Beauty & Makeup

Everything You Need to Know About Micropigmentation

Hair thinning and hair loss are common issues. Every one in three people is suffering from it and is seeking help. Fortunately, all such problems now have hundreds of solutions. Therefore, the people suffering from such problems have a variety of options to choose from.

Scalp Micropigmentation or SMP is one solution most people nowadays opt for. Though, this treatment has been around since 2000. However, still, a majority of us do not know what exactly Scalp Micropigmentation is, how it is done, how much it costs, who can get it done, and what are the SMP’s pros and cons. In this brief post, we have decided to enlighten you on Scalp Micropigmentation. 

Everything you need to know about Scalp Micropigmentation

Before jumping onto the procedure, pros and cons, let’s find out what exactly is the Scalp Micropigmentation.

What is SMP or Scalp Micropigmentation treatment? And how is it performed?

Scalp Micropigmentation is a low maintenance non-invasive cosmetic procedure that delivers personalised results. It is a process in which a highly trained professional inserts pigment into the hair follicles using microneedles. As you can tell, the procedure is performed using microneedles, so it does hurt a little. However, the pain is quite bearable as compared to scraping. The pigmentation gives the impression of growing follicles. The results of the treatment look breathtakingly real if it is done correctly. 

How much does Scalp Micropigmentation cost?

Scalp Micropigmentation is not as expensive as other such cosmetic procedures are. It can roughly cost you around $2000 to $5000. The exact figures can be given as it depends on the amount of hair loss. Even if you are a victim of baldness, it would not cost you more than $5000. 

Who can get it done?

Scalp Micropigmentation is a forgiving solution that works for almost everyone. Both men and women of all age groups can opt for it. If everything is done properly, it will show supernatural results. Surprisingly, the treatment is highly suitable for people with scars, burns, or birthmarks as well. It nearly makes the scars, burns, and birthmarks invisible. However, it usually suits the people who usually keep their heads shaved or prefer hair loosely cut.


  • Semi-permanent- The Scalp Micropigmentation is semi-permanent. The results usually last up to 8 years. 
  • Less-painful- The procedure is performed using a microneedle. Therefore, for most people, it is the least painful. If we have to tell how painful it usually is for people, it is less painful than scraping.
  • Affordable- The other such cosmetic procedures are more expensive than Scalp Micropigmentation. It is not cheap either however as compared to the other, it costs less.


  • It does not grow hair – One major drawback of this procedure is that it does not grow hair. It is somewhat of a hair tattoo that looks breathtakingly real.
  • It requires more than one session – Since this is a labour-intensive process, therefore it would not be done in one session. You would require more sessions.

Allergic reaction- In SMP hair treatment a foreign substance goes into your body, therefore it can cause an allergic reaction. It does not cause allergic reactions in everyone. However, a noticeable number of people have experienced such reactions.