SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION FOR HAIR TRANSPLANTS
To understand how Scalp Micropigmentation can benefit the hair transplant patient is to understand roughly how the different hair transplant types work. Trying to keep things simple & informative, there are two main types. The first & original method is the Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and for any of you that have done your homework, you’ll know this is the strip harvesting method. It’s where they take good hair from the safer zones and graft the said good hair onto the zones requiring coverage. The idea is once the hair “takes”, hair growth will cover the scarring caused by strip harvesting. The second type of transplant is an evolution of the FUT procedure. Follicular Unit Extraction, AKA FUE, is where tiny holes are punched into the zones where the hair is strongest, harvesting independent & small groups of follicles instead of strips. They are then transplanted onto the hair loss zones. The advantage of this procedure over FUT is the punched holes will heal much better and to a less visible degree – in theory.
It goes without saying, if you’re lucky enough to be able to afford a hair transplant it’s a revolutionary procedure that’s nothing short of life changing. However, hair transplants, no matter if they’re FUT or FUE, are 100% foolproof. One of the main problems sits with harvesting possibilities, no matter if the said harvesting is by strip or follicle. Surgical hair restoration treatments need to take from stronger zones where there is a solid growth structure. If there isn’t enough, albeit that the transplant will be a possible success, the end result won’t necessarily produce the density you’re after. This is the point where, once again, a well & strategically planned Scalp Micropigmentation treatment becomes the star of the show.
How Can Scalp Micropigmentation Enhance My Hair Transplant?
Also referred to as a hair tattoo, for zones where the hair is patchy, Scalp Micropigmentation is a permanent procedure that will conceal any thinning donor sites. A skilled practitioner, working in conjunction with a patients skin physiology, will implant organic and natural pigments forming tiny dots. These dots provide the illusion of density which compensates for where a hair transplant can’t. SMP has revolutionized the hair restoration industry on a number of levels, but particularly in that of the transplant industry. Scalp micropigmentation will minimize the visible depletion of any given donor area to a transplant patient deeming the combination a perfect world for hair loss sufferer.