Men who have significant cranial scars and male pattern baldness can face a tough choice when it comes to their appearance.
On the one hand, you can choose to shave your head and simply accept the fact you've started losing your hair. But on the other hand, shaving would place the scars on your scalp in full view of everyone around you. That can leave you feeling self-conscious or embarrassed about your appearance.
Fortunately, scalp micropigmentation can help you avoid making that choice and addressing both concerns with one simple, permanent solution. But are you an ideal candidate for scar concealment and exactly how does this procedure work? Let's take a look at all of the facts:
What is Scalp Micropigmentation for Scar Concealment?
Scalp micropigmentation is a process that uses a microneedling tool not unlike a standard tattooing needle to implant plant-based pigments into the dermis layer of the scalp to mimic the appearance of hair follicles. These pigments are permanently embedded into the surface layers of the skin and once the procedure is complete, make it appear as if you have tightly shorn hair in the areas where scalp micropigmentation was performed.
When scar concealment is applied with SMP, the pigments are placed over and around the scar in a manner that best provides a seamless blend with existing hair surrounding the site. If the hair is thinning at or near the scar site, the micropigmentation procedure can add volume for a thicker, fuller head of hair.
Are You an Ideal Candidate for Scar Concealment?
Just about anyone who has cranial scarring due to injury or surgery can be an ideal candidate for scar concealment with scalp micropigmentation. However, there are some criteria that you should keep in mind to ensure that your SMP treatments are absolutely 100% effective for fully concealing your cranial scars with scalp micropigmentation.
Size and Condition of the Scar
The scar itself is a contributing factor as to whether or not you are an ideal candidate for SMP. The practitioner will examine the size of the scar and determine if the texture is too aggressive to administer treatments. The depth of the scar or the degree at which it is raised up from the surface of the scalp can also play a role in deciding if you are an ideal candidate for scar concealment.
The type of scarring can also prevent you from receiving SMP. Scars that are keloid are not appropriate for scalp micropigmentation as they will not adequately retain the pigments for total efficacy.
Clients with certain skin conditions may not be able to receive scalp micropigmentation. If you have symptoms of psoriasis or eczema on your scalp, SMP treatments will not respond as expected. The healthier your scalp, the more likely you are to be an ideal candidate for scalp micropigmentation.
Will Scar Concealment Work on Hair Transplant Scars?
We have been seeing more clients who come to ZangSMP with rather significant scarring from hair transplant techniques including follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). Men who have tried these methods will regret the scarring that was left behind as a result and turn to scar concealment with scalp micropigmentation as a way to hide what is so clearly visible along the back of the head.
Our team of expert SMP practitioners have concealed all kinds of FUT and FUE scars because the scalp micropigmentation procedure can hide those scars with great success, by obscuring the scar lines and blending them with your natural hair and skin colors.
Is Scar Concealment a Painful Procedure?
Everyone's tolerance for pain is different. What some may find uncomfortable or genuinely unpleasant, others may not find so difficult to endure. Only you know what you can find tolerable, but many of our satisfied customers have reported mild discomfort instead of agonizing pain. If you have a tattoo, you already know what it's like to receive scalp micropigmentation treatment.
At ZangSMP we always strive to maintain the highest levels of safety for all of our clients. So if you come in for SMP treatments and you begin to feel the procedure is too painful and need to take break, let your practitioner know and the session can be paused until you are ready to start back up again.
Let's Get Started Today
Now that you know the basics of scar concealment with scalp micropigmentation, it's time to decide if you are ready to get started. It's time to take your confidence back so take the first step by calling us for an initial consultation. Our practitioners are ready to help, we'll examine the scar and tell you how scar concealment with SMP can solve your hair loss and conceal your cranial scarring concerns. Contact ZangSMP Today.