Scalp micropigmentation is a popular procedure for concealing hair loss. It’s one of the most effective non-invasive treatments today that can produce actual, visible results, unlike other options like medications or toupees.

However, before you undergo treatment, you probably want to know how much it will cost you. You should consider four things when considering getting scalp micropigmentation treatment (SMP).

How does scalp micropigmentation treatment work?

Much like regular tattooing, SMP involves injecting pigment into the skin. This is done using a very fine needle, and the pigment is placed in the upper dermis — the layer of skin below the epidermis.

The needles used for SMP are much finer than those used for regular tattoos, and the pigment is placed much shallower in the skin. The treatment is much less invasive than standard tattooing and doesn’t carry the same risks.

Of course, there are still some risks associated with SMP, just like other medical procedures. For one, there’s a risk of infection associated with tattoo ink. There’s also a risk of an allergic reaction to the pigment, though this is rare.

What is the cost of a scalp micropigmentation treatment?

The cost of SMP will vary depending on several factors, including the clinic you go to, the artist performing the treatment, and the size of the area being treated. Generally speaking, you can expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $5,000 for treatment with multiple sessions.

The good news is that SMP is a very affordable option compared to other hair loss treatments. For example, a typical hair transplant can cost upwards of $4000 to $15,000, which is a substantial investment.

And while there are some cheaper options available, such as Minoxidil and Finasteride — both of which are developed to treat hair loss — they don’t offer the same kind of results as SMP. These over-the-counter treatments can take months or even years to show any results, whereas SMP provides immediate and long-lasting results.

Who benefits from a scalp micropigmentation treatment?

Both men and women of all ages can benefit from SMP. This treatment is becoming increasingly popular with young people in their 20s and 30s who are just starting to experience hair loss due to male and female pattern baldness, alopecia, and hair loss due to cancer treatments.

Since SMP mimics the look of a shadow on the scalp through pointillism — which is the art of using small, layered dots to create an image — it’s an ideal treatment for those who want to achieve a natural look. It can also cover up scars on the scalp due to hair transplants or other medical procedures.

The pigment can match your skin tone, making the scar less visible. SMP is also a good option for those who don’t want to commit to a hair transplant or can’t afford one.

How long is it expected to last?

When done correctly, scalp micropigmentation should last for six years or more. Of course, a few things can affect the longevity of your SMP, such as sun exposure and how well you take care of your scalp.

For example, if you regularly use harsh chemicals on your hair or expose your scalp to too much sun, the pigments may fade faster, just like with a tattoo. But in general, you can expect your SMP to last for several years before you need a touch-up. And even then, a touch-up is usually only required every few years to keep the results looking fresh.

So if you’re looking for a long-term solution to hair loss, SMP is worth considering. Not only is it an affordable option, but it’s also a safe and effective way to achieve long-lasting results. Choosing an SMP practitioner like Alpha Micropigmentation will help you get the best results possible.

At Alpha Micropigmentation, we understand that everyone’s hair loss journey is unique, so we offer a free consultation to discuss your specific needs. Contact us today to book your appointment and find out how we can help you achieve the look you want.