If you are familiar with scalp micropigmentation (SMP) or follicular unit extraction (FUE), chances are you are bald, have a receding hairline, or, at the very least, suffer from thinning hair. There are a number of treatments for hair loss of any kind but not all of them are safe, affordable, long-lasting, or perfect for the individual. If you are considering combining SMP with FUE, there are facts and considerations that you need to be informed on. At Jonathan Gerow SMP, we can help you make an informed decision as to how to treat your hair loss.
What are SMP & FUE Combinations?
In and of itself, SMP is the application of a specialized type of ink (by a highly skilled, qualified technician) to re-create your natural hairline and fill in and add volume to your existing hair in order to disguise baldness, scarring, thinning hair, or a receding hairline by giving the appearance of extremely short hair. And as long as that sentence is, it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
FUE, on the other hand, is a hair transplantation surgery that harvests hair follicles and implants them where hair is thinning or missing. The follicles are removed from areas of your head where hair is not thinning or disappearing. These are usually the sides and the back of your head. Those removed hair follicles are moved or transferred to the areas that are thinning or bald. Ideally, they then grow as they normally would.
FUE should not be confused with outdated FUT or the “strip” method. This was a barbaric procedure that literally cut your scalp and is responsible for much of the scarring that we see here. If, in fact, you have experienced that type of procedure or scarring the good news is that we can help you there as well. Scarring camouflage can be done through SMP with incredible results. All that said, you have probably already realized that SMP and FUE combinations are the joining of these two procedures in order to have or give the appearance of a full or fuller head of hair.
Why Use SMP & FUE Combinations?
When done correctly, FUE leaves little to no scarring as opposed to its prehistoric predecessor, the strip method or FUT (referred to above). This is not fake hair and this is not hair plugs. This is your real hair, simply relocated to an area that has little or no hair. If, however, you have a serious lack of donor hair, this could present a problem. Combining SMP and FUE can make the most of what little hair there is by making it appear fuller, darker, thicker, with the look of increased volume.
A realistic hairline can be developed through FUE and then the bare areas can be filled in a little to develop texture. To create a fuller, darker, thicker look, scalp micro-pigmentation steps into pick up the slack. You now have the most realistic and amazing head of hair you thought you would never have again.
The Affordable SMP Specialist for SMP & FUE Combinations
The professionals at Jonathan Gerow SMP can work with you when it comes to creating a hair restoration plan and supply you with the information that you need in order to make an informed decision. Best of all, the high-quality services offered here are completely affordable. We want everyone to be able to enjoy the self-confidence that goes with a full head of hair.
Keep in mind, however, that follicular unit extraction is not for everyone and the procedure is more invasive than the technique used in scalp micropigmentation. But, for the right individual, the combination of the two can be an appropriate if not the preferred method of regaining not only the look of hair but actual hair itself.
Jonathan Gerow SMP takes the time to sit down with each individual before treatment begins to make sure that each person receives tailor-made treatment that fits like a glove. This specialized attention is just one of the attributes that make us stand out in a field of many. Why wait? Give us a call today for your private consultation and start down the road to happiness with a refreshed and rejuvenated new look!