July 11 2013, 2:02 pm PT | Posted in: Pigments
I have heard that scalp micro-pigmentation can look quite artificial if you have none or very little hair remaining on your frontal hairline. To what extent does it look artificial under the conditions I previously mentioned? Is it artificial to the point that anybody walking around with it can easily be spotted or is it more subtle (i.e you would really need to pay attention to the person)?
All of this is of course assuming that the head is either wet shaved or buzzed to a 0. I know it’s not perfect but with little existing hair remaining can micropigmentation still frame your frontal hair line in a somewhat natural and realistic way without catching the attention of every on-looker?
I don’t mind telling those I am close to but I wouldn’t want everybody looking at my head either. I’m 24 now, I still have a hairline but I will probably be totally bald (norwood 7) by the time I’m 30 or 35. I would just like to know and I don’t want to be pressured into doing it or anything like that.
If I understand your question correctly, you have lost much of the frontal edge of your hairline and want it put back with SMP. You seem to understand that if you have SMP done at the leading edge of the hairline where you lost the hair, that you must shave your entire head and keep it short. That’s the most important thing to know, and we call that the bold look on our website.
One should not be able to tell the SMP from normal hair, even close up, provided that the scalp is completely shaved. If you allow the surrounding hair to grow out too long, it will create an obvious change in depth that would make the areas with SMP look different. But if you keep it shaved, it will blend in just fine.