What is the best thing to do to hide your hair transplant scars?
There are a number of options open to you to help to hide your hair transplant scars. We will discuss these options along with the advantages and disadvantages attached with each method.
SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION – Also referred to as SMP is a treatment that covers up hair transplant scars in such a way that it looks like real hair. It is a very sophisticated scalp tattooing procedure that replicates real hair on the scar itself. The main advantage of this method is that it fully hides the hair transplant scars and without needing any surgery. It is a permanent procedure that is cheaper than both strip surgery or follicular unit extraction, and everyone is a suitable candidate for it.
CONCEALERS – You can use a concealer to help hide your hair transplant scars. This is the cheapest way to there is to hide your hair transplant scars. The disadvantages are that you have to apply and remove every day. You have to ensure that other people do not touch the area where your hair transplant scars are, as otherwise the concealers will come off on their hands. You would not be able to participate in activities where you are likely to sweat (sports, fitness etc). Lastly you would have to make sure you are covered up when it rains otherwise you would get the concealer coming off and exposing your hair transplant scars.
FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION – FUE is something which you can have done on your hair transplant scars to help hide them. Hairs taken from the donor area and replanted on and around the hair transplant scars. The advantage of this procedure would only really be beneficial to candidates who have a healthy amount of hair in their donor area and their hair transplants scars are not very big. The main disadvantages of this procedure are that growth on the scar tissue is less than would be desired. Pricing would also play a part for many people as it more expensive than the other options.
STRIP SURGERY – If your scalp is flexible then you may want to look into having your original hair transplant scars re-opened up and then closed, however this time round leaving much smaller hair transplant scars. This option to reduce your hair transplant scars would only be beneficial to people who have good elasticity on their scalp. A disadvantage of this treatment is there is a high likelihood of the scar stretching over time, so you could be back to square one again. Prices it is on the same scale as having follicular unit extraction.