One of the most common applications of scalp micropigmentation techniques is the concealment of scars caused by hair transplant surgery.
Scalp scarring is a sensitive subject – no matter your social surrounding or community. Scarring, particularly when it’s located on the scalp, is extremely visual and also exceedingly difficult to disguise in an everyday world. Yet it’s not just about the visual scar – it also harbors deep routed wounds to the psychological well-being of the sufferer.
It goes without saying that scarring can be caused by a multitude of different reasons but a predominant one is often the result of hair transplant surgery. In days gone by, prior to technological leaps in the industry, hair plugs were commonplace. It was a process where strips of hair were taken from more abundant zones and then literally transplanted onto the donor sites where hair was needed. However, unfortunately, hair loss is often an ongoing process which means that over time, the scarring resulting from surgery becomes more visible. Thankfully, hair transplants have evolved and new techniques come with less prominent scarring, yet the process of hair thinning hasn’t evolved. The result is that albeit the scarring is less pronounced, it’s not unusual for patients to discover that they are still the victims of visible scarring.