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WHAT IS HAIR FOLLICLE SIMULATION AND HOW CAN IT AID THINNING HAIR AND BALDNESS?

Whatever the cause a solution can be offered using the hair follicle simulation technique.

Hair loss for women and men can be combated using hair follicle simulation, also known as Scalp micro pigmentation or Scalp tattooing. This is a hair tattoo where pigments are applied in the ‘thinning’ areas into the sub dermal layer of the scalp replicating and blending with real hair follicles and hair strands using different shades to subtly infill and recreate the appearance of hair follicles and strands. This normally takes 2 treatments. A specialised ink is implanted into the scalp using the micro pigmentation tattooing technique, giving the appearance of natural real hair follicles. Head scars can also be hidden or camouflaged by this procedure. The procedure can take from 1 to 5 hours to complete and works for many different conditions and types of hair loss.

Hair Follicle Simulation is:

  • Less invasive
  • Less expensive
  • Less time
  • No down time
  • Risk free in comparison to hair transplants

Who can benefit from hair follicle simulation?

  • People suffering from Alopecia
  • Those suffering from thinning hair
  • Balding men and women
  • Men and women with hair loss
  • Those who want a sharper, crisper hair line
  • Those who would like to slightly change their hairline
  • Camouflage head scars

Hair thinning facts

Most men experience hair loss at sometime in their lives and the causes are varied:

  • Medical side effects
  • Poor nutrition
  • Medical disorders
  • Hereditary
  • Harsh shampoos
  • Straighteners and Hair Dryers
  • Chemical dyes

It can be a distressing time when men notice signs of thinning hair and hair loss and most men feel self conscious. Sadly there is little that can combat hair loss. In most cases it is all down to genetics which can not be controlled.

Surgical procedures can be successful but are extremely expensive, painful and often cause extensive scarring and there is no guarantee the desired results will be achieved.

 

Embrace the problem

One solution to alleviating the distress of hair loss is to embrace it rather than ignore it by attempting to wear styles that only accentuate the problem. A close shave is versatile and looks great on men of all ages and a non surgical Hair Follicle Simulation treatment can restore the natural appearance of real hair follicles to a completely bald head or hair strands to a thinning head of hair. The treatment is more affordable, less invasive, involves virtually no ‘down time’ and a natural alternative to hair restoration. The hair follicle replication procedure used by the therapy offers the look of a fully cropped head of hair which doesn’t fade or diminish as top ups are recommended every 2-3 years.

Hair follicle simulation for women

It is not just men who suffer from hair loss women do too and often it is also caused by the genes passed down through the family or alopecia, stress, hormonal problems, raised testosterone levels and diet. These effects can be devastating with a loss of confidence, femininity, sensuality, attractiveness and of course lead to depression and loss of self esteem.

 

 

Approximately 5% of women suffer from hair loss or thinning hair. Exactly the same process is carried out for women who can choose between short or long hair, as the pigmented areas will be much less noticeable than the bare scalp. In a few cases the bare scalp look can look dramatic and appealing and in most of these cases the shadow of simulated hair follicles can look even more attractive.

 

 

Crown baldness

Hair loss for women with Crown Baldness can be combatted using hair follicle simulation, where pigments are directly applied to the thinning area amongst existing hair growth. This will give the appearance of a much denser head of hair and camouflage the exposed skin.

 

Crown balding in men is one of the most common types of degenerative and chronic hair thinning causing baldness. This appearance unfortunately has an ageing look ultimately affecting self confidence. The procedure will rejuvenate the look of the crown, giving a realistic thicker effect. The procedure takes only about an hour with little or no down time. Top up treatments are recommended combating the development of crown thinning and baldness proceeding.

Hair follicle simulation for receding hairlines

It is debatable whether it is better to recede or have crown baldness but to have both is a nuisance. The treatment will camouflage your area of concern, leaving you with a strong and attractive hairline and the appearance of thicker hair.

Hair Follicle Simulation

 

Hair follicle simulation for diffused hair loss

The causes for diffused hair loss can be anything that interrupts the normal hair cycle, such as emotional upset, nutritional deficiencies and endocrine imbalances. It is usually very distressing for any man or woman. Restored confidence and looks can be achieved by the effective solution of Hair Follicle Simulation, giving the appearance of thicker and healthier hair.

Skin type and colour

Hair Follicle Simulation suits all genders, ages, skin types and ethnicity. White, Latino, Arab, Asian, Afro American and mixed races. Our colour choice and innovative technology matches the follicle colour creating a blend to match existing hair.


Hair Follicle Simulation is an ideal solution for those who have suffered complete or near complete hair loss restoring self esteem and confidence for an eclectic range of people.

Hair follicle simulation for alopecia

The perfect solution to restore the hairline and patchiness Alopecia sufferers can have. The severity varies from one person to the other and the process of Hair Follicle Simulation helps to restore self esteem in many sufferers.

Contraindications

  • Patients undergoing chemotherapy.
  • Patients who suffer from blood clotting.
  • those who suffer from infectious diseases and HIV / hepatitis.
  • Patients with epilepsy.
  • Those who suffer from diabetes.
  • albinos.
  • People with heart / liver conditions and high blood pressure.
  • Patients who consume alcohol / drugs.
  • During antibiotic therapy.

FAQ’s

Concerning Hair Follicle Simulation (HFS) Micro pigmentation is a form of cosmetic scalp tattooing where sophisticated skills and techniques are used to implant pigment in to the second layer of the skin. This process is widely used in the advanced beauty and grooming industry. It’s used to enhance facial features, improves scarring, post surgery and scalp. When treating the scalp, technicians can mimic the look of Micro hair follicles, therefore improving the appearance of anyone that is thinning receding or balding.
The treatment involves using a semi permanent make up, or cosmetic tattooing machine that has a gentle vibration to implant the chosen shade and tone of pigment into the skin. The needle speed is far slower than that of a tattoo, this enables a soft delicate color. To achieve the best result multiple sessions will be required to build the depth of color.
I have seen a massive increase in this procedure recently. Even though the concept of micro-pigmentation has been around for decades men are discovering that they can benefit from this as well. With the short shaved look being very popular this is something that will enhance and define the hair line without the cost of a hair transplant. A lot of men can be slightly embarrassed about their hair loss as it can happen as young as 18 years old, Up until now most men believe that the only option is a hair transplant which as you know is very costly. Men are now discovering a more affordable way.
The main benefit I find when talking to my clients is they feel they look so much younger, having that defined hairline put back and filling in on the top or crown can give a really youthful appearance.
Because we are breaking the skin, as it is the form of tattooing there will be slight discomfort. It is a lot more shallow than a conventional tattoo so it is less painful. A topical numbing gel is used on the area prior to the treatment reducing the discomfort. The best after-care is to keep area clean and dry for five days, I also recommend using a healing balm which is supplied.
It normally takes about 2 weeks for the scab to naturally slough off. Generally you can return for another treatment after about 6-8 weeks when the treated area should have completely healed.
The results do fade over time, and I do advise clients to return every two years for a refresh color maintenance boost. This treatment will be a shorter treatment to top up the colour and to keep the enhancement looking its very best.
I would advice them to do their research, they need to find out about the technician that is performing the treatment and their background in the industry. I would also ask to see photos of their work.

Brief treatment instructions after the hair follicle simulation process

  • Aftercare instructions should be carried out for ten days post treatment.
  • Light showering possible two hours after treatment.
  • Exposure to the sun is prohibited.
  • Do not bathe in the sea or swimming pool for at least 10 days.
  • Do not use a Hot Tub or Jacuzzi for the same time period.
  • Use of a sauna is strictly prohibited.
  • Do not itch or peel in the treatment area.
  • Do not pull out the pigment or disturb it in any way
  • Apply a cream following the technicians recommendation twice a day for ten days.

Before i had the hair follicle simulation scalp tattooing, there was a constant reminder that something had changed, I was ageing, my hair was falling out. Losing my hair made me feel deeply depressed and as though i had lost a part of myself. Now, since the treatments, when i look in the mirror, i see a hair line where mine used to be, looking perfect again and i no longer feel so depressed. Feel like the old me again.
Michael Swiff – South Africa
“I had a botched hair transplant and felt so uncomfortable and positively ugly, but after the Hair Follicle Simulation tattoo treatment I had a whole new lease of life. I felt like a person and no longer a patient. That is why I did this. The treatment is about making people feel content about their looks and I don’t think you can put a price on that.”
Anonymous