Scalp Micropigmentation Healing Time

How long does it take for scalp micropigmentation to heal?
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

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If you’re considering scalp micropigmentation (SMP) as a solution for hair loss, you’re on the right track. SMP is a non-invasive, effective procedure that can restore your confidence and give you the look you desire. In this quick guide, Elegant SMP, a premier scalp micropigmentation provider in Buffalo, NY, will walk you through the healing process of SMP, ensuring you have all the information you need.

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How long does it take for scalp micropigmentation to heal?

Understanding Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp micropigmentation is a revolutionary procedure that offers a non-invasive alternative to hair transplant surgery. It involves creating tiny impressions on the scalp that mimic the appearance of natural hair follicles, resulting in the look of a full, short hairstyle or a stylish buzzcut. Elegant SMP specializes in the faded hairline, the most natural-looking hairline in the industry.

Scalp Micropigmentation Session

During your scalp micropigmentation session at Elegant SMP, our experienced practitioners will work closely with you to determine your desired hairline style and position. We believe in giving you complete control over your final look, and we’ll present you with multiple options to choose from.

The session typically lasts between 3 to 5 hours, depending on the extent of work required. To ensure your comfort, you are encouraged to take breaks, listen to music, watch TV, or stay connected on your phone during the procedure.

Post-Treatment Experience

After the session, you may experience slight redness on your scalp for the first 48 hours, but there is no downtime required. Most individuals can return to work either on the same day or within a couple of days. You are also free to wear hats or headwear during this period. Just make sure that it’s clean and loose-fitting.

The first healing phase takes around 7 to 10 days, during which the scalp will be safe to touch and allow you to resume tough cardio sessions and use a shaver (be gentle). However, it’s essential to avoid saunas, chlorinated pools, steam rooms, and tanning beds until day 30. While the treated area may appear red during the initial days, there’s no cause for concern, as this is a natural response of the body to the micro-injuries caused during the procedure.

Additional Treatment Sessions

Depending on your desired look, some clients may require additional SMP sessions. At Elegant SMP, we typically have clients wait at least a week between the 1st and 2nd sessions, and the 3rd session is usually spaced out at 2-3 weeks to ensure the skin has enough time to heal.

Caring for Your Scalp

Proper aftercare is crucial for the success of your scalp micropigmentation treatment. Elegant SMP emphasizes the importance of keeping the treated area clean and dry for the first few days. It is advised to avoid activities that may cause excessive sweating, but if you do sweat, gently dab it away with a towel.

In addition, refraining from touching the treated area and using scalp products that may irritate the skin is essential. Scratching or scrubbing the area should be avoided to prevent infections, especially during the first week when the skin is more sensitive.


Scalp micropigmentation is a remarkable solution for hair loss, offering a swift healing process and natural-looking results. By following proper aftercare and considering additional sessions as needed, you can confidently embark on your journey towards a fuller head of hair with Elegant SMP, the premier scalp micropigmentation provider in Buffalo, NY.

If you’re tired of the routine and want to feel free with a framed face and a 5 o’clock shadow look, consider getting scalp micropigmentation with Elegant SMP. Our natural-looking and undetectable results, achieved through our well-sought-after faded hairline technique, will help you regain your confidence. Contact Elegant SMP today for a consultation and start your journey towards a new and improved appearance.

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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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