Scar Tissue and Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP) Explained

Posted in: Hair Transplant Scar Repair

Although I’m not the first person to use SMP to hide scars on the scalp, I am the first (and only one I know of) who has mastered the procedure.

One reason I was able to crack the code for treating scars is that prior to my recruitment into the SMP industry, I had a unique advantage—I had already worked intimately with scar tissue for many years.

My prior career as a highly-specialized sports massage therapist focused on injury rehabilitation. My diverse clientele included weekend warriors and triathletes as well as professional athletes from Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and the Professional Golf Association.

If you have hair transplant scars, you’ve been through trauma. Expertly-implemented SMP scar treatment, such as BRAVI Conceal™ can allow you to forget this trauma and forget your hair loss altogether.

My life’s work has been spent in the direct study, palpitation, and treatment of various forms of scar tissue, which is why I was able to perfect the technique for using SMP to hide it.

Why are scars so difficult to conceal?

Whether on a scalp, or in a torn rotator cuff, scar tissue is a PATCH. The body’s ability to form scars is a miraculous survival technique.

From an evolutionary perspective, consider this scenario: A dinosaur attacks a caveman and nearly takes his arm off. The caveman’s body must act quickly to lay down a tough patch to avoid the loss of that arm, or worse, death.

In the process of scar formation, fibrous tissue is laid down in a haphazard arrangement—much like the darning of a sock. This quick survival response interrupts the normally existing spongy collagen structure of the healthy tissue in favor of a patch of “steel”. The resulting scar is tough, thick, dense, discolored, and poorly vascularized. Each of these characteristics bodes poorly for successful pigmentation.

Scar tissue is amazing, but limiting. The caveman, upon forming a thick scar, is likely to stay alive and keep the arm. However, he will always have a highly visible scar (and is unlikely to win any cave-man tennis tournaments because of the adhesions and restrictions caused by this tissue).

Scars and SMP

Performing Scalp MicroPigmentation to camouflage scars requires highly specialized skill and experience; it is not instinctive to even experienced practitioners who lack the specific expertise required. Failure to properly understand and accommodate the unique challenges of scar tissue can result in total pigmentation rejection or worse, an accentuation and “highlighting” of the scar with unnatural pigmentation. Either way—the client is left exposed with no actual camouflage. And another trauma.

I have written previously on the subject of how many Scalp MicroPigmentation treatments are required. In the case of hair transplant scar camouflage SMP, one treatment will never be enough, and claims otherwise are an indicator of a faulty treatment plan.  Please schedule a consultation for more information on this subject.

And, consider this: while a long and linear scar left on the back of the scalp is obviously scar tissue, what is less obvious is the scar tissue caused by the thousands of micro-incisions on the transplanted area. The donor site forms scar tissue—but so does the recipient site, an oft-overlooked factor that adds complexity to the scar concealment procedure.

Men and women who have had hair transplant surgery can easily fall prey to incompetent providers of SMP. Inexperienced practitioners who have not seen how their scar camouflage SMP technique plays out over several years often improperly make claims or promises about the effectiveness of their results. It took me YEARS of personally performing scar-specific SMP on countless clients to be able to claim that I have mastered scar camouflage. At BRAVI, we bring to bear not only hands on experience but innovations and proprietary tools and systems exclusive to BRAVI.

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The anxiety caused by scars on the scalp can be significant.

If you have hair transplant scars, you’ve been through trauma. Expertly-implemented SMP scar treatment, such as BRAVI Conceal™ can allow you to forget this trauma and forget your hair loss altogether.

Be a discerning consumer. Rather than adding another trauma, make sure you are making an informed choice when choosing a provider.

Please also refer to my blog post on Hair System Scarring.



BRAVI SMP Expert Devon Sconci is the leader in Amanda Mazzocchi\s revolutionary scalp micropigmentation method.

Devon Sconci

Devon is the President of BRAVI and Master Technician in Amanda Mazzocchi's revolutionary Scalp MicroPigmentation method, which is available exclusively at her BRAVI clinic in Austin, Texas.

She is also passionate about how SMP can change lives.
Chat with her today to find out how SMP could change yours.