Hair Transplant Vs. Scalp Micropigmentation

Hair Restoration Procedures

Hair Transplant Vs. Scalp Micropigmentation

Premature hair loss has been a subject of some delicacy for decades. It can be uncomfortable to discuss, particularly for women, as hair loss is not as openly discussed among women. This issue is so pervasive and prevalent in so many lives that, as our society makes scientific and technological advances, significant resources and many professionals are dedicated to advancements in hair restoration procedures, both surgical and non-surgical.

The 2 most popular hair restoration procedures practiced across the globe are hair transplants that involve healthy follicles surgically relocated from a donor sight to the bald or balding area and scalp micro pigmentation (SMP), a permanent, non-surgical cosmetic treatment more commonly known as a medical hairline tattoo. As a result of these new and improved hair restoration techniques/technologies, the social stigma and self-confidence issues associated with hair loss can be a thing of the past. Both surgical hair transplants and non-surgical scalp micropigmentation are not only safe but effective. They can be easily completed in as few as 1 to 3 treatment sessions.

Hair Transplant Vs. Scalp Micropigmentation

So How Do You Determine

Which Procedure Is Right For You?

Begin by evaluating your own unique aesthetic goals. When deciding between a hair transplant and a medical hair line tattoo, one thing to consider is the ability to style your hair.

While SMP does realistically mimic hair follicles, it does not replace or restore hair. A medical hair line tattoo is strictly cosmetic, but it will give the recipient the appearance of a freshly shaved head or, in the case of diffuse baldness, it camouflages the scalp within the remaining hair, eliminating the contrast of a bare scalp peeking through thinning hair.

Another thing to consider is the likelihood of success. A surgical hair transplant requires that the patients’ scalp be receptive to new follicles and, of course, the patient must also have a viable donor site from which to remove healthy hair follicles for transplant. SMP, on the other hand, can be performed on a fully or partially bald scalp without shaving or the risk of rejection, provided that your procedure is completed by an experienced and skilled specialist like Dr. Torgerson at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic. SMP boasts a 100% success rate.

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Subtlety in your aesthetic improvement as well as the length of recovery should also be part of the equation when deciding which hair restoration procedure(s) could be right for you. Results from a surgical hair transplant are dramatic and often visible immediately following the procedure. In stark contrast, non surgical SMP which will slowly fill in and define, your existing hairline with a custom-selected pigment mix specially designed to mimic your hair’s natural growth patterns as well as your hair’s various shades and colours.

SMP is typically completed in 3 non-consecutive sessions. The spacing of sessions helps gradually introduce subtle changes into the appearance of the recipient over the course of several weeks. While the healing period required for a surgical hair transplant is not excessive, a medical hairline tattoo requires zero downtime whatsoever.

Consider The Cost

And, lastly, you need to consider cost. When comparing surgical hair transplants to non-surgical SMP, the difference in cost often gives micropigmentation the edge over hair transplants. However, SMP will need to be repeated, whereas a hair transplant is a one-time, permanent solution.

If you are considering SMP or a hair transplant and whether it is right for you or if you have more questions about the procedures, please do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Torgerson at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic today. Contact us by phone, 647-351-0061, or use our online contact form https://torontohairtransplantclinic.com/contact/.

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