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Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Discuss the increasingly popular Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) procedure here, including the advantages, disadvantages and possible long term effects.

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Old 06-12-2012, 06:49 AM
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Why when people are asked to post pictures of SMP do they either ignore the request or disappear? The lack of photo evidence on this procedure from patients, not the clinic, is very disconcerting.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:04 PM
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Sasha,

How did your scar revision turn out with Dr Pak? Improvement?


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Old 07-11-2012, 11:50 PM
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Hey guys yeah my scar revision with Dr. pak really reduced the size of the scar originally was about three quarters of an inch wide something about that and now it's much smaller although it wasn't a pencil line like I anticipated. But, to Dr. Paks credit I think if I would've followed his postoperation protocol my scar would not have stretch as much as it did. I very stupidly started to work out with very heavy weights and did various exercises which put a lot of strain on my neck my head and my scar, and I'm confident that had a pretty negative effect on the healing. On top of that, I was drinking alcohol and smoking medicinal marijuana and both of those things are not good for the healing process. I do think that Dr. pak procedure is state-of-the-art as well as his facilities. His staff and he himself is absolutely great I would go back to him in the future for another scar revision, but this time I'll be sure to follow the postoperation protocol big time. If you have any specific questions regarding this please send me a private message or reply to this thread and I'll be happy to answer any specific questions. With regard to any pictures unfortunately Dr. paks office took all the pictures and if you gave him a call I'm sure he would provide you with all his recent scar revision surgeries and you can see from the multitude of his work that he consistently does high-quality work
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:52 AM
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Hey guys yeah my scar revision with Dr. pak really reduced the size of the scar originally was about three quarters of an inch wide something about that and now it's much smaller although it wasn't a pencil line like I anticipated. But, to Dr. Paks credit I think if I would've followed his postoperation protocol my scar would not have stretch as much as it did. I very stupidly started to work out with very heavy weights and did various exercises which put a lot of strain on my neck my head and my scar, and I'm confident that had a pretty negative effect on the healing. On top of that, I was drinking alcohol and smoking medicinal marijuana and both of those things are not good for the healing process. I do think that Dr. pak procedure is state-of-the-art as well as his facilities. His staff and he himself is absolutely great I would go back to him in the future for another scar revision, but this time I'll be sure to follow the postoperation protocol big time. If you have any specific questions regarding this please send me a private message or reply to this thread and I'll be happy to answer any specific questions. With regard to any pictures unfortunately Dr. paks office took all the pictures and if you gave him a call I'm sure he would provide you with all his recent scar revision surgeries and you can see from the multitude of his work that he consistently does high-quality work
You should of took photos for your own good.. Especially when you are going through the amount of procedures that you had.. I think you should have Dr. Pak email you the photos and start posting them on this forum. If you don't want to show your face that's fine your cover your face in the photos.. Photo shop in pretty easy. It would help others like myself that are in the same situation that you are in.. I would love to see the photos of the revision and the SMP since I am considering a scar revision and SMP.

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Old 08-07-2012, 11:48 AM
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Scar revisions are a risky business. In my experience a scar revision made things worse. Perhaps once the donor area is traumatized to a point.....it's better to look at SMP or alternative, less invasive options to repair; that's what I'm doing anyhow.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:44 PM
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Seems kinda expensive. I thought it was supposed to be a cheaper alternative
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:05 PM
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I see lots of people get SMP on their scars only to want hair transplanted into it later. Seems like a waste.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:40 PM
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Why when people are asked to post pictures of SMP do they either ignore the request or disappear? .... very disconcerting.
Are you really surprised?

The situation with SMP is still very dodgy and in flux. Those who risk it, are not likely to put it up in lights. You got it all to lose, and nothing to gain. Posting HT results has a kick-back, and that ain't all about love and sharing the 'good news'. It really makes the HT clinic mentioned accountable to the poster, and vice-versa. After all, you could be back.

For SMP, you wanna get it and get the hell outta there, unless you wanna piece of the pie for yourself. And frankly, I think that isn't as bad as it sounds, For less than 50 bucks you can get ink, guns, a DVD from China on line.

These (some of these) SMP shops have shown themselves to be pretty dodgy operations when it comes to the web, and marketing themselves. At least an HT clinic has something that is accountable and accessible and recognizable from a legal institution stand point. I mean, at least they are plugged into the system, so to speak.

Not to mention the incredible discrepancies that are hard to fathom viz-a-viz, inks, techniques, The unregulated ink industry.

And I'm willing to bet, just as I suspect you allude to...that more than a few are having some major misgivings about the - pardon the pun- line they have been sold. Not to mention the color.
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