Tricopigmentation. The design of the frontal line
Tricopigmentation has been experiencing an important diffusion worldwide for several years as a non-surgical and non-invasive solution to hair loss and baldness. In 2013, the technique was officially recognized and approved by the scientific world as a complement to hair transplantation and as a valid alternative in cases where surgery is not an option for the patient. More and more specialized centers and clinics are offering this service to the general public.
Unfortunately, however, when you rely on a technician, you are not always faced with an experienced professional, capable of offering natural results that can improve the aesthetic, and especially the psychological dimension, of those affected by baldness. It is not uncommon to see on the internet, and now in everyday life, excessively marked frontal lines, low or completely unnatural.
It is essential that the operator of Tricopigmentation knows the most important morphological rules and realize a harmonious and balanced project.
A brief definition of Tricopigmentation
The Tricopigmentation is a specific branch of micropigmentation and the evolution of the so-called SMP (Scalp Micro Pigmentation), permanent version of the technique.
A Tricopigmentation treatment is carried out through the insertion of a pigment in the superficial dermis, thanks to the use of specific instruments, developed to treat the skin of the scalp, respecting its particular characteristics.
The technique finds several areas of application, including:
- Alopecia Androgenetica male and female
- Alopecia areata and tota
- Post Hair transplant Hair transplant
- Treatment following the removal of a hair prosthesis
- Correction and camouflage of scars caused by hair transplant, scalp surgery or trauma
- Alopecia barbae.
What is the frontal line and why is it so important?
With the term frontal line, and with its English counterpart hairline, we mean the hairline, that is, the area of demarcation between the forehead and the scalp. It is the most visible area of the scalp during social interactions, and the first detail we notice when we look in the mirror.
If a frontal line is well executed by the Tricopigmentation technician, the client who has undergone the treatment will see an immediate improvement in his image, especially in cases where baldness had caused a receding hairline. A well-designed hairline will give the individual a younger look, without distorting the distinctive facial features and physiognomic details.
Which elements should the technician pay attention to?
The elements to be taken into consideration are:
- Age of the person undergoing treatment: physiologically, the frontal line tends to recede even in subjects not affected by baldness. If the client is very young you can dare with a lower and “aggressive” line, otherwise it will be appropriate to choose a more conservative approach.
- Gender: in men, the frontal line tends to present itself with a “U” or “V” shape, characterized by the so-called peak (tip) in the middle. On the contrary, in women, the frontal line tends to be straighter.
- Race: Men of Caucasian descent, generally have a more pointed frontal line and characterized by a hairline. In contrast in the Afro race, the frontal line tends to be straighter.
- Morphological features: face shape, forehead width, shape (original shape), etc.
- Client’s requests and expectations, as long as they are in accordance with the above rules and aspects.
What happens if the frontal line is not well designed?
If a hairline is not well executed, it will be possible for those relating to the patient to notice the Tricopigmentation treatment. Of course, this is extremely negative, as in most cases, those undergoing scalp pigmentation treatment do not want members of their social sphere to notice.
A Tricopigmentation treatment may be perfectly successful in covering the scalp from a technical standpoint, with well-defined spots that perfectly resemble hair follicles. However, if the technician makes a mistake with the frontal line design, the naturalness is lost.
What precautions are followed from a technical point of view?
The frontal line, in nature, is never overly defined and marked. The follicular units, which contain a variable number of hairs from 1 to 5, are generally single in this area and the density is lower than in other areas of the scalp.
It will be the task of the technician to create a “broken” and well blended frontal line, following some tricks. In particular, it is advisable to work in this area only when the needle is not loaded with pigment, so that the stitch created appears smaller and lighter.
The collaboration with the surgical world, moreover, has demonstrated the effectiveness of the realization of a frontal “flower” line, so that it recreates perfectly that disorder typical of a natural hairline. Remember that nothing is perfectly symmetrical in nature.