How Long Does Scalp Micropigmentation Take?

How Long Does Scalp Micropigmentation Take?
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

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If you’re considering scalp micropigmentation (SMP) to address hair loss concerns, one of the most pressing questions on your mind is likely, “How long does SMP take, and what factors influence the duration of the procedure?” At Elegant SMP, our technicians understand the importance of providing accurate information to our clients, so we’re sharing our insights on the approximate timescales involved in SMP treatment and the key factors that impact them.

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How Long Does Scalp Micropigmentation Take?

Frame Your Face With SMP

Whether you’re a man looking to rock a Bald and Free look or a woman dealing with female hair loss, scalp micropigmentation is a groundbreaking hair loss treatment that provides an opportunity to frame your face by creating a natural-looking hairline with pigmentation impressions. If you’ve struggled with hair loss and have been searching for a solution that delivers swift, instant, and reliable results, SMP offers a low-maintenance and non-invasive treatment option that requires no medication or surgery.

Understanding the Duration of SMP Treatment

The duration of SMP treatment is an essential factor to consider before getting started. During a typical SMP session, the process can range from 2 to 5 hours to complete. Factors like the complexity of skin type, the extent of the desired outcome, and individual hair loss concerns play a significant role in determining the duration of SMP treatment.

Factors That Influence the Duration of SMP Treatment

Individual skin types play a huge role in determining the duration of treatment. Being the largest organ of the body, naturally, there is a lot of complexity to it. More compromised skin conditions will require additional time and precision during the procedure, while others may only need a short period of time to get the desired results. Additionally, the number of sessions required can vary based on individual circumstances. Typically, a minimum of 3 treatment sessions is recommended to achieve optimal results.

Importance of Aftercare and Consultation

Proper aftercare routines are crucial for maintaining the longevity of your SMP results, with the recovery period being relatively swift and non-invasive when compared to hair transplantation. At Elegant SMP, we provide our clients with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results and an extended lifespan for your SMP.

Additionally, before initiating treatment, a consultation will be conducted to evaluate hair concerns and future hair loss possibilities. Widely used classification systems such as the Norwood Scale for men or Ludwig Scale for women will be used during our assessment to evaluate the extent of hair loss.

Cultural Significance of the Hairline

Facing hair loss issues is a universal issue, and different cultures account for it in unique ways. In the past, hairlines were an imperative aspect of physiognomy, and people’s hairlines could reveal a lot about them. For a cultural perspective on the significance of hairlines and hair loss, check out our article on “The Cultural Significance of Hairlines and Hair Loss”.


In conclusion, the duration of scalp micropigmentation treatment varies based on individual circumstances such as skin type, extent of outcome, and specific hair loss concerns. If you’re embarking on a hair restoration journey, Elegant SMP in Buffalo, NY is here to consult with you. Our experienced technicians will provide insights, advice, recommendations, and will provide you with natural-looking and undetected results using components of the well-sought-after ‘faded hairline’ SMP technique. Contact us today to book a free consultation and take a look at this recently published article, Our Guide to Buffalo NY Attractions and Eateries, to get an insider’s look at our beautiful and unique city while you’re here visiting.

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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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