Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a cosmetic procedure that involves injecting pigment into the scalp to create the appearance of a fuller head of hair. It is typically used to treat male pattern baldness and other types of hair loss. In some cases, SMP may be used to camouflage scars on the scalp from injuries or hair transplants.
To determine if Scalp Micro Pigmentation is a suitable option for camouflaging scars, a consultation with a trained SMP practitioner is necessary. They will assess the size, shape, and location of the scar and determine the best approach for blending the pigment with the surrounding hair. It’s important to note that Micro Scalp Pigmentation is not a permanent solution and the pigment may fade over time, requiring touch-ups to maintain the desired effect. Scalp Pigment can only do so much for existing scar and isn’t a magic solution that will make scarring disappear. What SMP will do is improve existing scars and help reduce the contrast from the scar tissue and existing hair. We always aim our best to improve all scarring with pigmentation but there are no guarantees that the scar will be fully concealed.
There are a few other considerations to keep in mind when considering SMP for scar camouflage:
Scalp Micropigmentation is a cosmetic procedure and is not typically covered by insurance.
Micropigmentation is not suitable for all types of scars. Scars that are raised or have a lot of texture may not be suitable for SMP treatment. Including keloids and any other abnormal scarring.
SMP may not completely conceal the scar and may only improve the appearance of the scar rather than completely disguising it.
TYPE OF SCARRING FROM HAIR TRANSPLANTS :
FUT (follicular unit transplantation) is a hair transplant procedure in which a strip of skin containing hair follicles is removed from the scalp and the hair follicles are transplanted to areas of the scalp that are thinning or balding. While FUT can be effective at restoring hair growth, it can also leave a scar on the scalp.
The scar left by FUT surgery is typically a thin line that runs along the back of the head where the strip of skin was removed. The scar can be noticeable if the hair is cut very short, but it is generally not visible if the hair is left at a normal length. Some people may choose to cover the scar with scalp micropigmentation, a cosmetic procedure in which pigment is injected into the scalp to create the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. Scalp micropigmentation can be an effective way to cover up the scar left by FUT surgery and create a more natural-looking hairline.
FUE (follicular unit extraction) is a hair transplant procedure in which individual hair follicles are removed from the scalp and transplanted to areas of the scalp that are thinning or balding. Unlike FUT (follicular unit transplantation), which involves the removal of a strip of skin containing hair follicles, FUE does not leave a linear scar on the scalp.
Instead, the FUE procedure leaves tiny, round scars on the scalp where the hair follicles were removed. These scars are typically very small, about the size of a pinhead, and are generally not noticeable unless the hair is cut very short. Some people may choose to cover the scars left by FUE surgery with scalp micropigmentation, a cosmetic procedure in which pigment is injected into the scalp to create the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. Scalp micropigmentation can be an effective way to cover up the scars left by FUE surgery and create a more natural-looking hairline.
Why choose Enhanced Scalp for your Scar Treatment?
At Enhanced Scalp, we provide personalized care and personable service for each and every patient that walks through our door. Founded by James Christopher, Enhanced Scalp is known for being a friendly, passionate, and client-centered practice that values exceptional results above all else. In fact, it’s the busiest SMP studio in Ontario with a glowing 5 star rating. If you’re in the Toronto area (or are planning to be) and are considering SMP, we invite you to reach out to us! We look forward to serving you and discussing your hair loss solution.