Will Scalp Micropigmentation Work with Long Hair?

Did you know that about 35 million men and 21 million women suffer from hair loss?  Hair loss can really shake people’s confidence. 

With many treatments and techniques out there to help, people are rejecting traditional hair transplant surgeries. Though they’re advertised as non-invasive, some popular hair transplant procedures like Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) cause scarring that can be unsightly.  

Instead, they’re turning to newer alternatives to fix their hair thinning. A truly non-invasive hair loss procedure is scalp micropigmentation (SMP), which can cover thinning hair and FUT and FUE scars. It’s seen as a procedure only for people with a bald head and/or short hair, though SMP works well for people with long hair too!

What is SMP?

SMP is a procedure that assists with covering thinning hair and scars, mainly from FUT and FUE procedures. Micropigmentation artists deliver pigments into the scalp to create the illusion of hair follicles; which is why SMP is referred to as a “head tattoo” or “scalp tattoo”!

Does SMP Work with Long Hair?

People with long hair are great candidates for SMP. The reason why it works so well is because the hair density helps blend the hair and the pigment better.  

Scalp Micropigmentation for women with female pattern baldness, traction alopecia, and other hair loss problems. | Tampa Scalp Ink

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Scalp micropigmentation is usually thought to only look good on people with shaved or shorter hair, but you will still receive a natural-looking result with longer hair. 


There are some things to keep in mind about getting SMP with long hair: 

  • The treatment has to stay within your natural hairline. 
  • There needs to be enough existing hair to blend with the treatment.
  • The existing hair should be close to the same color as the treatment to ensure a more natural look. 

Tampa Scalp Ink is at the cutting edge of SMP technology, lead technician, Bryan Abernathy, has over ten years in the hair industry. People come to Tampa Scalp Ink from all over for a safe alternative to hair transplantation surgery. SMP is helpful for men and women, and candidates with long hair and short hair. 

Scars can be embarrassing, but there are non-invasive options available to hide them. Let Tampa Scalp Ink be your answer! Contact us today for more information!

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