Scalp micropigmentation is an effective and innovative treatment for hair loss that we offer here at thINK aHEAD. It was specifically designed to help people that suffer from baldness due to genetics, alopecia, or those who have had chemotherapy. It’s an exciting solution to your hair loss problem without actually compromising on appearance as it works closely with your natural hair so as not to appear as though you’re wearing a helmet.
Scalp Micropigmentation is also known to be used by people who have had hair transplants. A traditional hair transplant procedure requires the medic to extract hair from one area of your scalp and place it in another. This can cause severe scarring and is why some patients turn to scalp micropigmentation to hide any scars on their heads that the transplant may cause. There are two different types of surgeries used for traditional surgeries, but both will leave visible scars on your head.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
This is where multiple hair follicle grafts are done by making numerous tiny cuts into the donor’s head while removing tiny bits of skin just one at a time. The grafted skin is then affixed on top of the balding area.
How Scalp Micropigmentation Can Help FUE Scarring
FUE is a scarring procedure that needs much more attention and care compared to FUT as it causes multiple wounds to the scalp. Scalp micropigmentation is then done in and around the scarring to blend it with the existing hair and make the FUE scars practically unnoticeable.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
Surgeons harvest follicles from the back of your head in one big strip. Over time, you should begin to see restored hair growth in the areas where the graft was placed, but the area where the follicles were removed will now have a long strip scar.
How Scalp Micropigmentation can help FUT Scarring
FUT comes with a strip scar that can cause you to lose up to 1 or 2 inches of hair from your donor area. In order to conceal this detail, we implant microdots of pigment in and around the scar to conceal the contrast between the scalp and the hair.
Scalp micropigmentation offers the most natural permanent solution to hide surgical scars. The process can take anywhere between 1-6 hours. It’s recommended to allow at least 3 months for total healing before undergoing this type of procedure. Not only does scalp micropigmentation camouflage scalp scars, but the process of the procedure can actually sometimes help restore some health to the injured skin.
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