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Scalp Diagnosis before Micropigmentation

Before starting any work, the hair technician must carry out an aesthetic hair diagnosis with the appropriate equipment to learn about the personal characteristics and the state of both the hair and the skin of the scalp and to see if there are changes which should be treated before any procedure or transferred to a Dermatologist or a Tricologist

Scalp Diagnosis Before Micropigmentation

We would like to remind you of a very important issue: When there is hair, the skin of the scalp is not seen easily, as in the case of the skin on the face or the body. That is why the diagnostic equipment performing this function is especially important.

In the case of scalp micropigmentation, this is even more important as the skin should be in perfect conditionfor the result and the duration to be as expected.

The information provided by the aesthetic scalp diagnosis is very valuable as it allows us to get to know the needs of the client, their cosmetic habits, and above all, it helps us to select and recommend the cosmetics and treatments we should use before and after each Scalp Micropigmentation treatment.

Remember: the better the skin is prepared, the better the result will be.

PROCEDURE

A very important part of the diagnosis is the interview; we must know and ask for information, using open questions, closed questions, probing questions, and above all, we should apply the ACTIVE LISTENING technique to find out everything that the client needs as they are the ones that know the most about their skin, scalp and hair. This will allow us to find out what concerns the client most and to treat it first.

Later, the area will need to be studied by direct observation and with diagnostic equipment. This equipment allows the client to be able to see the results in terms of hydration or oil on the screen and they can also observe the state of the skin and the hair fibres through micro-cameras at the same time as the professional who studies these points.

It is crucial to find out the habits of the client in terms of aesthetic care. If the person in question is not inthe habit of caring about himself too much, we must be careful with the cosmetic products that we recommend and we should go slowly, first recommending the most indispensable ones and then increasing the cosmetic products while explaining thoroughly their effects and the need to have them.

No cosmetic can be applied if the scalp and the hair is not observed first; it is crucial to learn about their characteristic features and their state to be able to choose the cosmetics for the hygiene, conditioning and treatment of the scalp and the hair as each person is unique.

The client knows that it is not possible to go everyday to the Centre, which is why it is crucial to use specific treatments. However, these treatments must be recommended by professionals and they must be cosmetic products of very high quality, designed by professionals.

CHANGE APPEARANCE APPEARANCE QUESTIONS TO ASK THE CLIENT
Excessively oily scalp Greasy and shiny, could be affected by an itchy feeling.

The skin on the face is often oily as well.
The time it takes for the hair to get dirty.

The type of shampoo and conditioner that is used and how these products are applied.

If the appearance of the oily state of the skin is recent or not.
Basic or dry pityriasis or dandruff Dry, matte and rough to the touch.

The flakes are little, white and loose.
The type of shampoo or conditioner that is used.

How these products are applied.

If there is itchiness.

If the skin is easily irritated.
Oily or greasy pityriasis or dandruff Greasy and shiny with lumpy slabs of flakes on which the hair sticks.

These are often accompanied byan intense itchy feeling.
The type of shampoo or conditioner that is used.

How these products are applied.

If the appearance of the slabs is recent and if they have appeared at the same time as the greasiness.
Diffuse alopecia Hair loss is general, though it is more intense in the upper area and the temples.

Hair is scarce in the affected areas.
When did the symptoms start?.

If there were situations marked by great nervous tension or stress recently.

If the person has suffered from any type of oral infection or an infection of any other nature which requiredthem to take any medication.

If the person is pregnant or if they have any problems of a hormonal nature.
Limited alopecia Hair loss is in certain areas while the rest of the scalp has a normal appearance When did the symptoms start?.

If there were situations marked by great nervous tension or stress recently.

If the person has suffered from any type of oral infection or an infection of any other nature which obliged them to take any medication.

If the person is pregnant or if they have any problems of a hormonal nature.
Little scars It is necessary to know if they have been triggered by scratching and find out the causes of the itchiness. The questions are related to the relevant problem.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Dermatitis, infections, psoriasis, warts, cysts. It is always necessary to refer the person to a specialised centre for diagnosis and possible treatment. In these cases it is not recommended to conduct Scalp Micropigmentation treatment except when the problem is of a temporary nature. SIf the problem has disappeared and always under medical supervision, the Specialist Technician in Tricopigmentation will evaluate the possibility of conducting the treatment.

ONCE THE DIAGNOSIS HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT, WE WILL PROCEED IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER:

SIf the skin does not present changes which must be treated before starting Scalp Micropigmentation (Tricopigmentation), we can start the treatment, recommending the pre-care products with an easy application to be used by themselves at home for preparing the area.

If the skin presents any type of change, a care process must be started before conducting Scalp Micropigmentation. In this casewe recommend the type of treatments and cosmetic products that prepare the skin and improve its state so that better results are obtained.

Written by CRUZ SÁNCHEZ