SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION FOR HAIR TRANSPLANT SCARS

We have many men visit our Sydney Hair Loss Clinic, in Paddington and they have had hair transplants and chose to get FUG or FUT (Follicular Unit Grafting and Follicular Unit Transplantation respectively). This is commonly known as Strip Scar Surgery where the surgeon harvests the hair follicles from a strip at the back of the scalp. This strip can be several mm high by 100mm to 200 wide and can be quite a glaring vision.

Often these scars are made of toughened skin that is actually brighter that the rest of the scalp and can make the hair transplant scar clients self-conscious.

For many years Scott Hickman, founder of Replique Clinic, has helped these clients by adding in coloured pigment that look like fresh stubble. This Scalp Micropigmentation technique is a great way to help disguise and camouflage the hair transplant scar.

Often these scars are made of toughened skin that is actually brighter that the rest of the scalp and can make the hair transplant scar clients self-conscious. 

 

Scott now performs Scalp Micropigmentation full time in his Sydney Replique Clinic and is very upfront with potential clients about the limits of SMP for the scars.

 

“All we can do is help to disguise and camouflage the scar, but often it is 3 dimensional in shape as the skin of the scar is raised higher than the rest of the scalp, and the SMP (or hair tattoo) is 1 dimensional”.

As the skin of the scar is also compromised, we need to be very mindful that only an experienced scalp cosmetic tattoo artist should attempt to work on the scar, as the scar can be very unpredictable and can blow the pigment out or reject it.

While Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant surgery is becoming more popular than other forms of the surgery, FUE can still leave scars or gaps in the donor site and SMP is also a great way to reintroduce colour with tiny pigmented dots that look like fresh stubble, to the donor site. 

Client here had one hour of scar revision, we are waiting for the redness to subside for his follow up treatment.