Natural results of scalp micropigmentation: A review

J Cosmet Dermatol. 2022 Nov;21(11):5509-5513. doi: 10.1111/jocd.15297. Epub 2022 Sep 2.


Background: Scalp micropigmentation has developed rapidly in recent years to the extent that it is now considered a major means of hair loss treatment along with medication and hair transplantation.

Aims: To deliver correct information in terms of patients' curiosity regarding scalp micropigmentation and the most frequent complaints that doctors receive as well as to rectify misinformation.

Methods: A review of the literature was performed, and information is herein presented on various scalp micropigmentation procedures, the authors' experiences in this area, and special tips to achieve a natural result.

Results: The fundamental knowledge and proper techniques described in this article can aid in achieving more successful scalp micropigmentation results.

Conclusion: Scalp micropigmentation is a widely used technique to camouflage various scalp scars and alopecia; therefore, it is important to be aware of the principles and skills necessary to achieve a natural result.

Keywords: alopecia; medical tattoo; scalp medical tattoo; scalp micropigmentation; tattoo.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alopecia* / surgery
  • Cicatrix / therapy
  • Humans
  • Scalp*
  • Skin Transplantation