Is Scalp Micropigmentation Safe?

Scalp Micropigmentation

Is hair loss giving you sleepless nights?

Do you think that you could’ve controlled it sooner?

What if we tell you that there’s a new breakthrough in achieving a fuller- head look?



Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP®) is a ground-breaking solution that replicates the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. Also known as the “Hair Tattoo,” SMP restores receding hairlines, thickens remaining hair and hides transplant scarring.

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Specially trained Skin City practitioners apply a proprietary formula of pigment (ink) to the scalp with micro-fine needles to create thousands of tiny impressions, giving the illusion of hair. This affordable solution can also be used to enhance an existing hair restoration or provide an alternative to individuals who want a non-surgical treatment suitable for all types of hair loss.

Why Men Lose Hair?

Before we delve deeper into SMP, let’s take a brief look at why men go bald. It classically comes down to the following factors:

  • Genetics

    – If you’re losing your hair way before the age, it may be a glitch in your DNA. Your hair follicles have a DNA blueprint, i.e. if your father has suffered from hair loss; chances are you will too.

  • Hormones 

    – Men who are predisposed to hair loss inherit hair follicles that are over-sensitive to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) that shrinks hair follicles. Eventually, the hair becomes thinner and finer until hair growth stops.

  • Age

    – As we age, the rate of our hair growth slows.

  • Other factors

    – Smoking, excessive alcohol use, certain medications, and even a poor diet, may contribute to hair loss.

What Can Scalp Micropigmentation Do For You?

Whether you have long hair, short hair, thinning hair or a visible scalp, Scalp Micropigmentation can provide the appearance of a thicker, fuller head of hair.

SMP is like normal tattooing but it does not penetrate the skin as deeply. It also keeps its color unlike, tattoo ink. The hairline is chosen based on your face shape. After choosing the hairline shape, the Skin City practitioner adds tiny dots to your scalp. The procedure takes about 2-3 sessions with each session lasting 3 hours or more. It is a permanent treatment, but it can be reversed or adjusted once the rest of your hair turns grey.

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Is Scalp Micropigmentation Safe?

The vast majority of procedures performed on the body come with some level of risk. In the case of SMP, however, there have been no serious side effects reported. Although no known side effects of the procedure have been reported, the following are potential issues of which you should be aware of.

  • Allergies:

    Some people are allergic to ink when it is applied to their skin. It is possible to react to the colorants used during the procedure.

  • Heavy Metals:

    If the facility where you undergo SMP uses low-quality ink, the ink could contain heavy metals. This problem, while dangerous, is primarily an issue of quality rather than a specific side effect of SMP.

  • Needle Safety:

    As is the case with any treatment that uses needles, the person performing your treatment should be using a clean, new needle for every patient. If you believe the facility you are considering is neglecting safety measures, try a different treatment center.

The side effects of SMP are extremely rare and nonexistent. If you are hesitant about your scalp’s reaction to the ink, ask for a test, before working on your scalp. Ensuring that you feel comfortable receiving the treatment should be a primary concern for the technician performing your SMP procedure.

SMP is a semi-permanent life decision that creates unbelievably realistic results and instills a renewed sense of self-confidence when you trust the right person with the job. At Skin City, we make cleanliness and client satisfaction our top priorities.

Who Is A Candidate For Scalp Micropigmentation?

  • Men and women wanting the appearance of added hair density
  • People with shaved heads that desire hairline definition
  • Alopecia sufferers
  • Those who want to camouflage burns, scars or birthmarks
  • Non-candidates for hair transplantation

The Skin City SMP Promise

At Skin City, our physicians and SMP practitioner’s concern is at the highest level to ensure that our customers are completely satisfied. We make sure that you achieve the most natural-looking hairline using custom-fit scalp micropigmentation treatment uniquely designed for you. Put an end to suffering from the loss of hair, gain confidence, and a viable long-term solution.