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.
Whilst this isn’t a service we provide at our Kent Clinic, we’re often asked to use scalp micrpigmentation to enhance the area that’s been treated. Whilst hair transplant procedures (and the end results) have no doubt improved over the last couple of decades, there can still be a certain unnatural look, resulting in a less than natural appearance. This can of course lead to feelings of self consciousness, with the individual wondering if others are able to spot that a hair transplant has taken place. Whilst scalp micropigmentation can also be used to enhance the natural look following a hair transplant procedure, it’s also a great solution if the individual has a scar that hasn’t been effectively covered during the process. Unfortunately, hair transplants are notorious for a less than natural look, so not only can scalp micropigmentation be used as an alternative to a hair transplant, it can also be used to compliment the final look, adding the appearance of a fuller, more blended and natural looking head of hair. If you’ve recently had a hair transplant and are unhappy with the result, or your scar hasn’t been properly covered, we may be able to help.
The benefits of scalp micropigmentation to cover/camouflage scars
As we’ve already touched upon, aside from getting a confidence boost, your scar should be virtually undetectable to others and the treatment will last around 3-5 years.
The treatment is both safe and effective and is an excellent solution for thinning hair, general hair loss, male pattern bladness, alopecia and camouflaging scars.
Whatever the reason, if you do have a scar on your head that you’d like to conceal, why not get in touch with us to discuss whether our scalp scar camouflage service is suitable for you. Most clients that opt for scalp micropigmentation to hide the scar on their head report feeling more confident than before, saying that they felt it was worthwhile as it lifted their confidence and made them less self conscious. If this sounds like it could be you, maybe you can finally ditch the concealer or bin that wig!