How Do Hair Tattoos Work?

October 12th, 2023

One approach to hair restoration is a hair tattoo, also known as scalp micropigmentation (SMP). Scalp Micros USA offers this non-invasive and long-lasting solution to address hair loss and create the appearance of a fuller head of hair. Here’s more information about how hair tattoos work:

What to Expect from a Hair Tattoo

A hair tattoo, often called scalp micropigmentation (SMP), is an innovative hair restoration technique that creates the appearance of a fuller head of hair. SMP is a non-invasive and permanent cosmetic procedure. SMP practitioners produce the look of hair follicles by skillfully applying pigment to the uppermost layer of the scalp. Here’s a closer look at how SMP works and what to expect from the treatment process:


The SMP journey begins with an initial consultation with a qualified practitioner. During this session, an SMP practitioner will assess the client’s hair loss pattern, discuss their goals, and help them understand what to expect from the procedure. They then design a customized treatment plan tailored to the client’s needs, hair type, and desired appearance.¬†


The SMP procedure involves the practitioner applying pigment to the client’s scalp using specialized equipment. These tools are designed specifically for SMP to create tiny, realistic hair follicle impressions. The practitioner strategically deposits the pigments to mimic the appearance of natural hair follicles to create a realistic hairline design, hair direction, and hair density.

Layering and Depth

SMP often involves layering the pigments to create a convincing illusion of more hair volume. This technique builds on the initial pigment, adding dimension and realism to the scalp’s appearance. The practitioner will carefully adjust the depth of each pigment deposit to match the natural hair growth pattern.

Multiple Sessions

While SMP provides an immediate transformation, it may require multiple sessions to achieve the desired results. Typicall, you will need 2-3 sessions for a final treatment. Sessions are typically spaced 1-2 weeks apart to allow the scalp to heal and the pigments to settle. At Scalp Micro USA, our experts communicate with each client throughout treatment to determine the number of required sessions.

Healing and Aftercare

After each session, clients should follow the proper aftercare instructions provided by their practitioner. This includes caring for the treated area by avoiding excessive sun exposure, swimming, and sauna during the initial healing period. Minor redness or sensitivity on the treatment area typically subsides within a day or two.

Book a Free Consultation With Scalp Micro USA

A hairline tattoo can be an effective treatment for people experiencing hair loss. This hairline reconstruction technique can create natural results lasting 4-6 years. If you have questions regarding scalp micropigmentation, contact Scalp Micro USA today for a free consultation. You can also visit one of our clinics in South Florida, New York City, Houston, Chicago, or Los Angeles to speak with our SMP practitioners about your hair restoration goals.

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