Is SMP Worth It? Here’s What You Need to Know

Is SMP Worth It? Here's What You Need to Know About Scalp Micropigmentation
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

6 mins read

Hair loss is a common problem affecting both men and women. If you are one of those struggling with hair loss, you may have heard of Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) as a possible solution. But is SMP worth it? The answer is a resounding yes. It is a reliable and effective solution for various hair loss problems. However, before deciding to go for SMP, there are some important factors you need to consider.

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Is SMP Worth It? Here's What You Need to Know About Scalp Micropigmentation

Cultural Significance of Hairlines

Throughout history, hairlines have been a symbol of cultural and social significance, often linked to beauty, power, virility, and attractiveness. The hairlines’ cultural significance has resulted in the development of the ancient practice of face reading, which used the position of the hairline, eyebrows, and eyes to interpret a person’s character and fortune.

As a result, hair loss can cause significant distress for individuals, causing them to feel less attractive or desirable. This can lead to negative self-image and impact the individual’s confidence and wellbeing.

Who is SMP Suitable For?

SMP is an excellent solution for both men and women experiencing hair loss problems. It can help improve the appearance of thinning hair caused by age, postpartum hair loss, male pattern baldness, receding hairlines, alopecia, and other related conditions. SMP is also an effective solution for camouflaging scars and increasing the visual volume and fullness of long hair and beards. SMP is suitable for people with fair or graying hair, too.

What You Need to Know About SMP

SMP is a cosmetic tattoo that uses pigments to create the illusion of fuller and denser hair. Unlike traditional tattooing, SMP requires a specialized technique and equipment that is only available with certified SMP artists. SMP typically involves three sessions, each session lasting between 3-5 hours.  The cost varies depending on the size of the area treated, the type of treatment, the artist’s experience, the location of the facility, and the materials used.

The Cost of SMP

SMP is an investment, with an average cost in the US ranging from $1500 to $5000. However much cheaper and low-maintenance when compared with a hair transplant. The overall price is determined by several factors, as discussed above. It is always a good idea to research a few SMP artists in the area and compare their pricing systems to get the best value for your money. But please do not go cheap on this procedure as it can be a recipe for a lot of heartache.

Is SMP Worth It?

The cost of SMP upfront can seem daunting, but the benefits outweigh the cost. SMP is a semi-permanent solution to hair loss problems that can significantly improve your appearance, boost your self-confidence, and enhance your quality of life for many years to come. SMP is a reliable solution that does not hurt (reported by many) and is not invasive. We at Elegant SMP offer financing with Cherry with some 0% APR options to help our clients afford this life-changing treatment.

Choosing an SMP Artist

Choosing a certified and reliable SMP artist is crucial to achieving the desired results. When looking for an artist, ensure that they are reputable, experienced, and certified. Check their portfolio and read customer reviews to get a sense of their work quality and customer satisfaction. We at Elegant SMP have been trained by industry leaders and use only the best techniques and equipment in order to bring the most natural-looking & best possible results to our clients.

Benefits of SMP Worth Considering

1. Enhances Appearance: One of the most significant benefits of SMP is that it can improve your appearance by creating a natural-looking hairline that frames your face. It can also add density to your existing hair, giving the illusion of a fuller head of hair.

2. Permanent Solution: SMP is a semi-permanent solution that requires a touch-up every 3-5 years and requires very low maintenance. It frees you from constantly worrying about your hair and allows you to enjoy your life with confidence.

3. Non-Invasive: SMP is a non-invasive treatment that does not require any surgery. It is a perfect solution for those who do not want to undergo invasive and painful procedures.

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Drawbacks of SMP to Consider

1. Cost: As mentioned, SMP is an investment. However, the cost of SMP is relatively cheap compared to the long-term costs of hair loss and other treatments for it. Again we offer financing with Cherry with some 0% APR options to help our clients afford this life-changing treatment.

2. Must Find Certified Artist: Finding a certified and reliable SMP artist is crucial to achieving desired results. Keep in mind that not all SMP artists are equally skilled or experienced, so choose wisely to avoid disappointment.

3. Time Commitment: SMP requires several sessions to complete. Elements of using different shades and building up the texture are at play. Each session can last from two to four hours, and multiple sessions (minimum 3 sessions) are required to achieve optimal results.


In conclusion, SMP is a reliable solution to hair loss problems, and it is worth considering if you’re struggling with hair loss. However, before deciding to go for SMP, consider the factors discussed above, and research SMP artists in the area to get the best value for your money. Remember to choose a certified and reliable artist to achieve your desired results. If you are in the Buffalo, NY area, be sure to check out Elegant SMP, a premier scalp micropigmentation that provides the most natural-looking and undetectable SMP treatment. Contact us for a free 30-minute consultation. And while you’re here, make sure to check out our recommended places to visit while you’re in our beautiful and unique city.

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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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