What is tricopigmentation?
Tricopigmentation is a patented non-invasive aesthetical procedure, reversible and non-surgical, offering the illusion of a full head of hair. It is equally suitable for men and women. It allows to recreate a shaved or dense effect in order to fill zones with no hair or of feeble density.
Hypoallergenic and biocompatible ink is microscopically injected in order to mimic the appearance of hair.
UA first-rate complement
to hair transplant.
- Used complementary to the FUE and FUT techniques for reasons of donor area scarcity, Tricopigmentation increases density through an optical illusion by reducing contrast from skin visible due to transparency.
- It allows to correct widened post-surgical scars left by FUT, or post-traumatic scars.
- It also allows to conceal residual scars from obsolete FUE techniques (4mm).
- It allows to camouflage an excessively invasive graft extraction in the donor area in case of FUEtechnique.
Other Tricopigmentation applications :
The advantadges to Tricopigmentation
- Reducing contrast between skin and hair colour, which will create the optical illusion of higher density.
- No permanent pigmentation, no blue discoloration, biodegradable ink, no presence of heavy metals.
- Pigments are deposited less deeply than with tattooing, so no damage whatsoever is done to existing hair follicles.
- Doesn’t leave scars and produces virtually immediate results.
- No Tyndall effect (colour shifting towards blue or green)
The worlds thinnest patented needle inducing less pain and offering better controlled manipulation during procedure.
Tricopigmentation or micropigmentation of the scalp is so realistic and natural it seems exactly like hairs scattered regularly and precisely over the skull’s epidermis. In this way, the effect of a shaved hairstyle is achieved or either the effect of higher density for longer hair.
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These proven benefits should only be administered in a clinical setting, rather than in beauty centres
- Generally, Tricopigmentation is only mildly painful, if at all. This subjective pain can, if necessary, be eliminated by injecting a local anaesthetic with added adrenaline.
- Vasoconstriction induced by the adrenaline reduces bleeding. In this way, insertion of pigments into the dermis and into the epidermis will be executed with better control. Dots are smaller, shaped more uniformly and are of higher colour intensity.
- The use of Zeiss surgical glasses with high magnification allowing high precision work.
- Technique, skill and over 15 years of experience in hair restauration.
Tricopigmentation, two possible effects :
This technique allows to duplicate a shaved effect over the entire scalp for patients whose donor area is of insufficient density. In this case, hairs need to be shaved or either of limited length.
Density effect :
Alternative solution to the use of keratin fibre (Toppik, K-max, Densitee).
By reducing transparency, the optical illusion of increased density is obtained for longer hair.
Tricopigmentation and its organic pigments :
Our bio-resorbable and hypoallergenic (causing no allergic reactions) pigments dissolve and fade without any side effects. They offer the perfect combination between absorption – colour stability – high tolerance.
Tricopigmentation « step by step »
The duration of the session can vary depending on the size of the area that needs treatment. Generally, 3 initial sessions are required with a 3 to 4 week interval.
- 1st session : test phase in order to determine the ink’s absorption rate in the scalp’s different areas. 30% of the final result is completed at this stage.
- 2nd session : densification, highlighting colour and adapting the technique to skin type. 70 % of the final result is completed at this stage.
- 3rd session : harmonisation and finishing. 100 % of the final result is completed at this stage.
In each phase, treatment and follow-up will always be personalised.
Is Tricopigmentation equivalent to SMP
(scalp micropigmentation) or to scalp tattoo ?
This method requires a specific know-how of the art of micropigmentation and natural hair implantation. Our specialist is a hair restoration professional and not a tattoo-artist. He’s the one that will decide on the pigments depending on your skin type and that will elaborate the most natural and realistic hair pattern possible.
Tricopigmentation is a temporary version of Scalp Micropigmentation techniques (SMP). It’s distinct because of the different instruments used, a different durability and different pigments. These differences allow us to create the most realistic and natural accomplishment possible with the option of adapting to the evolution of the patient’s hair colour.
Tricopigmentation and its resistance over time
Tricopigmentation starts to dissipate within 6 to 18 months after the three initial sessions. This total or either non-uniform absorption by the immune system is due to the thin composition of the pigments. A mere touch-up session every 12 months will do. This can present the ideal occasion to adjust, revitalise or update your look. The patient’s life style, his exposure to sunlight, his skin type and complexion can impact the pigments durability and visual rendering.
Tricopigmentation and the used instruments.
- The dermograph (the stylet used for pigmenting the skin) disposes of a very thin needle in order to deposit minute, specialised and hypoallergenic medical pigment particles under the skin.
- The colour of the particles is to be determined by the medical practitioner depending on your photo-type (complexion) and the colour of your hair.
- The depth, angle and rate of distribution of the pigments will also be adapted to fit the patient’s desired result.
- The pressure, speed, frequency and penetration level of the needle, the pigments and the colour are all essential factors to achieving an optimum level of efficiency.
Tricopigmentation in order to prevent Tyndall effect
The deep injection of pigments applied by other techniques such as SMP or tattooing favour the Tyndall effect, an effect well documented in physics. With SMP or with conventional tattooing, the pigments located deep inside the epidermis will, over time, be carried off towards the dermis by the white blood cells, part of the immune system. The internal colour remains unchanged, however, what changes is the way in which light is reflected on the surface of the skin. This gives the impression of colours fading to blue or green. The deeper a pigment is deposited, the greater visual decolouration will be. This is quite detrimental to the aesthetical result.
Tricopigmentation for a receding hairline or for the temples.
We do not recommend such application. The injection of pigments into the borders of hair-covered areas results in an artificial appearance, highly visible to your entourage.