Male Baldness Pattern (Androgenetic Alopecia)
Androgenetic Alopecia is the most common form of baldness among men. It is associated with the sex hormone ‘Androgen’. Androgen are a group of hormones, among which testosterone is the most popular. These groups of hormones are responsible for male sexual health, metabolism, insulin sensitivity, and body distribution of fat and muscle. Low levels of androgen are hair loss is often related to one’s genetic makeup and family history.
Male pattern baldness tends to have a significantly noticeable effect on the appearance of men. Often starting at early as 16 years old, hair loss can affect the confidence and self-esteem of most men while the effects can continue to progress for the remainder of the person’s life.
At the Hair Line our Scalp Micropigmentation formula, or SMP, is designed to conceal hair loss for men with male pattern baldness. SMP is formulated to conceal hair loss giving men a natural youthful look while increasing their self-esteem.
In addition to concealing hair loss, SMP also promotes and stimulates hair growth. Our needling technique used during the SMP procedure deposits pigment to the scalp, promoting blood circulation while feeding the follicles with oxygen and nutrients forcing hair cells to generate hair growth.
Enhancing the thinning head of hair: SMP can be used as a permanent concealer for men with thinning hair on top of the crown. If the remaining hair is at a suitable length, SMP can be used as a permanent concealer in order to fade the contrast between the color of the hair and skin of the individual, which leads to the appearance of a fuller head of hair. SMP is a great solution for men who have a depleted donor supply and simply cannot get the coverage they need to conceal the affected area.
Scarring alopecies: Men who have scarring conditions like Alopecia Areata and Alopecia Totalis where hair transplant is not an option are great candidates for Scalp Micropigmentation. Our SMP formula blends patients’ bald patches with the surrounding hair giving on the scalp. This gives the appearance of a fuller head of hair on the patient. In the event that bald patches are extremely visible on a patient’s scalp, our SMP treatment option will only be feasible if the patient is willing to shave their scalp in order to effectively achieve the appearance of a fuller head of hair.
Female Hair Loss
Hair Loss in women are most commonly affected by the following:
Androgenetic Alopecia (Female pattern hair loss)
Traction alopecia (Traction hair loss)
Hormonal imbalances caused by pregnancy, menopause, stress, iron deficiency, etc
Heavy medication and birth control pills
Poor diet and nutrition
Female Pattern Baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia)
The first stage of androgenetic alopecia in female pattern baldness is type 1. This is the earliest stage for hair loss usually starting at the front or top of the scalp. Most women will not notice hair loss at this level and parting hair down at the center of the scalp will usually make hair loss more visible. Our scalp Micropigmentation treatment is suitable for women who are at the type 1 hair loss stage. The earlier we are able to treat female pattern baldness, the better the results. Women at this hair loss stage who wish to not undergo the procedure may also benefit from other treatments such as low-level laser treatment, minoxidil therapy, and DHT natural blockers.
Type 2 hair loss is more significant than type 1. During type 2 pattern baldness, areas of the scalp tend to reveal more thinning hair on the patient. By this time, one might notice significant thinning, shedding and overall decrease in hair volume. Women with moderate hair loss are typically successful candidates for our Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP) however a wearing a shorter hair style might be necessary for the best result.
This is by far the most severe stage of female pattern baldness among the three mentioned. At this stage hair loss is more prominent in terms of visibility and severity. Complete hair loss may be fully visible on the crown of the head and at the front of the head. Type 3 hair loss poses a significant decision-making challenge in which many women will have to shave their heads opting in for the buzzed look in our scalp micro pigmentation options.