People often associate microblading and permanent makeup with women. But did you know there’s a microblading procedure made specifically with men in mind?
Scalp microblading, otherwise known as scalp micropigmentation, is the solution to balding or thinning hair. Permanent makeup was developed specifically for clients who don’t enjoy going through multiple cosmetic sessions, so it’s perfect for busy people who just want to look good.
Read on to find out more about the permanent makeup industry’s answer to your hair loss.
What is scalp microblading?
Microblading is a tattooing technique that uses tiny incisions to deposit ink pigments into the skin. It’s often used to mimic the appearance of hair, like in eyebrow microblading.
It also works well with lip microblading and eyeliner microblading.
Scalp microblading is simply the use of this technique to give you an appearance of stubble on your scalp.
Here’s how it looks like afterward:
What are the advantages of scalp microblading?
Apart from having fresh stubble all the time, scalp microblading is nowhere near a hassle to get and maintain.
The process itself only takes up to two hours max, and the effects last up to two years.
Microblading clinics like Organic Permanent Makeup also offer organic microblading. Compared to traditional microblading, the organic kind:
- Is compatible with all skin types
- Has less risks because it doesn’t use harmful chemicals
- Uses 100% natural ingredients, like food-based and mineral-based dyes
- Has a wide range of shades for all hair and skin colors
- Has no downtime after the procedure
Am I eligible for scalp microblading?
Anyone who wants to get scalp microblading should consider getting permanent makeup on their scalp.
This procedure is especially recommended for those who can not grow head on their hair but want to look like they can.
Clients with the following conditions, however, are disqualified from any permanent makeup procedure:
- Transmittable blood diseases (e.g. HIV, hepatitis)
- Skin complications and diseases
- With fillers, Juvederm, or Botox in the desired treatment area
- Undergoing chemotherapy
- Extremely oily skin
- Allergic to numbing agents
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
How much does scalp microblading cost?
Scalp microblading typically costs $500 each zone.
Why is eyebrow microblading so expensive?
Microblading fees cover the following:
- Topical numbing agents
- Premium ink pigments
- Specialized permanent makeup tools
- The microblading artists’ skills and experience
Beware microblading clinics that offer services for too low a price. It’s likely that they are compromising one or more aspect of the process to be able to afford charging so low.
What are touch-ups? Do I really need them?
Touch-ups for permanent makeup are similar to tattoo touch-ups. Clients need them to keep their microblading looking fresh and new.
Dos microblading hurt?
There is very, very minimal pain to microblading, if any. Topical agents get rid of any pain. The most a client will feel is mild discomfort.
What is microblading aftercare? Is it difficult to maintain?
Aftercare refers to the maintenance you need to give the microbladed area after the procedure. It’s important to let the skin breathe, especially after the stress it undergoes during the procedure.
The only thing you need to remember after care is: don’t touch it.
Avoid contact with pretty much anything, including but not limited to:
- Human skin, especially dirty human skin
- Any liquids, such as water, sweat, blood, and tears
- Harsh weather conditions, such as extreme wind
- Harsh sunlight
- Any chemicals, like makeup, face creams, shaving creams, etc.
- Animal fur
For complete guidelines, check out our guide to microblading aftercare.
When will the scalp heal?
All microblading procedures take 4 to 6 weeks of healing time. It is possible, however, that certain factors wills lwos down the process, like advanced age and improper aftercare.
Scalp microblading is a great solution to hair loss or thinning hair. Think we missed an important question? Drop them in the comments, and we’ll get to them as soon as possible!