Scalp tattooing can conceal hair loss due to medical (alopecia areata) or mechanical (trichotillomania) factors or due to scarring (accidents, burns or surgical scars).

Careful: the technique and indications are very different for male-pattern hair loss (normal hair loss in men) and common female-pattern hair loss.

Aim: to conceal a scar or an area with hair loss

Equipment:

  • BIOCEA® medical dermograph
  • 1-point micro and 5 shader needles (+/- roller)
  • Pigments matching the hair colour

Techniques:

  • Alternate between dots and hair strokes,
  • Follow the direction of growth, especially on the top of the head,
  • For larger areas, prior shading is required,
  • Do not attempt to imitate hair beyond the natural growth line,
  • The scarred occipital area following a graft is considered to be a restoration rather than an aesthetic correction: the corrective method is therefore used.

The Pro’s recommendation:

For medical reconstruction, good familiarity with aesthetic trichosimulation is also required, since hair loss due to scarring may be visible on men who develop male pattern baldness. In addition, the scars to correct are sometimes caused by procedures to correct pattern baldness: graft harvesting sites, skin flap scars, etc.

Correction of aesthetic hair loss (called trichosimulation) and hair loss due to scarring are different techniques, but their indications often overlap.

cuir chevelu - dermopigmentation - camouflage cicatrices
cuir chevelu - dermopigmentation - camouflage cicatrices

Camouflage of scars resulting from a procedure to reduce hair loss from the crown and shading of the residual hair loss

cicatrice alopécique - camouflage - dermopigmentation
cicatrice alopécique - camouflage - dermopigmentation

Correction of a scar resulting in hair loss on a shaved top lip