Hair transplants, including follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT), leave visible surgical scars. The most effective way to camouflage these head scars is with Scalp Micro-Pigmentation (SMP). Before SMP, was an option, these scars were unavoidable for men who sought hair replacement and replication solutions.
Getting a hair transplant was once considered the most advantageous option but was coupled with undesirable side-effects. Fortunately, Scalp Micro-Pigmentation is ideal for scar camouflage and can deliver significant hair replication results. Scalp Micro-Pigmentation injects micro dots of pigment in the scalp replicating hair follicles. A natural hairline is created and hair follicle replication is done recreating the appearance of natural hair follicles one micro dot at a time.
FUE often touts that it’s a scarless procedure to win over its FUT competitors who leave a linear “white stripe” scar. However, this is inaccurate and blatantly false. When done correctly, FUE causes tiny white dot scarring where the follicles are removed. Unfortunately, further market research has shown that overharvesting is common.
Overharvesting is when too many hair follicles are collected in a single area, resulting in a crop circle effect with the mini-dot scarring. The final product is a permanently patchy hairdo. SMP reduces the contrast between skin color and hair color and thereby give the illusion of more hair by “filling in” the scarred patchy areas with an iron-free ink. Whether scars are large and pronounced or subtle, Scalp Micropigmentation effortlessly shades in and provides an illusion of hair thickness reversing the negative effects of previous hair replication treatments.
Scars aren’t the only undesirable impact of failed hair restoration attempts, the success rate of hair restoration falls between 10 to 80 percent of hair fully grows back within a 3 to 4 months time span. The odds aren’t stellar, not to mention the average results aren’t noticeable until 8 months to a year after the final procedure. That’s a long time to wait and still potentially be disappointed. The likelihood that you will receive the appearance of a full head of shaved hair, scar camouflage, filled-in “patches”, and a more prominent hairline is 100%. Clients who seek to restore their appearance deserve the results promised.