Hair transplants and scars

As our reputation has grown, we have found that more and more hair transplant patients would like to enhance their look by utilising SMP®.


Hair transplants usually work because the hair being transplanted is more resilient than the hair that is lost, and is therefore more likely to remain on the scalp for an extended period of time. One of the main reasons why clients are unable to create the effect they are looking for, is because they have insufficient donor hair to cover the balding area. This is especially common amongst those with more advanced hair loss. A large proportion of hair transplant patients have enough donor hair for a transplant, but not enough for a perfect finish. The result is often disappointing, with less density than the patient would desire. A thin covering of transplanted hair could also mean that scars caused by hair transplant surgery are poorly concealed.



Although hair transplant techniques have undoubtedly improved in recent years and cause less scarring than they used to, due in part to widespread use of less invasive FUE (follicular unit extraction) techniques, all transplant clients are still left with permanent scarring following their procedure.

SMP® is often used as an effective scar concealment method, making them far less visible than they previously were. The technique can benefit all transplant patients, whatever their hair length, and regardless of whether or not their transplant surgery was originally combined with a full SMP® treatment.

SMP® is commonly used to camouflage these scars, making them far less visible than they previously were. The technique can benefit all transplant patients, whatever their hair length, and regardless of whether or not their transplant surgery was combined with a SMP® treatment.


Exactly how well a hair transplant scar can be hidden depends on the scar itself, however most clients experience a level of camouflage of at least 70%.

It is worth mentioning that the results shown above, were taken following just one SMP® session. A significant improvement can already be seen, and has enabled our client to confidently wear his hair shorter. Further improvements will be made during the second session to fully disguise the hair transplant scar. Furthermore, we have also treated his thinning crown area to make his hair appear more dense. Our SMP® treatment successfully camouflages a hair transplant scar allowing men to be able to cut any remaining hair very short without worrying about their scars being exposed or visually noticeable.

Can Fraxel laser repair help?

The Fraxel repair system is laser-based, and was originally designed for the treatment of smaller scars as the result of acne or keyhole surgery, or to flatten the skin and fade blemishes. In recent years, many hair transplant recipients have started to realise the benefits of Fraxel laser treatment before their scalp micropigmentation sessions. Fraxel can help by smoothing the scarred area, flattening any raised scar tissue and stimulating the production of collagen in indented scars to reduce the extent of indentation. The texture of the scar is also made more “skin-like” which also serves to normalize the treatment area in preparation for SMP. Ultimately these improvements can result in an even more effective camouflage after your scalp micropigmentation sessions.

Like most clients, Callum (above) was left with a hair transplant scar following a routine procedure. SMP® has enabled Callum to hide his scar, and now feels much happier, as people are now far less likely to find out about his surgery.

Warren (above) was left with a deep hair transplant scar after his surgery. Following his SMP® camouflage treatment, the scar is now much less obvious.

All of the clients on this page have been successfully treated by HIS Hair Clinic using the SMP®, and we treat more clients in similar situations on a daily basis. Results vary from simply making scars less obvious, to almost total camouflage of some scars.

Every client is different, and so is every hair transplant scar. To discuss your own requirements please feel free to contact us.

SMP® provides two solutions for hair transplant clients, to camouflage strip and FUE scars created by hair restoration surgery, and to provide an illusion of greater density for those clients with insufficient donor hair.