Scar camouflage options. Many of our scalp micropigmentation clients are former hair transplantation recipients who have older hair transplants such as Alopecia Reductions, Scalp Reduction, Plugs or Flaps, or have poor healing suffer from visible scars at the back of the head.
For those who have lost more hair since the procedure, or didn’t have a successful hair transplant, often find themselves restricted in their hair styles, therefore seek scar camouflage options.
Shaving the hair down to hide the thinning and balding area will reveal the scar(s) and growing the hair at the back will make the thin and balding area more obvious. This is where SMP can help with scar camouflage allowing the client to freely shave or wear their hair short – or also placing some pigment through the front to create a more dense appearance.
FUT or strip harvesting scars are linear scars and often run from one ear to another – sometimes on top of each other if multiple transplants are performed.
These scars should be extremely fine and linear but occasionally a scar can become spread whilst healing – making it difficult to wear the hair short, SMP provided an excellent scar camouflage option in these cases.
FUE or Follicle Unit Extraction can leave a tiny whitish dot at the back of the scalp, where the hairs have been extracted from the donor area.
FUE or Follicle Unit Extraction can leave a tiny whitish dot at the back of the scalp, where the hairs have been extracted from the donor area. Most hair transplant surgeons use a 0.8mm round blade or smaller so this usually isn’t an issue, however, if a surgeon uses a punch that is too big or the patient is prone to scarring, this can result in a white speckling appearance across the donor area. Most clients have fantastic results with SMP, regardless of them keeping the hair shaved or longer.
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