Scalp Micropigmentation Regrets and How to Dodge Them – Part II

Scalp Micropigmentation Regrets and How to Dodge Them
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

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Scalp micropigmentation, also known as SMP, is a non-surgical solution to hair loss that has already helped many individuals regain their confidence. However, some people have reported experiencing regrets after the procedure due to different factors. In this article, we’ll explore some common scalp micropigmentation regrets and provide tips on how to avoid them. If you’re looking for a reliable scalp micropigmentation provider, Elegant SMP is a premier scalp micropigmentation located in Buffalo, NY that provides the most natural-looking and undetectable SMP treatment.

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Scalp Micropigmentation Regrets and How to Dodge Them

Inexperienced Technician

One of the most common reasons for scalp micropigmentation regrets is choosing an inexperienced technician. I get it, we all have to start somewhere. But SMP is a delicate procedure that involves using specialized pigments, tattooing equipment, and artistic skills to create the desired appearance. Your scalp has a complex anatomy, and working with an inexperienced technician increases your risk for a suboptimal outcome. When searching for an SMP provider, ensure that they:

  • Have certification for SMP training
  • Display a body art practitioner license (depending on state requirements)
  • Have a county health permit
  • Use barrier protection during treatment such as nitrile gloves, mask, barrier tape, and guards on the SMP treatment device
  • Operate in a clean and sterile environment with a sink

Bad Scalp Micropigmentation Technique

Another common cause of SMP regrets is a bad scalp micropigmentation technique. To achieve a natural-looking hairline, your technician must use the correct technique and deposit pigments at the correct depth. Different patients require different techniques, so your technician must be skilled in adapting to each client’s individual needs. The following techniques are crucial for achieving satisfactory results:

  • Inserting the needle at the correct angle to the scalp surface
  • Randomizing the pigmentation dot pattern
  • Performing a patch test to check skin reaction
  • Depositing pigment at the correct depth

To avoid SMP regrets caused by poor technique, ask your technician to show you photos of their previous results and how they prepare and perform SMP on each patient.

Poor Hairline Design

A poorly designed hairline is another frequent cause of SMP regrets. An uneven hairline outline can lead to dissatisfaction with the final results. Ensure that your technician creates a natural-looking hairline by examining pictures of their past clients. You can also search for photos of hairline outlines achieved through SMP and use them as inspiration when discussing your preferences with your technician.

Using Incorrect Equipment

SMP requires specialized equipment that is different from traditional tattooing tools. SMP-specific equipment features extremely fine needles that deposit dots of pigment less than 1 mm in diameter. Using incorrect equipment can result in uneven pigment distribution, leading to a patchy or unnatural appearance. To avoid this, ask your technician to use SMP-specific equipment and perform a patch test to check your skin’s reaction to the pigments.


Infection is a common regret after scalp micropigmentation procedures. Since the scalp has numerous underlying structures, it’s crucial to maintain a sterile environment during the procedure. You can avoid infections by taking the following steps:

  • Ensure that your technician uses sterile needles, gloves, and other equipment.
  • Follow the aftercare instructions provided by your technician, including avoiding direct sunlight, swimming, and excessive sweating.
  • If you notice any signs of infection, such as redness, swelling, or pus, seek medical attention immediately.


Scalp micropigmentation is an effective solution for hair loss when done correctly. However, unsatisfactory results, infection, and other complications can arise if you choose an inexperienced technician, use incorrect equipment, or neglect aftercare instructions. To avoid scalp micropigmentation regrets, ensure that you work with an experienced and certified SMP provider, communicate your preferences and concerns with your technician, and follow aftercare instructions precisely. If you’re looking for a reliable SMP provider, Elegant SMP is a premier scalp micropigmentation located in Buffalo, NY. Our team of expert technicians will ensure that you achieve satisfactory results by following the best practices. We tailor each SMP treatment to meet your individual needs, ensuring that you leave our clinic with a natural-looking hairline. We hoped this article helped! Reach out to us for a free 30-minute consultation to see if SMP is the right solution for you.

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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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