Scalp Micropigmentation for Head Scar Coverage

Scalp Micropigmentation for Head Scar Coverage
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

5 mins read

Head scars can be a source of embarrassment and insecurity for many people. They can be caused by accidents, hair transplant surgery, or other forms of trauma to the scalp. For those who suffer from head scars, scalp micropigmentation (SMP) offers an effective solution. SMP is a specialized technique where a skilled technician uses a carefully blended pigment to match your hair and scalp color to cover up the scar. In this article, we will delve deeper into how SMP can help cover head scars and provide an effective solution for those seeking to restore their confidence.

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Scalp Micropigmentation for Head Scar Coverage

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation is a non-invasive cosmetic tattooing procedure that uses tiny needles to inject pigment into the scalp. The goal is to create the illusion of hair follicles, so the scalp appears fuller, and the hairline looks more defined. The process is similar to getting a regular tattoo, but the ink used is specifically designed for the scalp and matches your hair color for the most natural look. SMP is used to treat a variety of scalp conditions, including alopecia, male pattern baldness, and, most notably, head scars.

SMP for Hair Transplant Scars

Hair transplant surgery is a popular method for treating baldness, but it can leave scars on the scalp. There are two types of hair transplant procedures: strip excision harvesting and follicular unit extraction. Both of these methods can leave scars on the scalp, which SMP can help conceal. Strip excision harvesting involves removing a strip of hair from the back of the head, leaving behind a scar that can be quite prominent. Follicular unit extraction works by individually removing hair follicles and planting them on the balding area. While this method leaves less noticeable scars, they can still be very noticeable.

SMP can help conceal hair transplant scars by injecting pigments into the scar, which blends it in with the rest of your scalp. The process for scalp concealment is done differently than normal SMP procedures like treating alopecia or male pattern baldness. Strip excision harvesting scars require the technician to blend in the stitched areas with the upper and lower portion of the scalp. For clients who’ve undergone follicular unit extraction, the technician aims to create the illusion of having hair follicles.

The Process of SMP Scar Concealment

The amount of scalp micropigmentation used in a scar concealment will vary from client to client. Technicians rarely apply pigment to the scar alone as they need to inject pigments above, below, and on the sides of the scar in order to blend it to your native hair. First, the technician inspects the scar and draws an outline on the back of your head. Next, the technician prepares the pigment and dilutes it to match your scalp’s skin color. The technician then injects the ink and fills in the strip of the scar. This may take several sessions depending on the size of the scar. Usually, it takes up to three sessions for the technician to create an effective concealment.

Benefits of SMP for Scar Coverage

SMP offers a permanent solution that restores confidence and eliminates the need for hats or wigs to cover up the scar. The result looks incredibly realistic, making the scar appear indistinguishable, even when viewed up close. SMP is also a non-invasive and relatively painless procedure that requires little to no downtime. Additionally, SMP can blend seamlessly with your natural hairline, creating a more defined and natural look.


Scalp micropigmentation is an effective technique that can help cover up head scars caused by hair transplant surgery, accidents, and other forms of head trauma. If you’re looking for a viable solution to treat and camouflage your head scars, then scalp micropigmentation may be the treatment for you. Elegant SMP is a premier scalp micropigmentation located in Buffalo, NY, that provides the most natural-looking and undetectable SMP treatment. Don’t forget to check out our recommended places to visit while you’re here in our beautiful and unique city. Contact us to learn more about our SMP training and mentor programs. We can help you achieve the buzz-cut look and restore your confidence today.

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About Us:

Elegant Scalp Micropigmentation was founded in Buffalo, NY with the goal of providing clients with a compassionate and understanding atmosphere for their hair loss troubles. We’ve been through it ourselves and at Elegant SMP, are devoted to providing our customers with the knowledge and confidence they need to make a well-informed decision about their SMP treatment plan. 

It is our pleasure to offer our premium SMP services that will unveil a rejuvenated, true version of yourself. With our continued dedication to perfecting this craft, we aim to help our clients rediscover their confidence and enjoy a renewed sense of self-esteem.

What our customers are saying

vamshi krishnavamshi krishna
23:17 28 Jan 23
I recently had a consultation with Tommy, and I was impressed with his professionalism. He spoke clearly and answered all of my questions about the procedure and Pre and Post-care instructions. I had a positive experience and I am looking forward to getting my SMP done with Tommy and I would highly recommend him to others.
Kendall VelardeKendall Velarde
14:38 16 Jan 23
Great guy and very professional!! Highly recommended!!
jason velasquezjason velasquez
18:08 02 Jan 23
Talking with Tommy was great! He was very professional, and informative with all the questions I had.
Michael MarinoMichael Marino
03:18 23 Dec 22
Tommy provided me with a image of how I would look with SMP his service was awesome, simple and quick id recommend Tommy’a website to anyone wanting to see what they look like with SMP
Amazing professional that really takes the time to answer questions or concerns and does great work!
Matt T.
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Elegant SMP is the place to get your scalp micropigmentation if you are interested in quality technique. Not all SMP is the same and your practitioner's training really does matter. For me, understanding how my artist could achieve an authentic looking hairline was very important, and very few SMP artists have the training to achieve that. Tommy at Elegant SMP is a true professional who understands how to get a natural looking result that is difficult to replicate - which is a true testament to his training. My SMP results exceeded my expectations and I would recommend Elegant SMP to anyone who is interested in getting the highest quality work the first time, or repairing SMP work that missed the mark.
Jason V.
Jason V.
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I knew from the consultation with Tommy that he was a genuinely good guy. Their professionalism is top-notch and the work he does is amazing! I can't stop looking at my hairline and just how natural it looks. I'm 100 % satisfied with the results and highly recommend his services!
Eric B.
Eric B.
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I just finished my third session with Tommy over at elegant smp. He did a great job and was extremely professional. His attention to detail was amazing giving me the desired look I was going for. I would highly recommend his services for anyone looking to have this procedure done. Everything about the experience was pleasant and stress free.

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