Combining Scalp Micropigmentation With A Hair Transplant
An SMP/FUE combination procedure is a great solution, offering the density of SMP with the texture of real hair.
Get the best of both worlds. The texture that only real hair can offer, with virtually limitless density at your disposal, no matter how much donor hair you have available. Scalp micropigmentation combined with FUT or FUE surgery is a winning formula for a growing number of Scalp Aesthetics customers.
Why a combination procedure?
Scalp micropigmentation on its own isn’t for everyone. What some people really want is real hair, and SMP cannot provide that. Unfortunately many of these people make poor hair transplant candidates as they have already lost a lot of hair, and therefore have a sparse donor supply. This is where a combination can provide the answer.
For those who have lost a lot of hair already, a hair transplant procedure can be used to add texture to a scalp micropigmentation treatment, provided the hair is kept at a shaved length. This means that whilst SMP provides the illusion of full density, the transplanted hair provides real ‘feel’ and texture, and a 3D effect to the overall appearance.
For customers who still have a significant amount of real hair left, it may be possible for them to keep their hair at a longer length and use SMP as a ‘filler’. This is ideal for hair transplant patients who were unable to achieve the desired density of hair following their procedure. This is especially common behind the hairline and back to the crown, as the distribution of donor hair is often prioritized around the frontal hairline.
Do we recommend this approach?
The hair transplant surgery option does have it’s merits, and many people like the feel of real hair on their scalps. By combining traditional hair restoration techniques and our highly advanced scalp micropigmentation process, you will benefit from the best of both worlds. Real hair with real texture, with the illusion of thickness and fullness that only scalp micropigmentation can provide.
In most cases your hair transplant procedure should be completed first, however this is not always the case. Quite often, your hair transplant can be carried out retrospectively.
Please note: Although the strip (FUT) method is usually the cheapest hair transplant option offered by surgeons, we recommend all Scalp Aesthetics clients use the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method instead. FUE causes less scarring, and provides the best results when combined with SMP.