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With the term “tricopigmentation” we refer to a technique included in the general field of micropigmentation. More specifically, it is a scalp pigmentation treatment to hide and camouflage the presence of bald or thinned areas and scars.


As this is a specific technique, there is a specific instrumentation and protocol for tricopigmentation. The machinery, needles and pigments are all specifically designed for scalp pigmentation alone and to give the best possible result on that specific part of the body.  This is why, although the basic principle of this technique is the same as for tattooing or permanent makeup, the actual procedure and tools are different. For all these techniques it is a matter of injecting colored pigment under the skin, but tricopigmentation specifically uses different needles and reaches a less deep level than tattooing. This characteristic, together with those of the pigment used for tricopigmentation treatments, means that the pigment does not remain under the skin forever, but if not reinforced, it disappears within a couple of years. The reversibility of the treatment is one of its strong points: in this way the customer will always be free to choose how to change his look and how best to adapt it to the changes in his face.

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With tricopigmentation it is possible to obtain different effects depending on the situation and in particular: shaved effect, density effect and camouflage of scars. In order to understand which of these treatments is more suitable in each individual situation, the first step when you decide to undergo tricopigmentation is a consultation, i.e. a specific interview aimed at clarifying the client’s situation and presenting him/her with perspectives and possible results. At this moment it is possible for the client to ask all his questions. The consultation can also be carried out remotely, by email, when it is impossible to go to the specific center, sending some photographs of your scalp.


We now see in detail the three effects mentioned above.

  • The shaved effect, as the name suggests, allows you to recreate a shaved look. With tricopigmentation you will simulate the presence of hair that is born even in areas where it is not actually present. By doing so, the areas that really presented shaved hair will be aligned to the bald ones. This is the ideal treatment for those who present areas, more or less large, completely devoid of hair. For a treatment with a shaved effect, three sessions are necessary: the first and second on two consecutive days and the third one a month later. After these three sessions, maintenance will be carried out every three, four or six months, depending on the situation.
  • The density effect allows you to optically thicken the areas of the scalp where the hair is present, but is thinned and allows you to see the skin underneath. In this case four sessions will be necessary, two days in a row the first two and as many consecutive days a month later. Also in this case after the first sessions we will proceed with the maintenance.
  • Furthermore, tricopigmentation can be an effective aid for scalp scars. Often such scars are due to previous hair transplant operations. Therefore, trichopigmentation can be said to be a good complement to further improve the result of a hair transplant. The camouflage of the scars will allow to optically hide the presence of the scar, aligning it with the rest of the hair. This treatment requires only two sessions to be carried out one month apart. Also in this last case we will then proceed with the maintenance treatments.

Tricopigmentation, even though it derives from an artistic form of dotted tattooing, is not to be considered permanent but must be repeated annually. I always advise you to ask carefully what kind of pigments are used during the treatment.

Even in case of thinning eyebrows micropigmentation can be a valuable aid to increase the density or to reconstruct the eyebrow arch in case of alopecia areata or total alopecia.