When it comes to hair, Americans are losing it and fast. The numbers don’t lie when it comes to Americans and hair loss:
- There are about 35 million men in the U.S. experiencing hair loss
- There are about 28 million women in the U.S. experiencing hair loss
- Androgenic alopecia affects an estimated 40 percent of women in the United States
- In the U.S., the Hair Loss Treatment Industry brought in $4 billion in 2017.
On average, people shed 50 to 100 hairs a day and for 82 percent of adults, they are aware that their hair loss is genetic. But hair loss isn’t a uniquely American problem either and people all over the world deal with hair loss in their own way. About 47 percent of hair loss sufferers say they’d spent their life savings to have a full head of hair again and 60 percent of hair loss sufferers say they would rather have more hair than money or friends.
For those folks having a hard time accepting their hair loss, the good news is that hair loss treatment options are available. A common option is hair transplant surgery typically involves the removal of a strip of hair from an area on the head and transplanting the follicles to thinning or bald areas on the head. During the Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE, individual follicular unit grafts (hair groupings of one to four hairs) are harvested one at a time.
While hair transplant surgery is available, it’s not always the best option. It’s costly and sometimes requires additional surgeries. Wigs and toupees are another option, but those also require some form of constant maintenance.
Another less invasive option is scalp micropigmentation. During the micropigmentation process, specialists apply an ink to a balding scalp with micro needles. The needles create micro impressions to give the illusion of hair. The ink helps replicate the appearance of thicker hair and each formula is mixed to match a person’s natural hair color as much as possible.
While it’s certainly not the only option for hair loss, treatment there are many benefits to micropigmentation.
- It’s Affordable: Since micropigmentation is permanent, those with hair loss issues won’t have to spend their time fussing with special shampoos or tonic marketing to prevent hair loss. While the needs of each individual are different, treatment for scalp micropigmentation can cost roughly $3,000 on the high end. That’s much more affordable than hair transplant surgery which can range anywhere from $4,000 to $15,000 depending on a person’s needs.
- It’s Safe: Scalp micropigmentation uses no chemicals and makes no incisions, so there’s less risk of getting an infection from treatment. The procedure is also pain-free.
- It’s Fast: Since micropigmentation is essentially hair tattooing, it only requires a treatment session or two to complete. After a couple of hours you’ll have the new look you’ve been searching for.
- It Looks Good: The entire purpose of the micropigmentation procedure is to give those experiencing hair loss their hair back. It’s not actual hair, but that’s where the special ink formula comes in. These pigments are made to match hair color and skin tone to make it seem as realistic as possible.
- It Lasts: Not only Is the treatment realistic looking and non-invasive, it lasts a long time. This is great news for those considering the procedure because you can be assured your money will be well spent. The pigmentation doesn’t fall out and what’s more, it can be updated to reflect changing hairstyles and new color can even be added.
Whether you’re dealing with male pattern baldness, women’s hair loss or alopecia, micropigmentation can help. It’s affordable, fast, easy to maintain, long-lasting and realistic looking so you can feel comfortable about your hair and your overall look.