smp for scarring

Scalp micropigmentation was originally developed as a technique to hide scars from hair transplant surgery and head trauma. As our understanding of SMP has evolved, so too have the incredible results we are able to achieve for the concealment of all kinds of scars. Today, the most common requests are for the concealment of FUT and FUE hair transplant scars, neurosurgery scars, burns, birthmarks and accident scars.

Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) or ‘strip’ is the traditional hair transplant method. The result of this surgery is a linear scar, usually at the back of the head although sometimes at the side behind the ears. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a more modern and less invasive technique. FUE creates ‘dot’ scars at the back of the head in the donor area. In both cases as the hair continues to thin after surgery, these scars can become increasingly difficult to hide.

Scalp micropigmentation uses hundreds of tiny pigment deposits to blend scar tissue with the surrounding hair and skin, making the scars much less visible. Most of our clients choose to shave their heads at this stage, although this is not strictly necessary in all cases, so if you wish to keep your hair at a longer length, you may be able to do so.

how can smp help you?

Scar tissue is challenging and unpredictable to work on. Sometimes the color stays, whereas other clients with similar skin types may experience poor pigment retention after treatment. Unfortunately, poorly trained practitioners can make the problem worse by using pigments that are too dark, or cause significant pigment migration by going too deep, leaving the client in a worse position than when they started.

We are committed to service and standards. We use only industry-leading machines, the best needles and pigments and have received the best education available. We offer highly advanced knowledge of how color behaves in the skin, advanced paramedical tattooing techniques, and the finer complexities of head scar camouflage.

Our results are not only better than most clinics, we also understand why our results are better, and how to correct a treatment if the outcome isn’t immediately perfect. This depth of knowledge is crucial for effective long term scar camouflage.

Aftercare for your Treatment

AFTERCARE

Days 1-4 post treatment session:For the first four days after your treatment it is important to follow the following steps to ensure your treatment stays in the best possible condition:

  • No washing or getting wet
  • No cutting or shaving your hair
  •  No moisturising treated area
  •  No excessive sweating
  •  No touching treated area

 Days 5-7 post treatment session:

  •  You can start to wash your head/hair again but only using warm water
  •  Moisturise head daily, using a fragrance free moisturiser (Moisturise as much as possible to ensure that your treatment holds the best it can)
  •  Can start to cut/hair hair on scalp again
  •  Avoid excessive sweating until after 7 days post treatment

For 28 days until after your treatment avoid the following:

  • Direct Sunlight
  •  Swimming
  •  Saunas and Steam room