Non-Surgical Aesthetics Blog
Male Pattern Baldness, or Androgenic Alopecia, refers to the thinning of hair around the crown, and the receding of the hairline, typically in an M-Shape (higher hairline at the sides of the forehead than the middle). It is based on genes and male sex hormones, and occurs when hair follicles shrink; this leads to the thinning of hair, until eventually the point where they are too small to grow hair. The level of hair recession is usually measured using the Norwood Hamilton Scale. On this scale, Norwood 1 would mean no recession, and Norwood 7 would mean severe hair loss.
Statistics state that 40% of men have noticeable hair loss by the age of 35; a figure that rises to 65% at age 65, and then 80% by 80 years of age. Male Pattern Baldness is the most common condition to cause this – and men have been found to be extremely concerned by it, with 60% of sufferers claiming they’d rather have more hair than more money or friends. Clearly, it seems that men with hair loss problems would go to significant lengths to find a solution. However, according to a study 75% believe that hair loss cannot be prevented, and this is perhaps the reason that Scalp Micropigmentation as not as well-known as it is, and not as well-known as it should be given how effective it is.
Scalp Micropigmentation is a non-surgical solution that can be as permanent as desired, and offers instantaneous results. It is the process of replicating the appearance of shaven hair, by introducing thousands of tiny pigment deposits into the epidermis of the scalp using a needle. The recipient appears to have a full head of hair, shaved to a very short length. Treatment generally consists of 2-3 sessions that last a couple of hours each, though this is obviously dependent on individual requirements. There may be some mild discomfort – but it’s definitely worth it for the end result!
The process can be used for all skin types and hair colours – it can also be used on women, so it truly is the solution for all people. Despite this, it’s very much a personal approach to solving hair loss – because the process is done one ‘dot’ at a time, it means that three is an immense amount of precision is involved, and this precision can of course be sculpted into the exact hairline/shape that you desire.
The list of benefits of having SMP performed on your head is almost endless. But here is a few:
After reading all these advantages to having SMP, you may be wondering why a taboo surrounds it – after all, women get essentially the same thing for their eyebrows and are very much open and proud of them!
The problem probably lies in the fact that it is still related to baldness. However, given how discrete the treatment is, this shouldn’t be the case; no one will even realise you’ve had a procedure done!
Generally, it is the baldness taboo that needs to be tackled. Once that happens, there will be far more openness regarding hair loss treatment and the truly innovative and life-changing process of SMP will be far more widely used and known, meaning that the benefits of the process will be seen and felt by increasing numbers of men.
Only by getting the treatment and demonstrating how great it is can the taboo be broken down however, and therefore it should definitely not be a barrier to getting the treatment. The benefits are simply too great to ignore. Therefore it is recommended that you enquire now to begin the process of changing your look, your confidence, and your life!
Mr R.Thaxter - SMP Specialist
Mr R . Thaxter - Luxe Private Clinic