Scalp Micropigmentation VS Hair Transplant, What’s best?

Aug 1, 2022

Hair loss is a common problem suffered by men and women all around the world, with the fast-growing technology we now have, there are countless solutions for hair loss including: Shampoos, Scalp Cream treatments, Hair Transplants and Scalp Micropigmentation, the last two being the most popular and known ones at the moment. However, not all of them are as effective and long lasting, if you are wondering which treatment is ideal for your case, keep reading to find out about these treatments.

Hair Transplants

A hair transplant is a surgical procedure that addresses several hair loss problems, mainly alopecia. The procedure involves removing hair follicles from other parts of the body (donor area) and transfer them to the bald or thinning area. Latest methods of hair transplant deliver permanent results by picking up clusters of hair follicles in a process called Follicular Hair Transplantation (FUT).

Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp micropigmentation is a non-invasive, cosmetic tattoo procedure that aims to resemble natural hair follicles. Pigments are applied to the patient’s scalp to fill in bald spots or thinning areas to achieve a fuller, thicker head of hair. While scalp micropigmentation does not actually restore your hair, it does an excellent job of concealing thinning areas and bald spots in your scalp. SMP can also restore your receding hairline and edge your hair for a clean, youthful look.

Which treatment is right for you? 

Both hair transplant and scalp micropigmentation have their own benefits. No treatment is better than the other and it all depends on your hair loss needs.  Some people even choose to undergo both treatments as micropigmentation can be used to enhance the results of hair transplant treatment by creating an appearance of fuller coverage, or to mask scars from the donor site.

Micropigmentation may be the preferred choice if you want to avoid surgery and like the appearance of subtle stubble on the scalp over a completely bald head. Those who have a limited donor supply may also benefit from micropigmentation.

Hair transplant surgery may be right for you if you are willing to undergo surgery to physically restore the hairline or add fullness to thinning hair. Micropigmentation only gives the illusion of more hair, whereas a hair transplant replaces lost hair with a patient’s own, natural hair.


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