FUE and SMP for Hair Transplant Scar Revision

Both Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) can be used to minimize the visibility of scalp scars after a strip hair transplant (FUT) procedure.  At Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, we offer both of these hair restoration techniques.  However, there are pros and cons to each option that patients need to know before undergoing a procedure.

FUE for Scar Revision

Since the extraction of follicular units (FUs) during FUE is done individually, it is a perfect choice for revising a hair transplant scar from a previous hair transplant. The surgeon can extract a small number of grafts from the permanent zone/donor area on the back and sides of the scalp and strategically place them in the scar. This process of using FUE surgery to obscure and blend the margins of the scar to the surrounding scalp provides a more aesthetically pleasing look.

SMP for Scar Revision

Scalp Micropigmentation is the process of using special pigments and fine needles to create a shade of stubble or shaved hairs on the scalp. SMP utilizes dermal pigments that are selected to match the patient’s hair color. When SMP is used in scars, like FUE, it can artistically revise the margins of the scars. This revision results in the obscuring or blending of the scar margins relative to the surrounding scalp.

SMP vs. FUE for Scalp Scar Revision

When choosing FUE or SMP for revising the scalp scar, the final choice depends on the type, location and size of the scar.  It also has to do with the preference of the patient (if they are willing to keep their hair very short or want to completely shave it).  It is important for patients to educate themselves about the pros and cons of each technique in order to make a more informed decision.

SMP and FUE are used in Scar Revision


FUE and SMP are two Los Angeles hair restoration methods that can also be used in conjunction with one another to revise a hair transplant scar. The expert recommendation, and the preference of the surgeon, most often provide the best results. These modern advances in scalp scar revision are performed in leading hair transplant centers like Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration.