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Scalp Micropigmentation in Los Angeles

Scalp Micropigmentation in Los AngelesLos Angeles is a city that’s known for its focus on looks. From famous Hollywood starlets to aspiring actors waiting tables, the pursuit of beauty has made LA one of the largest markets for cosmetic procedures in the country. But while plastic surgery and other aesthetic procedures like Botox may get all the headlines, Scalp Micropigmentation in LA has quietly become a go-to solution for men and women who want the appearance of thicker, fuller hair.

Scalp Micropigmentation (also known as SMP) is a non-surgical treatment that’s suitable for all types of hair loss. By applying a proprietary pigment (ink) to the scalp with a special micro-fine needle, technicians are able to create thousands of tiny impressions that give the appearance of fuller hair – all without the need for surgery.

But just like any cosmetic procedure, it pays to find someone who has the experience and artistry to do the job right. To find out what it takes to perform a Scalp Micropigmentation, we talked to SMP Technician, Victoria A.

“Scalp micropigmentation is very artistic. It’s tedious work – and not everyone can do it well. It takes patience and skill to make it look natural. You want to find someone who’s going to take their time to do it right, not just try to get it done as quickly as possible. You need to be very patient,” says Victoria.

As someone who works at one of the busiest hair restoration clinics in the country, she should know.

“I’ve been at Bosley for eight years and I love doing scalp micropigmentation because I get to see my patient’s smiles at the end of the day. It makes me incredibly happy to see that they’re happy with their hairline – their natural looking hairline.”

So why does she choose to work at Bosley?

“When it comes to something as important as your hair, you want to make sure you’re in good hands. Even before I started working here I knew that Bosley is the hair restoration expert. I’ve worked in Los Angeles for a long time and I’ve seen the good and the bad when it comes to cosmetic procedures – and Bosley is definitely the best place I have worked. The way I look at it, it just makes sense to go with a company that specializes in hair.”

And the best part about Scalp Micropigmentation? You don’t need to be a celebrity to get one. If you’re a man or woman who’s looking for a non-surgical solution to thinning hair, schedule a consultation with a Bosley specialist today.

Procedures or discounts provided courtesy of Bosley.

Scalp Micropigmentation for Women

Scalp Micropigmentation for Women Before & AfterFor men who are experiencing hair loss, there are a number of well-known, proven treatment options available. But when it comes to women, the options aren’t always so clear. Since female hair loss is usually characterized by diffused thinning hair, women often aren’t good candidates for hair transplantation. That’s why Scalp Micropigmentation for women can be a great option.

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a non-surgical treatment that’s suitable for all types of hair loss. By applying a proprietary pigment (ink) to the scalp with specially designed micro-fine needles to create thousands of tiny impressions, trained Bosley technicians (with physician oversight) are able to give women the appearance of a fuller head of hair by hiding patches where the scalp is visible through the hair.

For Brenda F., a Management Assistant from Rancho Cucamonga, Scalp Micropigmentation was the perfect option to treat her thinning hair.

“I started seeing hair loss maybe five to seven years ago. It slowly started on the top of my head, but eventually I started to notice it on the sides of my temples as well. When I heard that Scalp Micropigmentation was non-surgical and didn’t require any down time, I knew it was the right choice for me,” says Brenda.

After deciding on SMP, she knew she would only go to someone she trusted.

“I chose Bosley because of their reputation as the hair restoration experts. I knew they were leaders in hair loss treatment. And when it comes to my hair, it helped to know that I was with an expert.”

When it came time for the procedure, she was surprised how quick and painless it was.

“The procedure went really quickly, and it didn’t hurt as much as I thought it might. It wasn’t really painful at all. And Vicky my technician was very professional. She took great care of me throughout the procedure.”

And the result?

“The artistry of Bosley really shows. I feel good about how I look now. Before, you could see through my hair to my scalp. After having Scalp Micropigmentation, it looks so much better. And the comments I’ve been getting have been really positive — which is very nice. I would definitely recommend Bosley SMP to others.”

If you’re a women who’s suffering from thinning hair, schedule your free consultation with a Bosley specialist to see if Scalp Micropigmentation is right for you.

Procedures or discounts provided courtesy of Bosley.

Is Hair Loss Genetic?

Are you losing your hair and want to know how much hair you’ll lose? Or perhaps you have a bald relative and you’re wondering if you too are going to be bald? It’s normal to want answers to your hair loss worries, but be careful about your sources of information.

The Genetics of Balding

 
While we know that hair loss runs in families, the exact role that genetics play is unclear. One of the genes linked to androgenetic alopecia, more commonly known as male/female pattern baldness, is the androgen receptor (AR) gene. The AR gene is located on the X chromosome, the chromosome a male inherits from his mother (males inherit the Y chromosome from their fathers).

Often, pattern hair loss resembles an immediate relative, such as your father or grandfather, who may have passed it on. Sometimes brothers have similar hair loss patterns. So many people believe that male pattern hair loss comes from mom’s side of the family when actually genes associated with hair loss are passed along from both sides of the family.

Identifying Hair Loss

 
Male pattern baldness, the most common cause of hair loss in men, usually begins at the front of your scalp. It can occur as early as the late teens or early 20s, and usually works backward from your hairline or temples to eventually cause partial or total baldness on the crown. Female pattern baldness affects women differently in that it rarely results in total baldness. It’s typically a general thinning of the hair on the top and sides of the scalp. The receding hairline common in men is usually not seen on women with female pattern hair loss.

If you would like to learn more about the causes of hair loss and available treatment options, schedule a free consultation with a Bosley counselor. We’ll help you determine if your thinning is hereditary and recommend the best solutions for you.