Of all the scars that a scalp micropigmentation technician may encounter, the most challenging of all has to be the scalp reduction scar. These scars are generally brutal in appearance, and can be very difficult to conceal. Difficult, but not impossible,
There are many reasons why men may have a scalp reduction. Sometimes the procedure accompanies a hair transplant so that results are improved. Other people might have suffered burns or had to deal with other issues which required the removal of a certain part of the scalp skin.
In all of these situations, it is understandable that people want to hide them. In comparison to the “good” scars which people actually might brag about, these are “bad” ones which can actually become embarrassing and difficult to live with, depending on their severity.
Whatever the circumstances in which a scalp reduction surgery was completed, you no doubt realize that this procedure is extremely invasive and scarring is a serious issue. This kind of camouflage request is on the rise, as more recipients have continued to lose their hair and can no longer hide the scars effectively on their own.
I’ll always remember a client I came into contact with during my time at HIS Hair Clinic. He wanted to hide a huge scalp reduction scar at the back of his head, and I can honestly say I was sceptical at the time as it was the worst head scar I’d ever seen.
Thanks to the skill of the technician, the client achieved a camouflage of around 85%, which in the real world, means the scar is almost undetectable to the average person who isn’t looking for it.
Another prominent case study is Simon Lane, a Lead Technician at Brandwood Clinic. Simon had a scalp reduction procedure to improve the results of his four hair transplants. Thankfully, he later discovered scalp micropigmentation and the rest is history.
Finally in the video above, Mark Andrews had scalp micropigmentation after three hair transplants and a scalp reduction procedure.
Ultimately, scalp reduction scars are approached by the technician in the same way as any other scar. If the scar is relatively flat, smooth textured and close to skin color, you stand a good chance of achieving a high degree of camouflage. This is where Fraxel or Vbeam lasers may help.
Large scars like these, however, do require skill and experience to work on, so make sure you choose your technician carefully.