How to Conceal Hair Transplant Scars with SMP

You might not have heard, but a hair transplant – although life changing – isn’t always a guaranteed solution for hair loss. As with most hair loss interventions there are pros and cons and going through a hair transplant can work for sure; but a lot depends on the surgeon, the experience & expertise, and so a hair transplant isn’t always effective. It’s relatively expensive & when it works it doesn’t always last – so repeat surgery has to be afforded all over again.

Hair transplant scars after surgery can become visible whether the treatment works or not, so what can you do about them? There are very good hair transplant surgeons of course, but even they are faced with challenges to create long term results for their clients – but they can’t cover up the scarring.

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It’s very fortunate that professional scalp micropigmentation – a popular, painless treatment – is available to cover up those scars left behind by FUE and FUT (also scars caused by accidents and other surgery). Hiding hair transplant scars with SMP is not impossible it’s guaranteed, and in fact it’s a relatively quick process.

Hair transplant and scalp micropigmentation treatment (full head and scar concealing) are both popular hair loss options used by celebrities.

What of hair transplant scars

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) or Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) includes removing healthy hair follicles and applying them to thinning / balding areas of the scalp. The procedure has come along way since it was first introduced, but residual scarring in the donor area can’t be avoided. Hairstyles come in all lengths, so while someone will be able to hide the scars with their longer hair surrounding the scars, another person won’t be so fortunate. SMP is the solution.

What is Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT):

FUT is also known as strip extension harvesting or Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS). Hair follicles are removed from scalp usually at the back of the head (6-10 inches wide) and where hair growth is strong. The strip is separated into smaller segments so the grafts can be used in different places. The scar is caused when the strip is removed then sewed up.

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What is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE):

The back of the head is shaved closely and hair follicles are removed one by one.

SMP to camouflage scars caused by surgery & accidents

It’s common for FUE / FUT hair transplant surgeons to refer patients to scalp tattoo professionals. Scar tissue, sometimes quite thick in structure, may require extra SMP sessions to for the custom ink to take. The scalp takes to the custom SMP ink pigment quicker than scars do. When a scar is treated with SMP, so are the areas around it; this is to create a natural seamless blend across the scarred area.

Benefits of SMP for scar camouflage

What if you don’t have enough hair follicles to get the results you want from a hair transplant? There can be a noticeable difference between the hair and the transplanted area, so SMP can be used for blending and concealing to give a more natural result. As mentioned before, SMP can be applied to the scarring to give the effect of hair follicles to the scarred area.

  • Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) offers remarkable benefits for hiding hair transplant scars.
  • It’s safe and there is no surgery involved.
  • Custom non-toxic inks are used with colours to match your own hair colour (all hair colours).
  • Works for all scalp scar sizes.
  • Works for shaved, short and longer hair.
  • Change your life, become more self confident and improve your self esteem.

Scalp Micropigmentation for Scar Camouflage

Other known hair transplant problems:

  • It is hard to conceal scarring with just a hair transplant
  • There is usually scarring where grafts are extracted and applied
  • Potentially there is an insufficient amount of donor hair follicles to cover the whole scalp and hairline

Scar healing time before having SMP?

FUE and FUT scar camouflage with SMP can be done 8 to 12 months post surgery. This is to make sure the wound and the scar tissue is fully healed. Best results will be accomplished after 12 months.

Talk to us about SMP

Scarring of any kind can leave you feeling embarrassed, self conscious and lacking in social confidence. If the scars on your scalp cuase you to feel this way, Skalptec can help.


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You don’t have to live with and suffer through hair loss anymore. Skalptec provides the following SMP services for men and women:

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Have you thought about a career in SMP as a scalp technician? You can succeed with us! Whatever you need, we’ll help you to find your way and we’ll help you to build your business and personal reputation with Skalptec a reputable, world class well known SMP brand. With the right support and mentorship. Read More About Skalptec Partnerships.



Skalptec currently has SMP hair loss treatment clinics in Liverpool, London, Newcastle, Shrewsbury, Jersey and Netherlands.

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  • Liverpool – Terence Jones Owner of Skalptec & 3 times Winner of Best Scalp Tech MPUK UK National Award (our Head Office is located in Burscough, Merseyside). Click here to discover for more about Terence.
  • Newcastle – Terence Jones lead technician (MPUK National Award Winner 3 times for Scalp Technician of the year). Click here for more about Terence and his clinic.
  • London – Gifted dedicated SMP services. Click here for more about our London clinic.
  • Shrewsbury – Michelle Watson lead technician (our newset clinic opened in 2019). Click here for more about Michelle and her SMP clinic.

You will also find some of our top dedicated technicians with Skalptec clinics in:


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Skalptec is an established award winning SMP provider with scalp micropigmentation clinics located across the UK. If you are tired of using monthly lotions, potions and shampoos SMP could be for you!

Take your first step and talk to us about the scarring on your scalp. You can find Video ReviewsCase Studies and Before and After pictures on our website and on You Tube.

We can help you. whether it’s early signs of hair loss, a receding hairline, scarring, thinning, a balding crown to full baldness / male pattern baldness & female pattern baldness and alopecia and more, you can Contact us. Chat with one of our friendly team.