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What is Scalp Micropigmentation and are you a candidate?

Scalp Micropigmentation, or SMP, is a non-surgical option to restore the appearance of hair in those experiencing hair loss.
How does it work?
During an SMP procedure, natural pigments are applied to the epidermis of the scalp in a dotted manner. This gives the natural appearance of hair follicles on the scalp and in turn camouflages hair loss.
Scalp Micropigmentation is an extremely universal method of hair restoration. It can be used to add density to a thinning area, to conceal the appearance of a botched hair transplant scar, and to restore the hair line.
SMP can be used on its own to fill in between thinning hairs, or in conjunction with a hair transplant surgery.
Men who like to wear their hair shaved are often draw to SMP as it is a great option to give the appearance of hair while still being able to wear the hair very short or to have the head shaved.
SMP is a semi-permanent hair loss solution. The pigment typically lasts 3-5 years in most individuals.
Here at Modena, we’ve formulated our own brand of SMP technology to offer the maximum hair loss camouflaging available on the market today.
We’ve seen great success with Scalp Micropigmentation to add density to thinning crowns, to conceal botched FUT/Strip scars done by less experienced surgeons, and to give that ideal shaved head look.
If you’d like to learn more about SMP and see if you’re a candidate for this hair loss camouflaging technique, give us a call today.

FUE vs. FUT/Strip – which hair transplant surgery method should you choose?

Many individuals researching hair transplant surgery as an option to restore their hair loss, have come across the two main methods of hair transplant surgery: FUE and FUT/Strip.
Before you can assess which method of surgery is best for you, you must first understand how the two methods work.
The FUE method of hair transplantation works by excising one hair follicle at a time from the donor area using a very small circular scalpel. These follicles are then transplanted one by one into the recipient area. When done properly and using the proper tools, these incisions are so tiny that once healed cannot be seen with the naked eye. This is why the FUE method of hair transplantation is sometimes referred to as virtually scarless.
The FUT/Strip method of hair transplantation works by excising a thin strip of the scalp in the donor area. Grafts are then microscopically dissected from the strip and placed in the recipient area. The area where the strip was removed is closed using modern tricophytic donor closure technique. When done properly, the scar is very fine and easily covered by the existing surrounding hair.
Typically, the FUT/Strip method of hair transplantation produces more grafts. Because there is a small scar left behind by the procedure, this method is more suitable for someone with a slightly longer hair style. Therefore, the FUT/Strip method is ideal for someone who has a slightly longer hair style and is need of a high number of grafts to reach their hair goals.
In general and when done properly, the FUE method is hair transplant is scarless. That means when the procedure is done and the patient is healed, no one should be able to tell you had a hair transplant surgery. This would be the ideal method for someone who likes to wear their hair short and doesn’t have advanced and severe hair loss/balding.
In order to determine which surgical method is best for you, you should meet with a qualified and experienced hair transplant surgeon. During a consultation, you and the doctor can work together to pick the most effective hair transplant method for your hair type and goals.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation to determine your hair transplant method, give us a call today.

Case Study – Botched Strip FUT Scar Repaired by Dr. Yazdan Using Scalp Micropigmentation

botched strip fut scar

Patient had Strip/FUT hair transplant surgery by a doctor who claimed to be an experienced hair restoration surgeon. During the surgery, the patient states he experienced immense pain as it felt like the technicians and doctor were struggling and pulling at his scalp tissue. When he asked the doctor what was going on he was told they were having trouble sewing the scalp back together. As the pictures illustrate, the resulting scar from this traumatic procedure left masses of scar tissue. All of this scar tissue left huge areas of no hair growth on the back and sides of the scalp.

The patient came to Modena Hair Center seeking a scar repair procedure. Dr. Yazdan assessed the scalp and the existing damage caused by the previous botched Strip/FUT hair transplant surgery. After evaluating all of their options, Dr. Yazdan and the patient agreed Scalp Micro-pigmentation would yield the best results. The patient now has coverage on the scar tissue area, creating a fuller more natural appearance of the hair.

Don’t let this be you! While hair restoration surgery is minimally invasive, it is still a medical surgery. That means your surgeon needs to be qualified and experienced. Do not hesitate to research and ask questions. A good hair transplant surgeon will take the time to walk you through the process and share their results with you. If you’d like to learn more about scar repair options, give us a call.