SMP Scar Camouflage



Scalp micropigmenation is the most effective way to camouflage and conceal hair transplant scars.  This technique can deliver significant hair replication results to blend in with surrounding hair follicles.  It is a hyper specialized art that uses a ultra fine needle and digital machine to strategically insert micro dots of pigment into the scalp to mimic real hair follicles.


Hair transplants, including follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transportation (FUT), can leave visible scarring.  FUE can cause white mini dot scarring after surgery.  Whether scars are small, or large and pronounced like a linear graft scar – Scalp Micropigmentation is an ideal solution to camouflaging and reducing the contrast between skin color and hair color thus giving the illusion of real hair follicles to minimize the scars’ appearance.



It starts with the an initial meeting with the artist to evaluate the scarred area, and to assess the healthy tissue and surrounding hair follicles.  It is recommended that all scars are 9-12 months healed prior to coming in for a camouflage procedure.  Scar tissue is usually comprised of fibrosis tissue and can be a result from surgery, infection, inflammation, or injury.  Scars vary depending on the individual and how they healed, and need to be assessed to determine if scalp micropigmenation is the best option.  It usually takes 2-4 sessions, depending on the length and complexity of the scar to achieve the desired look.


This technique can successfully camouflage scar if it is smooth and flat in texture.  If the scar has minor hypo or hyper pigmentation the technician will have to evaluate blending and color pallet options to create a dimensional effect that will mask the scar and blend in with surrounding hair  follicles.


The best part of having Scalp Micropigmenation to camouflage scarring is that you can literally accomplish your desired look in a matter of weeks.  So regardless if you prefer to keep your hair short or shaved you can restore your appearance and gain your confidence back.




The challenge with scar tissue is that if it is hyper-trophic (raised) and or bumpy in texture, it will be difficult to camouflage and you may not be a good candidate for the procedure.  Same applies if you have the following skin conditions.

  • Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring (raised)
  • Severe Hyper-pigmentation or Redness
  • Unstable Vitiligo
  • Age Spots/Sun Damage