Hair Follicle Simulation
What is hair follicle simulation?
Hair follicle simulation is basically penetrating pigment into scalp to create the illusion of short hair follicle. It is also called scalp micropigmentation(SMP).
In this procedure we use roller to insert pigment into scalp.
How it works?
In this procedure we recreate your hairline in the initial session with microdots of pigment which replicate the look of hair follicles.
What are the Indications of hair follicle simulation?
- Alopecia Areata.
- Complete Hair Loss.
- Receding Hair Line.
What are the contraindications?
- Active infecction on treatment site.
- Bleeding disorder.
- Keloidal tendency.
- Sensitive skin.
- Uncontrolled diabetes.
- Unrealistic expectation.
What are the advantages of this hair follicle simulation procedure?
- Very effective.
- It does not take much time to do the procedure.
- Dermatologist can do this procedure in OPD basis.
What are the disadvantages of this procedure?
- To find desire results, you have to do many sittings.
How much time required to do this procedure?
On an average 60 to 90 minutes.
How much gap required between two procedures?
4 to 6 weeks.
How Many sittings required?
Depends number may vary from person to person.
Is the result permanent?
No, but long lasting may last up to 5 years and depends how you follow doctor’s instructions.
Do I require touch up procedure?
Yes, but after long time, if you have completed treatment and follow after care instructions.
Is hair follicle simulation painful?
No, during hair follicle simulation procedure you may feel mild discomfort and pricking sensations.
Which are the typical areas treated?
Mainly on scalp but can be done on beard area also.
What care requires before and after hair follicle simulation procedure?
That will be explained by doctor during consultation. The best care to keep the area clean and dry for 5 to 7 days. Use antibiotic cream and other medication suggested by doctor.
How much will be recovery time?
There is no as such recovery time but you can say 1 or 2 days.
Can we combine hair follicle simulation procedure with other procedures?
Yes, to optimise results. We can combine hair follicle simulation with following procedures –
What are the side effects of this procedure?
Some redness, stinging, skin flaking, dryness and irritation.