Scalp Micropigmentation Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)

By definition, micropigmentation is simply the placement of pigment into the epidermis of an individual's skin. The microfine needle points, allow experienced technicians to produce microscopic details when performing this semi permanent procedure. I show fine attention to the detail that comes with the art of 3D scalp micropigmentation to create a realistic hairline and hair density. This procedure is meant for anyone who is dealing with some level of balding or hair thinning. Whether you're completely bald, have a scar on your scalp, or you just have thinning hair and you would like to make your scalp less visible, scalp micropigmentation is the quickest and easiest solution for you.

Do the results look natural?

The results only look natural if:

  • The correct pigments are used
  • The correct needles are used
  • The right frequency is set on the micropigmentation tool
  • A trained technician is conducting the procedure
  • The aftercare instructions are followed
*All follow-up procedures are conducted according to the instructions given to you after your procedure

The above list of requirements are standard with every procedure performed, so you can rest assured that yes, your results will look natural.

How much does the procedure cost/pricing?

My prices will not be beat! Most other facilities charge anywhere from $4,000 to $8,000 depending on the time spent on the procedure. My prices are around half of that of my competitors. The cost of the procedure depends on the severity of baldness the individual is experiencing. A rough estimate can be given via email by sending pictures to, but the true assessment of the work that will need to be done will not take place until an in office consultation takes place.

Is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) a tattoo?

Yes, and no. Tattoo artists use inks that are meant to last an individual's life time. I use semi-permanent pigments that are meant to hold their color for a semi-permanent length of time, and start to fade after a certain period of time, while never changing color; the color just becomes less strong over time.
With tattoos, the ink is placed deep within the skin, so deep, that is draws blood. Scalp Micropigmentation only penetrates the epidermis layer of the skin ensuring little to no pain, detailed semi-permanent results, and color integrity.
With tattoos lasting as long as they do, they can lose color and blur on the edges. This is a property that you cannot afford to have when one has thousands of follicle replications on one's head. I use needles made to be the width of real human hair, and am trained to use the proper method to ensure that each area of the scalp has the proper number of replicated hair for each replicated follicle. In real hair, you can have follicles with just one hair in them, or as many as 5 hair per follicle. I am trained in the subtle nuances that make the whole scalp appear to be covered in real naturally growing hair.

Is it painful?

Since scalp micropigmentation only penetrates the epidermal layer of the scalp, pain should be minimal to nonexistent even without numbing cream. But your comfort is a very high priority for me. So for those with a lower pain tolerance, I can apply a high concentrate numbing solution to make your experience as easy and pain free as possible. For best results, I recommend getting the procedure without numbing cream.

Can I go to a tattoo parlor to have this done?

For the same reasons I list how scalp micropigmentation is different than a tattoo, you would not want to go to a tattoo artist for this procedure. They operate different machinery, rotary frequency, needles sizes, and inks which do not hold their shape as well when placed into the skin in such small points.

Am I a candidate for Scalp Micropigmentation?

There are very few circumstances where an individual would not be helped by this service. To know with 100% certainty would require an in-office visit. Please fill out the contact form or give me a call today to setup your initial consultation.

How long does it last?

This all depends on an individual's body chemistry and how well they take care of their scalp. For some people who spend a lot of time outside (in the sun), they will need a touch-up within a year after the procedure. Others, if they keep their scalp moisturized and protected from the sun, can have their longer lasting results.

Do I need to have dark hair to have this procedure done?

It is not necessary to have dark hair for this procedure to work for you. All of my pigments are custom blended to match your natural hair color, so there is no hair color that I will turn away. To get a free consultation regarding your concerns, please call or reach me via the contact form.

How long does the procedure take?

This depends on the amount of coverage needed on the scalp, but it can range from 1 to 3 hours during which time, you will be on an esthetic bed for your comfort throughout the procedure.

Is it safe?

All equipment used during the procedure is 100% sterile and is disposed of immediately after the procedure is complete. Also, following the aftercare instructions will ensure proper healing and yield the best results.

Can I have this done if I’ve had a hair transplant?

Yes, most clients have had hair transplants (HT) but did not recieve the amount of hair density they wanted or they simply just want their HT scar covered up. I provide both services; Scalp Micropigmentaion and Scar Camouflage (depending upon the type of scar).

Can I have this done if I am planning to get a hair transplant?

If you are planning on having a hair transplant done in the near future, you can still have the procedure done, just be aware that a hair transplant strip scar may prevent you from wanting to shave your head and will require additional work to cover up your new scar once it has healed. For the Scalp Micropigmentation process to give you the best results possible, I highly recommend getting done follicular unit extraction instead of the strip approach. This makes it so that you will not have the linear scar associated with strip removal hair transplants.