Hair transplant scars are a source of significant anxiety for millions of men, and also a significant number of women, who have had hair restoration surgery at some point in their lives.
Even with modern hair transplant techniques, the issue is that no physician can prevent the continuation of hair loss after surgery. As time progresses and more hair is lost, many people opt for further procedures to mitigate against ongoing thinning of their hair. This leads to more significant scarring and of course there is less hair available to cover the scars.
Eventually, many men reach a point where they would simply prefer to shave their head. This is problematic after hair restoration because scars become much more obvious with no hair to conceal them, leaving the patient in a catch-22 situation where their hair looks bad because of how much density has been lost, but they can’t do anything about it.
Even if the patient keeps their hair, they often find they have to style it a certain way or use temporary concealer products to make it appear thicker and to hide the scars. Hardly an ideal long term solution.
Scalp micropigmentation is a hair loss solution available through thousands of specialist clinics. Although not originally intended as such, scalp micropigmentation is increasingly used for scar camouflage. In fact, SMP has become the world’s most common solution for hair transplant scar recipients.
It is important to note that a high level of artistry, as well as specialist knowledge of the process, is required to deliver effective results. We do not recommend visiting a tattoo parlor for this procedure, in fact many hair transplant surgeons also produce sub-par results in this area. We recommend seeking a specialist SMP clinic and conducting thorough research before choosing this method.