Craig shares details of his Scalp Micropigmentation hair loss treatment
By the age of 35 two thirds of all men will suffer from some type of hair loss, be it a receding hair line, baldness or thinning at the crown. This can affect our self confidence hugely, and while there are pills, creams and even surgery to stop or repair the loss, they can be very costly and may not work. That said, allow me to introduce the process of Scalp Micropigmentation; a permanent solution to disguise hair loss.
Introducing the Reform Hair Clinic
The Reform Hair clinic is a brand new treatment room in Ipswich, Suffolk ran by certified Scalp Micropigmentation specialist Nick Circelli. Nick himself suffered from a receding hairline and has had the treatment himself to bring his hairline forward. What better than to have someone who has had the treatment themselves share their experience and treat you.
The treatment room is intimate and away from prying eyes, discretion is assured as Nick understands that not everyone wants to share their treatment with the world.
Along with this post I have also created a video on YouTube for you which shows the treatment in process.
What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
Scalp Micropigmentation is a non surgical treatment and is essentially a cosmetic tattoo. Having said this the ink is mixed to suit your hair colour, and the process is less invasive than a tattoo as it only penetrates the top layers of skin, unlike a standard tattoo which goes a lot deeper. It is designed to imitate the look of genuine hair follicles, covering up the white skin of the scalp to make those areas of thinning hair a lot less obvious.
My Scalp Micropigmentation Experience
At a certain age, the hair at the crown of my head started to thin. Not being a tall guy, people would often comment “did you know you’re thinning on top?” Not helpful! I did become quite self conscious about it, and was very aware that people could see it. I’d previously tried fibres and sprays to disguise it, and while they had the desired effect, it was time consuming to maintain and sometimes difficult to get it right when doing it yourself in front of a mirror. I stopped using them and just put up with the comments.
When Nick contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in having Scalp Micropigmentation treatment, I of course said yes.
During my first visit, Nick undertook a thorough examination of the area that needed treatment to assess exactly what he’d need to do. He took the time to put me at ease and explain how the treatment would work. After signing some forms, Nick mixed the ink and we began the treatment.
I’ve had tattoo’s and know how painful they can be, but this is different. While I did feel a slight ‘scratching’ feeling on my scalp, it wasn’t painful. There were a couple of small areas that did make me grit my teeth a little, but these were few, and generally I was very comfortable.
Scalp Micropigmentation can be used on areas like mine, receding hairlines and even full heads where it is used to create the look of stubble over the entire scalp which looks very effective.
Treatment is not a ‘one hit’. Your final look is personal to you and is built up over a few sittings. You may just need two, or you may need five or more. It very much depends on the hair loss you have, the colour of your hair and the look that you want to achieve.
What happens if I continue to lose my hair?
One thing I was concerned with was what would happen if I continued to lose hair in that area. Would I be left with a series of tattooed dots on my bald head? The short answer is yes, but Nick assured me that he would simply continue the treatment and undertake additional work to build up the area into the new hairline. It may well be another 5 years or more before I need to consider going back for additional treatment, but at least I know that it’s there if I need it. This is discussed further in my YouTube video.
The image below shows my scalp after my first sitting. It is slightly pink because of the treatment, but there is a clear difference from when I first sat in the chair. The dots will fade over the coming week, before I return for my second sitting. I may also need a third and even fourth sitting, depending upon how the treatment takes.
I’m really pleased with how my treatment looks. It’s really made a huge difference to me and already my self confidence is better.
If you’re interested in Scalp Micropigmentation, it’s a great option. Treatment at the Reform Hair Clinic in Ipswich, Suffolk starts at £800, which for me is a small price to pay to get your self confidence back.
I’ll continue to share my experience with you over the coming weeks, but please take a look at my video on You Tube in the meantime where Nick and I discuss the treatment and where you can see it taking place.
Feel free to message me if you have any questions or would like to discuss my experience with me. Id love to hear from you.