One of the most common applications of scalp micropigmentation is the concealment of hair transplant scars, the legacy of hair restoration surgery.
All hair transplant surgery, whether the FUT or FUE technique is chosen, results in scar tissue to some extent. A hair transplant procedure involves an incision and removal of skin tissue. The wound closure heals, and scar tissue forms. There is no way to avoid hair transplant scars after surgery, although techniques have come a long way in recent years.
Following a hair restoration procedure, hair continues to be lost in the usual way. Over time, this thinning of the hair can make scars harder to conceal. Worse, many patients want to shave their hair in later life and their scars often prevent them from doing so.
Scalp micropigmentation is used to blend the scar tissue with the surrounding healthy skin, greatly reducing the visibility of the scar, often by as much as 90%.
The most common types of scars are from hair transplants. These include strip scars from FUT surgery, and dot scars from slightly less invasive FUE techniques. We also see clients who have suffered head trauma or undergone neurosurgery and want to cover their scars.
Scalp micropigmentation can, in theory, be used to cover any scar or skin blemish, however the effectiveness of your treatment depends heavily on the condition and circumstances of your scar. Whilst it is possible to achieve almost total camouflage, some scars are more challenging than others.
We advise all clients to contact us for a free scar assessment, so we can let you know what level of concealment we believe is possible in your specific case.
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