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What is Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP)?

You may have heard about male pattern baldness, also medically known as alopecia, and how it can drastically reduce self-esteem in men. These terms simply mean the loss of hair on a region of the head or the entire head. It can happen to both men and women at any age. However, it is more common with men who are above the age of 40.

At some point, you would need to solve the problem, wouldn’t you? And that’s where scalp micropigmentation comes to play. So, in this article, I will tell you everything about Scalp micropigmentation, how it works, the essential benefits that you’ll gain from getting yours done, and why you should get it done at Scalp International Hairlines.

What exactly is scalp micropigmentation (SMP)?

Scalp micropigmentation, in short, known as SMP, is an innovative non-invasive solution to hair loss problems. SMP treats hair loss by creating an illusion of hair follicles using a unique formula of pigment and micro-needles.

Most people refer to SMP as a hair tattoo because it gives your head the illusive look of having hair. Basically, SMP is tiny tattoo dots that replicate the look of hair follicles, giving you a younger and smarter look. If you have yours done well, especially by experts from Scalp International Hairlines, your hairline would be given enough attention and detailing so that it can maintain a realistic outlook.

SMP isn’t done the same way for everyone. Attention is paid to needle size, shade of the original hair color, and the different shades of tattoo color that will be used on your head. The technician has to blend, texture, match, and build density to ensure that the SMP looks as natural as your natural hair color. SMP has become an accepted treatment for hair loss all over New York and other big cities in America. It is for everyone, both male and female, who want to solve hair thinning and baldness.

scalp micropigmentation for women before and after
scalp micropigmentation scar concealment
scalp micropigmentation performed on a bald man

How does SMP work?

The process isn’t one that your regular tattoo artist can pull off with ease. A specially trained technician has to dedicate his time, expertise, experience, and efforts to make sure that you don’t just get random ugly dots splattered all over your head.

SMP is done by applying different colors of pigment on your head with varying sizes of the needle. If the process is done with just one needle, it won’t look as natural as it should because the human skin has holes, and all those holes are of different sizes.

Now, you may not be able to tell the difference in the pigment size if you look at it in the mirror, but it’s what makes it look real. If it were done the other way round, everyone would be able to spot the fakeness easily, and you don’t want to have people ask you about what you did to your head.

The color that will be used, along with the pigment size and space between each pigment, will be determined by the hair loss area, the skin color, the head shape, and the desired style that the client wants. So, you can see that it’s not something that everyone can delve into unless they’re experts.

Benefits of SMP

There are numerous benefits of SMP, and most of them don’t even have anything to do with the process, but on how you’ll feel about yourself after the process has been completed. Below are some of the benefits:

1. A smarter look

Baldness is one of the reasons most men under forty feel and look old. Sometimes, it even reduces your will to dress like the young and vibrant man you are because you feel like your body is too old for your mind. Having your SMP done will boost your outlook, make you appear younger and smarter.

2. Increased confidence

Whether you like to admit it or not, your appearance boosts your confidence. Every man knows the importance of a great haircut. You may not believe it, but it affects how you walk—your swagger— and how you talk. Getting your SMP done will give you that level of confidence.

3. Permanence

Unlike wigs that may start to slack and get dirty and dusty, scalp micropigmentation stays forever. The color doesn’t fade, the hairline doesn’t recede, and the appearance doesn’t falter.

4. It can be undone

Although this will take a few days, you can actually have your SMP removed, and, probably, restyled. However, not every SMP technician can do that for you, which is why you should make Scalp International Hairlines your first and last stop.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are some of the questions that others have asked about SMP that you may also have in your mind? We’re going to answer most of them here.

Is SMP detectable?

It shouldn’t be detectable. Well, unless somebody comes close enough to touch your head and use a microscope (joke). The results will, however, depend on the skill of the technician.

Can I have the hairline of my choice?

Absolutely. However, our technicians will advise you based on their knowledge of the job on which Hairline would look best on you based on the shape of your head and your color.

Is SMP permanent? Will it change color?

Yes, SMP is a tattoo, and like every other tattoo, it is permanent. There are very rare occasions where you might need to touch up the pigments in some years (very rare) to give it that original sharpness. However, nothing happens to the general outlook of it.

Can I scrub, shave, or shampoo my hair after the procedure?

Yes, you can do all that but only after five days of having your SMP done.

Does the SMP procedure hurt?

No, it doesn’t. In fact, I can assure you that you’ll sleep off half of the time.


Scalp micropigmentation is the way forward for hair loss problems. However, a tested and trusted hand must be there to see it through for you. That is why Scalp International Hairlines is here for you. We will give you an SMP that will blend so well with the color of your skin and your original hair. Your hairline is also going to look spectacular and unique. Detailing is our watchword.

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