There is a decrease in density of hair, and as a result

Like microblading for brows, the ability to produce the illusion of fuller hair on the scalp, the procedure is referred to as Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP).

With increasing hair loss, there is a decrease in the density of hair, and as a result, the scalp skin is more visible due to an increase in contrast between hair and skin. This can be minimized by providing an illusion using various camouflaging or concealing techniques. Camouflaging techniques such as bio fibers, wigs, and concealers like hair powder are all temporary methods. Compared to these modalities, a scalp tattoo is a permanent concealer.

The goal of SMP is to use tiny, layered dots in hues of black to replicate the look of full hair on your scalp. This process may be useful for people who experience hair loss. This includes:

  • Post chemotherapy hair loss
  • Alopecia
  • Thinning hair
  • Male and Female Pattern Baldness
  • Scars after neurosurgery, head trauma, and Hair Restoration surgery


It fades over time because skin cells are constantly replaced. Touch-up sessions are required.

This procedure only requires a topical anesthetic to numb the skin and keep you comfortable.

Micropigmentation is an office procedure done using a pen-like instrument. The needle will penetrate a few millimeters into your skin (dermis) and the pigment is deposited. 

Most procedures take from 30 minutes to several hours to perform. (from preparation to end of the procedure; time depends on areas of baldness).

After the procedure, your specialist will give you an antiseptic to keep the treated region clean. Some may require more than one session to achieve the desired result.

Your hair loss level is the most important factor in understanding your SMP treatment costs. Typically, Scalp Micropigmentation treatment cost starts from Rs.30,000. Depending on the factors like patient age, type of baldness etc., price varies. In order to provide an accurate price, we need to see pictures of your hair loss or examine in person to determine your number on the Norwood scale.

Minimal bleeding, swelling and some crusting is usually expected. Others include Infection, Allergic reaction, scar tissue etc.

Yes, it can camouflage hair transplant scars and also other post-surgical scars on your scalp.

Micropigmentation is meant to blend in and looks natural whereas traditional tattoo is done to stand out.

While microblading is done with a manual blade, Micropigmentation is performed using an electric tattoo device. This is because more power is needed to penetrate the skin on your scalp, which is thicker than the skin under your eyebrows. 

Although both fall under the category of Micropigmentation, are very different methods of implanting pigment.

You need to wait at least 5 days before you shampoo or shave your scalp.

Yes, it is necessary to dye the hair black on a continuous basis if there are much grey hair. Micropigmentation is not recommended for individuals who change their hair color frequently as we usually use black dye.

Yes, It can be removed by tattoo removal lasers like Q- switched.

Hair transplantation can be done post-SMP as SMP treatment would not affect transplant process

Women having baldness and not respond to minoxidil or other medical treatments can undergo the procedure.