Hair Transplant Scar Camouflage
Hair transplants transfer hair from one place called the donor area to the thinning site, which is known as the recipient area. It is mainly used to treat male pattern baldness and was first done in 1939 in Japan.
People who undergo hair transplants end up with some form of permanent scarring, which depends on the procedure they had. It could be either Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) or Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT). The skill of the surgeon carrying out the hair transplant also affects the kind of scarring they could end up with.
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)
In this process, follicle grafts are used from donor areas. The surgeon uses a micro punch tool, and at the end, there is scarring. This scarring is tiny and roundabout a millimetre in diameter. They could be hundreds or even thousands and mostly look like little white dots.
FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant)
In FUT, the scalp of the donor area is stripped. In most people, this is the occiput. It is then sutured back together, leaving a visible of varying lengths. We’ve even seen someone with a scar from ear to ear. There is less use of these procedures nowadays. They often cause more swelling and pain than FUE.
How Scalp Micropigmentation Works for Scarring?
SMP can work in disguising your hair transplant scarring effectively. Previously most people who had done transplants, especially FUT, wore their hair long to hide the scar. Now, with SMP, it doesn’t matter whether it’s the scar from a strip surgery or the tiny dots from FUE; you can get it hidden. You won’t have to worry about sitting in the front row or coming down an escalator anymore. You can even wear your hair short without people noticing your scar.
Scalp micropigmentation uses a pattern that imitates your hair follicle when cut close to your scalp. It is a non-invasive novel technique that can help you hide your scar. Although initially created to help conceal hair loss, it works beautifully with covering hair transplant scars. Sometimes practitioners even combine both. SMP can be used to add more density to your hair pattern. This will give the illusion of a fuller head of hair along with your transplant.
When it comes to scarring, the hair pattern of SMP is what helps to hide the inconsistent pattern of the scar and makes it look like it is non-existent. This effective solution has restored the confidence of many who prior found themselves in quite the bind. Having to deal with a scar from a hair transplant can be frustrating and can affect your self-esteem.
What Level of Camouflage Is Possible?
SMP is quite successful in hiding hair transplant scars; you’ll notice a visible difference immediately. The extent to which it, however, disguised will depend on the scar itself. Sometimes, it might take more than one session for the scar to be concealed. This is because the thick layer of tissue might not work with the pigment the same way a scalp would.
Depending on how it looks, SMP could also be applied to just the scar alone. We could also apply it to the areas above and under it. This varies from person to person. On average, most people experience at least 70% disguise, which means your scars are barely visible. This will enable you to wear your hair shorter confidently. You won’t have to worry about the scar being exposed or noticed.
SMP For Scar Camouflage with Us
We understand how camouflaging your scar can make your life considerably better. So, during the consultation, we will advise on the best possible way to do so. This can be online or physically, depending on which works for you. After, our skilled none invasive hair replacement specialist will work to ensure that you are satisfied with your results.