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Scalp Micropigmentation vs The Hair System

Posted by DHI Australia on October 25, 2016

DHI Australia“Hair Systems” as they are now referred to have come a long way since the old “hair rugs” or wigs. Improved technology has meant better glues and better fitting. However, there is and will always be that fear…of losing your hair system…in public.

In this article, we discuss the pros and cons of hair systems alongside scalp micropigmentation.



Pros and Cons of Hair Systems

Hair systems will certainly give you the best looking hair that you have ever had in your life. It gives you a full head of hair without lotions, medications or surgery. However, there are drawbacks:

  • The cost of a good hair system (with a second for back-up) can add up to thousands
  • Maintenance of a hair system adds up over time
  • You always need to be conscious of its placement, and you may need to stick down the hairline occasionally
  • In our climate, it can get unbearably hot
  • Highly likely to impact the way to live your life and the choice of activities you do
  • Fear of water is to be expected
  • The prospect of it being discovered can cause anxiety or stress


The Reasons For Changing

For most people, they want the freedom of not wearing a hair system – no anxiety of being discovered, no more routines and maintenance. But how do you move on? Scalp micropigmentation will give the impression that you have just shaved your head.


What Is Scalp Micropigmentation?

The DHI Scalp Micropigmentation (Direct MPG) is a new and innovative hair restoration method for both increased hair loss and sparse hair. Direct MPG is the process of getting hair-like dots on your scalp that mimic the appearance of hair follicles and is also known as Cosmetic Hair Follicle Replication. It is not a tattoo, nor a form of cosmetic makeup.

To achieve a thickening effect to your hair, micropigmentation can be used in between current hair to make the hair appear denser. Or it can be used on a bald area to create a shaven look. This is a semi-permanent treatment with results lasting 3-5 years.


How It Works

Scalp micropigmentation is a procedure in which tiny dots are ingrained on the scalp, creating the illusion that the scalp is densely populated with hair follicles. It works by having the patient in a seated position while the experienced DHI Dermal Therapists perform the method to the scalp using the finest instruments in the micro-pigmentation field to apply the ink to the desired areas.

Patients are able to achieve the look they want generally in 2-3 sittings and enjoy immediate results. Micropigmentation is a painless alternative to cosmetic tattooing for thinning eyebrows and you have the confidence of a hair specialist performing the procedure.


Micropigmentation Expected Results

Natural looking results are achieved by using ink that matches your hair colour. We go to great lengths to ensure the colour is correct. When the technique is applied to a scalp, whose hair has been shaven by a razor, it will give the appearance of growing stubble. For those who micro-pigment in between current hair, it will give the effect of having more hair follicles.


Scalp Micropigmentation Before & After


Everyone, both male and female, who are dealing with androgenetic alopecia can use the micro-pigmentation technique as a solution to their hair loss. It provides a non-invasive and pain-free solution.

DHI have over 45 years’ experience in hair restoration, 56 clinics globally and have treated over 200,000 satisfied customers.


Next Steps

If you have been considering treatment options for hair loss, come in and talk to us about DHI Scalp Micropigmentation so we can answer any questions you have and discuss options with you.

Simply click on one of the buttons below, or call us on 1300 787 563. 


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