What are the benefits of SMP?

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Have you ever heard of Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a cosmetic treatment for thinning hair or hair loss. It’s sometimes also called a hair tattoo.

An artist uses thin, small needles to deposit tiny dots of pigment (color) on the scalp. These dots give the appearance of thicker hair.

Scalp Micropigmentation pigments are cosmetic-grade, permanent inks.

When a master artist performs Scalp Micropigmentation, it can hide thinning areas on the scalp. It may also hide birthmarks or scars.

The treatment can also give the illusion of having shaved hair or a “Buzz Cut” on people who are bald.

Scalp Micropigmentation is noninvasive and doesn’t require surgery or anesthesia.

What is Hair Loss What are the benefits of SMP?

A brief history of Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP).

As far back as 1902 well known tattoo artist Sutherland MacDonald started using ‘permanent makeup’ at his parlor, boasting of an All-Year-Round delicate pink complexion’ on the cheeks.

This look was extremely popular, and the idea took off. Fast forward a few decades and the craze from London skipped over the ocean to the USA in the 1920s and throughout the 1930s tattooists began developing and refining. Thus, Implementing pigment for cosmetic reasons.

So, what are the benefits of Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?

The benefits of Scalp Micropigmentation compared to procedures like hair transplantation surgery include:

  • Less invasive (no surgery or incisions).
  • Less pain.
  • Lower cost.
  • No downtime.

What are the risks or complications of the Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) procedure?

The biggest risk of Scalp Micropigmentation comes in working with unlicensed or inexperienced artists who may not take the necessary precautions.

Possible risks include:

  • Allergic reaction to the cosmetic pigments.
  • Infection from unsterilized needles.
  • Unnatural or undesirable appearance after treatment.

To avoid these risks:

  • Choose a licensed Scalp Micropigmentation artist.
  • Ask to see before and after scalp micropigmentation photos of their work.

If you have allergies, discuss them with your artist before the procedure.


We hope this information was helpful and that now you are more aware of the procedure itself.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get back to us via email at info@archangelsnyc.com or by phone at 212-913-9612.

We are here to help to make you look and feel your best, but remember that the change starts within.