Want to Hide a Head Scar? Here Are Your Options
Are you self-conscious about your hair loss? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Fully two-thirds of American men experience some hair loss and/or thinning by the time they reach age 35. And by age 50, that number jumps to 85%!
Thinning hair and bald spots are bad enough, but the problem is compounded for those who have a head scar from surgery or an injury. What’s a man to do? Read on to learn about the options for hiding a scar on your head.
The easiest way to hide a head scar, of course, is to simply wear hats whenever you go out in public. Whether you choose a rakish fedora, a ball cap, a slouchy knitted toque, a 10-gallon hat, or a newsboy cap, hats are great for hiding both bald spots and scars.
The problem with using a hat to camouflage your scars and baldness, however, is that you simply can’t wear them everywhere. If you have a traditional office job that requires a suit or business casual clothing, keeping your hat on indoors might raise some eyebrows. Nor can you wear a hat for formal occasions such as a wedding, a funeral, or even dinner at a swanky restaurant.
Hair transplant surgery is another option when you have something to hide. There are two types of transplants. First is follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS), which involves removing a fairly sizeable strip of skin, with the hair follicles intact, then grafting it onto a different area of the scalp.
The second method is called follicular unit extraction (FUE). With this surgery, it’s the individual follicles that are moved, typically from the back of the head to areas that have fewer follicles.
There are several downsides to this method of hiding a head scar or balding. Transplant surgery isn’t cheap — it can run you anywhere from several thousand dollars to a whopping $15K. Since it’s an elective cosmetic procedure, it won’t be covered by insurance, either.
Scalp micropigmentation is a permanent way to cover unsightly scars and to give you the appearance of fuller hair. The process is similar to tattooing, with some notable differences: the tool and technique used are different, and the ink doesn’t penetrate the skin as deeply as with an ordinary tattoo.
Micropigmentation is effective at covering overhead scars. It can also even out your hairline or be used to fill in spots where your hair is thinning. One of the reasons it’s such an effective treatment is because the ink used is formulated to look identical to your own hair color.
This treatment is more affordable than transplant surgery, and minimizes your scar and baldness 24/7, unlike wearing a hat. So your head will look great, whether you’re at the office, outdoors in bright sunshine, or enjoying an intimate moment with your partner.
Scalp micropigmentation is the best option for hiding a head scar, as well as giving you a more youthful appearance by replicating the look of a full head of hair.
Naturally, you might have questions about the procedure. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section to read more about this remarkable treatment, or contact us for a complimentary consultation!