Hair Transplant Scars:
Scars can often make a person conscious of themselves and their body image, especially if they are in a position where they are visible at all times. FUE/FUT hair transplants often cause scarring that is quite prominent and easily visible.
The invasive nature of strip harvesting or FUT causes scarring as a strip of hair is taken, usually from the rear of the scalp, and applied to the recipient site. The end result is linear scarring around the area where the hair is extracted from.
Covering Up Scars with Scalp Micropigmentation
The upside is that there are treatments for people who suffer from scarring. Regardless of whether the scarring is minimal or severe, scalp micro-pigmentation is a minimal-invasive procedure that can cover up scarring and allows for the appearance of a head full of thick, luscious hair.
Hair transplant causes some form of scarring but with scalp pigmentation, the scarring can be almost completely covered up. It is a much better option than other invasive procedures which work to regrow hair where the scarring has occurred.
Scarring can be disheartening which is why many look for options that can cover up the area where hair no longer grows. Scalp micro pigmentation works by injecting tiny amounts of pigments under the scalp in the form of dots, similar to how a tattoo is applied. A natural hairline is formed, and the end result is a scalp that resembles a head that is just starting to regrow hair after being shaved.
Scalp micro pigmentation can also be beneficial to those who already have some degree of growth as the application of the dots can be used to shade in areas that have less hair to give the appearance of equal growth throughout.
How much does it cost?
The process uses natural pigments which are administered at the epidermal level and therefore do not require any surgery. It is important to understand that each transplant is unique which means that no two scars are the same.
Each case requires an individual assessment to understand the size, position, and texture of the scar tissue. Scar tissue is different from normal skin and behaves differently which means that the application process requires more time and skill.
Scalp micro pigmentation is usually a multi-session process as there are some things that need to be tested before the process of hair transplant is initiated. There are certain criteria that need to be met such as whether the scar has fully healed if the scar is smooth and flat, does the scar has dark or raised edges, if the chosen pigment suits the hair color.
In addition, scar camouflage prices can vary quite a bit as different experts charge different prices due to their experience and expertise. The average cost can be roughly $300 per session with 3-4 sessions being usually required in most cases.
The first session is usually used to test how the pigment looks and the patient has to wait for the pigment to fully settle in and heal before a follow-up session.