Is this common practice?
Using adapted scalp micropigmentation techniques to hide hair transplant scars is nothing new or groundbreaking as it’s been going on for years. In fact, concealing hair transplant scars was the original purpose of SMP, first trialled by Dr. Alvaro C. Tranquina and dubbed his ‘dermal micropigmentation technique’, in the early 1990’s.
For more information, learn about the real history of SMP.
Fast forward to today, and the most common use is for the concealment of linear strip scars caused by follicular unit transplantation (FUT) surgery. Also known as the strip method, these scars are the most obvious, and are usually located at the back of the head and sometimes at the side. Some men have multiple scars, as the result of multiple procedures.
SMP is also used to hide other scar types including FUE (follicular unit extraction), head trauma scars and other surgical scars.