No more hair systems. No more fibers. No more need for hats! You can be confident with your "full head of hair" like the men in these photos.Visit Ink-credible Scalp Micropigmentation
How real will my hair replication look?
Because of the pigments, needles and the skill we bring to our craft, it is very difficult for an observer to tell that your hair replication is not really hair. We blend the scalp micropigmentation with your hairline and the difference is indistinguishable.
What qualifications do you have?
I am a licensed Esthetician. I have been a certified Permanent Makeup Technician since 2002. In addition, I have graduated from and been certified as a scalp micropigmentation Technician by the Vancouver Paramedical Clinic.
What are the hygiene standards in your clinics?
We strictly adhere to the Universal Laws of Sanitation. We thoroughly wash our hands, wear gloves, all surfaces are disinfected. Our pre-packaged needles are one time use only.
How long should I expect my treatment sessions to take?
In most cases, when we are treating a Norwood 5-7 hair loss client, we will do one major session, and follow up with a “detailing” session. On the average, it takes one four hour session followed by a one hour session. This pattern can vary widely, depending on the individual but can be used as a guide.
How long do you wait between treatments?
This is the way we proceed: Initial Consultation: Initial free consultation and patch test if requested First Session: Lasting between 2 and 3 hours depending on the complexity of your Micro Pigmentation needs. Second Session: Depending on your availability, we could do this second session the next day. It could be done after a week as well. This session will last about an hour. Third Session: This may or may not be needed. It could be performed during the next two to five weeks. This session will perfect your look and fill in any areas that need more pigment.
How will I look after a treatment?
You will instantly see a new hairline. There will be some redness, which only lasts a couple of days. Typically the pigment dots will appear darker and larger than the end desired result. Over the next few weeks the color will soften and lighten to be perfect for you.
Will it Fade?
Typically the pigment dots will appear darker and larger than the end desired result. Over the next few weeks the color will soften and lighten to be perfect for you. After the first month, the color will be stable. If you care for it consistently, using sunscreen every day, it should last you 10 years to a lifetime!
I have scars from a Hair Transplant, can Scalp Micropigmentation be used to camouflage them?
The way that we most often treat HT scars is to “dry needle” the scars which will improve their appearance by making them flatter and similar in color to the surrounding skin. Sometimes that is all that is needed. Other times we follow up with pigment application to further camouflage the scars.
Is there a Guarantee?
Yes there is a 12 month guarantee from your first session. This guarantee covers loss of pigment in any are
It does not include a change in the color of pigment or the style of your new look. If you want a change in the style, there will be an hourly charge to change your look.
How will we design my hairline?
We take a conservative approach to the hairline. It is easier to add pigment than remove it, so we start out with a moderate hairline, let you live with it overnight and finish detailing it on the third visit.
How Painful is the Procedure?
I would call the procedure “annoying” at times but we do have a topical numbing solution for those who wish to use it.
I prefer to avoid any pain – can I take a painkiller?
If you wish to take a pain killer, we recommend you try a non-aspirin tablet such as ibuprofen an hour before treatment.
Will the pain continue after the treatment procedure is finished?
NO! The discomfort is only experienced during the actual scalp micropigmentation procedure.
What is the downtime?
There is no downtime. You can immediately resume your normal activities. There will be a little tenderness and a little redness for the first 24 hours. Tiny scabs may form on your new “follicle” sites, which will fall off in about a week. It can be removed with a gentle exfoliator if you desire.
What size is the needle?
We use two sizes of especially fine needles, designed to create dots that replicate follicles. Even the finest tattoo needle is too large for the work we do. The majority of the work is done with a roller with 56 needles arranged randomly so as not to produce unnatural dots. This technique, is the most advanced technique which is revolutionizing the industry, and was developed by a Master scalp micropigmentation artist in Israel. Detailing is done at the end of the procedure with a single needle.
How often will I need to shave?
Most men choose the freshly-shaved or closely cropped look, therefore they need to shave every two or three days.
What is the aftercare?
Do not get your head wet for 24 hours after the procedure. Sweating is not recommended in the 5 days after treatment. Shaving is also not recommended during that time. You must be committed to using sunscreen any time you are In the sun. Do not submerge your head in salt water or chlorine for at least four weeks post-procedure.
What about on-going hair loss?
When we do your hair replication procedure, we don't only address the bald portions. We blend the dots into your hair, so if you lose more hair, it will not be evident. If the time comes that you need a little more we will charge you on an hourly basis.
What if I want to change my look or even reverse the process?
Because we use a pigment that has no iron oxide, the pigment can be removed effectively with lasers. In one or two treatments, the color can be removed.
What does it cost?
Starting at $1,000 and as much as $3,000 depending on the area to be covered.