Is Scalp Micropigmentation Permanent?

Is Scalp Micropigmentation Permanent?
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

4 mins read

Hair loss can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. Androgenetic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern baldness, is the leading cause of hair loss. While hair loss can be distressing, there are solutions available, such as scalp micropigmentation (SMP). SMP is a popular hair loss remedy that creates the illusion of a fuller head of hair through small, tattoo-like dots on the scalp. It is a semi-permanent solution that requires minimal maintenance and can last for 3-5 years. But is scalp micropigmentation permanent? Let’s find out.

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Is Scalp Micropigmentation Permanent?

Introducing Elegant SMP

Elegant SMP is a premier scalp micropigmentation clinic located in Buffalo, NY. Our team of experienced technicians provides the most natural-looking and undetectable SMP treatment using a well-sought-after technique around the world by hair sufferers looking for SMP called the faded hairline. We use only the best equipment and ink to ensure long-lasting, high-quality results. If you are considering scalp micropigmentation, book a consultation with us to learn more about our services.

Scalp Micropigmentation: A Semi-Permanent Solution

Unlike other hair loss remedies, such as creams or medications that require daily upkeep, scalp micropigmentation requires only two to three visits and minimal maintenance. The process of scalp micropigmentation involves applying small, tattoo-like dots to the scalp that resemble a buzz cut, creating the illusion of a fuller head of hair. Many individuals wonder if scalp micropigmentation is permanent or if it requires regular upkeep.

Scalp micropigmentation is considered a semi-permanent solution as it maintains its appearance for 3-5 years before beginning to lighten over time. However, it is important to note that scalp micropigmentation falls under the category of permanent makeup, which means that it is not something that can be removed the next day.

The SMP Process and Maintenance

The process of scalp micropigmentation involves a few sessions that last a few hours each. During these sessions, the technician will use a 3-point micro-needle to deposit ink into the scalp with precision, creating the illusion of hair follicles. The process is almost painless, and the technician will apply a numbing spray to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. After the procedure, it is essential to follow the maintenance routine to ensure the best results.

To maintain the appearance of scalp micropigmentation, it is important to take certain steps to prevent fading. Direct exposure to harmful UV rays can cause skin damage and increase the likelihood of cancer, and it can also cause SMP to fade. To avoid this, it is recommended to apply sunscreen to any exposed parts of the body, including the scalp.

In addition, it is important to moisturize the scalp once a day, even after taking a hot shower, as hot water can dehydrate the skin. A natural tea tree oil-based exfoliating cleanser can also be used to remove dead skin flakes and other debris from the scalp.

Using High-Quality Ink

Another factor that can extend the life of scalp micropigmentation is the type of ink used. At Elegant SMP, we exclusively use Ghost Pigment for scalp micropigmentation procedures. Ghost Pigment is one of the best on the market and is specifically designed for scalp micropigmentation procedures. This organic, carbon-based black pigment is vegan-friendly, contains no animal by-products, and is supplied in a medical-grade sealed bottle to ensure its longevity. Additionally, Ghost has been fully tested by SMP experts and provides excellent retention.


Scalp micropigmentation is a semi-permanent solution to hair loss that can maintain its appearance for 3-5 years. Taking the necessary steps to prevent fading and using high-quality ink can help extend the lifespan of the treatment. If you are considering scalp micropigmentation, it is important to consult with an expert SMP practitioner to see if it will work for you. At Elegant SMP, we offer the most natural-looking and undetectable SMP treatment using a well-sought-after technique around the world by hair sufferers looking for SMP called the faded hairline. Contact us today to book a consultation and learn more about our services.

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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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