Why More Men Are Turning to Hair Tattoo

Why More Men Are Turning to Hair Tattoo
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

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Hair loss is a common issue that affects millions of men around the world. According to research, upwards of 50 percent of men experience moderate to extensive hair loss by the end of their forties. To combat this problem, many are turning to scalp micropigmentation (SMP) or “hair tattoos” as an alternative solution to traditional hair loss treatments such as finasteride and minoxidil. Hair tattoos offer a unique way for men with thinning hair or bald spots to create the appearance of a full head of buzz-cut styled hair without surgery or any other invasive procedures. In this article, we will explore why scalp micropigmentation has become increasingly popular among those looking for an effective treatment for hair loss.

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What is hair tattoo and how is it different from traditional tattoos

A hair tattoo is a type of scalp micropigmentation procedure that is carried out to recreate the appearance of hair on a bald or thinning scalp. Unlike traditional tattoos, which involve the injection of ink deep into the skin, hair tattoos use microscopic deposits of pigment to create an ultra-fine hair-like pattern across the scalp at the upper dermis level of the skin. This gives the scalp a fuller and more natural look when compared to hair transplants or other hair restoration options.

Hair tattoos are also non-invasive and can be used to treat various levels of hair loss. It can help those who are completely bald but can also be used to cover thinning hair spots or areas where hair has been lost due to alopecia. The procedure normally takes three to five sessions depending on the severity of your hair loss, with each session lasting two to five hours depending on the size of the area being treated. Each session will involve micro-pigment being applied in layers by a specialist technician in order to create an even and realistic result that is undetectable.

The results from hair tattooing are long-lasting and most clients find that they need just one touch-up every few years in order for it to maintain its natural look over time. This makes it an ideal solution for men with thinning hair or baldness who don’t want to go through surgery or any other invasive procedures. Because it’s a relatively simple procedure, there are very few risks associated with it and most people find that it’s a painless experience overall.

How hair tattoo is done and the types of designs that are available

The goal of scalp micropigmentation is to create hair-like strokes or dots that mimic hair follicles and add depth and dimension to the hair loss areas. Depending on the desired outcome, hair tattoos can be used to create a full head of shaved-look resembling a 5 o’clock shadow look.

The hair tattooing process starts with creating a customized design for the patient based on their hair loss pattern and desired look. Skilled technicians will draw a hairline that is appropriate to the age and shape of the client’s face and accurately map out the affected area for a seamless blend (ie. horseshoe).

Here at Elegant SMP, there are two distinct types of hairlines: faded hairline (our favorite) and defined hairline. Faded hairlines have a soft/fuzzy edge and are perfect for men who want a more natural look. Defined hairlines, on the other hand, are created using fine lines to give clients a crisper, “clean-cut” look. Both hair tattoo techniques use advanced shading techniques to create a hairline that looks as close to real hair as possible.

The benefits of hair tattoo and why more men are choosing this over other forms of hair loss treatments

Scalp micropigmentation is becoming increasingly popular among those looking for an effective treatment for hair loss due to its non-invasive nature and the natural results it can provide. It is a much safer option than a traditional hair transplant, as there are no surgical incisions or stitches required and no risk of any serious side effects such as infection or blood loss… Not to mention the permanent scarring that those treatments leave behind (SMP also can camouflage this).

Another benefit of hair tattooing is that it is a more affordable treatment option than other forms of surgical hair restoration treatments like FUE transplantation (follicular unit extraction). A single session of SMP can cost just a fraction of the price compared to these procedures, making it an ideal option for those who don’t have a large budget to work with (We also offer payment plans!).

In addition, the results from SMP are permanent and won’t be affected by any changes in your physical appearance (ie. weight loss or gain). This is one of the things that sets it apart from more temporary hair restoration solutions such as topical creams and anti-androgen medications, which can cause your hair loss to return over time.

If you’re looking for a safe and non-invasive solution for thinning hair or baldness, look no further than Elegant SMP for the best quality hair tattoo available in Buffalo, NY. We offer a range of treatment options to suit everyone’s individual needs, and our skilled technicians will work with you to create a hairline that looks natural and blends in with the rest of your remaining hair. Book an appointment now (virtual, or in-person) for a free consultation with one of our certified technicians.

The risks associated with hair tattoo and how to minimize these risks

SMP is widely considered to be one of the safest and least invasive forms of hair loss treatment available. Unlike more invasive treatments such as hair transplants, SMP does not involve cutting or stitching of the scalp and therefore eliminates any risk of infection or scarring. The procedure involves injecting a pigment into the scalp which is designed to blend in with existing hair to give the appearance of a fuller head or thicker hairstyle.

The process is relatively painless (everyone’s threshold for pain is different) and you’ll have a frame to your face immediately after your first session. There’s no need for anesthesia or recovery time either; clients can go back to their normal life the next day. As a result, SMP offers an attractive alternative for those who want a fast, effective solution but are wary of surgical procedures.

It looks natural and is undetectable

On top of that, results from SMP are natural looking due to the pigment being tailored exactly to match your existing hair colour, making it difficult for anyone even close up to detect that you have had work done. This means that you don’t have to worry about having an unnatural look or having people try and guess what you did or where you had it done – giving you peace of mind that it is undetectable!

Finally, many people find that SMP provides them with better psychological benefits too due to its subtle approach; some clients may feel more comfortable with this option over undergoing something more drastic such as a full-scale transplant surgery. This can be especially helpful if the client has low self-esteem related issues surrounding their thinning hair or baldness since they can achieve excellent results without anyone ever noticing they’ve changed anything at all!

Overall, scalp micropigmentation represents an exciting alternative for those seeking an effective solution for their hair loss without putting themselves at risk through surgery or medication side effects. The procedure itself is safe and straightforward and provides very natural results while being affordable and requiring minimal maintenance; thus making it ideal for those who want an easy yet effective solution that makes them look and feel great again!

Importance of aftercare for hair tattoos

Aftercare is an essential component of the scalp micropigmentation treatment process. Without proper aftercare, you risk damaging your results and not achieving the desired outcome. It’s important to follow the instructions provided by your technician and avoid certain activities such as (swimming pools, hot tubs, and saunas) for the first 30 days.

Some key aspects of aftercare include moisturizing your scalp, avoiding excessive sweating, protecting your scalp from sun exposure, and keeping it short & tight (so you won’t give away the secret). Please adhere to the aftercare instructions in order to achieve and maintain optimal results of your SMP


In conclusion, scalp micropigmentation is a safe and effective solution for those suffering from hair loss. It’s minimally invasive and provides natural-looking results with minimal maintenance requirements. The procedure requires no recovery time so you can go back to your normal life the next day after treatment (other treatments require you to wait many months). Moreover, it offers psychological benefits such as better self-esteem due to its subtle approach which makes it undetectable – giving you peace of mind that nobody will ever know about the changes! SMP could be just what you need to look and feel great again without going through drastic measures or risking any side effects associated with surgery or medication. I’ve said it many times and I’ll say it again, it’s not going to solve all of your problems but it will remove a major distraction in your life so that you can begin to live life again.

If this sounds like something that interests you then make sure to book an appointment now (virtual or in-person) for a free consultation so that we can assess your hair loss situation and set realistic expectations – we are here ready and waiting to help! Look forward to hearing from 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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