Fri 13 Apr 2012
This question comes from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums:
I know many hair loss sufferers fight baldness by combining treatments (medical and surgical treatment, surgery with partial hair pieces, etc), and I’m wondering if the combination of a hair piece and scalp micropigmentation (SMP) would efficiently hide my hair loss?
To clarify, you’re considering a scalp micropigmentation (SMP) procedure and a short/cropped hair system over the pigmented scalp?
While the fine details of hair systems are a bit diverse, I’m not sure this would be ideal. Frankly, I don’t think the micropigmentation would show through the system (meaning the hair system would completely mask any micropigmentation work underneath), and it seems like going for “one or the other” may be a more realistic option.
However, I have seen several cases of SMP combined with a hair transplant, and the two definitely worked together to create a denser appearance all around. Look at this example from Coalition hair restoration surgeon Dr. William Rassman. While it’s not technically a transplant with the addition of SMP (it’s more likely the patient possessed naturally thinning hair), you can still see how the micropigmentation helped augment the lower density.
Could be something to consider. Good luck!
Blake – aka Future_HT_Doc
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