Scalp Micropigmentation: Everything You Need to Know

Updated: Mar 16

If you are struggling with hair loss or hair thinning in the Washington DC area, scalp micropigmentation can offer an ideal solution.

Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical treatment that uses layered dots of pigment to mimic the appearance of hair follicles and produces extremely natural-looking results.


Continue reading for everything you need to know about scalp micropigmentation in Washington DC, including how it works, how many treatments are needed and if it’s right for you.


What Is Scalp Micropigmentation?


Scalp micropigmentation is one of the best thinning hair options in Washington, D.C.


Scalp micropigmentation, also known as SMP, is a non-surgical treatment designed to achieve the illusion of fuller hair. Edge Scalp Ink is the most trusted SMP provider in the Washington, D.C. area.


It is an excellent option for women and men who are suffering from hair loss due to male and female pattern baldness, alopecia areata totalis, or alopecia areata universalis. Edge Scalp Ink can help you manage your thinning hair.


How Does Scalp Micropigmentation Work?


Scalp micropigmentation in D.C. is performed using an electric device that deposits different hues of pigment into the skin in order to create the look of follicles on the scalp.


Pigment is deposited as layered dots, not hair-like strokes, which mimic the appearance of natural hair follicles.

What Can You Expect from a SMP Procedure?


Prior to each scalp micropigmentation treatment, you will be instructed to shower and wash your hair. If you are going for the shaved look, you should shave before the appointment. That is really all the preparation needed.


Most people find the two to three hour procedure to be fairly comfortable and walk away with a new look from the very first treatment.


Whether you are a patient referred to us by a medical professional or someone just looking to manage their hair loss, Edge Scalp Ink has the expertise needed to help.


How Many Scalp Micropigmentation Treatments Are Needed?


The number of scalp micropigmentation sessions needed depends on the amount of scalp getting treated.


That being said, even for smaller areas, most people require three-to-four treatments, spaced several weeks apart. From the first treatment, the results are so realistic that no one will be able to tell that you had a SMP treatment.


How Much Does Scalp Micropigmentation Cost?


SMP cost can vary from person to person and from provider to provider. Edge Scalp Ink offers a low-cost option to get you started today. Also, ask about financing.


Send us a photo of you (top down, bird's eye view) and an artist will simulate your new look within 72 hours for just $14.95. No strings attached.


How Long Does Scalp Micropigmentation Last?


If you're considering SMP treatment, you may be wondering--Does scalp micropigmentation fade away?


While scalp micropigmentation achieves long-lasting results (sometimes up to eight years), its effects are semi-permanent. Touch-ups may be needed to extend the look.


Skin on the scalp naturally exfoliates and causes the implanted ink to slowly fade.


Learn More


If you are considering scalp micropigmentation in the Washington DC area, please call Edge Scalp Ink today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented technicians.


Also, check out our FAQs' page.

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