Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about plastic surgery issues. If you have any other questions or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.


What is scalp micropigmentation?

Scalp micro pigmentation is a cosmetic procedure in which pigment is injected into the scalp to create the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. It is sometimes referred to as a “hair tattoo” or “scalp tattoo.”

Is scalp micropigmentation the same as a regular tattoo

While the techniques used in scalp micropigmentation are similar to those used in tattooing, there are some differences. Scalp micropigmentation involves the use of special pigments and needles that are specifically designed for use on the scalp, and the procedure is typically done at a shallower depth than a regular tattoo.

How long does the procedure take?

The length of the scalp micropigmentation procedure can vary depending on the size of the area being treated and the complexity of the case. In general, the procedure can take anywhere from a few hours to several sessions to complete.

Is scalp micropigmentation painful?

Most people do not find scalp micropigmentation to be overly painful, although some discomfort may be experienced during the procedure. A local anesthetic can be used to help reduce any pain or discomfort.

How long do the results of scalp micropigmentation last?

The results of scalp micropigmentation are generally long-lasting, although the pigment may fade slightly over time. The exact length of time that the results will last can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the person’s skin type and the care taken to protect the treated area from the sun.

Are there any risks associated with micro scalp pigmentation?

As with any medical procedure, there are some risks associated with scalp micropigmentation. These may include infection, allergic reactions, and scarring. It is important to consult with a trained practitioner before proceeding with treatment to understand the potential risks and to ensure that scalp micropigmentation is the right option for you.

Is Scalp Micropigmentation Detectable?

Scalp micropigmentation has become such an effective hair loss solution because of its consistently natural and undetectable results. Enhanced Scalp prides itself on the ability to seamlessly replicate each individual hair follicle to create a perfect match for each client.

Do I Need To Take Time Off Work?

Scalp micropigmentation is non-invasive and requires no down time. In most cases, you will not need to take any extended time away from work, school, or other functions. After treatment it is common to notice slight redness on the scalp for 2-3 days post session. This redness subsides quickly and most clients return to work either right away or within a couple days. Clients are also allowed to wear hats or headwear should they feel the need.

Will It Change Color Like Tattoos?

No. Scalp micropigmentation is a form of permanent cosmetics, but unlike tattoo ink, the pigment is designed to fall within the same color spectrum of short cut hair. The pigment contains no additional colorants or additives and will only lighten, not discolor over an extended time. Scalp micropigmentation also utilizes different equipment than traditional tattooing, ensuring the needle and machine are designed specifically for micropigmentation of the scalp

Will Scalp Micropigmentation Work With Gray Hair?

Yes, those with gray hair can still benefit from the scalp micropigmentation procedure. First, most clients are recommended to cut their hair to a short buzzed length. When this is done, gray hair does not appear as gray because the hair root itself is darker. Hair only shows gray as it gets longer. Second, we use a gray-scale pigment that can be adjusted in shade to blend with lighter hair tones. We simply create a lighter dilution for blending into the existing gray hairs.

Do You Charge For An SMP Consultation?

No, we offer free consultations for anyone looking to learn about how scalp micro pigmentation can help their hair loss