FAQ Scalp Micropigmentation

For the treatment, we use professional SMP pigments. SMP lasts up to 1-5 years. 

No, the result can’t be permanent. Permanent tattoo ink changes the colour over time. That ink isn’t suited for the scalp as it spreads out and turns to a blue/red/purple shade. 

The process of Scalp Micropigmentation normally takes place over 3-4 sessions, each taking approx 3-4 hours with at least two weeks between sessions. This is to ensure the correct colour , density and hair follicle size is matched perfectly and blending into existing hair seamlessly.

During treatment application I can use a variation of needle groups to copy your natural hair density. Using different penetration depths , needle angles and distribution settings I can replicate each individual hair follicle.

After each treatment there will be some redness to the area. This will subside in approx. 2-3 days. Your treatment comes with 1 year guarantee.

How many treatments should I expect?
Scalp micropigmentation should never be considered a one treatment process. Most clients can expect between 2-4 sessions to complete their treatment depending on the extent of hair loss or scarring. These treatments are usually spaced about 10-20 days apart.

Treatment cost
Scalp micropigmentation treatment cost varies per client depending on the amount of area that requires pigmentation. Here is a diagram to give you a rought guide of treatment cost.

  • $600- Stage 1 of baldness pattern
  • $1200- Stage 2 of baldness pattern
  • $1800- Stage 3-4 of baldness pattern
  • $2300- Stage 5 of baldness pattern
  • $2800- Stage 6 of baldness pattern
  • $3200- Stage 7 of baldness pattern
  • $700- Scars

In order to provide an accurate quote please send a photo of the back of your head as your 2nd photo.

Payment plan
Payment plans are available, please make a $200 deposit to confirm your spot, then 4 weekly payments.
The treatment must be paid off in full at the day of procedure.
Please pay your treatment fee into the following bank account:
WPM by Dasha
*Please use your name and the date of the treatment as the reference.

How long does scalp micropigmentation take?
The Scalp Micropigmentation treatment typically takes 2-4 hours per session depending on your degree of hair loss. Most clients can expect between 2-4 sessions to complete their treatment depending on the extent of hair loss or scarring. These treatments are usually spaced about 10-20 days apart.

How long do the results last?
After completion of your treatment (2-4 sessions) a client should expect the strength of the color to last for 1-5years. Over a longer term, a client will very gradually begin to notice slight lightening (not discolor) of the treatment. When this occurs they can undergo a brief “touch up” session to restore any fading and secure many more years of their style.

Do I need to take time off work?
Scalp micropigmentation is non-invasive and requires no down time. In most cases, you will not need to take any extended time away from work, school, or other functions. After treatment it is common to notice slight redness on the scalp for 1-3 days post session. This redness subsides quickly and most clients return to work either right away or within a day. Clients are also allowed to wear hats or headwear should they feel the need.

How do I choose a hairline?
If you are unsure of what style or type of hairline will work for you, your treatment specialist will be there to help. With artistic experience on how to fit a hairline to head shape and age, I can help recommend what’s best. Over the course of your sessions you can also tweak and adjust the hairline for a perfect result.

Is Scalp Micropigmentation permanent?
Scalp Micropigmentation is a form of semi-permanent tattoo. Often referred to as a cosmetic hair or scalp tattoo, this treatment typically lasts 1-5 years. After that time, a client may experience some slight fading, to which they can come back in for a quick touch up. This cosmetic solution will not wash off but can be tweaked as years go on.

Will it change color like tattoos?
No. Scalp micropigmentation is a form of permanent cosmetics, but unlike tattoo ink, the Scalp Micro Folicule pigment is designed to fall within the same color spectrum of short cut hair. The pigment contains no additional colorants or additives and will only lighten, not discolor over an extended time. Scalp micropigmentation also utilizes different equipment than traditional tattooing, ensuring the needle and machine are designed specifically for micropigmentation of the scalp.

If I have hair left, can I leave it long?
Depending upon the pattern and extent of the thinning hair, some clients are able to maintain a longer length of hair. Scalp pigmentation can help thicken areas so that less of the scalp is seen showing through. However, if there is a strong pattern of hair loss or just not a lot of hair density left, the client is recommended to crop it shorter.

Will Scalp Micropigmentation work with gray hair?
Yes, those with gray hair can still benefit from the scalp micropigmentation procedure. First, most clients are recommended to cut their hair to a short buzzed length. When this is done, gray hair does not appear as gray because the hair root itself is darker. Hair only shows gray as it gets longer. Second, I use a gray-scale pigment that can be adjusted in shade to blend with lighter hair tones. I simply create a lighter dilution for blending into the existing gray hairs.

Can Scalp Micropigmentation camouflage my transplant FUE/FUT scar?
Yes! By replicating tiny hair follicles inside the scarring and blending the color around the scarring area, transplant and surgical scars can see massive improvement in concealment. More info

If I am lighter or darker skin tone will this treatment still look good?
Yes! I am able to match the shade of our pigment to a wide range of skin tones. Whether you are Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic, Asian, or Pacific Islander and much more…scalp micropigmentation can work for you.

How long until I can sweat after the scalp micropigmentation treatment?
We recommend no heavy sweating or intense exercise for 7 days after your scalp micropigmentation treatment.

Does the scalp micropigmentation procedure hurt?
For most clients, the pain minimal and it’s consistently less painful than traditional tattoos. After your session, you won’t experience any further discomfort.

Is Scalp Micropigmentation for long hair?
Scalp Micropigmentation is used to add density to thinning areas. We are able to add thickness to areas common areas like the crown, hair parting and more. For people that are using scalp micropigmentation to rebuild their hairline, we recommend keeping your hair short for a more balanced look.

Can I still use Propecia and/or Rogaine after my treatment?
Clients can continue using Propecia during and after their scalp pigmentation procedure. Rogaine (topical minoxidil) should be suspended during the course of treatment and for 30 days post your final session. This is to ensure the proper healing and settling of pigment without interference of the chemicals found in Rogaine foam.

Do you charge for a consultation?
No, I offer free consultations for anyone looking to learn about how scalp micropigmentation can help their hair loss.

Do you have Scalp Micropigmentation Before and After Pictures?
Yes, please check out our transformations page which shows our client’s before and after images. Click here

How long until I can scrub, shampoo, or shave the smp treatment area?
We recommend no scrubbing, shampooing, or shaving over the treated area for 3-4 days after your scalp micropigmentation treatment.

Can I wear a hat after my scalp micropigmentation treatment?
Yes, you can wear a hat or a skullcap after your scalp micropigmentation treatment is complete.

Can I go in the pool, sauna, or steam room after my scalp micropigmentation treatment?
We recommend you try to avoid chlorinated pools, saunas, steam rooms, and tanning beds for 28 days post final scalp micropigmentation session.

Will scalp micropigmentation grow my hair back?
No, the scalp micropigmentation treatment will not grow your hair back. However, the SMP treatment will give you the look of short hair or a tight buzz-cut. I recommend keeping your hair at a shorter length to create the most natural outcome.

Why can’t I see my scalp micropigmentation after a week?
After the first scalp micropigmentation session, your treatment will fade which is completely normal. In the second and third sessions, I add more density to create a fuller look. Pigment retention varies for each person and some may notice more fading that others.