Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) or hair tattoos have fast become the hair loss treatment of choice. This innovative technique, however, has some other interesting applications.
Read on to learn more about the effective use of SMP to camouflage scars after other procedures, such as FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation).
FUE Scarring Camouflage
FUE hair transplantation involves mining individual hair follicles from what is referred to as a donor area on the scalp and then transplanting them to a recipient area that has suffered from hair loss. This process leaves scars in the donor area, which can become noticeable. Hair tattoos deposit pigment into the affected area to camouflage the scarring and create the illusion of a uniform scalp.
FUT Scarring Camouflage
In FUT, a ribbon of the scalp is surgically removed from a donor area. Individual follicles are extracted from this strip and transplanted to the recipient area. Unfortunately, this often leaves a line of scarring in the donor area. SMP can come to the rescue by matching up the surrounding area’s colour and pattern, effectively camouflaging any scars.
Collagen Boost Benefit of SMP for Scarred Scalps
Collagen is the protein that gives skin structure and elasticity. When skin is damaged, collagen fibres are disturbed, contributing to scarred skin’s uneven texture. The good news is that SMP has been known to frequently promote the production of collagen in the affected area, which helps smooth and improve the appearance and overall condition of the underlying skin.
Advantages of SMP for Scar Camouflage
Hair tattoos offer several advantages over other camouflage techniques, including the following:
- SMP is a safe, non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure.
- Specific pigments with a proven track record of positive results on the scalp are used.
- The outcome is a realistic, permanent hair loss solution.
- The procedure is quick, and you will soon return to your normal daily activities.
If you are looking for scar camouflage or other creative solutions for dealing with hair loss, book your free consultation today. View our testimonials, and you will hear from scores of people who are delighted with the outcome of medical hair tattoos as an effective hair loss and scar camouflage solution.