If you have an unsightly scar on your head, you may think that there isn’t much that you can do about it aside from tediously having to apply makeup to conceal it or even wear a wig. However, for many scarring scenarios on the scalp, this simply isn’t the case anymore.
Whilst scalp micropigmentation is often assumed to be useful for more aesthetic reasons such as male pattern baldness or alopecia, it’s also well suited for camouflaging scars on the head. The process is slightly different from our standard micropigmentation treatments insofar as it’s more involved and may require more treatments than average. The reason for this is due to the nature of normal and scarred skin, with normal skin tissue being thinner than scar tissue.
During the scar healing process, your body produces a thicker layer of skin that is usually devoid of hair growth; the colour also tends to be whiter in appearance as well. The net result of this is that a more in-depth scalp micropigmentation treatment is required in order to blend the appearance of the scarred area with the unaffected area around it.
When undertaking scar camouflage treatments, we’ll need to apply the pigment not only to the scar area itself, but also to the entire area around the scar to achieve a more natural look. As the scar consists of thicker layers of skin compared to the surrounding area, it generally responds differently when the pigment is applied so we’ll need to use custom pigment blends to achieve the desired effect. Unlike a smooth, uniform area of skin, your scar may have different depths in different areas. Coupled with the fact that it’s probably much whiter then the area around it, this will mostly likely mean that more than one visit to us is required.