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Can SMP help with scars from a hair transplant?

If you’ve undergone a hair transplant, you may well have experienced some form of unsightly scarring as a result of the procedure and may now be looking at your options for disguising the scars.

A hair transplant is an obvious solution for people who experience excessive and noticeable hair loss and find it difficult to come to terms with can often be a very upsetting process.

But whilst hair transplants are typically more successful than the regrowth products you can buy over the counter or obtain via prescription, results aren’t guaranteed – studies show that 10% to 80% of transplanted hair will fully grow back within three to four months – and the risk of some degree of scarring is high.

What sort of scarring is associated with hair transplants?

Broadly speaking there are two types of hair transplant, and they each tend to leave a different types of scarring.

Follicular Unit Extraction (which you may see written as FUE) is sometimes advertised as ‘scar free’ treatment, although that’s not always the case. Where scarring does occur, it’s likely to produce what is known as ‘dot scarring’, which generally extends across the scalp from one ear to the other, depending on how much donor hair has been used.

Follicular Unit Transplant (or FUT) is a more invasive process and tends to produce larger scars. These are generally harder to hide completely unless you’re prepared to grow your hair long enough to fully cover them.

If you’ve undergone either FUT or FUE and been left with obvious scarring, scalp micropigmentation treatment (SMP) is a highly effective way of disguising the damaged skin.

How does hair transplant scar treatment with SMP work?

Scalp micropigmentation is achieved by using specialist equipment to lightly tattoo tiny dots that blend with the shade of the surrounding skin to reduce the visibility of scarring.

This semi-permanent treatment is performed over one or more sessions by a highly skilled, SMP artist, achieving instant results that will last for several years, before eventually disappearing through natural exfoliation.

With the larger scars that tend to result from FUT treatment, results can take longer to achieve and cannot be guaranteed because imperfections in the size and shape of the scar tissue makes it much harder to blend these areas with the surrounding undamaged scalp.

The smaller dot scarring that sometimes results from FUE treatment produces much less obvious imperfections – though these may still leave you lacking in self-confidence. However, the good news is that scalp micropigmentation is an ideal way of disguising them.

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