Have You Ever Camouflaged A Scalp Scar By Tattooing It?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Has you ever successfully micropigmented a donor strip scar from a hair transplant?

A: In my experience, it is virtually impossible to match skin colors with micropigmentation tattoos. There is always going to be some color mismatch. But your specific situation in the scalp is unique. There are two approaches you could use, all based on the concept of if you don’t like it you can also just excise the micropigmented area and be right back where you started or maybe even with a better looking scar. You could try and match the skin colors by micropigmenting the skin. Or you could place micropigmented dots to represent hair shafts.  Which approach may be better would require me to see some pictures of your scalp scar. But I would imagine that trying to create ‘shaved’ hair dots would be more a more effective camouflage.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana