Many clients often opt for hair transplantation as a cure for hair loss. It helps patients to recreate their fuller hair growth look and fill in receding hairlines. Hair transplants are available in various forms using many techniques. However, Follicular unit extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) are the two most effective techniques.
These two popular techniques can cover your receding hairlines but leave behind prominent scars. Hair transplantation uses surgical procedures to transfer your hair follicles from the growth (donor) area to the thinning or bald areas of your scalp.
Follicular Unit Transplantation
The surgeon will extract a strip of your skin in the scalp where the hair growth is dense. The piece of skin is usually taken from the back area of your head. The exact strip size varies according to the number of hair follicles required to cover bald patches. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area of the scalp.
The doctor usually redraws the hairline to add hair follicles to the bald area. A technician will separate hair follicles from the extracted strip and reinsert them into your scalp. The surgeon will use a surgical blade to complete the hair transplantation. This marks a linear scar on your head. You can opt for modern surgeries to reduce the thickness of the scar to 1mm.
If you have long hair, you can essentially hide the surgery scar. But men and some women who keep their hair short look for ways to cover the scars.
Follicular Unit Extraction
In FUE, your doctor will extract hair in round patches from the thick growth hair area. The area with sufficient hair growth from where the extraction is made is known as the donor area. These round patches leave less visible marks than FUT. You may have round black patches like scars on the donor area.
These scars are less deep than FUT scars, and you can easily conceal them. But for people who like to keep their hair extra short, may have trouble hiding the wounds.
To hide these scars from hair transplantation surgeries, people often seek refuge in Scalp Micropigmentation. SMP can effectively cover all the treatment scars and let you enjoy your short hair look. You can now flaunt your short hair or different hairstyles without revealing your hair transplant marks. You can get your desired hairstyle and look with the help of Scalp Micropigmentation.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a non-surgical hair treatment to cover any bald patches or previous treatment scars. It uses cosmetic tattooing techniques to make your hairline denser and eliminate the appearance of scars. The SMP tech will use tiny needles to implant pigment into the dermal layers of your scalp. It gives the look of a buzz cut or fully shaved scalp.
If done correctly, SMP will effectively cover the scars and look natural on your scalp. Scalp micropigmentation usually takes two or three sessions and touch-up visits. After the first session, you will be asked to visit the specialist for a touch-up session after 1-2 weeks. A gap of a week or two is given to allow the scalp to heal completely. In the last session, final alterations are made to your SMP treatment to ensure full coverage of the scars.
The Truth about Scar Camouflaging
No two scars are alike in terms of shape, thickness, consistency, and the amount of scar tissue present, and so not two results are the same when it comes to camouflaging them. An ideal scar camo will hide the scar up to 90% or 95% (100% is virtually impossible from every angle due to the reflective nature of scar tissue, so when light shines on it from certain angles it will appear slightly).
At your consultation, be careful of these red flags:
- Techs that guarantee 100% concealment
- Those who claim it can be accomplished in a single session
- Those who claim that all scars are treated the same way
International Hairlines offers some of the best scalp micropigmentation treatments around the world at affordable rates. They are experts in concealing hair transplantation scars and repairing previously botched SMP. They are renowned globally due to their incredible work, honesty and professionalism, from consultation through the initial treatments to the touch ups down the years.