Exceptions to having to shave down, post SMP:
Are there some cases where post-SMP men can grow out their hair a bit more and look great?
YES…for these cases, we recommend BRAVI 3D SMP Enhancement.
BRAVI 3D SMP Enhancement Defined:
BRAVI 3D SMP Enhancement is a special version of SMP Enhancement for men who have a diffuse thinning of existing hair allowing them to grow their hair out a bit longer than normal, post SMP.
Here are the factors that would enable you to grow your hair out a bit:
Atypical Loss Pattern.
This is a subset of men who do not follow the typical pattern of hair loss. A minor segment of the male population experiences a more “diffuse thinning”. These guys manage to keep a bit of hair everywhere on the scalp, with no empty patches. When there is still a fairly even distribution of texture, these SMP clients have more flexibility with hair length.
Some things to understand:
A permanent SMP procedure on a male client should never be performed through hair.
To ensure a seamless application, the Scalp MicroPigmentatin process should be performed “buzzed”. There are many reasons for this, and I will discuss them in my upcoming post on Temporary Scalp MicroPigmentation.
3D SMP and Regular SMP are different. SMP always should come first.
BRAVI 3D SMP is above and beyond a typical SMP procedure. BRAVI 3D SMP is never “one and done,” because, executed properly, it is a finishing enhancement to a completed SMP procedure. The goal of a Scalp MicroPigmentation procedure is not to match areas of hair loss to areas of HAIR. It is to match areas of hair loss to areas of BUZZED hair. If the client meets the requirements for 3D SMP enhancement, then 3D SMP enhancement can be performed through properly trimmed hair.
High and Tight is best.
If you are the exception and able to grow out your hair a bit post-SMP, it is still best to keep the textural and color impact of the thickest hair minimized. The goal is always balancing color, so meet your pigmentation halfway by keeping the dark areas tighter.
Concealing Hair Transplant Scars
In the case of hair transplant scars, buzz down as tightly as you can around them. Any hair growth around scars serves as a 3-dimensional frame of color and texture—drawing far more attention to the scar. It is counter-intuitive to want to shave down to hide scars, but this is exactly what is needed.
Not ready to shave down?
Wanting to keep your hair long for a few more years and/or just conceal scars? Stay tuned for my upcoming blog on Temporary Scalp MicroPigmentation.