Life Before and After Scalp Micropigmentation

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Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

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Life before and after scalp micropigmentation (SMP) can be dramatically different. At Elegant SMP, we want to share Tommy’s personal journey to showcase how transformative this treatment can be. Tommy is not just our lead practitioner; he believes so strongly in SMP that he sought the best training available to become an SMP artist himself, eventually opening Elegant SMP in Western New York.

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The Struggle with Hair Loss

Reflecting back to the time before SMP, the struggle with hair loss was real. Sitting in a hotel room, Tommy was flooded with thoughts about what life could be like after getting SMP. He hoped for a youthful and attractive look to return, vowing to get fit, dress sharply, and work on his confidence and self-image.

“Hair loss sucks. I was doing anything and everything just to compensate. I started working out five days a week, jogging, and even boxing in an attempt to distract from my thinning hair,” Tommy reflects.

He kept himself fit, but the emotional toll of hair loss was significant.

The Mental Weight of Hair Loss

Hair loss brought a truckload of self-consciousness. Tommy never wanted to go out or maintain a social life. Self-conscious about his receding hairline, he doubted if girls would find him attractive. His own friends made hurtful comments about baldness, reinforcing his insecurities.

Hair Loss Issues Impact on Tommy
Self-Consciousness Avoided social life
Negative Feedback Increased insecurity
Vain Focus Lack of substance in social interactions
Emotional Struggles Feeling less attractive

“I was reminiscing about the good old days when I had a full head of hair, feeling as though I had barely anything of substance to offer socially,” he recalls.

During this period, Tommy was aware of his vanity, recognizing that his self-consciousness about his appearance also detracted from other aspects of personal value.

The Decision to Get SMP

The turning point came when Tommy decided to get scalp micropigmentation. The allure of peace of mind was too strong to ignore. He expected SMP to bring not just aesthetic improvements, but a total life overhaul.

“My list of expectations included hitting the gym harder, eating healthier, dressing better, and cultivating useful skills. It was a complete lifestyle change,” he says.

He threw himself into self-improvement, diving into books and developing hobbies.

Expectations from SMP

Here’s what Tommy anticipated from getting SMP:

  • Peace of Mind: A significant reduction in emotional distraction.
  • Motivation to Exercise: Initial boost in fitness routine.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Improved eating habits.
  • Better Dressing Sense: Increased attention to personal style.
  • Skill Development: Focus on self-improvement and useful skills.
  • Broadened Horizons: Opened doors to new hobbies and social activities.
Expectations from SMP Outcome
Peace of Mind Achieved
Motivated to Exercise Initial success, balanced post-marriage
Healthier Eating Successful
Improved Dressing Achieved
Skill Development Great progress
Expanded Social Life and Hobbies Achieved

Life After SMP

The transformation post-SMP was multi-faceted. Beyond the physical changes, Tommy experienced a liberating sense of emotional freedom.

“I no longer felt the constant distraction of my hair loss. It allowed me to focus on what truly mattered in life,” says Tommy.

He became more confident in social settings, finding it easier to attract and connect with people, while also feeling an enhanced sense of authenticity.

Building Empathy and Gratitude

Empathy and gratitude became central themes in Tommy’s life post-SMP. His personal struggle with hair loss gave him a keen understanding of what others undergo. He made it a priority to help those silently suffering from hair loss.

“Seeing another bald guy always struck a chord. I knew what they were feeling, and it motivated me to become an SMP artist to help people overcome that struggle,” Tommy notes.

Professional Transformation

Using his personal experience as inspiration, Tommy underwent the best training available to become a skilled SMP artist. He then opened Elegant SMP, a clinic dedicated to providing the most natural-looking results with the best equipment and techniques in the industry.

Phase Transformation
Personal Self-improvement, boosted confidence
Empathy Deep understanding of hair loss struggles
Professional Became a certified SMP artist
Business Opened Elegant SMP in Western New York

The Elegant SMP Experience

At Elegant SMP, Tommy ensures every client receives personalized care. His own journey informs his approach, emphasizing both technical excellence and emotional support.

"We focus on creating life-changing results. You can see the transformation in our Before and After Scalp Micropigmentation gallery," Tommy emphasizes.

The clinic has become known for its subtlety and natural look, specializing in techniques like the faded hairline and 3D SMP.


Tommy’s life before and after SMP is a testament to the holistic transformation that scalp micropigmentation can offer. It’s not just about looking good; it’s about reclaiming confidence and shifting focus towards what truly matters in life. If you’re considering SMP, take a leaf out of Tommy’s book and explore the potential life-changing benefits.

For more insights, visit our Micropigmentation Before and After page to see real client transformations. Start your journey with Elegant SMP today and take the first step towards a more confident you.

Feel free to connect with us directly at Elegant SMP for any queries or consultations. Our top-tier expertise in SMP awaits to assist you in your transformation.


Q: What can I expect during the SMP process?
A: Expect a thorough consultation, customized treatment plan, and steps designed to ensure a natural look.

Q: How long does SMP last?
A: Results typically last between 3-6 years, depending on your skin type and aftercare routine. A short touch-up session will be required to bring back the vibrancy of the pigments every 2-5 years depending on how much it has faded based on your lifestyle.

Q: Is SMP painful?
A: Most clients report minimal discomfort, similar to a mild scratching sensation. Some even said that it felt like a nice scalp massage, our touch at Elegant SMP is honed and light.

Q: How soon can I see results?
A: Initial results are visible immediately after the first session, with completed results appearing after 3 sessions.

For more detailed information on scalp micropigmentation, feel free to download our comprehensive pricing & brochure.

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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. 

We are excited to offer our premium SMP services that will unveil a more authentic version of yourself. Our continued dedication to perfecting this craft aims to help our clients rediscover their confidence and be able to enjoy a renewed sense of self.

What our customers are saying

Master Petrocy
Master Petrocy
Hey there Tommy I love the natural look that you provide. The mock up is a great sales tactic,especially when people like myself are nervous about getting it done. I have seen great Smp and terrible ones. Looking at your work I would have to say your skill is by far the best in the industry. As soon as I am less busy I am definitely coming to see you! Have a great day 😊!
Hirschy Hoops
Hirschy Hoops
Tommy T you’ve changed my life. I put all my trust in you and you made me so comfortable with this process. The reason I selected you is you want to master this art and customized a process to meet my specific needs. When I look in the mirror and am confused that I have hair or a hair line now that says a lot. Honestly I see you as the go to SMP artist in the future. All of your studying on this will pay huge dividends and you are able to change people’s lives which is so powerful. Thank you for treating my head like your own. God bless you and if you ever need a reference or anything I’d be thrilled to do so. Thanks again Tommy
byron culf
byron culf
Sent me a mock pic of how my hair might look within a few hours. Great service! Shame I'm in the UK and didn't realise they are in the US
Eric Boone
Eric Boone
Today I had a consultation with Tommy at Elegant Smp. He was very professional and informative answering all my questions. He made me feel confident that I came to the right place. His knowledge and understanding of Smp put my mind at ease going forward. I would highly recommend reaching out to Tommy if you are considering this procedure.
Krishna KV
Krishna KV
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 Velarde
Kendall Velarde
Great guy and very professional!! Highly recommended!!
jason velasquez
jason velasquez
Talking with Tommy was great! He was very professional, and informative with all the questions I had.
Michael Marino
Michael Marino
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
Akeem H
Akeem H
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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