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Trichophytic Closure

Trichophytic closure is a surgical incision closing technique that is designed to allow hair to grow through the incision. This is a great technique for scars from surgery on the scalp where you would want to minimize the appearance of a scar. 

Trichophytic closure is something you may want to ask your hair transplant doctor about. Some doctors do not feel comfortable performing this closure or feel it does not yield the best results. 

I had to request my doctor to perform this closure which he attempted to talk me out of; I insisted. I will tell you the results were 90% better than closing the scar without. That being said, I did make sure of my doctor’s resume in which he was a plastic surgeon before moving into hair transplants. If a doctor does not have the experience or feels uncomfortable with this closure, you should find another doctor. 

Best hair transplant closures in my opinion are done by doctors that understand tension and reduce scar tissue. To reduce the tension on the outer skin layer your surgeon should utilize dissolving stitches and close internally to allow the internal stitches to hold the tension. The outer stitches should close the outer layer using very little tension. (Almost just resting the two portions of skin together). 

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SMP is a great way to enhance this closure and camouflage your hair transplant scar. www.Dermimatch.com in Scottsdale Arizona. 

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Free Scar Revision Before SMP

Scalp Micropigmentation is a great way to camouflage hair transplant scars; however there are always limitations to what can be achieved. SMP can not change a scars texture or size so there are other options you need to consider in conjunction to SMP. 

Many people are shocked that you may be able to get a free scar revision. Many hair transplant doctors will revise a scar for past clients; so, if you received a hair transplant you can go back to that same clinic and have a revision at no charge. This is amazing knews that many people do not know about. The only bad side is that if you don’t like your doctor or trust their work; you may be stuck paying for a different clinic to perform your revision. 

Check with the clinic or doctor who performed your transplant and ask if they can revise the scar. I would also request that the surgeon perform a Trichophytic closure if possible. I will be making a separate article regarding this closure technique. 

Obtaining the best results and healthy tissue via scar revision before SMP may yield you a much better outcome in the end. 

Contact www.dermimatch.com on Scottsdale AZ for all SMP questions.

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Turning Gray With SMP

What happens five to ten years down the road if I turn gray? I am asked this question in just about every consultation I have with a potential client.  

The answer may vary depending on how dense and dark you request your SMP. Typically, the density and shade will be determined by your natural existing hair that the artist will match to. 

The main thing to understand is that hair shaved down in a majority of people leaves a shadow of gray. If your hair is brown, black, blond, red, etc. Once shaved, it leaves a gray shadow. The importance of this lies within the SMP pigments. Most SMP is performed with carbon black pigments that are diluted to be shades of gray when healed in the skin. Your SMP artist will add distilled water to the pigment to make the gray shade darker or lighter to match your existing hair. Some SMP pigments are warmed with warming colors added however the same principle remains. 

A small majority of clients with blonde, white or red hair may almost look bald on the sides when their natural hair is shaved down. This is actually not an issue because this transparent look isn’t going to change by the hair going gray; it will still remain transparent. Meaning, your smp will likely match and blend from the start. 

In conclusion, the SMP pigments used, heal in shades of gray already and with a shaved head the color of your hair is already leaving a shade of gray. Your hair turning gray over time may lighten this shadow, however your smp will also have been lighting up over this time as well.  

For those that do have a blending issue due to color years down the road; it’s important to know that SMP is typically removed with one laser session. 

For more information regarding SMP, please visit www.Dermimatch.com located in Scottsdale Arizona and  feel free to give us a call or book a consultation. 

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Elon Musk Hair Transplant Scars

Elon Musk is sporting a modern hipster style haircut these days and has shaved the sides of his head while leaving the top long and slicked back. 

It’s no secret Elon has done something to regain his hair as there are many pictures in his younger years with noticeable hair loss. Many folks that are in the hair loss space have known Musk likely had transplants to correct this as he now has a great full head of hair. 

Elon’s transplant results look incredible and during a recent interview; sporting his new hair style, two visible strip scars are clear as days. This is evidence that Elon has had at least two transplants however, it’s likely he has had 3 or more given the two scar sites. 

It’s very possible Elon is sporting this hairstyle to receive another transplant by FUE as the sides of his haid would need to be shaved down in most cases.

Regardless; he has exceptional results and can enjoy his youthful look. Elon may consider FUE and Scalp Micropigmentation to help camouflage these scars which would allow him to sport his shaved sides without the scar being so noticeable.  

If you have hair transplant scars please reach out to us at www.Dermimatch.com in Scottsdale Arizona. 

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Scalp Micropigmentation 2nd Session

If you have done any research into SMP, you have likely seen providers showing before and afters or even wash sessions progression. 

Any time we see this on a provider’s social media, everything seems perfect and easy going. 

Realistically, there are typically challenges throughout the treatment of many clients. These challenges aren’t anything out of the ordinary but they do require the artist to adjust and make subtle changes in their technique.

The second session is typically the most informative to the artist. This shows how well the pigment stayed in the skin, how well things heeled, does the artist need to use darker or lighter ink, etc. 

Many times clients are concerned as the 1st treatment heals because parts fade, it looks dotty, the impressions might be too large, etc.

This is all common and the client should be prepared for this in advance. You must explain that every person’s body is different and the blending and sessions must be completed to see the final results. 

 One tool an artist can use is completion correction to help with any impressions that have healed too bold or big. This pigment is a thick skin tone pigment that will work as a cover solution and helps with the blending process. 

Completion Correction can be found at www.dermimatch-products.com. Dermimatch clinic is located in Scottsdale, AZ