With a vast array of remedies available in the anti hair loss industry, the consumer can potentially be led to one product or another not fully knowing the application for each. There are different hair loss conditions that sometimes require a specific type of treatment. Knowing how to use the remedies available can save a lot of time and money. Being able to consult with a qualified physician prior to any treatment is recommended to ensure correct application of these products and services as well as being informed of any potential adverse reactions.


Medication for instance can truly help address a hair loss condition. Minoxidil is more general in its application, being able to increase hair density and decrease the rate of balding. Itchiness and chest pains however may also result in its use. Finasteride on the other hand is a drug with a more specific application. It is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor that prevents the formation of dihydrotestosterone, one of the reasons why androgenic alopecia occurs. Its use however may also cause impotence and sterility.

Services like scalp micropigmentation (SMP) can likewise aid in providing an effective remedy for balding. It may have side effects though there is no actual data that proves its existence. This is also performed in different clinics by technicians with varying skill levels. Any untoward incident could have gone unreported. A distinction however has to be made between a side effect caused by the procedure itself and one due to human error.

So far, the negative occurrences that have been documented were the result of negligence by service providers. This is mainly due to offering an SMP treatment at prices lower than what it actually costs. The usual price should be around £1000-3000. Prospective clients must be wary of clinics that offer an SMP at prices far below this range.

A quality SMP treatment needs the right kind of materials and equipment to complete the procedure. The technicians who perform SMP should likewise be of good calibre through proper training and adequate experience. These come at a cost, and rightly so. Any prospective patient would not want a defective SMP on their scalp. This is something that they will see on a daily basis as well as receive comments about from people they interact with.

Unfortunately, there are still those who are lured into having their procedure done by these fake clinics. It has to be termed as such because true scalp micropigmentation should only provide an illusion of hair and nothing less. This appearance has to be one hundred percent accurate without leaving any chance for its detection.

Discovery due to inferior SMP is among the least of a client’s worries. There are also treatments that turn out to have pigments of a blue tinge or result in a greenish hue. These are caused by the poor quality of inks used that some clinics have to do to cut back on costs. There is also a big chance that an unskilled technician will perform an awkward looking SMP. It might not match the patient’s facial characteristics or skin colour. An experienced specialist will know how to layer the pigments in such a way as to match his client’s features.

The carelessness of the service provider can also lead to infections or the emergence of allergic reactions. Any scalp micropigmentation procedure should always be preceded by searching questions about the prospective patient’s medical history. The specialist should first be satisfied that his patient will not be susceptible to any adverse effects from the procedure. Treating a tiny area of skin to see if there is a chance of it happening can be performed through a simple test. A proper sanitation procedure is another method to safeguard against infection. Sterilisation of equipment and the use of needles from freshly opened packaging should be the standard for every treatment administered. This is part of what a clinic of good quality does to ensure the safety of each of their clients.