Hair Transplant Scar Cover-Up

The Treatment

Micropigmentation offers a non-invasive way to correct scars.

Fast Questions and Answers

  • Micropigmentation offers a way to hide hair transplant graft scars by replicating the appearance of hair regardless of whether you have short or long hair.  There’s no invasive surgery, no scarring and no down time.

    By literally simulating the appearance of hair, micropigmentation can help camouflage scars.  For many cosmetic tattooing is the only longterm answer.

    Micropigmentation is an effective solution for patients with strip follicular unit transplant donor scars or hair transplant graft scars in order to help camouflage the scar.

  • The SMP technique requires strategic placement of tiny dots in the same way and growth pattern in which the client’s hair grows naturally, in order to keep the ‘effect’ the same.  Pigment matched to the hair colour is implanted under the skin and the dots are placed on the scar tissue with a digital state-of-the-art hand piece. 

    With our technique results are long lasting and trauma is kept to a minimum.  Scars can be camouflaged by reducing the contrast between the scar area and the surrounding skin with hair.  Once the treatment is complete you will be asked to come back in four weeks to see if the treatment needs to be further enhanced.

  • The finished results are very convincing and will appear very natural.  Your friends will never know what the difference is unless you choose to tell them. These treatments offer a major breakthrough in permanent cosmetics.

    Renée’s creative expertise and up to date knowledge of pigment implantation will always result in a natural and realistic enhancement.

  • It hurts less than having a regular tattoo, and certainly a lot less than a hair transplant. Scalp micropigmentation doesn’t penetrate the skin as deeply as normal tattooing.  Most clients feel very little discomfort or none at all.

  • An in-depth consultation will be carried out before any treatment.

    The procedure is both safe and medically approved when carried out by a competent technician.  Renée has undertaken rigorous training in all aspects of the preparation and application of micropigmentation.

    The products used at The Dermatography Clinic have a history of long-term use.  Developed in Europe by the leading manufacturers of digital machines and permanent make-up consumables, our pigments are of the purest quality and carry a certificate to verify hygiene and pharmaceutical grade.

Customer Before & After Images

True likeness pictures ~ A selection of Renée’s recent work. Click on the images to enlarge.

How does Scar Camouflage Work?

Michael first contacted me in early 2014. He approached me to have scalp micropigmentation on a hair transplant donor scar called a strip scar. Scar tissue is damaged skin which means it is not normal skin and therefore does not react like normal skin, so scars are difficult to work with and require more time, skill and a sensitive approach.

Upon assessing his scalp, I noticed Michael already had a full scalp micropigmentation procedure to camouflage his hair loss. It is not unusual for hair transplant results to be less than satisfactory so SMP is often used to provide more density. Looking at Michaels scar, there was some ink in the scar already but not enough and in some places too much. I decided to do a patch test on a small area of the scar and asked Michael to return after 4 weeks once the pigment had fully healed in the skin.

Every case is unique, and in this case Michael had a couple of sessions on his scar, 4 weeks apart to allow for healing and around 6 months later upon review we did some more. His results lasted really well after that as I next saw him in 2017 and then again in 2019 giving Michael’s treatment a lifetime of around 2 years.

Upon reviewing his scar at his most recent visit, Michael now keeps his hair closer cut and his hair is lighter. When he came back I was able to make some adjustments to further improve the scar area. Some of my work from 2017 was still good, so I added accordingly being cautious not to overwork the area.

A smooth scar will produce the best results and can be completely camouflaged, however a scar that is not so smooth will always attract shadows.  In order to make an improvement it is really important not to overwork the scar as you could end up highlighting it rather than camouflaging it.

I am always very honest about expectations, and every scar needs to be assessed individually.  Not all scars can be successfully camouflaged or are suitable for treatment. If I do not think SMP would be a suitable solution, I will advise against it.

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