It is all about hair loss this term and what you can do to temporarily fix any receding hairlines, thinning of the hair or patchiness. The term Scalp Tricopigmentation is derived from the procedure of hairline restoration and bares a similar sounding name for Scalp Micropigmentation. (This is the permanent and more pigmented procedure often used for lifelong results, with touch-ups every 4/5 years.

‘Tricopigmentation allows the consumer to ‘trial’ the hair restoration process whilst giving them results which tend to last around one year/18 months,’ says Peter Joannou who operates the U.K’s most renowned Tricopigmentation clinic in the heart of Brighton. (Think of it like how henna tattooing would differ from the regular art of tattooing.) Each of the two scalp procedures has their share of pros and cons, but for now lets further discuss the temporary ‘Tricopigmentation’.

Hair loss affects many men and women around the globe. It is something that at some point in our lives, we may find ourselves having to deal with. However, for many men, they may find they begin to recede during their twenties/thirties, and this can be quite a frustrating, disheartening and embarrassing time. Finding a good clinic that has a skilled and experienced cosmetic doctor is a point that should be fully investigated. Someone with tenacity and careful precision will give you an outcome that is untraceable to a natural hairline. Same goes with looking into the clinics themselves and the years of experience they have running these types of hair recovery procedures. It is so important to do the research for these cosmetic specialists as it affects your own outcome and you are the one having to live with the aftermath.

The hairline recovering procedure for both the permanent and semi-permanent is initially the same. It follows the same results but uses a slight difference in method to how to achieve these brilliant results. Using a small pointed tool, micro-dots are tattooed onto the scalp to mimic the illusion of hair follicles. Done with the same spacing between each one gives a whole new dynamic to your hairline and targeted areas. The pigmented dots should be the same distance from each other and ‘create’ an untraceable camouflage to your overall appearance. If done by someone skilled this procedure can literally transform you, giving your more confidence to an area that might have been dwindling it.

Now the permanent procedure needs a laser removal treatment to extract the pigment from your scalp. Tricopigmentation uses a pigment that naturally fades. But topping up can become messy if the physician doesn’t have the correct skill and precision. It is possible that the microdots may merge with a neighbouring one which would cause an inconsistency in your hairline. So that is a factor to be aware of. This term created on forums is called the ‘Helmet Look’. Imaging your hairline resembling a helmet outline on your scalp. But again, this is a worst-case scenario. Therefore, you would do your research properly to find someone with years of experience.

The cost is another factor as over the long-haul a treatment from Tricopigmentation will slightly cost your more than its brother procedure Micropigmentation. It depends again with who you decide to use for the cosmetic procedure and how often you wish to touch up targeted areas treated.

Tricopigmentation is still a fantastic option for men and women to look towards. It offers the chance to feel and look younger and give your hairline some TLC. It is ideal for several people with the option to top up as and when needed. Why wait and suffer when you have options available on the market for hair recovery. If it is something that is actively affecting your day to day life and wellbeing, then researching is the first step. Take all the time to check out different clinics and don’t be afraid to have multiple consultations. Find one that works for you and not the clinic.

If you’re interested in exploring this procedure in more detail, we recommend contacting Peter Joannou at With over 30 years experience in the field, Peter has a wealth of knowledge and offers free no-obligation consultations to gentlemen interested in exploring this as a hair loss treatment. If you have any questions or concerns, he’s the man who can help.