Scalp Micropigmentation For Men

No man wants to become bald. Before there was scalp micropigmentation for men (or SMP), there were many doctors and others who promised to “cure” or cover up male pattern baldness. None of these options were/are ideal because they were either gimmicks that didn’t work, hairpieces that are uncomfortable and expensive, or they required actual surgery, and many times that doesn’t work either.

Baldness in men comes from many different things and looks different on every male. Some men begin to lose their hair very early in life, where others it on sets later in life. Most men will experience some sort of hair loss. Doctors feel that hormones play a large role in male hair loss, but they don’t rule out other factors like diet, stress, and medications that can also contribute to hair loss.  Androgenic alopecia is identified by a receded hairline and where the hair continues to grow it becomes thinner as the follicles weaken.  This is the most common form of baldness in men today.

How Can SMP Help?

Scalp micropigmentation for men is a 100% effective solution for male hair loss including male pattern baldness, thinning hair, receding hairlines, alopecia, and hair transplant scarring. This is a non-surgical permanent hair loss solution that works for nearly all candidates. Scalp micropigmentation for men uses micro-needles to deposit pigment into the scalp. The result creates the appearance of tiny hair follicles that help thicken and restore the look of fuller hair, give you the look of a short buzz cut or close-cropped hair, or camouflage transplant scarring.

SMP Practitioners, including the specialists at NJ Scalp Micropigmentation, use the Norwood Scale to determine the level or type of male pattern baldness someone has. SMP Artists use the Norwood Scale in coming up with pricing as well as planning a client’s treatment, making scalp micropigmentation for men the ideal treatment plan for male hair loss.

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Who Do We Help


Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness starts as a receding hairline, but it quickly progresses into the horseshoe pattern.  Men will lose the hair on the top of their heads, but we can create the follicle look throughout all of the balding areas. With this, a client can achieve the look of a full head of short-cropped hair immediately!


Receding Hairlines

We can rebuild the hairline where men begin to develop a widow’s peak as their hairline starts receding. With a receding hairline, men begin to lose their hair at the right and left corners of the hairline. SMP creates the perfect hairline for your face, head shape, and age.


Hair Transplant Scarring

If you’ve had a hair transplant (FUE/FUT) these types of scars can be very visible and limit hairstyle options. A large percentage of SMP clients seek the treatment to help camouflage strip and FUE/FUT scarring associated with prior hair transplants.  We can help hide these scars for our clients. >> read more



The onset of Alopecia can occur suddenly and without warning where the body attacks its own hair follicles causing hair loss in patches. For those affected with any form of alopecia, rather than a wig or hair transplants, scalp micropigmentation can provide a permanent and natural-looking head of hair.

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Hair Density

Some men are just looking for a thicker or fuller head of hair.  Maybe your hair is just thin and always has been. Or maybe you had a hair transplant but the hair on top still doesn’t appear full or thick. We can help you.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is scalp micropigmentation (SMP)?

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a widely popular non-surgical hair loss solution whereby minuscule deposits of pigment simulate hair follicles on the scalp. SMP for men, however, is extremely intricate and not a mere “hair tattoo.” We use different pigments and needles to accurately simulate tiny hair follicles.

How long does scalp micropigmentation last?

SMP for men is permanent, however, the “dots” or injected pigment lessen in circumference very slightly over time. While this is not technically fading, the scalp will benefit from a touch-up session every 4-6 years. This nearly imperceptible decrease in circumference happens because macrophage cells in the human immune system will gradually break up and disperse pigment from any procedure, albeit extremely slowly.

What will my head look like immediately after treatment?

Expect some redness which will subside after a day or two.

Is SMP painful?

Although each client’s pain sensitivity differs, SMP is much less painful than a traditional tattoo. SMP needles are so thin, some customers say they feel almost nothing. When asked to rate their pain levels, most SMP clients report 1-3 on a scale of 1-10.

Can SMP be removed?

Yes, SMP for men can be removed with an electro-optic Q switched laser, which is used to heat and break up SMP pigmentation for easier absorption by phagocytes in the dermis. SMP is easy to remove because the pigment isn’t deposited as deep as traditional tattoo ink.

Does insurance cover scalp micropigmentation?

No, sorry. Scalp micropigmentation for men is a cosmetic procedure by nature, so it is rarely ever covered by medical insurance. It’s worth checking with your insurance provider about potential coverage since policies vary as do personal circumstances.

Is scalp micropigmentation safe?

SMP for men is a non-surgical hair loss solution. Needles deposit pigment below the upper layer of the skin, similar to a body art tattoo. The procedure is a very safe remedy for male hair loss when performed by a professional.

How is SMP different than a regular tattoo?

Unlike traditional tattooing, SMP pigment is deposited near the epidermal layer rather than deep inside the dermal layer. SMP can be removed by laser much more easily than traditional tattoos.

Will I be able to go in the sun?

We recommend always using some sort of sunscreen to retain the ink its longest. Should you choose not to use sunscreen, for the first 30 days you must cover your head with sunscreen or a hat.

What is the treatment process and how long is one session?

Depending on the level of baldness or male hair loss, the first treatment session generally takes 1-3 hours while the second and third sessions take 1-2 hours. Each session is performed 1-2 weeks apart with the average client receiving 3 sessions.

What should I be cautious of in the days following my treatment?

In the first 4 days following treatment, avoid shaving, showers, sweating, scrubbing, shampooing topicals and long term exposure to sunlight. It’s okay to lightly dab the area with wet cloths, but do not soak the head. After 4 days, it’s okay to shower (lightly), shave, and use fragrance free moisturizers. After 10 days, you can resume your normal activities, but it’s still best to avoid long term sunlight for 30 days.

How often will men need to shave their head?

This is a personal preference, but most clients opt for a buzzed look where they shave every 1-3 days.

How much does scalp micropigmentation cost?

The cost of SMP for men varies per client.  We base the cost on how much of the treatment needs to be applied and by how many sessions are needed per client, which is assessed based on male hair loss.  We offer FREE consultations for everyone. During the consultation, we will be able to assess your scalp and from there we can judge approximately how much treatment and how many sessions you will need.

Does micropigmentation look natural / real?

Scalp micropigmentation for men looks incredibly real, as long as it is applied correctly. Many of our clients say their family, friends, and co-workers say they look younger or something looks different about them, but no one ever knows what it is that has changed and that’s what we want when addressing male hair loss!

Does SMP stimulate hair growth or help grow my hair back?

No, sorry, scalp micropigmentation for men will not grow your hair back. However, SMP for men gives you the look of short hair, a tight buzz-cut, or fuller hair density.

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