How Does Scalp Micropigmentation Work?

About Us Elegant SMP | Buffalo, NY
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

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Are you tired of trying different hair loss treatments without any success? Has hair loss left you feeling unconfident and insecure? If so, Elegant SMP has a solution for you – scalp micropigmentation (SMP). But how does it work? Let’s explore the world of SMP and how it’s changing lives.

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About Us Elegant SMP | Buffalo, NY

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical, life-changing hair loss treatment that provides natural-looking and long-lasting results. It involves replicating the natural appearance of hair follicles by gently injecting pigment into the scalp. The pigments used in SMP are specifically formulated for the scalp and are designed to match your skin tone and natural hair color.

Elegant SMP specializes in the most advanced SMP technique called the “faded hairline.” This technique involves creating a soft and natural-looking hairline that mimics the appearance of a buzz cut, resulting in a seamless, undetectable, and natural look.

How Does Scalp Micropigmentation Work?

Scalp micropigmentation works by depositing tiny impressions of pigment onto the scalp using a specialized machine equipped with a super-fine needle. These microscopic dots replicate the natural appearance of hair follicles, creating the illusion of a closely-shaved buzz cut or increased hair density.

During an SMP session at Elegant SMP, our skilled practitioners work with you to design a personalized plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan includes determining the appropriate pigment shade, hairline design, and density of the scalp dots. Your practitioner will also consider your face shape and hairline to create the most natural-looking and flattering result. Did you know there’s a cultural significance to your hairline?

The duration of a scalp micropigmentation session typically ranges from three to five hours, depending on the extent of hair loss and the desired result. Most individuals require no more than four sessions to achieve the desired results.

Who Can Benefit from Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation is a versatile treatment that can benefit individuals facing different hair-related challenges. It’s suitable for both men and women of all ages and is an ideal solution for those with:

  • Male and Female Pattern Baldness: Individuals experiencing pattern baldness can achieve a youthful and stylish appearance with SMP.
  • Alopecia Patients: Those with alopecia, commonly known as patch baldness, can achieve a realistic and natural-looking hairline through SMP.
  • Scars on the Scalp: If you have visible scars on your scalp, SMP can camouflage them, creating an optical illusion that renders the scar invisible to the naked eye, which can significantly impact one’s emotional well-being and self-esteem.
  • Individuals with Diffuse Thinning: SMP can create the appearance of increased density, providing a fuller and thicker hair appearance for individuals with diffuse thinning.

Aftercare and Longevity

Aftercare is crucial to ensure the longevity of scalp micropigmentation results. At Elegant SMP, we provide comprehensive aftercare instructions, including avoiding direct sunlight, swimming, and excessive sweating for at least four days post-treatment. We also offer top-ups (aka touchups) as necessary to maintain the vibrancy of your scalp micropigmentation treatment. To download our comprehensive guide & pricing brochure, give us your name, email, and numberOnce the SMP treatment is completed and proper aftercare routines are followed, you can expect to enjoy a maintenance-free period of up to three to five years. Over time, the pigments may fade gradually, but with a short 1 session top-up procedure, your scalp micropigmentation can be restored to its original look.


Scalp micropigmentation is a life-changing solution for individuals struggling with hair loss. At Elegant SMP, our skilled practitioners use advanced techniques to replicate the natural appearance of hair follicles and create a seamless, undetectable, and natural look. We specialize in the innovative “faded hairline” technique, providing natural-looking and long-lasting results. Don’t let baldness or hair thinning affect your confidence any longer – contact Elegant SMP today to enjoy a natural-looking and undetectable scalp micropigmentation result. While you’re here, visit our recommended places around Buffalo, NY to see what our beautiful city has to offer!

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About Us:

Elegant Scalp Micropigmentation was founded in Buffalo, NY with the goal of providing clients with a compassionate and understanding atmosphere for their hair loss troubles. We’ve been through it ourselves and at Elegant SMP, are devoted to providing our customers with the knowledge and confidence they need to make a well-informed decision about their SMP treatment plan. 

It is our pleasure to offer our premium SMP services that will unveil a rejuvenated, true version of yourself. With our continued dedication to perfecting this craft, we aim to help our clients rediscover their confidence and enjoy a renewed sense of self-esteem.

What our customers are saying

vamshi krishnavamshi krishna
23:17 28 Jan 23
I recently had a consultation with Tommy, and I was impressed with his professionalism. He spoke clearly and answered all of my questions about the procedure and Pre and Post-care instructions. I had a positive experience and I am looking forward to getting my SMP done with Tommy and I would highly recommend him to others.
Kendall VelardeKendall Velarde
14:38 16 Jan 23
Great guy and very professional!! Highly recommended!!
jason velasquezjason velasquez
18:08 02 Jan 23
Talking with Tommy was great! He was very professional, and informative with all the questions I had.
Michael MarinoMichael Marino
03:18 23 Dec 22
Tommy provided me with a image of how I would look with SMP his service was awesome, simple and quick id recommend Tommy’a website to anyone wanting to see what they look like with SMP
Amazing professional that really takes the time to answer questions or concerns and does great work!
Matt T.
Matt T.
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Elegant SMP is the place to get your scalp micropigmentation if you are interested in quality technique. Not all SMP is the same and your practitioner's training really does matter. For me, understanding how my artist could achieve an authentic looking hairline was very important, and very few SMP artists have the training to achieve that. Tommy at Elegant SMP is a true professional who understands how to get a natural looking result that is difficult to replicate - which is a true testament to his training. My SMP results exceeded my expectations and I would recommend Elegant SMP to anyone who is interested in getting the highest quality work the first time, or repairing SMP work that missed the mark.
Jason V.
Jason V.
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I knew from the consultation with Tommy that he was a genuinely good guy. Their professionalism is top-notch and the work he does is amazing! I can't stop looking at my hairline and just how natural it looks. I'm 100 % satisfied with the results and highly recommend his services!
Eric B.
Eric B.
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I just finished my third session with Tommy over at elegant smp. He did a great job and was extremely professional. His attention to detail was amazing giving me the desired look I was going for. I would highly recommend his services for anyone looking to have this procedure done. Everything about the experience was pleasant and stress free.

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