Why Scalp Micropigmentation Is Not For You

Why Scalp Micropigmentation Is Not For You
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

4 mins read

Are you considering scalp micropigmentation (SMP) as a solution to your hair loss woes? Before you take the plunge, it’s important to understand that SMP is not a one-size-fits-all solution. While it may work wonders for some, it may not be the best option for others. In fact, there are a few reasons why SMP might not be for you at all.

In this blog post, we’ll dive into the topic of scalp micropigmentation and discuss why it might not be the right choice for everyone. We’ll explore two key reasons why SMP might not be for you, and why it’s important to consider these factors before you commit to the procedure. So, whether you’re already considering SMP or are simply curious about the procedure, read on to learn more.

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Candid talk on the disadvantages of SMP.

SMP requires a close-shave

Firstly, if you’re not willing to keep your hair short every two to four days, then SMP is not for you. SMP involves the implantation of ink and pigments into the scalp, giving the appearance of hair follicles. However, as the ink and pigments are only two-dimensional, it will be noticeable when your hair grows out and becomes three-dimensional. This can occur after a week or so, depending on lighting conditions. If you’re not prepared to keep your hair short, then it will be difficult to maintain the illusion of hair follicles, making SMP a less viable solution. You must be comfortable rocking that close-shaved look or you’ll be disappointed.

SMP is not a magical solution

Secondly, if you think that SMP is going to change your life entirely, then you may want to reconsider. While SMP can remove the distraction of hair loss, it will not change your life in a broader sense. You will still have to pay your bills, and you will still have problems to deal with. SMP will only remove a major distraction, and it’s up to you to work on yourself to improve your life. While the distraction of hair loss may have been significant, SMP is not a magic solution to all of life’s problems.

SMP can be a great solution for some

Despite the limitations and considerations mentioned earlier, it’s essential to recognize that SMP can be an effective solution for hair loss for some people. Here are some of the benefits of SMP:

  1. Natural-looking results: SMP can create the appearance of a buzz cut, providing a natural-looking hairline and the illusion of hair follicles. When done by an experienced professional, the results can be incredibly realistic and indistinguishable from actual hair.

  2. Low maintenance: Once you’ve undergone SMP, you don’t have to worry about your hairline receding or your hair falling out anymore. SMP requires little maintenance, and you don’t have to worry about styling, grooming, or using hair products.

  3. Cost-effective: SMP can be a cost-effective solution compared to other hair restoration methods, such as hair transplant surgery. The procedure is non-invasive and does not require any recovery time, so you can get back to your regular routine right away.

  4. Boosts confidence: For many people, hair loss can be a significant source of stress and anxiety, affecting their self-esteem and confidence. SMP can help to restore confidence and provide a boost to overall well-being, especially when combined with other positive lifestyle changes.


SMP can be an excellent solution for those looking to restore their hairline and boost their confidence. While it’s not suitable for everyone, it’s essential to consider the benefits and limitations of SMP before deciding to undergo the procedure. If you’re interested in SMP, reach out to our qualified practitioner and ask for advice to ensure that you make an informed decision.

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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.
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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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