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Hair Transplant Scar Camouflage Tattoo (SMP)

Stop Worrying About Your Hair Transplant Scar

Scalp Micropigmentation is an innovative technique which involves tattooing tiny hair follicles into bald and damaged by scarring areas of the scalp. In other words, it’s a tattoo to camouflage a hair transplant scar and balding.

What is a Hair Transplant Scar

Scars are the result of injury or surgery on the skin. Many scalp micropigmentation (SMP) clients have scars on their scalps from accidents or other life events. Additionally, many would have a hair transplant scar or any other hair surgery scar marks.

When a hair transplant scar remains after a hair transplant, plugs, or scalp reduction, many feel self-conscious and don’t want to be reminded of them every time someone asks. It doesn’t help that hair transplant scars on the scalp tend to be more visible. For example, strip scars from FUT create a long line from one side of the head to the other (usually above the ear area).

hair transplant scar before and after

Hair Transplant Scar Camouflage Tattoo (SMP) Can Help Hide Transplant Scars

Of course, many clients want their hair transplant scar to be covered, and “blend” more with surrounding tissue. 

In the past, hair plugs created rounded patches at the location where the skin and hair follicles were harvested. This is not the case anymore, as the hair surgery scar wasn’t aesthetically pleasing and was harder to scar camouflage. 

The newer version of hair transplants is the technique known as FUE (follicular unit extraction). It leaves a very small hair transplant scar trail, that can be covered with a hair tattoo over scar (scalp micropigmentation).

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How to Conceal a Hair Transplant Scar With SMP

A scar camouflage tattoo, or SMP, can help reduce the contrast between the hair transplant scar and surrounding areas. However, no matter how well scalp micropigmentation is performed, it will not make the hair transplant scar disappear and it will not change the texture of the scar. 

When the skin heals, it lays down a heavily interwoven layer of collagen fibres to close the wound as quickly as possible. This creates scar tissue (texture or denseness) that is sometimes bumpy and requires a hair transplant scar camouflage tattoo.

hair transplant scar before and after comparison

Minimize The Look Of Your Hair Transplant Scar

During an injury or a cut, the skin swells up, and even when the doctor sutures it closed, sometimes it pulls and tries to open due to swelling of the adjacent area, creating a thicker (wider) scar. 

With deeper scars, there can be nerve damage which makes the scar either more or less sensitive than the rest of the scalp. It’s important to know that pain levels during scalp micropigmentation (hair transplant scar camouflage tattoo) are usually low. But it’s a unique sensation for everyone.

Before After

Hair Transplant Scar Camouflage Tattoo With Scalp Micropigmentation

Scar camouflage with scalp micropigmentation can minimize the visibility of the hair transplant scar. Individual results vary depending on the scar. 

At Scalp Amplified Studios in Toronto’s Oakville area, our expert Renata Pruszewski aims to minimize the visibility of the scar by about 40-60%; anything above that is a bonus. The smaller, flatter, and thinner the scar is, the better the result after scar camouflage tattoo application. SMP  is never done in one session. The process must be performed over a few weeks to slowly add colour and density to the scar area.

Scalp Scar Hair Replacement Cost Canada

Understanding the cost of a scar camouflage tattoo, or SMP, is crucial for those considering this innovative solution for hair transplant scar and other types of scarring. The price of scar camouflage tattooing can vary between $400 – $2,000 based on several factors:

  • Size of the Scar: Larger scars require more time and resources to cover, which can increase the cost of the procedure.
  • Complexity of the Camouflage: Some scars may have irregular shapes or varying shades that require more intricate work to effectively scar camouflage.
  • Number of Sessions Required: Typically, a hair transplant scar camouflage tattoo involves multiple sessions to achieve the desired results. The number of sessions depends on the extent of the scarring and how well your skin responds to the treatment.
  • Location: The cost can also vary depending on the geographic location of the clinic. Scar camouflage tattooing near you in major cities or metropolitan areas may have higher prices due to the higher cost of living.

Why Invest in SMP for Scar Camouflage

Investing in SMP for hair transplant scar camouflage offers several benefits that make it a worthwhile decision for many:

  • Improved Appearance: SMP can significantly improve the appearance of hair transplant scars, hair surgery scars for crown hair replacement, and other types of scars, making them less noticeable.
  • Boosted Confidence: By concealing scars, SMP can help restore confidence and self-esteem, allowing individuals to feel more comfortable in social and professional settings.
  • Non-Invasive Solution: Unlike other scar treatment options, scalp micropigmwntation is non-invasive, meaning there’s no surgery involved and minimal downtime.
  • Long-Lasting Results: When performed by skilled professionals, SMP for scar camouflage can provide long-lasting results, making it a cost-effective solution in the long run.
  • Customized Treatment: SMP is tailored to each individual’s skin tone and hair transplant scar characteristics, ensuring natural-looking results that blends seamlessly with the surrounding skin.

If you’re considering SMP for scar camouflage, it’s important to consult with experienced professionals who can provide a personalized assessment and quote based on your specific needs. At Scalp Amplified Studios, we offer customized SMP solutions to help you achieve the best possible results for your scar camouflage tattoo.

FAQs: Hair Transplant Scar Camouflage Tattoo with SMP

When is it safe to get a hair transplant scar camouflage tattoo?

It’s recommended to wait until your hair transplant or surgical scar has fully healed and stabilized before getting a scar camouflage tattoo. This usually means waiting several months post-surgery. Consulting with a professional SMP practitioner can help determine the optimal time for your procedure, ensuring the best possible results.

What ink and tools are used to perform the tattoo over scar?

High-quality organic ink is used for SMP procedures, ensuring safety and natural-looking results. The ink is specifically formulated for scalp micropigmentation. Precision micro-needles are used to perform the hair transplant scar camouflage tattoo, allowing for detailed work and ensuring a realistic and seamless camouflage.

Why is SMP better than other scar camouflage tattoo options?

Scalp micropigmentation, or a hair tattoo, offers several advantages over traditional tattoo options for scar camouflage:

  • More Natural Appearance: SMP provides a more natural look, closely mimicking the appearance of hair follicles.
  • Minimal Maintenance: Once the scalp micropigmentation procedure is complete, there is little to no maintenance required, unlike traditional tattoos that may need touch-ups.
  • Less Invasive: SMP is a non-invasive procedure, involving no incisions or stitches, which reduces the risk of complications and ensures a quicker recovery.
  • Long-Term Benefits: SMP for hair transplant scars is a durable solution that can withstand daily activities and exposure without fading quickly. It offers a long-term solution for concealing hair transplant scars, and boosting confidence and self-esteem. Even a full-head SMP for balding issues will last at least 3 years without needing a touch-up.

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Scalp Amplified Studios provides scalp micropigmentation services in the Greater Toronto Area (Toronto, Richmond Hill, Hamilton, Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville, Guelph, Niagara Falls, St Catharines)

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