into the second layer of skin in the scalp.

In Arizona, (Phoenix and Scottsdale) DermiMatch Hair Clinic is the best choice for scalp micro pigmentation. Here SMP artist Garrett Duell has perfected the technique combining most advanced technology with his experience and understanding the nitty gritty of tattooing and Scalp micropigmentation. Understanding the clients needs and requirements are something which is of utmost priority at DermiMatch.

 Changing lives and adding new dimensions towards people’s perception is priceless. Garrett Duell, known internationally as one of the best SMP artists, has made unimaginable into achievable for his clients. At DermiMatch, you can get back to your life, back to reality.