Information about the removal of scalp micropigmentation

Information about the removal of scalp micropigmentation

The scalp micropigmentation process is designed to be a permanent treatment for baldness. It uses special pigments exclusively for this purpose and can last without fading for about five years. An SMP patient can return to the SMP clinic for re-touch sessions to prolong the quality of the pigments. How long the treatment will be able to maintain its colour is ultimately dictated by how they follow their aftercare routine, avoidance to sun exposure and their natural skin acidity. A

Alopecia areata is not treatable through a hair transplant

Alopecia areata is not treatable through a hair transplant

The hair loss condition known as alopecia areata is brought about by autoimmune causes. It is the result of the body mistaking its own hair follicles as a foreign object and sends out white blood cells to attack it. This slowly causes them to shrink and eventually lose hair. How alopecia areata comes about is unknown. There are some who theorise that it is brought about by stress or even through genetic factors. What exactly triggers it however has yet

Can taurine prevent you from losing your hair?

Can taurine prevent you from losing your hair?

A person is most likely to undergo hair loss upon reaching a certain age. This is a proven genetic fact when a man is in his thirties and when a woman is around the age of forty as exhibited by the condition called androgenic alopecia. Hair loss however, can also occur much earlier than that, or when there are certain stress related triggers that set it in motion. Telogen effluvium is an instance where stress has caused a rapid shift

Why cheap scalp micropigmentation treatments are not worth the risk

Why cheap scalp micropigmentation treatments are not worth the risk

Hair loss can be a very tedious thing to remedy. It is a progressive condition with no known cure as of the moment. Pharmaceutical companies and clinics have developed different products and services to try to treat its different causes. These range from genetic, autoimmune, stress-related, disease, infection and even vitamin deficiency. Whatever may be the cause, the basic thing that people try to do is to preserve their hair follicles. There is however, a more cost efficient and time

Are you balding because of stress?

Are you balding because of stress?

It is highly possible that physical or emotional stress can result in hair loss. The hair growth cycle though only makes this loss evident several months after the traumatic event that caused it and can continue for months after it has occurred. Hair is able to regrow after six months to a year. The main conditions influenced by stress An autoimmune disease called alopecia areata is one where smooth, round bald patches appear randomly throughout the scalp. There is no

X Factor’s Wagner has hair transplant surgery at Vinci Hair Clinic

X Factor’s Wagner has hair transplant surgery at Vinci Hair Clinic

Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho, known simply to the nation as Wagner, appeared on the TV talent show X Factor in 2010. Fans of the show will remember that he progressed to the latter stages of the competition with votes buoyed in no small degree by a large student contingent who were determined to see him win the finals. Although Wagner never progressed quite as far as that, he certainly made an impression. Love him or loathe him, Wagner is certainly memorable. One

Does topical spironolactone help in the fight against hair loss?

Does topical spironolactone help in the fight against hair loss?

The cause of hair loss is often cited as the binding of testosterone with the enzyme 5-alpha reductase to produce the more potent hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). An increase of DHT levels in the system causes hair loss because it blocks the passage of essential nutrients vital for the survival of hair follicles. They shrink when they do not receive sustenance from the body. Hair follicles that lose its mass cause the balding to occur. Products have been developed to combat

Virender Sehwag and his famous hair transplant

Virender Sehwag and his famous hair transplant

The Indian cricket team is lucky to count Virender Sehwag as one of its players. He is one of the up-and-coming athletes in cricket as well as a role model for youth. His talents on the pitch do not go unnoticed as the wins keep piling up because of his fantastic Test match runs. Being a celebrity that is watched by many, it is crucial to always be in top shape when it comes to his performance and image. Having

SMP Testimonial – Scott McGaw 1 Year After SMP

SMP Testimonial – Scott McGaw 1 Year After SMP

Scott had his revolutionary SMP Scalp MicroPigmentation treatment just over 1 year before this video, after the crown area of his head thinned to the point where you could easily see his hair loss. Being 28 years of age and experiencing quite advanced hair loss, Scott decided to do something about his hair loss, and after a lot of investigation he found Scalp MicroPigmentation by Vinci Hair Clinic and had his treatment done at our world renowned centre in London.

Scalp MicroPigmentation Testimonial – Ian Sturrock

Scalp MicroPigmentation Testimonial – Ian Sturrock

Ian has always looked after himself. Physically he works out every day, trains and teaches others how to keep healthy and fit. However many years of using health supplements, hormones and indeed hereditary hair loss contributed to Ian losing his hair. Through a fellow hair loss sufferer and friend at his local gymnasium he discovered SMP Scalp MicroPigmentation, and realised this could be the solution to his hair loss issues. After an initial consultation with Vinci Hair Clinic at our

Africa’s first professional scalp micropigmentation clinic is now open

There is no denying that scalp micropigmentation has taken the world by storm since it’s development. At Vinci Hair Clinic we are recognised as a world-leader for this type of revolutionary treatment for hair loss, and we are in the process of using our network of clinics to make the solution a real option for as many people around the world as possible. A small number of hair restoration clinics in Africa have attempted to replicate the results achieved by

iGrow laser helmet or HairMax laser comb?

iGrow laser helmet or HairMax laser comb?

Technology has always been there to make excellent in-roads in the world of medicine. It creates new and ingenious ways to tackle diseases and other ailments. A harbinger of progress, technology always brings with it the promise of better methods to handle current situations. The anti-hair loss community is constantly on the look out for cutting-edge solutions to treat their condition. Products and procedures may be available in a wide scope of choice. How these may actually benefit people with

International Hair Restoration Specialist Calls For More Regulation

International Hair Restoration Specialist Calls For More Regulation

The following article was written by Vinci Hair Clinic CEO Salvar Bjornsson, and was published on the website of The Harley Street Journal. For the original article please click here. Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP) is a sophisticated tattooing technique, using pigment to replicate hair. It’s used to create the effect of more density in thinning hair, hide scarring or to create the look of a shaved head of hair. This is a procedure that is increasingly becoming more popular and

Can finasteride make you impotent?

Can finasteride make you impotent?

The drug Finasteride is mainly used to treat two male afflictions. First, it seeks to cure benign proplastic hyperblasia (BPH). The prostrate encircles the urethra. BPH then, is a condition where there is an enlargement of the prostate gland. An inflated prostate restricts the passage of urine that may cause pain upon urination. Second, it is used to treat male pattern baldness. It is a condition that results in hair loss and a receding hairline. The causes are usually tied

David Beckham and the hair transplant gossip – The REAL story

David Beckham and the hair transplant gossip – The REAL story

There has been neverending gossip that the football star has undergone surgery to enhance his appearance through hair transplant procedures. David Beckman is known the world over. There is no confusing the image that goes with the name of this man. His wife Victoria has helped to create the brand of Beckham to transcend the world of football. His fan base has grown beyond the sport and has progressed to adulation of their image as a couple. Beckham’s hairdo’s have

Rob Brydon had a hair transplant, but does anyone care?

Rob Brydon had a hair transplant, but does anyone care?

Regardless of social status, income bracket, fame or notoriety, one should be entitled to a certain amount of privacy. And much to the detriment of the mega-famous, this can be at times quite a struggle. Celebrity-ism and the obsession the public has with the famous are strange phenomenon. For reasons that are difficult to explain, people (women mostly) can’t put aside gossip magazines that inform us on everything certain celebs do – from what they ate for breakfast to the

Male Pattern Balding Advice

Male Pattern Balding is the medical term for hair loss is Alopecia and the most common type of hair loss among men is known as androgenetic alopecia. It is also called pattern baldness or male pattern balding. This condition is generally permanent in nature. It can begin very early, in fact, some experience pattern baldness in their early 20’s or even in their teenage years. The pattern of hair loss is well defined. It typically begins at the hairline and

Alopecia Areata advice

Typical first symptoms of Alopecia Areata are small bald patches. The underlying skin is unscarred and looks superficially normal. These patches can take many shapes, but are most usually round or oval. The area of hair loss may tingle or be painful. The hair tends to fall out over a short period of time, with the loss commonly occurring more on one side of the scalp than the other. When healthy hair is pulled out, at most a few should

Symptoms And Diagnosis Of Male Pattern Baldness

It’s important to note that all people lose around 100-150 hairs per day regardless of race or location. So, finding hairs on your pillow, clothes, or towels doesn’t indicate ensuing baldness . Many males notice hair loss and assume it’s a balding death sentence, so they do nothing about it and suffer in silence. Others plunge into the reality of the situation and stop at nothing to do something about it. Since early detection greatly impacts the outcome, consulting a professional

The Norwood Hamilton Scale For Male Hair Loss

In the 1970’s Dr . O’tar Norwood developed a now widely used method of evaluating the degrees of male pattern baldness known as the Hamilton/Norwood Scale. He delineated between two kinds of pattern balding—regular male pattern balding and type A pattern balding. Each type has unique characteristics. Regular male pattern balding occurs in the majority of males, while type A male pattern balding occurs in less than 10% of patients. Regular male pattern balding is divided into seven unique stages

Androgenetic Alopecia and Male Pattern Baldness

Androgenetic alopecia (ANA), known as male pattern baldness, causes the overwhelming majority of hair loss in men. Some estimates vary from 90-95% of hair loss victims are in fact suffering from Androgenetic Alopecia. This depletion is generally genetic in cause and, since it’s usually permanent, it may call for surgical hair transplants to remedy the condition. while some myths credit the father’s side of the family, modern genetics asserts inheritance can come from either side. Although the baldness gene is

Female Alopecia Symptoms And Diagnosis

The popular myth that “women don’t bald” is just that – a myth. As much as 50% of women experience hair loss at some time in their lives. Loss from permanent female pattern balding as well as temporary androgynous causes occur in women, just as they do in men (see also Chapter 3 – Androgynous Causes). Most often, though, women’s loss is diffuse, rather than localized like men. Diffuse hair loss is not as obvious and rarely does the hair

The Ludwig Scale For Female Pattern Baldness

It’s uncommon to see women with genetic hair loss known as female hair loss or female androgenetic alopecia. When it does occur, it manifests in a pattern that is different from men. All women with hair loss need an accurate diagnosis, especially when the loss is diffuse and some underlying medical illness may be a factor. Diagnosis of permanent hair loss patterns in women is done with the help of the Ludwig Classification System. The Ludwig Classification System delineates the

Androgenetic Alopecia In Women

It’s uncommon to see women who have genetic hair loss known as female hair loss or female androgenetic alopecia. When it does occur, it manifests in a pattern that is different from men. Diagnosis of hair loss in women is done with the help of the Ludwig Classification System described previously. About 10% of women who do undergo genetic female pattern balding exhibit a hair loss pattern similar to men, but the frontal hairline stays in tact and hair loss

Hormonal Fluctuations And Hair Loss

Just as with men, women also experience hormonal fluctuations that may cause hair loss. The blood tests below can be administered to find many medical conditions associated with hormonal functions that may cause hair loss: ANA (antinuclear antibody) – for lupus or other autoimmune diseases Iron – for levels of serum iron, tIBC (total Iron binding capacity), or ferritin deficiencies estradiol – for ovarian output FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) – for ovarian output and ability to ovulate. LH (luteinizing hormone) –

Diffuse Hair Loss In Women

Diffuse hair loss is the most common type of loss in women. It is sometimes hard to notice such loss because it’s spread out over the entire scalp. Early signs of this type of loss are hair styling challenges such as loss of volume, a see-through effect, or increased space in the part line. Diffuse loss is mostly hereditary. A woman can expect it if other women in the family have this condition—mothers, grandmothers, aunts, or sisters. Female pattern alopecia

Non-Surgical Options For Hair Loss

When faced with the prospect of losing hair, people over the ages have turned to various techniques, products, pills, and even the surgeon’s knife to remedy the problem. And while hair transplant surgery has greatly improved from the early days, it may not be preferred by some people and does have limitations (discussed more in the next chapter). The marketplace is well aware of the vulnerabilities of balding people and many unscrupulous salesmen have taken advantage of this by promoting

How Does Minoxidil Work?

Before minoxidil, male pattern baldness was considered untreatable and most hair loss options were either pure “snake oil” or wigs. While not as effective as finasteride, it’s the most common medication for hair loss most commonly sold under the Rogaine brand, and the only other drug approved by the FDA for this purpose. Its use for hair loss was discovered when patients used it for high blood pressure and noticed hair growth while taking the drug. It’s now used to treat

How Does Finasteride Work?

While minoxidil (Rogaine) works by nurturing the hair follicles back to health, it does not grow new hair. Unlike Rogaine, finasteride (Propecia) is a prescription medicine in most markets, and one of the few that can actually stimulates new hair growth in patients with male pattern baldness. Its effectiveness became known when men taking it for prostate issues grew new hair. Women have not been proven to benefit from Propecia; however, more studies are needed and some doctors have indeed

Does Ketoconazole Stop Hair Loss?

Ketoconazole is a synthetic drug (typically prescribed) with various uses—anti-fungal cream, anti-dandruff shampoo, topical cream and oral tablet. Early research suggests that in the shampoo form, known as Nizoral, used with male pattern baldness may compare to minoxidil 2% (Rogaine) in effectiveness. One 1998 study indicates that hair density, size, and proportion of angina (growth cycle) follicles show similar enhancement when compared at ketoconazole 2% and minoxidil 2% when ketoconazole shampoo was used two to four times weekly. It’s important to