Meet the hair loss treatment that’s got us real excited.
By Helen Clemson
Almost two and a half years ago, Candice-Lee got comfy in the therapist’s bed and gave her brows over to Debbie Jean Olley (from Makeup & Eyebrows By Debbie Jean) and had them microbladed (Read post HERE).
The treatment, a semi-permanent tattooing technique where a handheld tool with several tiny needles adds permanent pigment to the skin to create the illusion of more lustrous brows has taken the beauty industry by storm. Certainly, those with over-plucked, pencil-thin arches have been clamouring for Brooke Shields thickness once more. It makes total sense that if you can do this to your brow area, you can apply the same technique to other parts of your body where you wish you had more hair. Read: your scalp.
Enter Scalp Micropigmentation, a non-surgical procedure that isn’t going to give you back your missing hair, but IS going to fill in the gaps where you’re missing hair. Make sense? It’s happening at Cape Town’s Brandwood Clinic, the first clinic outside the UK to offer this super-cool treatment.
So let’s spill the tea: Scalp Micropigmention gives you coverage not added hair and it does this by replicating the look of natural hair follicles and giving those with say, bald patches or a receding hair line (making it great for men and women), the look of a closely-shaven scalp. So, if you’re a gal who still has some length but a thin patch or two, there’s no need to use hair extensions to fill in the gaps. Think of it like this: whether you suffer from female pattern baldness, (that goes for male pattern baldness too) alopecia, thinning hair, a skin disorder or scalp scarring from surgery or an accident, a Scalp Micropigmentation procedure acts as a camouflage with the end result being the look of natural close-shaved hair.
To create this look, the process is quite impressive: natural pigments are applied through micro needles at the epidermal level of the scalp to replicate the natural appearance of thousands of hair follicles. And, as hair loss sufferer myself I was glad to learn that the Brandwood Clinic technique is regarded as the best treatment available in the world today.
The clinic uses only natural pigments and state of the art equipment to achieve natural-looking results. And, this is key for me: hair follicles don’t always grow naturally in uniform directions, so practitioners take the time to fully replicate the distinctions their clients specific hair pattern. Very smart! And, different shades of organic pigment are then used to create the most realistic and natural hairlines.
The next bit, I believe, is also a big bonus (I admit I’m toying with the idea of trying it out): Scalp Micropigmentation is suitable for all types and stages of hair-loss, on all colours and skin types and for anyone at any age. You’ll need about three sessions of up to four hours for a gradual increase in the look of hair density (or natural rejuvenation of hairline). And you can have a “freshen up” in the future if you so wish.
Prices for scalp micropigmentation range anywhere from R12 000 to R34 000 depending on the severity of your hair loss issues.
Local celebrity Alistair Izobell recently underwent the procedure. Take a look at what he had to say.
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We’re very excited to announce that Brandwood Clinic Cape Town is giving one reader a procedure to the value of R34 000.00
Important: Brandwood Clinic is based in De Waterkant in Cape Town. While this competition is open to followers all over South Africa – should you win this prize and not be Cape Town based, the onus is on you to arrange and cover all transport & accommodation costs. Also, up to 3 sessions may be needed – and these will need to be done over three different sessions, each one to two weeks apart.
Enter for yourself if you’re suffering with Alopecia or balding. You could enter for a husband or friend battling with balding.
To enter, you need to do the following:
- Leave a comment below this blog post telling me why you’d like to win this prize.
3. Bonus points for tagging a friend or family member that may need the procedure.
The winner will be announced on Monday 19th November 2018 on In My Bag’s Facebook page (Follow HERE)