- NEW SMP Fades
- Scalp Micro-Pigmentation
- Laser Hair Loss Treatment
- Skin & Scar Revision
- Hair Transplant Scar Revision
Scalp micro-pigmentation is the process of inserting tiny deposits of pigment within the upper dermis of the skin. This process is much more advanced than it sounds with pigment selection, needle size, penetration depth, penetration angle and clustering of deposits all playing a part towards the final result. This is why the skill and experience of your practitioner are so important.
Scalp Micro-pigmentation (SMP) is a careful balance of clinical precision and artistic talent. Neither clinicians nor artists produce the very best results – the ultimate scalp micro-pigmentation treatments are delivered by a very select few (Scalp Master®) that possess the skill to master both disciplines. MIAMI FADES Barbershop + Hair Loss Clinic has become the leading SMP clinic for one simple reason – As the leaders in the Barbering industry, we have mastered the Art of Barbering and understanding the natural formation of hair growth on the scalp. Our ability to visualize the perfect result for each individual situation and depict perfection onto the customer’s scalp.
The Scalp Master® technique has helped thousands of men worldwide to achieve a youthful, modern appearance, whatever the pattern or extent of their hair loss.
Scalp Micro-pigmentation can:
- Create the appearance of a fuller, thicker head of hair
- Recreate a natural, more youthful frontal hairline and side profiles
- Permanently camouflage the symptoms of alopecia, however severe or recurrent
- Camouflage hair transplant scars from strip or FUE surgery
- Hide birthmarks and accident-related scars or burns
- Work as a combined solution with a hair transplant to provide additional density
Skin & Scar Revision
Hair Transplant Scar Revision
The excitement of having a full head of hair following a hair restoration procedure was often offset by the appearance of hair transplant scars from older techniques of hair restoration. These older techniques of hair transplant or other scalp procedures did not have proper methods to deal with the appearance of scars after surgery and patients often had to wear their hair long on the back of their head in order to hide any scars from the original procedures. The way a scalp scar revision is performed is primarily determined by the shape, size, and location of the scar.
Why Are Scalp Scars Visible?
The size of the scar is the most obvious factor that makes them visible especially if there is little hair surrounding the scar. The contrast of the area where the scar is located is also important as the lack of hair in a scar surrounded by a good amount of hair density can cause the scar to greatly stand out.
This procedure is meant to minimize the scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture.
Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable. Poor healing may contribute to scars that are obvious, unsightly or disfiguring. Even a wound that heals well can result in a scar that affects your appearance. Scars may be raised or recessed, different in color or texture from surrounding healthy tissue or particularly noticeable due to their size, shape or location. Your treatment options may vary based on the type and degree of scarring.
Although scar revision can provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly, a scar cannot be completely erased.
Scar revision is a minor surgical procedure used for treating depressed cutaneous scars and wrinkles. It is also called subcutaneous incisional surgery.
Skin and Scar revision is performed using a special hypodermic needle inserted through a puncture in the skin surface. The sharp edge of the needle is used to break fibrotic strands that are tethering the scar to the underlying tissue.
The release of the fibrotic strands and new collagen deposition caused by wound healing leads to cosmetic improvement of the scar. Subcision can be safely performed in the outpatient setting and is usually well tolerated.
What are the indications for skin and scar revision?
The decision to perform this treatment will depend on the type, location, and severity of scarring; patient preference and expectations; and clinician experience and expectations.
Subcision may be used for the treatment of:
- Depressed distensible scars (due to acne, trauma, surgery )
- Depressed bound down scars (due to acne*, varicella (chickenpox), trauma, surgery )
- Depressed skin grafts
- Cellulite dimples
Most people are by now familiar with the term Alopecia, after numerous reports in the press about celebrities who are suffering from hair loss.
Alopecia is the Latin word for hair loss, and the term encompasses a range of conditions. Here we take a look at the most common types of Alopecia.
Androgenic Alopecia is the scientific name for the genetic hair loss conditions Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss. It is the most common form of hair loss and affects many individuals at some point in their lives, sometimes as early as the late teens or early twenties.
The condition is caused when enzymes in the body begin turning the hormone testosterone into its derivative, dihydrotestosterone, which has the effect of shrinking the hair follicles. A tendency for Androgenetic Alopecia can be passed down through the genes on either the paternal or maternal side.
This is the type of hair loss most commonly associated with the term ‘Alopecia’ in media reports. Alopecia Areata usually presents itself as patchy hair loss on the scalp and is an autoimmune disorder which causes the body’s own immune system to attack healthy hair follicles. The exact causes of the condition remain unknown, but it is widely thought to be triggered by stress and traumatic events.
Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis
In some cases, Alopecia Areata can progress to the entire scalp. This is known as Alopecia Totalis. At its most extreme the hair loss can occur across the entire body, including eyebrows. Little Britain co-creator Matt Lucas suffers from this type of hair loss, which is known as Alopecia Universalis.
Also known as Scarring Alopecia, the condition Cicatricial Alopecia is a type of hair loss in which hair follicles are destroyed and replaced by scar tissue. There are two types of Cicatricial Alopecia- primary and secondary. In the case of Primary Cicatricial Alopecia, the hair loss is caused directly by inflammation of the hair follicles, the causes of which are little understood. Secondary Cicatricial Alopecia, meanwhile, refers to scarring hair loss which occurs as a result of an event or process unrelated to the follicles, such as burns or infections.
Traction Alopecia differs from other types of Alopecia in that it is usually caused directly by the actions of the individual which result in excessive tension on the hair and breakage. Certain hairstyles, such as braiding and tight ponytails are common causes of Traction Alopecia. It can also be caused by repeated treatments with chemicals, such as hair coloring and bleaching.