Paying the Right Price for Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)

Updated: May 5, 2021

With the wide range of prices you'll come across while shopping around for a scalp micropigmentation treatment, making the right decision quickly becomes a difficult one.

Here are a couple of things you'll hear from SMP companies about pricing:

  1. Don't choose the bargain price because you'll get what you pay for.

  2. The more you pay for your SMP treatment, the better the quality.

To a certain extent there is some truth to the first statement, but you have to take this advice with a grain of salt. Some companies believe that quantity should come before quality. I'm not saying that they provide the worst quality, I'm saying that they will most likely spend less time asking you the crucial questions necessary to tailor the treatment specifically to your needs. These companies want to hook you with the price, treat you with their SMP, and get you out the door as fast as possible to make room for the next paying customer.

SMP in One Session

I've even heard of companies promising to fully treat you with SMP in one session. This is ludicrous and these artists frequently go "too dark" without knowing how your skin will react to the pigment. Beware of these companies because SMP should be treated carefully by an expert and a treatment could go wrong very quickly.

The second statement also has a bit of truth, but can also be very misleading. A $2400 SMP treatment is rarely inferior to a $3400 treatment. There are very few artists in the USA who can get away with charging much more for your treatment. Zang SMP is one of the first and best SMP companies out there and he charges premium prices, but this price increase is absolutely justified. Hairline Ink is another company that is more than justified for charging a premium for their amazing SMP treatments. These are just two of the many great SMP companies in the U.S.A.

The Right Price

Finding that pricing sweet spot for SMP is not easy, but it is completely possible for an SMP company to charge properly through market research. Different factors come into play when choosing the right price for you like budget, how extensive your treatment should be, SMP company's experience and expertise, and sometimes even the fact that you may have to travel two to three times to get treated by your artist of choice. Edge Scalp Ink's pricing is very competitive and our results speak for themselves. About Edge Scalp Ink.


Beware of artists who routinely buy Google reviews and Instagram followers. Their justification for charging the exorbitant prices is purely egotistical and at the end of the day you'll pay a pr