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What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp Micropigmentation is a non-invasive treatment that uses detailed micro-needles to deposit pigment into the scalp. The result creates the appearance of tiny hair follicles that help thicken and restore the look of fuller hair. If you are starting to thin, recede, or if you are completely bald, we can give you the look of a short buzz cut. When administered by a trained and licensed specialist, the Scalp Micropigmentation treatment can restore receded hairlines, thicken remaining hair, camouflage transplant scarring, and create the look of close-cropped hair.

Scalp Micropigmentation is the only 100% effective solution for hair loss including thinning hair, hairline recession, pattern baldness, alopecia, and hair transplant scarring.

By accurately replicating your own natural hair follicles and hair color, scalp micropigmentation can help strengthen and add density to thinning areas, creating an undetectable illusion of thicker, stronger hair. Scalp pigmentation requires little to no continued maintenance and carries no strict lifestyle or daily restrictions.

Scalp Micropigmentation is sometimes referenced to as a Hair Tattoo, Head Tattoo, Scalp Tattoo, Micropigmentation, Scalp Pigmentation, Micro Scalp Pigmentation, Micropigmentation Scalp, Hair Pigmentation, and SMP.


This service is performed by Cole

Is a consultation required before booking?

Item Yes! Due to the nature of the service, a consultation is required in order for you and our SMP technician to establish the best treatment plan for you. A scalp examination will take place to make sure the treatment area is healthy, to measure the size of the treatment area, and to determine approximately how many sessions you will need. You will also be given a quote for the cost of the service. 

Consultations can be in person by booking an appointment online or they can be done virtually. To set up a virtual consultation, send an email with photos of your scalp / the localized treatment area of your scalp and a description of what your goals are to

Am I a good candidate?

Sometimes a micropigmentation treatment is not possible due to medical reasons, this can either be permanently or temporarily. Below a list of temporary and permanent contraindications.

Temporary contraindications:

  • Herpes simplex or zoster

  • Immune weakness

  • Local infection

  • Unstable scarring

  • Skin conditions in the area of application (local dermatitis, bruising, sunburn, skin ulcers)

  • Infections bacterial, fungal or viral

  • Short term illnesses (flu, cough, cold, stomach bug, etc.)

Permanent contraindications:

  • Allergic reactions to pigments

  • Skin conditions in the application area (freckles and moles, keloids, bulky angiomas, warts, melanomas, impetigo, vitiligo, psoriasis, urticaria, chloasma, nevus or nevi and skin cancer)

Under medical supervision (requires a doctor’s note):

  • Diabetes

  • Cancer

  • Chemotherapy and Radiation treatments in the last year

  • Hemophilia

  • Heart disease

  • HIV

  • Skin disorders or undiagnosed skin lesions in the area of application and other chronic diseases

How long does it last?

To create the most natural appearance possible, on average, clients receive two to three treatments spaced out 10-14 days between each session, followed by “touch ups” every 3-5 years, if needed.

How many sessions does it take?

In most cases, you will need to complete 3 sessions of SMP. This is how each session is broken down:

  • Session 1 - We will focus on building a foundation of larger and more spaced out pigment groupings and hairline structure (if applicable to you)

  • Session 2 - We will focus on building density and adding detail

  • Session 3 - We will touch up lighter and less dense areas if needed

Is it painful?

Scalp micropigmentation is different from a traditional tattoo and the pain levels you might experience during the treatment can vary by quite a bit. For some clients, getting scalp pigmentation may feel like no more than a minor annoyance. For others, it can cause moderate discomfort. A secondary anesthetic is used throughout the procedure to numb the treatment area.

How much does it cost?

Scalp Micropigmentation is priced at $200.00 per hour. Total cost will vary based on the size of the surface area being treated and how long the session takes to complete.

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