What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
One thing that makes thinning hair or bald patches difficult to hide is the difference in color between your hair and scalp. Madeliene Elaine provides scalp micropigmentation (SMP) to minimize this contrast so your hair looks fuller and thicker. Ideal if your hair is short or closely shaved, dermatologist Dr. Madeliene Elaine Gainers uses scalp micropigmentation to treat anyone with pattern baldness and other forms of hair loss. Used alone or combined with other restorative treatments, such as follicular unit extraction (FUE) or follicular unit transplantation (FUT), SMP is a nonsurgical procedure that enhances the appearance of your hair. To find out more about SMP, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Gainers at her office in Chevy Chase, MD.
"Dr. Madeliene Elaine provided me with first class care during my visit at her fabulous office. Her personalized approach and special attention to detail made me feel comfortable and secure. The atmosphere is spa-like and serene, the receptionist is polite, friendly, and warm yet discreet, and the medical assistant is well versed in the Spanish language, which eliminated the need to speak with an interpreter by phone. Dr. Madeliene Elaine allowed me to express my concerns without making me feel rushed, embarrassed, or silly. She created a tailored plan specifically for me, and began treatment immediately. This was no ordinary doctor’s visit. From the moment I walked in, I knew that this experience would be different; and she did not disappoint. It has been a week since I began my treatment, and I am already seeing positive results and receiving compliments. For anyone searching for a dermatologist to address skin concerns or in need of hair restoration services, Dr. M.E. is the place!"- E.J. / Healthgrades / Aug 10, 2021
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"I have never been to a doctor's office like Dr. Gainers. From the time I entered her office until I left I felt comfortable, relaxed and I knew I was going to be taken care of. She was able to diagnose my problem and gave me the upmost care. She is a top notch A+++ physician. She is knowledgeable, very professional and made me feel at ease. She did not put me on a time clock. I felt like she dedicated a lot of concern and time to me as if I was her only patient. She answered all my questions and concerns. Did I mention how unique her office is. This is a must see! Thank you Dr. Gainers for helping me reach my medical goal."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jul 30, 2021
"Dr. Gainers and the staff are top notch. Starting with the receptionist was so friendly. Dr. Gainers has such a gentle touch. She took the time to explain all of the options for treatment. I didn’t feel like just another number on their books."- J.P. / Google / Jul 28, 2021
"I had a wonderful appointment with Dr. Gainors. She was so pleasant, took so much time with me to explain a lot of options and information about hair lose and the difference in the different areas of lose. I am pleased with the route we are going to explore with my situation and so happy she took the time to consider other options with me so I could make an informed decision. Would highly recommend her and her staff for hair and cosmetic concern."- K.O. / Google / Jul 27, 2021
Is Scalp Micropigmentation For You?
Scalp micropigmentation is most commonly used to help men and women with a short cut who want to hide male or female pattern baldness. SMP mimics the appearance of hair follicles that blend in with the real shaved hair follicles on the back of the head. Scalp micropigmentation can also help anyone with areas of thinning hair or bald patches. Previously, you may have used topical hair loss concealers (DermMatch or Toppik) but prefer results that last longer. Scalp micropigmentation also works well if you've undergone hair restoration with FUT by minimizing the visibility of the linear scar around the back of your scalp. Dr. Gainers can use SMP with FUE hair transplants or other treatments to enhance the overall look of your results.
Our Scalp Micropigmentation Technique
At Madeliene Elaine in Chevy Chase, MD, Dr. Gainers is proud to offer this safe and effective treatment to men and women. Dr. Gainers will match the pigment color to your hair and apply it directly into the scalp, making thousands of tiny dots (stipples) that replicate the appearance of your natural follicles. Since the pigment does not go into your skin as deep as traditional tattooing, discomfort is minimal. However, to make you feel more comfortable, we can apply a numbing cream on your scalp before the procedure. To provide long-lasting results that look natural, Dr. Gainers recommends 3 – 4 treatments. She recommends each treatment a week apart. Your initial two treatments will take about 2 – 4 hours each. The remaining treatments take about 45 minutes to two hours.
What to Expect
After your SMP appointment, you can usually resume work or normal activities. You may have some redness or irritation on your scalp for 1 – 3 days. To promote healing, you will also need to clean your scalp and protect it from UV (ultraviolet) rays with a hat or sunscreen. At first, you should avoid strenuous activities so the sweat glands on your scalp do not influence the pigmentation. You should also avoid chemicals, like chlorine in pools, because it could impact your results. After your final treatment, it will take approximately four weeks for the pigment to reach its final color and blend with your hair.
Thinning hair or baldness may make it hard to feel confident about your appearance. Dr. Gainers can assist in improving your confidence with scalp micropigmentation. If you like your hair shorter or cropped, SMP may provide a beautiful, natural-looking appearance that matches the shaved hair follicles on the back of your scalp. When combined with a different hair restoration method (like FUT or FUE), scalp micropigmentation can help you attain enhanced results. Schedule an appointment at Madeliene Elaine in Chevy Chase, MD to learn more about SMP, along with other hair restoration remedies.