What Is The Right Age To Get Scalp Micropigmentation?

Most people who wish to undergo scalp micropigmentation have a lot of questions on their mind. One of the most common inquiries is if they are too young or too old to get scalp micropigmentation. The short answer is you can get scalp micropigmentation at any age. However, it’s important to go to a reputable practitioner that will draft a hairline that is truly age appropriate. 

Scalp micropigmentation for men in their 20s and 30s

When I got scalp micropigmentation in my early 20s, I made the decision based on the fact that I was still hanging on to a few strands of hair at the top of my head. Reality was, I wasn’t fooling anyone and as my receding hairline kept creeping higher and higher, I was dreading the inevitability that I’d have to fully shave my head and look like a shiny cue ball. It truly depressed me. I was not looking forward to looking like a young Lex Luthor. 

And then I discovered scalp micropigmentation. A low-cost solution to fight back the crappy cards dealt by mother nature. When I consulted with Renata, she explained that sometimes it wasn’t so much about having a lot of hair, but about having a realistic hairline that frames out your face and brings out your best features. Renata works one-on-one with each of her clients and makes sure that the hairline created is appropriate based on age, ethnicity and skin color. When my procedure was done, I looked like I had just stepped out of the barber with a fresh fade, instead of looking like a Mr. Clean impersonator.    

Scalp micropigmentation for men in their 40s and beyond

As time went by, I kept getting compliments on my clean hairline and my dad– whose gift of baldness I so luckily inherited– started asking questions. He’s one of those gotta see-it-to-believe-it type of guys, so once he had a live example of what scalp micropigmentation looked like, he was sold. Shortly thereafter he booked a consultation with Renata and the rest is history. While I was worried about looking fresh and youthful, he had a different set of questions.

As a man in his mid-50’s, his concern was more about achieving a realistic hairline based on his age. He was starting to grey a bit, so he did not want his SMP to look as dark as mine. And obviously being 30 years older than me, he did not want to have a replica of what was done on my scalp. Lucky for him, Renata is an expert at creating custom hairlines and he gave my dad a more feathered hairline with a lighter shade of gray. The result was amazing and to this day people continue to ask him why he chooses to shave his head.

Scalp micropigmentation for gray hair

An SMP treatment with Renata does not fade for an average of 4-7 years depending on how well it is cared for. Over time, the pigment fades, becoming lighter and greyish in tone. Naturally giving an older person that transition into a gracefully aging look. If you already have grey hair or a salt and pepper look, it is also no problem at all. SMP pigments can be and are diluted to make various shades of grey and black. Renata will give you the perfect shade of grey which will not look unnatural. 

An additional benefit of having grey hair when you get SMP is that you will not require frequent touch-ups. Maintaining the look will be a piece of cake. It helps you age gracefully. Scalp micropigmentation is a very safe procedure and doesn’t require much time. There is virtually no down time to scalp micropigmentation, which is a huge plus. The healing process is similar to that of getting a tattoo. There will be slight redness on the scalp for 2-3 days post session. I went to work the next week and to my surprise no one noticed anything. Goes to show you how overly critical we are of ourselves.

Scalp micropigmentation changed my life for the better, and if you are looking for the best in the business, look no further than Renata Pruszewski!

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