January 15, 2019

Choosing between thinning hair and a scarred head can be impossible.

By age 50, around 85% of men will encounter thinning hair. Often, the advice they receive is to embrace it and shave. But for a scarred scalp, embracing the shave may pose new problems.

That’s where a scar camouflage tattoo comes in.

But what makes a good candidate for scar camouflage? 

What is a Scar Camouflage Tattoo?

Scar camouflage tattoos use scalp micropigmentation to give the illusion of hair growth.

SMP isn’t true tattooing, but the practical effect is much the same. Pigments enter the skin to create an effect, in this case hiding a scar through changing the pigment of the skin on and near the scar.

The resulting pigmentation gives the appearance of a buzzed scalp. When combined with thinning hair, it gives the illusion of better coverage.

Am I a Good Candidate?

If you have cranial scars, you may already be a good candidate for scar camouflage tattooing.

SMP scar camouflage works best for people with thinning hair or a bald head that may want to hide cranial scars. It’s suitable for most people, so choosing SMP comes down to a matter of personal taste.

You may be a good candidate if you’re self-conscious about wearing your hair buzzed or short thanks to cranial scars.

Advances in SMP mean that it’s suitable for a wide range of hair colors. Even those with blond or red hair can now get the full benefit from SMP.

The main group who may encounter problems with SMP are those with skin conditions on the scalp or if their scars are keloid. Conditions such as eczema can respond negatively to SMP treatment.  

What About Scars from Hair Transplants?

An increasing number of men are turning to hair transplants to reverse their balding.

However, hair transplants can lead to scarring of the scalp. That can make self-image problems even worse, making the man self-conscious about both his scalp and thinning hair – leaving him with nowhere to turn.

If that’s you, then you’ll be glad to know that scar camouflage works great for scars from hair transplants. SMP can break up scar lines and blend them with your natural pigmentation.

Does Scar Camouflage Hurt?

If you have a low pain tolerance, you might be wondering if that excludes you from SMP.

SMP doesn’t demand a high pain tolerance – it’s no more painful than a tattoo, and may hurt less overall thanks to the lower penetration required.

The feeling of SMP is usually closer to discomfort than actual pain. Customers will usually want to take frequent breaks to manage this discomfort.

Ready for your Scar Camouflage Tattoo?

You should know by now whether you’re a good candidate for a scar camouflage tattoo. Using SMP, you can regain confidence in your scalp and improve your self-image.

If you’re ready to get started with your scar camouflage tattoo, you can contact us today.