SMP for Scarring
SMP for Scarring
Scalp Micropigmentation was originally developed as a technique to hide scars from hair transplant surgery and head trauma.
SMP is often used to conceal hair transplant scars, neurosurgery scars, burns, birthmarks and accident scars.
Although there are modern hair transplant techniques, there is a risk of continuing hair loss after surgery. More surgery can mean more scars, which can be difficult to cover – leading to many wanting to shave their head. After doing so, scars can look more prominent.
This is where Scalp Micropigmentation comes in – it can conceal previous hair transplant scars, helping to restore confidence.
What Scarring Can SMP Cover?
SMP for Hair Transplant Scars
Traditional hair transplant methods – such as Follicular unit transplantation (FUT), often leave a linear scar at the back of the head, and SMP is a great solution to cover this up.
There are four types of scars that a patient may have:
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE or ‘dot’) scars
- Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT or ‘strip’) scars
- Plug scars (typically from pre-1990’s surgery)
- Scalp reduction scars
These types of scars can be difficult to conceal naturally, as there are lots of factors that can influence how hidden or prominent the scar is. This include the color of the tissue in comparison to the surrounding skin, the scar texture, how much it has healed, size, width, position, whether it is flat, indented or raised, the shape of the head, and the amount of hair surrounding the area.
Some clients decide to shave their heads at this stage, however they may also be able to keep hair at a longer length.
What does Scalp Micropigmentation Do?
Scalp Micropigmentation is used to create thousands of pigmented microdots into the scalp, and into the scar on the scalp to camouflage it into the hairline.
This gives a result of a freshly shaved haircut.
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