Preparing for SMP: 7 Crucial Factors to Consider Before You Begin

7 Crucial Factors to Consider Before Embarking on Your Scalp Micropigmentation Journey
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

6 mins read

Are you struggling with hair loss that affects your confidence and self-esteem? Have you tried other temporary solutions without success? It’s time to consider a revolutionary solution called Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP). As you embark on this journey with Elegant SMP, it’s essential to consider the following crucial factors before getting your SMP treatment.

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7 Crucial Factors to Consider Before Embarking on Your Scalp Micropigmentation Journey

Understanding Scalp Micropigmentation

SMP is a groundbreaking procedure that offers a long-term solution to hair loss. With the help of cosmetic pigments deposited into the scalp, SMP creates the illusion of a closely shaved head, camouflaging areas of hair loss, and providing a natural-looking buzz cut. Unlike traditional tattoos, SMP utilizes pigments without additives or additional colorants to ensure long-lasting and natural-looking results.

The Role of Hairline on Your Aesthetic Appearance

Your hairline frame can substantially affect your overall appearance. The hairline can be a telltale sign of aging or genetics that can strip men of their confidence. In many cultures, a man’s hairline is considered a reflection of their vitality, virility, and attractiveness. With the help of Elegant SMP, you can achieve a custom and natural-looking hairline that will boost your confidence, self-esteem, and redefine your appearance.

Customizable Hairline Options

We at Elegant SMP provide a collection of scalp micropigmentation before and after photos, enabling customers to envision the potential results of the treatment. During the consultation, our experienced practitioners will discuss various hairline options and can provide computerized virtual simulations to help you envision specific styles before proceeding. Whether you prefer a more modern and straighter look or a recreation of your natural hairline, our skilled artists will work closely with you to achieve your desired look.

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Minimal Discomfort with SMP

SMP sessions are significantly less painful than traditional tattooing. The specially designed SMP machines utilized by Elegant SMP create micro-dots of pigment at the optimal depth within the skin, employing fine and small needles. Our team ensures that your comfort is a priority, and we offer necessary breaks during each session, which typically lasts between two and four hours.

Preparing for Your SMP Session

Before your SMP session, certain preparations must be made for the best possible outcome of the procedure. We recommend that you avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), caffeine, energy drinks, and alcohol as they act as blood thinners. By following these precautions, you minimize potential bleeding, bruising, and improve the overall experience. You can download our full list of pre-care and post-care instructions in exchange for your contact info.

SMP: An Investment for Your Confidence

SMP is a worthy investment that offers a 100% success rate. Considering the long-term benefits and guaranteed results, SMP is cost-effective compared to expensive or invasive hair replacement surgeries or a lifetime of purchasing wigs, creams, and foams. Elegant SMP’s total cost of scalp micropigmentation typically ranges between $2k and $5k, empowering you to embark on a transformative scalp micropigmentation journey.

We also offer payment plans by partnering up with Cherry so that our clients can get their treatment done today and pay later. They run a soft credit check (no harm to your credit score), payment plans will be offered for 3, 6, 12, 18, 24 months with some 0% APR option available.

Debunking the "Scalp Tattoo" Misconception

There’s a common misconception that scalp micropigmentation is simply a form of scalp tattooing. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. While scalp tattooing involves the use of traditional tattoo needles and ink, scalp micropigmentation is an entirely different technique.

Scalp micropigmentation uses a specialized tattoo machine that works at a much lower frequency than a traditional tattoo machine. The needles used are also different. In scalp micropigmentation, the needles are fine and small, allowing for precise placement of the pigment.

The goal of scalp micropigmentation is to mimic the appearance of shaved hair, not to create a tattooed design. The pigments used in scalp micropigmentation are carefully matched to your natural hair color and adjusted to match the amount of hair you have left. This ensures that the results of the treatment are natural-looking and undetectable.

Another important difference between scalp micropigmentation and scalp tattooing is the depth at which the pigment is placed. In traditional tattooing, the ink is placed much deeper in the skin, which causes it to spread out over time. This is not the case with scalp micropigmentation when done correctly. The pigment is placed just below the epidermis, ensuring that it stays in place and does not spread or bleed into surrounding areas. At Elegant SMP, we use only the best pointillism skill in the industry called the “faded hairline” technique.

Conclusion - Final Thoughts

In conclusion, making the decision to embark on your scalp micropigmentation journey is a courageous step to take in restoring your confidence and self-esteem. With the seven crucial factors outlined in this comprehensive guide, you can now make a better informed decision if you wish to go down this hair loss treatment journey.

Remember, if you’re tired of messy foams and temporary hair-loss solutions that don’t deliver the desired results, Elegant SMP offers the solution to your hair-loss worries. Our industry-leading technique and equipment guarantee natural-looking and undetectable results.

It’s worth noting again that our hairline plays a significant role in how people view us, and it’s essential to take care of it. Understanding the cultural significance of the hairline gives us a better appreciation of the role it plays in shaping our overall look.

How you look and feel about yourself should never be limited by hair loss. At Elegant SMP, we offer a personalized experience that takes into account your unique needs and aspirations, making sure you leave our office more confident and empowered than ever before.

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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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