What Your Friends and Family Will Think About Your SMP

Does SMP look fake?
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

5 mins read

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) has rapidly become a revolutionary solution for those battling hair loss, offering a way to regain not only a youthful appearance but also a boost in confidence. However, undertaking such a treatment inevitably leads to one pondering about how their immediate social circle — friends and family — would react. Would they notice? Would they compliment it or criticize it? With Scalp Micropigmentation becoming increasingly popular, it’s essential to set expectations right and understand common reactions from those closest to you.

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Does SMP look fake?

Initial Reactions

“Is Your Hair Growing Back?”


One of the first compliments SMP recipients commonly hear from friends and family is a question, actually — “Is your hair growing back?” This is a testament to the natural and realistic look achieved by a quality SMP treatment. It suggests that the finished result is so convincing, observers assume it’s natural hair regrowth rather than a cosmetic enhancement.

  • Why it’s good: Indicates the SMP looks natural.
  • Common reaction: Surprised but positive.

Common Initial Reactions to SMP

“Is your hair growing back?”SMP looks natural and convincing.Very Common
“You look different, what changed?”Observer notices improvement, can’t pinpoint cause.Common
Silence (No immediate reaction)Observer notices but can’t identify SMP, feels naturalOften

Compliments on Appearance

“You look younger!”


A significant compliment that is frequently received post-SMP treatment is regarding the recipient appearing younger. The strategic framing of the face and perfecting of the hairline offered by SMP can shave years off one’s appearance, offering a more vibrant and energetic look.

“Nice haircut!”


Even if this statement comes from a place of confusion, it stands as a compliment to the natural appearance of the SMP. It suggests the person believes the recipient has simply opted for a close-cut hairstyle rather than undergoing cosmetic treatment.

“You look younger!”SMP provides a youthful appearance.
“Nice haircut!”SMP is indistinguishable from a natural hairline.
“You seem different.”Subtle, positive change noticed.

Comments on Confidence

“You seem more confident.”


One of the beautiful transformations that occur with SMP is not just physical but also psychological. Friends and family often remark on the newfound confidence they observe, noting a more outgoing and vibrant personality.

“You look happy.”


Happiness is contagious, and when you feel good about how you look, it shines through your actions and expressions. This comment underscores the positive impact SMP can have on one’s overall demeanor and outlook on life.

“You seem more confident.”SMP boosts self-esteem and self-image.
“You look happy.”Indicates an increase in overall happiness.

Skepticism and Concerns

While the majority of reactions are positive, it’s natural for some friends and family to express skepticism or concerns initially if they’re in the know, especially if they are unfamiliar with SMP.

“Is that a tattoo on your head?”


For those that you decide to tell about your SMP, this question arises out of curiosity rather than criticism. It provides a perfect opportunity to educate on what SMP is and how it works, dissipating any concerns or misconceptions.

“Won’t it fade or look weird later?”


A common concern revolves around the longevity and aging of the SMP. Reassuring those who ask about the high-quality pigments used and the expertise of the practitioner can alleviate these worries.

“Is that a tattoo on your head?”Opportunity to explain SMP and its benefits.
“Won’t it fade or look weird?”Explaining about the quality and maintenance.

Overall Feedback

Though individual reactions may vary, the overarching feedback from friends and family post-SMP is overwhelmingly positive. The transformation is not just noticed in the appearance but also in the attitude and aura of the recipient. People closest to you will love the new positive change that has taken place within you. I waited a whole year to tell my significant other and she was nothing but supportive.

“We love the new you.”


This encapsulates not only acceptance but also appreciation for the positive change SMP has brought about in a loved one’s life, signaling not just a cosmetic improvement but a deeper, more significant shift.

“We love the new you.”SMP has led to a noticeable and welcome change in the person.

In conclusion, undergoing Scalp Micropigmentation often leads to a cascade of positive feedback from those around you. While the initial apprehension about how friends and family might react is natural, the common consensus swings heavily towards positive remarks — from compliments on looking younger and more confident to affirmations of the treatment’s natural appearance. The occasional concerns or skepticism serve as opportunities for education and reassurance, further solidifying the decision for many to choose SMP as a solution to hair loss. Ultimately, a well-executed SMP treatment not only transforms one’s appearance but also elevates their well-being and how they are perceived by the world around them.

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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

Hirschy Hoops
Hirschy Hoops
Tommy T you’ve changed my life. I put all my trust in you and you made me so comfortable with this process. The reason I selected you is you want to master this art and customized a process to meet my specific needs. When I look in the mirror and am confused that I have hair or a hair line now that says a lot. Honestly I see you as the go to SMP artist in the future. All of your studying on this will pay huge dividends and you are able to change people’s lives which is so powerful. Thank you for treating my head like your own. God bless you and if you ever need a reference or anything I’d be thrilled to do so. Thanks again Tommy
byron culf
byron culf
Sent me a mock pic of how my hair might look within a few hours. Great service! Shame I'm in the UK and didn't realise they are in the US
Eric Boone
Eric Boone
Today I had a consultation with Tommy at Elegant Smp. He was very professional and informative answering all my questions. He made me feel confident that I came to the right place. His knowledge and understanding of Smp put my mind at ease going forward. I would highly recommend reaching out to Tommy if you are considering this procedure.
Krishna KV
Krishna KV
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 Velarde
Kendall Velarde
Great guy and very professional!! Highly recommended!!
jason velasquez
jason velasquez
Talking with Tommy was great! He was very professional, and informative with all the questions I had.
Michael Marino
Michael Marino
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
Akeem H
Akeem H
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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