Is scalp micropigmentation a tattoo?
Scalp micropigmentation or SMP is a technique used to give the appearance of hair on the scalp. It is used to conceal scars, give the look of added density, thickness, or hair coverage, and for those who are bald but want to maintain the ‘shadowed’ look of hair on the scalp.
Scalp micropigmentation utilizes pigment to achieve the look of hair. Pigment is placed in a dot like fashion to mimic the look of hair follicles on the scalp.
Individuals researching scalp micropigmentation may mistake the hair loss technique for a tattoo. Scalp micropigmentation is not a tattoo, but is a similar idea. Rather than a permanent ink tattoo, that leaves lasting ink in the skin that can change colors and distort over time, micropigmentation use a semi-permanent pigment powder that is place in the skin. The pigment doesn’t distort or fade into a different color like regular tattoo ink does.
Scalp micropigmentation is semi-permanent so you can expect it to last for years but not forever. It is comparably priced to other hair loss treatments, typically ranging from $300-$800 depending on the size of the area and the coverage needed. For those who need more coverage or a have a more difficult case, multiple sessions of SMP may be needed to achieve desirable results.
If you’d like to learn more about scalp micropigmentation and find out if it’s the right hair loss treatment for you, give us a call today.