Scalp Micropigmentation Vs. Hair Transplant

Scalp Micropigmentation VS Hair Transplant

Scalp Micropigmentation Vs. Hair Transplant

Let’s examine scalp micropigmentation (or SMP) and hair transplant procedures side by side. We’ll keep it objective, and you be the judge!

Hair loss is something that is unavoidable and a lot more common than people usually think. It’s frustrating at times, but luckily, there are ways to combat hair loss and regain that youthful sense of confidence! 

The Procedure Itself

With Scalp micropigmentation, a small number of pigments are implanted under the skin using a micro-needle. This is good to cover up scars and balding spots.

A Hair Transplant is when healthy hair follicles are moved from a “donor” area (typically from the back of the head) and transplanted to bald spots.


Cost of Procedure

Scalp micropigmentation

SMP will not hurt the bank as much. The cost of this procedure averages around $700 per session (with clients typically requiring three sessions in total).

Hair transplant

Though only one session is needed, this procedure’s average cost is around $10,000 and increases depending on hair loss severity.


Who’s the Ideal Candidate

Scalp micropigmentation

Everyone! All ages and genders can benefit from this procedure regardless of the severity of the hair loss.

Hair transplant

This procedure is more effective for older people. However, those with extreme hair loss will not have enough healthy hair follicles to proceed with this procedure.


Safety Considerations

Scalp micropigmentation

Traditional tattoo ink contains metals, but pigments used in SMP and hair tattoos do not. They are entirely natural and safe to use. Even more important to note, the entire procedure is non-invasive!

Hair transplant

As with any surgical procedure, the procedure is invasive, and there is a risk of infection on the scalp. Furthermore, the hair follicles themselves may become infected due to incompatibility reasons.


Recovery Time

Scalp micropigmentation

After the procedure, clients are free to return to normal activities immediately. There will be a slight redness for a day or two.

Hair transplant

Most people can return to work after five days. Pain medications and antibiotics may be prescribed during this time.


How Long Does the Procedure Take To Show Results


The effects of SMP are immediate and consistently successful.

Hair transplant

This procedure takes 6 to 12 months to show results. The success rate is high, but the extent to which the hair grows varies significantly from one person to the next.


The Final Verdict

For us, we strongly and genuinely believe that the winner is scalp micropigmentation! It might look like we only picked good things to say about this procedure, but that’s just the truth. It’s cheap, safe, effective  and overall an excellent investment. 


What do you think?

Regardless of what procedure you are leaning towards, we stress the importance of seeking out experts that prioritize hygiene and take pride in their safety precautions.

And guess what? Tampa Scalp Ink has a dedicated and knowledgeable team that is ready to assist you! Our team guarantees a safe and excellent scalp micropigmentation experience. Call us today for a free consultation, and we’ll discuss any questions or concerns you may have. 

We’re here and ready to help you regain your unstoppable and fearless sense of youthful confidence!




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