Scalp Micropigmentation vs. Hair Transplants: Which Is Better?

Hair loss and hair thinning are very common conditions that have many people considering viable long-term, cosmetic solutions that will restore their confidence. There are many different options for hair loss treatments, both surgical and non-surgical. Some enhance hair lines, others add thickness and fullness, and some simply create the illusion of it. Two common solutions are Scalp Micropigmentation and hair transplants. Keep reading to learn more about both and which might be better for you.

Hair Transplants

Hair transplant surgery can help correct a receding hairline and add volume to thinning hair. This procedure involves removing healthy hair follicles from a donor site and then re-transplanting them into the scalp area that is affected by hair loss.

The whole process begins with the harvesting of follicles; this usually takes place at the back of the head. In order to ensure the comfort of the client, the donor site is numbed and small amounts of tissue are removed. The follicular units are then removed from the tissue and reinserted into the scalp area that needs treatment. 

Right after surgery, there is likely to be scarring and bruising, and it can take a few months for the newly transplanted follicles to grow hair. This method of treatment is the more expensive option and will require some recovery time.

Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP), on the other hand, is a non-surgical alternative. In this approach, small amounts of pigment are applied to the scalp to recreate the look of hair follicles. It gives the appearance of a natural and full hairline. It can also help mask scars and patches of hair loss. 

SMP can be used in conjunction with hair transplantation as a natural-looking solution to the problem of hair loss. This method of treatment is cheaper than a conventional hair transplant and requires little to no recovery time.

Which Is Better for Me? 

If you want to avoid the surgical route, have minimal time for recovery, and are worried about scars, then Scalp Micropigmentation may be the choice for you. It may also be the preferred option if you have a limited budget and enjoy the appearance of a buzzcut.

However, if you would like hair to wash and style, then the surgical route may be better suited to you. This will add physical fullness to your head rather than just the appearance of it, and it can take years off your age. 

Get in Touch With the Experts at MHRA

Both Scalp Micropigmentation and hair transplants are viable and popular solutions to the problem of hair loss. The former is non-surgical and therefore cheaper and non-invasive, while the latter is a surgical solution that can help replace real hairs on your head. If you need help deciding which route to take, then get in touch with our qualified and experienced team at MHRA to arrange a consultation.