Is Scalp Micropigmentation Detectable?

Is Scalp Micropigmentation Detectable?
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

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Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a cosmetic hair loss solution that involves tattooing tiny dots on the scalp to create the illusion of a full head of hair. One common concern among potential SMP clients is whether the procedure is detectable. In this blog post, we will explore this issue and share some insights from someone who has undergone SMP.

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I’ve worked in many different corporate environments, here’s my take.

Is SMP Detectable?

The short answer is that SMP is virtually undetectable. I’ve had this procedure for about 4 years, and no one from corporate environments, family, or romantic partners had noticed until I told them. If you take proper care of your scalp then it will make it that much more impossible to detect, yes you have a hand in this too.

Proper SMP Aftercare

To keep your SMP looking natural and undetectable, we recommend the following aftercare tips:

  1. Protect your scalp from the sun: Sunburns can cause fading, so it’s essential to apply sunscreen with a high SPF (about 50+) or wear a hat when going out in the sun.

  2. Keep your scalp moisturized: Lotion can help prevent dryness and flaking, which can make SMP more noticeable.

  3. Keep your hair short and tight: If you’re already bald, keeping your hair short and tight can make it more challenging for people to detect your SMP.

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Factors That Can Affect SMP Visibility

While SMP is generally undetectable, certain factors can affect its visibility. One of the most important factors is lighting conditions. In certain lighting, your scalp can appear too shiny, which can make your SMP look unnatural or off.

To combat this issue, we recommend using a matte product like Zero Shine 2.0. This product is specially formulated to reduce shine on the scalp and create a more natural, realistic look. Additionally, proper aftercare, including regular moisturizing and sun protection, can help maintain the look of your SMP and prevent it from premature fading or appearing too shiny.


Scalp micropigmentation is a safe and effective solution for hair loss that can provide a natural-looking, undetectable result. It is a great option for those who are experiencing hair loss and looking for a way to restore their confidence and self-esteem. If you are considering SMP, it is important to find a qualified and experienced artist who can create a custom solution for you.

At Elegant SMP, our main focus is scalp micropigmentation and we are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of service and care. If you are interested in learning more about SMP or would like to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin by removing a distraction from your life.

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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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