Tricopigmentation is one among the manifold technique nowadays available on the market to fight the sign of hair loss. It is purely aesthetic techniques and derives from the similar technique of permanent makeup. In both cases it is all about placing a coloured pigment under the skin using needles connected to specific machines.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PERMANENT MAKEUP AND TRICOPIGMENTATION
The two techniques are yes similar in their base principle, but the slightly differ as far as many other aspects are concerned.
First of all, it is easy to understand that, since we are talking about different body areas, the materials to use are different. The skin of the scalp does not show the same characteristics of those of the face. Treating the head is a lot different than treating the labial mucosa or the eyelids. Consequently, in order to respect the specific characteristics of every area, different instrumentation were produced. There are machines, needles and pigments specific for tricopigmentation. Only when using the proper instrumentation in every single case it is possible to achieve excellent results.
Moreover, to perform a tricopigmentation treatment requires a specific knowledge, different from those of the permanent makeup. Another difference between the two techniques is therefore the different training path that is necessary to take in order to learn how to perform informed, correct and safe treatments.
SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS OF TRICOPIGMENTATION
Specifically, tricopigmentation foresee the realisation of micro deposits of pigment in the skin of the scalp in order to simulate the optical effect of a full of very short shaved hair head. In fact, tricopigmentation simulates the tip of the rising hair on the head during its growth with a point shaped deposit of pigment. Doing so, it is possible to totally fill the bald or thinned areas and to re-give definition to the shape of the front hairline. From the outside, who underwent this treatment will be simply seen as someone that freely chooses to keep his hair shaved and not long.
The potential of tricopigmentation does not end with the shaved effect. There is also the density effect, performed when the hair is thinned, but still present and kept quite long. In these cases, tricopigmentation will allow to erase the chromatic difference between the hair colour and the skin that can be seen through it, giving a more coverage and density.
Lastly, tricopigmentation can camouflage scars on the head. Usually, these scars are the result of a hair transplant surgery, but the can also be scars derived from traumas. Anyway, if the scar shows some necessary conditions that state its treatability, with tricopigmentation it is possible to greatly reduce its visibility and improve its final appearance.
TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT TRICOPIGMENTATION?
Tricopigmentation technique is present on the market in two different ways. It is called temporary tricopigmentation when the pigment and its inoculation depth allow a total re-absorbment of it by the immune system within a few years. On the contrary, permanent tricopigmentation is characterised by the fact that it never totally fades away with the time.
Both temporaty and permanent tricopigmentation need touch up sessions once in a while in order to keep the result as perfect as it is at the beginning. The temporary version, clearly, requires them more often. On the other hand however, it ensures a total freedom of choice and the possibility to modify the treatment in order to adapt it to the physiological changes of the person.