Cover surgical scars from hair transplants with SMP

Do you have a scar on your head you would like to cover?

If you have a scar on your scalp following a hair transplant surgery or an accident, we can help you conceal it with Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP) so that the finish appears seamless with the surrounding existing hair.

SMP for surgical scars

Before SMP
Right after 3rd session

Hair transplants are typically the most extreme form of hair restoration that people suffering hair loss will try. They are considered extreme because of the invasive nature of the surgery and the high cost attached. Many find themselves considering this option when they have been unable to find another effective solution.

Hair is a source of pride and confidence for most people. We make daily efforts to keep it well-groomed as it is an integral part of our appearance. When hair begins to shed in unusual amounts and you begin to see a change in hairline or scalp, it can be shocking. The causes of hair loss can often be diagnosed by a doctor, but the remedies are often few and not always effective.

Transplants are helpful to those that suffer localized hair loss. Hair follicles can be taken from where there is plenty and added to where there is a loss. There are two typical approaches used in this treatment.

Types of hair transplants

  • Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) also known as Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS) or strip excision harvesting, it involves the extraction of a 6-10 inch strip of scalp where hair growth is strong and plentiful. This is typically from the back of the head. After removal, the extraction site is sewn shut. This strip is then cut into many smaller pieces. This can range from 500-2000 grafts.
  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) – for this procedure, the surgeon will shave the back of the head and begin to remove donor hair follicles one at a time. It will appear as though many small dots have been punched into the scalp.

Once the donor grafts are ready, the area that suffered hair loss will be prepared. Once cleaned and numbed, the surgeon will create slits or holes using a scalpel or needle. A graft will be carefully placed into each incision until done.

Both these types of hair transplants have become more refined over the years, as with many other cosmetic procedures. Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict how a patient’s scalp will react even with the most precisely done procedure. Some will heal beautifully, hardly showing a mark, while others will have a pronounced scar that is difficult not to notice.

Even with longer hairs from either side of the scar brushed over, some scars can still be easily seen. FUT scars tend to be the most noticeable. However, even FUE scars can be noticed when compared against surrounding areas of hair that are more evenly dense.

How can SMP help cover surgical scars on your scalp?

Many hair transplant surgeons and clinics now refer their patients for scalp micro-pigmentation (SMP). By implanting organic black ink into the scalp, SMP helps to create the impression of natural hair follicles.

SMP Results can last as much as 3-5 years before requiring a touch-up. It is a fairly painless procedure and produces a natural-looking result that will restore lost confidence.

For surgical scar cases, it helps even out the appearance of hair follicles at the back of the head for anyone who prefers a shorter cut. For those that maintain longer hair, SMP provides density cover. This means the bareness of the scar is covered up, helping to conceal evidence that the person had any procedure done. The same effect is provided whether the person underwent FUT or FUE.

Scar tissue can be quite thick and not react to pigments as normal scalp would. For normal treatments, clients can expect to undergo 3-4 sessions of 1-6 hours each. For surgical scar cases, additional sessions may be required as we check on how well the area has taken to the treatment.

It is not just the scar area that will be worked on. The areas on either side will also have some SMP work done so that a blended natural look can be achieved.

Note that the FUT/FUE scar cover with SMP can only done at least 8-12 months after the surgery to ensure that the wounds are completely healed internally and externally.

About Hair Scalp Center

SMP for FUT, FUE, plug scars

Free consultation including mockups.

Treatment completed in 3 sessions in as short as 2 weeks.

Free take home aftercare kit.

Complimentary 4th session valid up to 1 year from the 1st session.

At the Hair Scalp Center in Bangkok, Thailand, you can expect a professional service undertaken under clinical conditions. We consider these cosmetic procedures as medical treatments that call for the highest standard of care and hygiene. Our artists have been trained by pioneers in medical tattooing and SMP in the UK, Europe and the USA. We are a part of the esteemed Team Micro Group and are continually trained in the latest technologies and industry innovations.

We got trained from world-renowned SMP academies in the UK and in the US to learn advanced scar tattoo techniques on how to cover scars on the scalp.

We have a solid knowledge of the skin anatomy which is necessary to accomplish an effective scar camouflage.

Our technicians are skilled enough to choose the right shades of color, needle depth, needle size, dot density to conceal a scar effectively.

Our nursing background helps us better understand the process you went through after your hair transplant so that we are well prepared to do scalp micropigmentation on the FUT/FUE scar.

Get an idea of the cost of the SMP treatment on our pricing page and find out why you should consider Hair Scalp Center for your treatment.

Contact us for a personalized quote and book a free consultation.