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What is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?

If you’ve never heard of the term, you may be thinking what is scalp micropigmentation? You’ve likely heard about male pattern baldness, hair thinning, or alopecia. These terms simply are types of hair loss on a region of the head or the entire head. Hair loss can happen to both men and women at any age. Scalp micropigmentation is a hair modern hair loss treatment.

In this article and accompanying video, Jerod tells you what you need to know about scalp micropigmentation, how he originally came across it, why you should choose it, and other info you can get from Scalp International Hairlines or our partners about SMP.

How it Started

Jerod was 37 years old when he really started looking into hair loss treatments. He really wanted to just get his hairline back and not have the horseshoe look. Before getting SMP, he was shaving two times a day just to hide the horseshoe on the back of his head. He stumbled across the procedure and did some research to find out exactly what is scalp micropigmentation.
Back when Jerod got it done, there weren’t many clinics or providers, but luckily he found a good artist by the name of Joe Taylor in California. Joe later trained Jerod in how to do the procedure, and since year over year, scalp micropigmentation has been becoming more mainstream with new artists getting certified each month. However, there’s still a wide market share out there that has still not yet heard of this hair loss treatment.

What is scalp micropigmentation (SMP)?

Scalp micropigmentation is the process of replicating your individual hair follicles, thousands of times across your head to achieve the look that you have a full head of hair. If your hair is simply thinning and you have enough hair, a density procedure adds fullness to your hair so that you can avoid using messy products like hair fibers. Otherwise if you’ve lost a lot of hair or are bald in other areas, it gives the look of short shaven stubble.

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

Why choose SMP?

SMP is one of the best options if you’re looking to do something about your hair loss. Scalp micropigmentation is the only hair loss solution out there that can guarantee results. SMP is also the only procedure out there that covers the scars a traditional hair transplant leaves behind.
Scalp micropigmentation is a great solution for men and women of any age that suffer from hair loss. It can be used on individuals of any skin tone, any ethnicity, and generally any hair loss condition.

SMP is not a hair loss cure

Scalp Micropigmentation isn’t a cure for hair loss, unfortunately it will not stop hair loss. SMP also will not make your hair grow. It is just a concealment procedure.

Scalp Micropigmentation Results

Jerod got his procedure done more than 8 years ago, and he says he’s never looked back. Every single client we’ve ever done at Scalp International Hairlines has completely loved their procedure. We believe in this procedure so much, that we’re happy to even recommend other artists out there in the world if you’re unable to come see us at our NY or NC locations.
Feel free to send us a message on our chat widget and we’ll help you find a reputable SMP artist in your local area that you can have a consultation with to learn more.

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.


So hopefully now you have a better understanding about what is scalp micropigmentation. It’s a great hair loss concealment procedure, however, a tested and trusted hand must be there to see it through for you. That is why we’re here for you to answer any questions you may have, or even recommend an artist near your location if you can’t visit us. 

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