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Scalp Micro-pigmentation: Tattooing for Fuller Hair

Most of us have heard about permanent makeup options, such as microblading for eyebrows, eyeliner tattooing, and even lip liner/lip tattooing. Permanent makeup is now being used to create the illusion of fuller hair. This is known as scalp micro-pigmentation (SMP).

Although microblading and micro-pigmentation sound like the same technique, the method is done very differently. With microblading, the permanent makeup artist utilizes a manual blade. Micro-pigmentation, on the other hand, is typically done with an electric tattoo device. The electronic device is vital as it’s able to fully penetrate the skin on your scalp.

How does scalp micro-pigmentation work?

Scalp micro-pigmentation creates the illusion of hair with tiny, layered dots that replicate a hair follicle. The tiny dots can be placed in areas where the scalp is visible or in areas where hair has been lost.  All of these tiny dots are able to create the appearance of a fuller, more dense head of hair.

Who is a good candidate for scalp micro-pigmentation?

Good candidates for scalp micro-pigmentation include patients with the following concerns:

  • alopecia
  • cancer related hair loss
  • male and female pattern baldness
  • hormone related hair loss
  • scars on the scalp
  • thinning hairline
Does scalp micro-pigmentation hurt?

Most patient’s are pleasantly surprised by how little discomfort they experience during treatment. If needed, breaks can be taken at any time.

How much does scalp micro-pigmentation cost?

The cost of scalp micro-pigmentation depends on the size of scalp area to cover. Most patients need more than one session to get the full layering effect of SMP.  At this time, SMP at UFP hair restoration has an hourly cost of $180. Keep in mind that treatments can range anywhere from 2-3 hours depending on individual needs and goals. An average range of sessions a patient may need is between 2 and 6.

How long does scalp micro-pigmentation last?

Scalp micro-pigmentation is permanent. However, a touch-up may be needed every 3-6 years for maintenance. SMP only fades in color but does not discolor. If an individual has very dry skin, fading may happen more quickly.

To learn more about scalp micro-pigmentation or other hair restoration options, please call (801) 776-2220 or contact us HERE.


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