Can Scalp Micropigmentation Hide Hair Transplant Scars?
Updated: Sep 22, 2021
Scalp micropigmentation is an effective hair loss solution that offers long lasting guaranteed results. It can help people with hair loss from pattern baldness to those who have endured cancer treatments or alopecia. It can be the option for many different hair losses. Another way scalp micropigmentation can help is by hiding scars caused by hair transplants Hair transplants are the most extreme form of hair restoration as the surgery is very invasive. If you are considering invasive surgical hair restoration procedures, you will need to accept that there is no such thing as a scar-free hair transplant. The repetitive failures of treatments for hair loss add up to the disappointment. At Precision Scalp they know not only are hair transplants costly but also most of the time they are poor in regards to their results. And scarring can be one of many lifelong reminders. There are two different types of hair transplant and both will leave different scarring. Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) This is where a strip of hair follicles are removed from the back of the scalp, collecting thousands of follicles at once and then the area is the sutured back together. The follicles are removed from the strip individually under a microscope before being implanted into the scalp. How Scalp Micropigmentation can help FUT Scarring With FUT comes a strip scar. Usually around 1 to 2 millimetres wide, but that cannot be guaranteed and the scar may be wider. With scalp micropigmentation FUT scars can be concealed by replicating hair follicles with pigment and a micro needle. By blending them with the existing hair follicles the scar can become practically unnoticeable.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) This is where hair follicles are extracted from the back or sometimes side of a donor’s head, this is done by hundreds to thousands of tiny punch incisions. They are then transplanted to the head of someone suffering hair loss. How Scalp Micropigmentation Can Help FUE Scarring The scarring this causes the donor is small spread out random scars. FUE actually causes worse scarring than FUT does. With time and precision an experienced scalp micropigmentation artist can implant pigment into the small scars, by blending the faux follicles with the existing follicles to eliminate visibility of the scars. Not only does scalp micropigmentation camouflage the scars but it can also encourage healing. The procedure helps to soften the scar tissue and restore health to the injured skin. So, can scalp micropigmentation hide transplant scars? Yes! Absolutely! Clients should expect to undergo 3-4 sessions of 1-6 hours each. For transplant scar cases, but additional sessions may be required. It is advised to let your scar heal completely first to get best results from scalp micropigmentation.