Scalp Micropigmentation Regrets

Scalp Micropigmentation Regrets
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

7 mins read

Losing your hair can be one of the most traumatic experiences a person can go through. It’s not just a physical change, but it also affects how you see yourself and how others see you. For many people, scalp micropigmentation is a way to regain their confidence and feel like themselves again. But what happens when the results are less than perfect?

Scalp micropigmentation is still a relatively new procedure, and unfortunately, not everyone who offers it is qualified to do so. As a result, many people have ended up with botched jobs that made their feelings of insecurities even worse. If you’re considering getting scalp micropigmentation, please make sure you do your research and find a practitioner who has years of experience and/or is certified by a reputable academy. Only then will you be able to make an informed decision about whether or not this procedure is right for you.

In this article, we’ll be talking about regrets of getting scalp micropigmentation outside of botched jobs (dots turned blue or it just looks bad) and how to make sure you’ll be at the very least feel content with getting this procedure.

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Short video talking about my experience with Scalp Micropigmentation

The technician was not certified and knowledgable

Scalp micropigmentation is a delicate procedure that requires a practitioner to have in-depth knowledge of the skin, comprehensive training, and proper pointilism technique to pull off great work. Unfortunately, there are many practitioners who offer this procedure without the proper credentials, resulting in botched jobs and unhappy customers. If you’re considering getting scalp micropigmentation, please make sure to do your research and find a practitioner who has gone through a reputable academy and has been properly certified in order to minimize any regrets or dissatisfaction with the results. Only then can you be confident that you’ll get the best possible outcome from this procedure.​

One of the most important things to consider when getting scalp micropigmentation is the quality of the practitioner’s work. You want to avoid any that uses low-quality ink and equipment that can result in botched jobs. In order to ensure the best possible results, it is important to find a practitioner who uses certified organic ink and the latest SMP equipment. Having this conversation will help ensure that you’re happy with the results of your procedure.

Unrealistic expectations

When I first started doing my research on getting scalp micropigmentation for myself (this was 4 years ago), I was hesistant and wasn’t sure if I’d end up liking it. There of course were people that were very unhappy with their results due to botched jobs, however there were also a lot of men out there that had decent results but just wasn’t happy with it because they had unrealistic expectations.

I knew that getting this procedure requires me to be on top of my routine of shaving my entire head every 2-4 days. I understood that I was going for that stubble shaved-head look, if I allowed my hair grow out too much it would giveaway the “secret” and dispel the illusion because the pigments are 2-dimensional, and your hair is 3-dimensional. The treatment itself was a miracle maker in my life, but I was also realistic about what it can do and cannot do.

My advice to anyone considering scalp micropigmentation is to make sure you have realistic expectations about the final results. This procedure can give you a nice, clean-shaved look, but if you’re hoping for something like a hair transplant then go with a hair transplant. As with any medical procedure, it’s important to be as informed as possible in order to make a decision that you’ll be happy with down the road. Please weigh the pros and cons.

It's not going to change your life like that

You’re still going to face all the struggles you faced before. However, it can make a difference in your confidence and self-esteem which will have an impact on many aspects of your life.

While it can certainly have a positive impact on your appearance and confidence, it is not going to change your life in any major way. There are still many challenges that you will face after getting SMP, such as dealing with issues of self-esteem and societal pressures. However, having this treatment will at least give you the confidence to tackle those challenges head-on. So if you’re looking for a quick fix or easy solution for any anxieties or insecurities that you might be facing, then scalp micropigmentation may not be the right choice for you. But if you’re interested in taking control of your appearance and boosting your self-esteem, then SMP may be the perfect solution for you.

Scalp Micropigmentation is not for everyone

There, I said it. Also, not everyone who decides to get scalp micropigmentation has insecurities about their look. Some people just want to get it done because they just genuinely like the way it looks. Scalp micropigmentation is not for everyone, and to be honest, not everyone can be comfortable pulling off that shaved-head look.

Some of the important factors that you need to consider when making this decision include your overall health and well-being, as well as your budget. You’ll also want to think about whether SMP will work with your lifestyle. If you feel like scalp micropigmentation might be a good fit for you, then go ahead and take the plunge! But if it doesn’t feel like the right choice for you (right now), then there are plenty of other options out there. Some men go through multiple failed hair transplants, maintained the hassle & upkeep of hair systems, and use medications for many years before making the decision to finally get scalp micropigmentation. Some people might have to go through a lot of heartaches and pain before deciding that SMP is for them. Whatever you decide to do, just remember that having confidence and being comfortable in your own skin is what’s truly important. So be kind to yourself and stay positive!

Removing Scalp Micropigmentation

If you are not satisfied with your scalp micropigmentation results, there are a few different options available for scalp micropigmentation removal. The most common and effective approach is laser removal, which uses targeted light beams to break down the pigments in your skin. This process can be quite costly, but it is often the only way to fully remove SMP. Depending on the patient, it usually takes 3 to 10 laser removal treatments before their hair tattoo is completely gone.

Another option is saline removal, which uses a saltwater removal solution and a specialized tattoo machine to break down the pigments in your skin. This is becoming more popular in the permanent makeup industry, as it can be more effective and less time-consuming than traditional laser removal methods.

A few reasons why you’d want to remove your scalp micropigmentation

  • You are not satisfied with your scalp micropigmentation results
  • You are experiencing health concerns related to your scalp micropigmentation procedure
  • You would like to have it performed again, but you would prefer to start with a clean slate

Ultimately, whether or not you decide to remove your SMP will depend on your personal goals and preferences. Some people are completely satisfied with their hair tattoo results, while others may feel the need for scalp micropigmentation removal at some point.


At the end of the day, scalp micropigmentation is not going to magically fix all of your real world problems. It requires careful research, open communication with your practitioner, and realistic expectations about what it can achieve. But if you are looking for a way to boost your confidence, remove a major distraction, and take control of your appearance, then scalp micropigmentation may be just what you need. Remember that scalp micropigmentation is not for everyone, but it may be the perfect solution for you. So do your research, consult with a reputable practitioner, and make an informed decision about whether SMP is right for you!

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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.
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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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