FUSS vs. FUE: Hair Restoration

A hair transplantation is a minor surgical intrusion, which at the end of the day provides the right candidate with perfectly natural results of hair growth. But what about  the area of the head where the hair has been moved from and the scars that are left there?

With any surgical procedure, scarring is an inevitable legacy, which comes as a side-price for the results, regardless of do you want that or not. Still, if you give your scars a proper medical skill and good healing any of it can be toned down to be visually minor! It is very important, as quite often a post-surgery scarring can be visible and cause the individual stress, taking the joy of the results away…

Undergoing a follow-up hair transplantation procedure can be an option. It’s usually done by placing the hair grafts back into the existing scarring or revising the scar.

Though there’s a not-s-minor problem with these options… It lies with using hair that could be required to treat future hair loss and revising there is no guarantee the scar will be minimized, leaving the person with the same visible scarring or an even worse one.

Scalp MicroPigmentation, also known as SMP or MSP has become a viable option to camouflage and hide out these old scars.

The use of pigmented follicle patterns to copycat the shaved hair or stubble blends in with the surrounding native hair, camouflages the scarring to the point even under close inspection it remains unseen.

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Scar tissue has different skin characteristics, as opposed to the “surgery virgin” skin. The scarring can be deep, or raised making the application of the SMP pigment more demanding on the technician completing this advanced procedure. The application of the pigment should only be done by an experienced specialist,  as there are many more complications compared to pre-surgery skin, pigment bleeding or spreading, and lack of tonal definition to name two.

Building the pigment tone up gradually provides the best possible result; before performing further sessions the skin and pigment need to be let to settle down.

Afterward, an additional tone can be added, building the definition to correctly blend with the surrounding hair.

Scalp MicroPigmentation is suitable to treat either FUT, follicular unit transplant strip scars or FUE, follicular unit extraction cylindrical scarring; both have their own demands but can perfectly be treated to camouflage scarring and allow the person not only to have more flexibility with hair styling but also giving back their confidence that visible scarring can take away!

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