SMP patient with Doctor

Sara Wasserbauer, MD is one of the world leaders in medically surpervised SMP and has hosted workshops for hair transplant surgeons from around the world to teach proper technique and technology for SMP.

During her workshops she was never happy with the materials used for practicing SMP and so along with a team of engineers she develop SYNSCALP, the first synthetic scalp material that allows novice and experts in SMP the opportunity to practice their craft.

Dr. Wasserbauer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery – Fellow of the International Society Of Hair Restoration Surgery and is currently located in the Bay Area, outside of San Francisco, in Walnut Creek, California.

She is currently the Vice President of the board of directors for the ABHRS, and as one of the most experienced and accredited hair restoration surgeons in California Dr. Wasserbauer is a regular resource for news media , blogs. podcasts and forums on hair loss and it’s treatment.

Scalp Micropigmentation or SMP is an option for male and female hair loss patients. This is a camouflage technique that uses tiny points of pigment (almost like a tattoo but much smaller and medical grade inks) to provide a visual background making the hair appear fuller and denser.

The appearance can be either permanent or temporary, and often requires multiple sessions, but the results can be particularly useful when more density is needed than grafts are available.  It is also great when scars need camouflage, or for mimicking a buzz cut or a “shaved look.”

For those who choose to keep their hair long, SMP helps the hair look fuller when wet.