Is Scalp Micropigmentation Detectable?

Is Scalp Micropigmentation Detectable?
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

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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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.
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14:38 16 Jan 23
Great guy and very professional!! Highly recommended!!
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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
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