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Shaved-effect trichopigmentation is a special effect of this treatment which is used when the patient wants to maintain a few millimiters hair length. 

It is a micropigmentation technique aimed at simulating the presence of hair for patients with hair loss through the insertion of ash-colored pigments. This technique can be considered an alternative or a valuable ally to classic methods such as drug administration or hair transplantation.


What is trichopigmentation

The term “trichopigmentation” refers to an aesthetic specialty of micropigmentation that aims to recreate the optical effect of hair through the introduction of pigments into the superficial dermis.

The tricopigmentation protocol has some factors in common with classic tattooing, but some substantial differences.

While it is indeed true that a needle and pigments are used, there are some significant differences:

  • Dermograph: In trichopigmentation, the machinery is an evolution of that for tattoos, designed to make dots on the surface rather than lines or shades in depth
  • Pigments: they are bioresorbable in the case of trichopigmentation, while they are not in tattooing
  • Training: the training paths are different between trichopigmentation and tattooing. Being a good tattooist does not imply being a good trichopigmenter, and vice versa.

Trichopigmentation is divided into two macro-categories: temporary or permanent. The effects that can be achieved are the shaved effect, the density effect and the scars coverage.


Features of the shaved effect

When performed properly, respecting the beauty standards and aesthetic parameters of the patient, trichopigmentation makes it possible to optically recreate the presence of hair and hair.

This feature is especially useful in those who suffer discomfort due to lack of hair or hair due to any cause such as alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia or other diseases.

While performing the shaved effect, pigments are distributed on the scalp in order to recreate the effect of growing hair. The shaved-effect technique is functional only in case of short hair as the density, distribution and composition of pigments are specially chosen to recreate the shaved effect.

Shaved-effect trichopigmentation can be either temporary or permanent. In case of permanent trichopigmentation, before doing it, it is important to know that the effect that looks good on us today may not look the same in 5 or 10 years. In case of the temporary version, on the other hand, the pigments inserted are gradually reabsorbed within 12 to 18 months, leaving the patient free to change over time.


Tricopigmentation for men and women

Generally, the shaved effect can be applied for both men and women.

In the most majority of cases, however, this effect is achieved only in the male case, and the reason is related to the social context in which we live whereby a man with short or shaved hair is much more accepted than a woman.


How shaved effect trichopigmentation is performed

The initial stage is a consultation medical at our clinic. The patient’s physiology, skin type, underlying causes of hair loss, and most importantly, expectations are taken into consideration.

Three sessions are typically required to achieve a shaved effect, usually two sessions on consecutive days plus one session after one month. 

Depending on one’s lifestyle and aesthetic preferences, temporary shaved-effect trichopigmentation requires one or more maintenance sessions per year.