Approximately 56 million men suffer from male pattern baldness as well as women suffering from some type of hair loss. Medications, potions, topicals and even invasive hair transplant surgeries for hair loss have been only a temporary solution. But now, The Weston System®, offers the world’s only patented, one-day, permanent scalp tattooing method for hair loss.
M. Weston Non-Surgical Hair Restoration® company owner, Mark Weston, was the first in the world to aggressively research, engineer and develop a tattoo needle specifically for duplicating a hair follicular unit and the specific pigmentation application method to the scalp. Weston filed a patent application for his needle and method in 2009 and the USPTO approved and issued the final patent in July of 2015. Since that time, Weston has turned the hair loss industry on its head.
What is The Weston System℠?
The Weston System℠ is a technologically-advanced hybrid medical tattooing method that mimics lost follicular hair units on the scalp for men and women suffering from hair loss. This System for hair loss treatment is comprised of patented needles, proprietary equipment and pigments, as well as a specific methodology for application. Developed as a one-time permanent application that naturally blends with any hair color and skin tone, this micropigmentation system is applied on the male client with a close buzz cut, blending the replicated follicles into the client’s remaining hair. For women, the same application method is used as a camouflage of thinning areas of the scalp.
To combat hair loss, this natural look is accomplished by specific varying placement of replicated follicular hair units with several shades of color, creating an illusion of 3D hair growth. These exclusive shades of pigments are applied in a patented application technique to mimic the natural light and darker areas of naturally buzzed hair. The Weston System℠ scalp micropigmentation method transitions what essentially is two dimensional into what the human eye depicts as three-dimensional.
Since Weston’s unveiling of this system in 2009, hundreds of copycat providers have emerged attempting to emulate Weston’s natural look. However, these other providers require multi-session appointments (up to as many as nine) to complete the micropigmentation and costs at a minimum of $1500 more and only last one to five years. No other company has developed specific equipment, pigments nor needles for their applications, and none are patented as The Weston System℠. Weston’s unique system is the first and only in the world of its kind developed as a one-time, one-appointment only permanent application.
The Weston System℠ is a superior and permanent solution to hair loss that is non-surgical, produces immediate results, is virtually pain-free, requires no recuperation time, maintenance free is and less expensive than hair transplants.
About Mark Weston
Mark Weston learned cosmetic and fine art tattooing while in the Navy in the late 1970’s from Asian tattoo master Pinkey Lee in Hong Kong. Weston apprenticed under Mr. Lee where he was taught the art of custom needle making, the science of organic pigments and tattoo machine building. For decades, Weston had perfected this art and he has owned and operated several fine art tattoo studios before founding Artistry Concepts, LLC in 2006. His wide range of experience commencing in 1996 in the medical tattooing field included areola repigmentation for breast cancer survivors, vitiglio repigmentation and scar camouflage. Later adding micropigmentation (permanent cosmetics) and later followed by scalp pigmentation. Mark Weston is now a respected and world-renowned expert in the scalp micropigmentation field.
M. Weston Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Centers are presently located in Florida (Corporate Headquarters) and Maryland with several more opening in the next few months.
Patented Needles and Application Method For Scalp Micropigmentation
PATENT 9,072,878 B2
WESTON TATTOO NEEDLE FOR REPLICATION OF HAIR FOLLICULAR UNITS AND METHOD FOR USING SAME
OUR PATENTED NEEDLES ARE NOT FOR RETAIL SALE
It is alarming that some scalp micropigmentation companies claim that too much overemphasis is placed on the importance of Weston’s scalp micropigmentation patented needles relating to both size and design configuation. Factors such as experience and touch are also important and yes, this is true.
However, if one does not have the proper equipment for the scalp pigmentation process, they don’t have the foundation to perform a good job, no matter how much experience and training they may have. And that needle must be the size of a hair follicle. One cannot use an inappropriate needle which can leave a follicle point the size of a Sharpie pen, no matter how much experience or training they may have.
It is an unprofessional and inexperienced person who claims that emphasis cannot be put on the size of a hair follicular unit replication needle and it’s configuration and to treat this so lightly. This is the purpose of a patent; to research and develop a “useful invention” and to improve on present inventions. In this case, the USPTO found that present tattoo needles available are unsatisfactory for scalp pigmentation and replicating a hair follicle.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office researched and scrutinized Weston’s patent application and issued the formal patent for his hair follicle replication needle invention on July 7, 2015 after six years.
The USPTO researched and examined in depth other tattoo needles available, and they finalized that Weston’s hair follicle replication needle was in fact small enough to replicate a hair follicle and “will achieve a more desired size of the tattoo hair follicle with much improved quality and a more uniform pattern of simulated scalp hair follicles.” They further termed it a “useful invention.”
This is an exact quote of the USPTO’s final findings on Weston’s needle patent:
“It is an object of the present invention to provide a smaller needle set and application method specifically for tattooing the skin of the scalp to replicate hair follicles. By utilizing the present invention, it will achieve a more desired size of the tattoo hair follicle with much improved quality and a more uniform pattern of simulated scalp hair follicles.
Tattoos to replicate lost hair follicles (particularly on the scalp) are not well known, but are becoming more popular. But a problem exists when available tattoo needles are used to try and replicate a hair follicle.
A typical tattoo needle may include a set of three separate pins bundled together to form the needle. The pins used in available tattoo needles have diameters that are far too large to effectively recreate the look of a hair follicle. As a result, the “follicles” created by available tattoo needles are much larger than the real thing—leaving the wearer of the tattoo with a poor replication of a non-bald head.
Single pin tattoo needles are available. However, a single pin needle would not function well, if at all, since (unlike a three pin needle) it may not draw in or retain ink, or the ink may be rubbed off the needle as the needle pierces the skin. Moreover, any ink that may be retained by a single pin needle would eventually fade away completely requiring re-application thereby being also difficult to create a realistic pattern of simulated hair follicles. Thus, prior art needles are unsatisfactory.”
With the USPTO’s findings regarding single pin needles not retaining pigment, Weston’s three-pin needles will in fact produce a one time permanent application. Weston’s scalp micropigmentation patented needles cannot be used for conventional tattooing. They are too fine and flexible for use on any other parts of the body except the scalp. These needles are now proprietary to his personally and individually balanced and modified machines. While these needles can be utilized in a conventional tattoo machine, such machines would drive these needles too hard and too deep into the scalp and in addition, severely damaging the delicate needle. A damaged needle will not replicate a hair follicle. Every patented needle is single-use only and disposed of properly and abiding by Department of Health Bio-Medical Disposal laws.
As an individual seeking the best equipment for scalp pigmentation, one must also consider needle size when deciding on a company and their equipment. Weston now has a specialty medical needle manufacturer making these needles to the specifications of the issued patent. Weston’s patented needles are available nowhere else, and only clients whom attend his courses will be permitted to purchase these needles.
METHOD FOR USING SAME: The specific system application methodology meticulously replicates frontal hairlines (forelock), the mid-scalp, the vertex and crown. A soft frontal hairline is enabled by graduation of replicated density and inconsistency. Proper hand and arm position, muscle control, angle of insertion on different areas of the scalp, proper needle depth, proximity of replicated follicular unit points and determining the natural hairline are all the method for using these needles.