The Thing About Scar Tissue
Treating scars means using the techniques of scalp micropigmentation to camouflage the ravages of a surgeon or nature, or an accident, is a process that is unrivalled in terms of results.
Treating scars is not easy.
To start with, it is fair to say that almost no two scars are the same. Exactly how tissue heals around a wound will depend on a huge number of factors, not least the general condition of the patient at the time… underpinned, as always in anything to do with Scalp Micropigmentation, by the body’s own immune system. We will focus on the scars left by hair transplant surgeons as these are the most common form treated by SMP clinics – but just about everything will apply to other surgical or accidental scars.
Scar tissue can develop in different ways. Of course this does not mean that a surgeon cannot achieve a certain degree of predictability, but as previously mentioned the overall health of the individual will hold great sway over the final condition. Some will end up with smooth, almost white, lines. Others will suffer with angry, raised and bumpy scars which can be red in colour. These are described as “hypertrophic” by medics. The flat, pale type are by far the most common but others include keloid, where the scarring extends beyond the site of the original scar. Pitted, where the scar is sunken and contracture, where the skin is shrunken… usually by a burn.
What Are Your Options?
Surgery can be used to reduce the appearance of a scar, with variable results. There are also a number of complimentary procedures, fraxel for example, that can improve the condition of scar tissue – they can reduce the redness or smooth out bumpiness. Many SMP clients choose to take a course of fraxel ahead of their Scalp Micropigmentation to improve the final result.
Help Is At Hand
If scalp scars are an issue for you then rest assured an SMP treatment can achieve 95% coverage, almost complete camouflage. Certainly, the appearance of the scar can be reduced to something that is very easy to live with… as can be seen by the picture above.