Scalp Micropigmentation & Hair Transplant Comparison | Which one is Better?

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Scalp Micropigmentation vs. Hair Transplant Surgery – Which Is Better?

Hair transplant surgery is the most popular solution for hair loss. But there is a new treatment for hair loss that is making a lot of waves lately, called as Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) or Hair Tattoo.
The question is which is better for you – SMP for Hair Loss or Hair Transplant Surgery. At Scalp Designs, we believe that Scalp Micropigmentation is the most effective solution for hair loss, and certainly a better option than hair transplants.

Here’s why…

The Problem with Hair Transplant Surgery…
What is Hair Transplant Surgery?

Hair transplant surgery is a very complex procedure where hair that you already have is moved and transplanted to an area of your scalp which has thinning hair or no hair. On the plus side, hair transplant surgery is long lasting and could result in the re-growth of natural hair.
But there are many issues with Hair Transplant Surgery.

#1: The surgery can cost you anything from $12,000 to $15,000, which is a lot!
#2: It works only if you have transferable hair on other areas of your scalp.
#3: Many patients complain about a constant irritation such as itching after the surgery.
#4: There is no 100% guarantee that it will work for you. The transplanted hair may fall off later.
#5: Having to be on Propecia, a drug prescribed so transplanted hair won’t fall out, the #1 Side Affect being “Impotence”

Why Opt for SMP for Hair Loss?
At Scalp Designs, we have a team of skilled professionals that perform Scalp Micropigmentation using a highly technical and intricate process. SMP involves implanting natural pigments giving you the appearance of having a full head of shaved hair.
This treatment works very well for both men and women at any stage of hair loss, and has grown in popularity in recent years.
In fact, if you’ve noticed why the likes of Vin Diesel and Jamie Foxx (two of our favorite actors) have been looking much younger lately, that’s because they are a part of the new wave of celebs that have opted for SMP rather than for a hair transplant surgery.
This approach to fighting hair loss creates an illusion of a full head with a 3-day stubble, instead of a chrome dome look. It makes it appear as though the individual has willingly chosen to shave their head and not really suffered from hair loss.

How does Scalp Micropigmentation work?

Basically it involves the careful and methodical application of a special medical-grade pigment using micro-needles onto the scalp. This is also called cosmetic tattooing.

What about the results?

You should only trust experts such as those from Scalp Designs with this procedure. The results will depend on the person that performs the SMP. This is a non-invasive process, which not only helps cover the hair loss or hair thinning, but also allows you to conceal the bald spots, burns and scars on the scalp.
Once done, the results will remain for 10-15 years before a touch up may be needed. There are no serious side effects and while you may experience some minor discomfort during the process, it is nothing to worry about.
There is no risk of infection from the incision of the needles. Scalp Designs equipment used is sterile one time use only. You don’t need to take any medications either. Also, this treatment is 100% guaranteed to produce the expected results, which is not possible with any other treatment for hair loss.


Scalp Micropigmentation costs $1,500 to $3,000, which is a fraction of what a hair transplant surgery would cost you. It requires no maintenance or touch-ups and is the best way to hide a receding hairline.


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