Hair dermopigmentation, also known as trichopigmentation or micro-pigmentation, is a micro-tattooing technique of the scalp that aims to conceal baldness or a permanent scar. Dermopigmentation is painless, long-lasting and has no side effects. It mimics the appearance of hair, creating a natural hair density effect.
The advantages of hair dermopigmentation
- Creates an instant, natural and discreet concealing effect
- Suitable for both men and women
- Suitable for all hair types (long, short and short)
- Recommended in cases of androgenetic, diffuse, traumatic and accidental alopecia
What is dermopigmentation?
Dermopigmentation is a medical and semi-permanent tattooing technique that can be used to conceal a bald spot or a scalp scar.
In practice, trichopigmentation involves inserting pigments into the superficial layer of the capillary dermis to mimic the presence of hair.
If the patient has long hair, the specialist will draw micro-lines to densify the bald areas; if the hair is short, he will tattoo micro-dots to create a “shaved head” effect.
In both cases, the result is instant and natural.
For which patients?
What results ?
Hair densification☑ androgenetic alopecia ☑ long hair ☑ women
“Shaved head” effect
☑ baldness ☑ short hair ☑ men
What happens during a dermopigmentation session?
Dermopigmentation is not a surgical procedure. It is a superficial procedure that requires several sessions to get optimal results. At CMCC, dermopigmentation sessions are performed by experienced dermographers in a trusted specialized center located near our office. Our doctors monitor the patient’s progress.
1st step: diagnosis and choice of pigment
2nd step: anesthesia and micro-pigmentation
3rd step: touch-ups
Hair dermopigmentation FAQ
YES – They are visible after the first dermopigmentation session. However, we recommend waiting 3 to 4 weeks (cell renewal) between each session for the pigments to stabilize and take their final color.
NO – The doctor applies an anesthetic cream, then performs local anesthetic injections on the areas to be covered, so the procedure is completely painless.
NO – No special preparation is needed and you can resume your social and professional activities immediately after the dermopigmentation sessions. You will only need to wait a week before exposing yourself to the sun or dusty places, making intense physical efforts, swimming in chlorinated water or going to a sauna.
YES – Trichopigmentation is strongly discouraged in the following cases: active skin diseases, infectious and viral diseases, severe insulin-dependent diabetes, infectious dermatoses of the scalp, heart, kidney or liver failure, congenital immune deficiency.
NO – Trichopigmentation requires the expertise of a scalp specialist who has the experience and skills to trace the hair in the most natural way possible and use medically approved pigments. This is why we partnered with a specialized center with experienced dermographers.
YES – Dermopigmentation is an ideal complement to hair transplantats. It fills the space between the grafts and conceals the scars caused by the hair removal.
YES – Hair dermopigmentation is a very effective solution on shaved hair. In this case, the specialist will tattoo micro-dots to create a “shaved head” effect.
YES – Sometimes alopecia can progress and a new dermopigmentation session may be necessary. In this case, a preliminary examination should be done to identify the new areas to be covered.
NO – Dermopigmentation only affects the superficial layer of the dermis and does not damage the hair bulbs. In other words, it does not prevent hair from growing and does not further worsen baldness.