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scalp micropigmentation

for Hair Transplants



All hair restoration procedures involving surgery create scars. These vary from old fashioned plug and cobblestone scars to linear strip scars at the back of the head, aggressive scalp reduction scars and smaller follicular unit extraction (FUE) scars in the donor and recipient area.


In most cases, the donor area is more severely scarred than the recipient area. Scalp micropigmentation can help to hide these scars by effectively blending them with surrounding hair. 

SMP combined with transplants

Had a hair transplant but not got the desired results? 

Scalp Micropigmentation and hair transplants can be a match made in heaven.


Many people have a hair transplant expecting amazing results, often due to advertising or false information. More often than not people don't have enough doner hair to achieve the results they wanted this means they are left with thin hair and scarring on the back of the head. 

SMP can be used to give a thicker fuller look by concealing the scalp seen through the thinning hair and the results are fantastic. 

Although scalp micropigmentation is often seen as an after thought to 'fix' bad results, at Scalp FX we recommend that if you are considering having a transplant to seriously think about SMP before undertaking the procedure. 



Simply because some will change their minds as they are amazed by the results of SMP alone, but also you cannot have SMP after a hair transplant for 9 months. Having SMP first will not affect a hair transplant, but you must have the SMP treatment at least 6 weeks before undergoing the transplant. 

SMP scar concealment

Scalp Micropigmentation is an excellent solution for disguising scars.


Whether it be post hair transplant scarring or a scar from an injury, Scalp Micropigmentation is the only treatment which guarantees results.


SMP is an amazing solution for camouflage and concealment of hair transplant scars or any other type of scarring to the head.


Scar tissue is more unpredictable than undamaged skin and tends to soak up the pigment, often resulting in more aggressive fading. This isn't a problem it just means that often scar tissue will require more treatment than regular treatment for male pattern baldness (for example).

Also because of the characteristics of scar tissue, you may not be able to achieve a complete invisible blend with the existing hairline, but it will be greatly reduced to almost invisible.


Smaller scars from that of FUE are easier to blend due to the size of the scars.

The level of concealment depends on how close the scar tissue is to the surrounding skinand is affected by:

  • Colour of the scar

  • Texture

  • Level of prominence

  • Size of the scar (the smaller, tidier scar, the better)

  • Colour of the scar

The closer the match to the existing skin the better the concealment.


Almost all scarring can be treated so if you would like to know more. Send us a picture and we can discuss the options.


Any questions or queries?

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