Posted 07/22/2020 in General by

How much does Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) cost?

How much does Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) cost?

How much does Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) cost?

One of the key advantages of scalp micropigmentation versus a hair transplant procedure is the price tag. A hair transplant starts at $3 to $6 per graft and people need figure $9,000 to $18,000 plus plenty of downtime and pain. Scalp Micropigmentation's price comes nowhere near that.

Below you'll find a guide to help you estimate the cost of the procedure. Using our power match tool, you can easily get quotes from several artists within our network, and that will also provide you with an excellent idea.

A few of the questions you should ask upfront to any artists are:

  1. Are you certified?
  2. How many years have you been doing this?
  3. Do you have an extensive social networking portfolio and presence?
  4. Certifications:
    1. SMP Training Certificate - Ask them about the faculty and hours spent training
    2. Depending on some states, the artist may also need a tattoo license
    3. Bloodborne pathogen permit
    4. Town Health Permit
  5. Sterilized clinic - preferably with a sink
  6. Will needles be new and opened in front of me?
  7. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) - The practitioner should be using fresh and clean disposable gloves, masks.
  8. Gear should be wrapped in clean and fresh guards and tape for each session

Among the biggest risks of any procedure is the risk of infection. Even though the above may seem 'too much', the danger of disease is real and should be taken very seriously. Walk away, if the practitioner or the clinic exhibits poor hygiene.

An excellent practice will not charge by the session and will typically charge by the job and will also supply you with a 1-year warranty. This normally means that if you want any regions darkened or if any regions fade, they will do fix it.

Here's a rough estimate of the cost.

Keep it varies by the extent of your hair loss, area, and your artist:

Treatment Type


Hairline area only

$1200- $1800

Crown area

$1200- $1600

Hair transplant scar camouflage


Adding Density for existing hair

$1800- $2200

Full treatment 

$2500- $2800

Full treatment + Scar Camouflage

$3200- $4000

Full Alopecia treatment

$3500- $4500

Partial alopecia treatment 

$2500- $3500

Women hairline treatment

$1200- $1500

Women full scalp density treatment


Existing client touch up

$99- $299

New client touch up

$250- $500

Repair of bad treatment

$1200- $1800

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