Am I a good candidate for Scalp Micropigmentation?

Most people qualify as good candidates for the procedure; however, Scalp micropigmentation is particularly ideal for the following:

  • Female pattern baldness
  • Receding hairlines or Male pattern baldness
  • Those who lack sufficient hair density following a hair transplant procedure
  • Concealing plug grafts from transplants
  • Scar coverage
  • Those suffering from one of the many forms of alopecia.
  • Avoiding wearing wigs
  • Those that have tried hair growth pills/medication, ointments, creams and have been unsuccessful



The word ‘sufferers’ is inappropriate to a certain extent, as hair loss is not an illness or condition in its own right. Infact, this terminology is referred to anyone who is losing their hair through natural means. In men this is known as male pattern baldness, male pattern hair loss or androgenetic alopecia, and is the typical loss of hair that most men experience as they age. The extent of hair loss is measured on the Norwood Hamilton Scale. In women, the condition is referred to as female pattern baldness and is measured using the Ludwig Scale.


No hair transplant procedures can create hair. Instead, hair is moved from one location to another, usually from the back of the head to the front or crown. Because no new hair is actually created, and due to the fact that much of the transplanted hair is not permanently retained, low density can become a problem. Scalp micropigmentation can remedy this by shading the scalp and creating an illusion of greater density.


Alopecia takes many forms. Apart from androgenetic alopecia (standard pattern hair loss), there are many other forms of this condition including alopecia areata, alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis. Here, scalp micropigmentation is used to make affected parts of the scalp look like unaffected parts, or in the case of total hair loss, SMP can even recreate an entire head of hair.


All hair restoration procedures involving surgery create scars. These vary from old fashioned plug and cobblestone scars to linear strip scars at the back of the head, aggressive scalp reduction scars and smaller follicular unit extraction (FUE) scars in the donor and recipient area. In most cases, the donor area is more severely scarred than the recipient area. Scalp micropigmentation can help to hide these scars by effectively blending them with surrounding hair.

How is Scalp Micropigmentation performed?

Combining SMP & Hair Transplants For a Thicker, Fuller Look