There are no hair follicles in a scar, which prevents the hair from regrowing in that area, leaving a bald patch which isn’t ideal.
There are two types of hair transplants a person can get that cause two different types of scarring:
- FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) – Creates several small circular incisions that will leave small circular scars dotted across the head.
- FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) – Creates a strip-like scar either at the back or side of their head.
Scalp micropigmentation (also known as SMP) will help camouflage the scars by applying pigment onto the scar tissue, allowing it to blend in with the shaved look. As the needle is small enough to replicate a single hair follicle, it will start to create the illusion of a full head of hair and you will no longer see the scarring.
Other types of scars that scalp micropigmentation can camouflage include Keloid, Hypertrophic and Hypotrophic.
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