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Scalp Micropigmentation to Cover Scarring

Hair loss can affect virtually anyone regardless of age, sex, or genetics. For some, hair loss results from a traumatic incident, a medical condition like an autoimmune disorder, or the use of a specific medication. For others, hair loss or hair thinning is simply a genetic occurrence with no other explanation. Regardless of its cause, many individuals who experience hair loss face similar feelings of anxiety, self-consciousness, and a loss of self-confidence related to their appearance. Hairline Ink’s scalp micropigmentation is a cost-effective solution for those needing to cover head scars.

Scalp Micropigmentation to Cover Scarring
Clients experience redness immediately following treatment, from anywhere from 30 minutes to 8 hours, depending on their skin type.

Therefore, individuals with irreversible hair loss often try to mask thinning or lost hair areas or undergo more invasive procedures to attempt regrowth in the lost hair areas. Many try hair transplant procedures, relocating growing hair to hairless areas of the scalp. Sadly, many people also have significant, visible scars from these procedures.

At Hairline Ink, we understand the challenge of facing visible scarring after a procedure meant to reduce hair loss. Scalp micropigmentation allows you to effectively hide transplant scars, creating an illusion of fuller hair

Hair Transplant Procedures

Most hair transplant recipients use either strip excision harvesting or follicular unit extraction (FUE). Strip excision harvesting is, by far, the more popular of these two transplant methods and involves the removal of a 3- to 4-inch strip of scalp from which hair is still naturally and reliably growing. They cut this strip into several hundred to two thousand smaller grafts. They then insert these tiny grafts into tiny slits made in sections where the scalp has stopped producing hair, hoping it will naturally regrow. Many who choose strip excision report up to 60% hair regrowth, despite a wait of 6-9 months.


Although less popular, another standard hair transplant procedure is called follicular unit extraction, or FUE. As its name suggests, follicular unit extraction involves the removal of an entire hair follicle, usually containing anywhere from one to four hairs. Surgeons remove these follicles in circular micro punches and then place them in tiny slits on parts of the scalp experiencing hair loss, following a predetermined pattern to create the appearance of a natural hair pattern.

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Scalp Scarring following a Hair Transplant

Significant scarring can occur with strip excision harvesting and follicular unit extraction procedures. The appearance of scarring does not reflect at all on the abilities of the doctor performing the hair transplant procedure. Instead, the appearance of scars is a very common, natural, and assumed risk inherent to both hair transplant procedures mentioned in this article.


Despite its popularity, strip excision often leaves a long, noticeable scar at the donor site. Once surgeons remove this strip, they stitch the adjoining sections of the scalp back together. The resulting scarring can be thin but several inches long and, depending on the individual, may or may not be hidden by the individual’s hair. Even though follicular unit extraction typically causes less noticeable scars than strip excision, some patients may still experience noticeable scarring. For recipients of follicle unit extraction, the scars of this procedure are often apparent in the sections of the head where hair follicles were implanted and have the appearance of bumpy, circular-shaped scars. These dot-like scars can be especially noticeable if a recipient does not experience significant hair regrowth following their transplant procedure.

Hair transplant recipients can use scalp micropigmentation to conceal noticeable scars, enhancing the illusion of full hair.

Scalp Micropigmentation for Scar Coverage


Scalp micropigmentation involves injecting small pigment dots under the scalp, much like getting a tattoo. The technician creates a natural hairline and carefully places dots with the help of a precise computer system, ensuring the finished procedure makes the individual’s scalp resemble that of someone just beginning to regrow hair after shaving or buzzing their head. People often use scalp micropigmentation during hair loss, before a transplant, to maintain a full-haired appearance while waiting for the results.

You can also use scalp micropigmentation post-transplant to fill in thin areas and conceal scars. If you have some natural hair growth, you can use scalp micropigmentation to shade in select areas experiencing hair loss or thinning, adding the illusion of thickness.

The scalp micropigmentation process for hiding scars differs slightly from the standard procedures for conditions like male pattern baldness or alopecia. Since scars are thick tissue layers, they might not respond to pigment like thinner scalp sections. Therefore, those receiving scalp micropigmentation might need extra sessions to ensure adequate color depth for an aesthetic result.

The amount of scalp micropigmentation in scar treatment varies among individuals. We rarely apply scalp micropigmentation to just the scar alone. We usually extend it to nearby areas for a natural blend with your hair growth. If you are unsatisfied with hair fullness after a transplant, we offer full scalp coverage for enhanced appearance and increased confidence.

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"My husband and I are so glad we went to hairline ink! My husband's micropigmintation looks so natural and it makes him look younger. I also had micropigmintation done on a scar on the back of my head they did such a fantastic job! This has changed our lives... Wish we would have done this sooner!"


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Scalp Micropigmentation Overview

Whatever your circumstances may be, the entire team at Hairline Ink are passionate about helping individuals suffering from all forms of hair loss. Each member of our All-Star Team has personally dealt with hair loss / hair loss related confidence issues and eventually turned to Scalp Micropigmentation. Our goal- to help people suffering from any and all forms of hair loss to look and feel their absolute best.

We at Hairline Ink truly view our practitioners’ work as a form of art, and our talented technicians pour their passion into each and every client they work with. All of our practitioners not only preform SMP, but have also found SMP as the solution in their own lives. Having experienced hair loss themselves, our practitioners know just how emotional this issue is for individuals, and want you to know that we understand exactly what you’re going through.

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