Scalp Micropigmentation Cost: Need to Know Before Getting SMP

Scalp Micropigmentation clinic in Buffalo, NY
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

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Hair loss can be a distressing experience. It is not only detrimental to your self-esteem, but it is also costly, painful, and a time-sink to attempt to regrow your hair. Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is one method that has grown in popularity over the years. SMP is a non-invasive cosmetic tattoo that can simulate shaved hair or add density to thinning hair.

In this blog post, we’ll go over everything you need to know about scalp micropigmentation costs before committing to the treatment.

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A candid talk about why I was hesitant about scalp micropigmentation.

Average Scalp Micropigmentation Cost

The cost of SMP varies according to the severity of your hair loss and how much work is required. A client with thinning hair on top and a receding hairline may expect to pay roughly $2500 (USD) on average. Keep in mind that each scalp is unique, and the price is based on your specific case and the current condition of your scalp (a damaged scalp requires more work). If your hair loss is less severe, the cost may be lower. The cost will rise if you have scars to camouflage, alopecia to conceal, and/or hair to sift through.

Every Scalp is Unique

Your particular needs and the amount of work required will determine the final cost of your SMP treatment. The price is also influenced by the number of hours and the quantity of pigment required to complete your treatment. 

For most clients, the amount of sessions to complete is typically 3 sessions, some need more or less depending on the artist’s skill, the aftercare, and how each individual’s body metabolizes the pigment. The price will also be affected by any additional requirements you could have, including scars or alopecia. It’s important to keep in mind that the pricing will also depend on the artist’s skill level and the quality of their work.

Don't Go For Cheap

When it comes to any purchase, it’s natural to hunt for the “best or cheapest deal,” but that’s not a good idea when it comes to something as permanent as a hair tattoo. SMP is an art form whereby the practitioner uses a pointillism technique, and it should be treated as such. 

We strongly encourage you not to go for the cheapest price available, since this is a sure way to end up with a subpar treatment or worse, a botched job. The greater the artist’s expertise, techinque, and skill, the higher the price you should expect to spend. Please be mindful that you get what you pay for, this is especially true with a scalp micropigmentation treatment. Not all SMP work is the same.

The Norwood Scale

The Hamilton-Norwood Scale is what we at Elegant SMP use to measure the progression of hair loss associated with male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia (Ludwig Scale for female pattern baldness).

If you’re interested in our SMP pricing, you can download the brochure hereHowever, for exact pricing, we recommend that you contact us directly and send over clear pictures of your head in good lighting. This will allow us to properly assess your needs and give you an accurate quote.


Investing in SMP is a personal decision and a financial investment. It’s important to do your research and find a skilled and reputable artist who can provide you with the best results possible. 

At Elegant SMP, we use the latest equipment and techniques to create natural-looking results that can help make you look younger, restore your confidence, and give you the look you’ve always wanted. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation if you’re located near the Rochester and Buffalo, NY area.

We offer competitive pricing for our high-quality services and we also offer financing options through our partnership with Cherry. With payment plans ranging from 3 to 24 months, including some 0% APR options, we make it easy for our clients to get the treatment they need without breaking the bank.

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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.

What to do next?

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