Scalp Micropigmentation hair loss treatment

Hair loss is not usually anything to be worried about, but occasionally it can be a sign of a medical condition. Head INK® Scalp Micropigmentation Northampton is an option but it’s not for everyone.

More importantly, does the general public even know about SMP?

It’s normal to lose hair. We can lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, often without noticing.

Some types of hair loss are permanent, like male and female pattern baldness. This type of hair loss usually runs in the family.

Other types of hair loss may be temporary. They can be caused by:

  • an illness
  • stress
  • cancer treatment
  • weight loss
  • iron deficiency

See a GP if:

  • you have sudden hair loss
  • you develop bald patches
  • you’re losing hair in clumps
  • your head also itches and burns
  • you’re worried about your hair loss

Your GP should be able to tell you what’s causing your hair loss by looking at your hair.

Tell them if your hair loss is affecting your wellbeing, and ask what treatments are available.

Treatment for hair loss.

Most hair loss does not need treatment and is either:

  • temporary and it’ll grow back
  • a normal part of getting older

Hair loss caused by a medical condition usually stops or grows back once you’ve recovered.

There are things you can try if your hair loss is causing you distress. But most treatments are not available on the NHS, so you’ll have to pay for them.

No treatment is 100% effective.

Finasteride and minoxidil are the main treatments for male pattern baldness.

Minoxidil can also be used to treat female pattern baldness. Women should not use finasteride.

These treatments:

  • do not work for everyone
  • only work for as long as they’re used
  • are not available on the NHS
  • can be expensive

Hair Systems

Some wigs are available on the NHS, but you may have to pay unless you qualify for financial help.

Synthetic wigs:

  • last 6 to 9 months
  • are easier to look after than real-hair wigs
  • can be itchy and hot
  • cost less than real-hair wigs

Real-hair wigs:

  • last 3 to 4 years
  • are harder to look after than synthetic wigs
  • look more natural than synthetic wigs
  • cost more than synthetic wigs
Steroid injectionInjections given into bald patches
Steroid creamsCream applied to bald patches
ImmunotherapyChemical applied to bald patches
Light treatmentShining ultraviolet light on bald patches
SMPTattoo used to look like short hair 
Hair transplant Hair is removed from the back of the head and moved to thinning patches
Scalp reduction surgerySections of scalp with hair are stretched and stitched together

Some of these treatments may not be available on the NHS.

Losing hair can be upsetting. For many people, their hair is an important part of who they are.

If your hair loss is causing you distress, your GP may be able to help you get some counselling.

You may also benefit from joining a support group or speaking to other people in the same situation on online forums.

SMP is an amazing affordable treatment and may be the best solution for you.

Get in touch to find out if you’re an ideal candidate, we can work together to solve your hair loss problem.

Scalp Micropigmentation hair loss treatment

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