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How Much Does Scalp Micropigmentation Cost?
Micropigmentation is a very intricate procedure. On average, there are over 100,000 follicles on the human head; this means our skilled practitioners—guided by cutting-edge technology—must carefully implant pigments by hand upwards of 1,250 times per square inch. The price to accomplish this feat at Hairline Ink generally falls between $1,800 to $3,200 for what we would consider our average client’s needs and desired look. The exact price of a scalp micropigmentation treatment, however, may be higher or lower depending on a number of factors. You can also click HERE to learn more about our financing options for your Scalp Micropigmentation treatment!
Tens of thousands have chosen scalp micropigmentation because it is the only permanent hair loss solution with IMMEDIATE results, and the cost of SMP is far more affordable compared to other hair restoration methods.
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Scalp Micropigmentation Pricing Chart
|Procedure Type||Sessions 1 + 2 Cost $ (USD)||Session 3 Cost $ (USD)||Total Cost of Procedure $ (USD)|
|Scar Treatment Only||$1200-1800||$700||$1900-$2500|
|Norwood 2-3 (hairline or crown work only)||$2000-2200||$700||$2700-$2900|
|Standard Procedure (Benchmark Price)||$2700-3200||$700||$3400-$3900|
|Standard Procedure with Scars||$3600-4000||$700-1050||$4300-$5050|
|Mild Alopecia Areata||$3200-3600||$700||$3900-$4300|
|Women’s Hair Loss||$1800-3400||$700||$2500-$4100|
|Adding Crown Density||$2000-2200||$700||$2700-$2900|
|Adding Density to Thin Hair||$2700-3200||$700||$3400-$3900|
|Repairing Bad Treatments||$2200-3200||$700||$2900-$3900|
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Factors that Affect the Cost of Your Scalp Micropigmentation Procedure
The cost of each procedure varies based on several factors, including the size of the treatment area, your type of skin, if you have scarring, and how dense your original hair is.
Of course, one of the biggest factors that dictates the price of micropigmentation will be the cumulative size of the treatment area determined by the size of the head and the extent of the hair loss.
The majority of our clients suffer from male pattern baldness, the severity of which is determined by The Norwood scale. If you are in the earlier stages of balding, treatment will be less costly compared to addressing the larger treatment areas associated with the later stages. MPB cannot be prevented and generally follows these stages:
- Stage I: Baseline—no hair loss.
- Stage II: The hairline begins to thin typically in an “m” shaped pattern at the temples.
- Stage III: The “m” pattern first seen in the previous stage deepens. Often, hair at the crown of the head begins to thin during this time as well. This is the first stage hair loss can be technically considered “baldness.”
- Stage IV: Hair recedes more dramatically at the sides in this stage, often leaving a triangular island of hair at the front of the head. The bald spot in the back of the head is more noticeable. However, there is generally a full bridge of hair that separates the two distinct areas of hair loss.
- Stage V: The two main regions of hair loss in the front and back are still distinct, but the band that separates them starts to thin.
- Stage VI: The two main areas of hair loss unite in this stage. Hair continues to recede around the sides of the head.
- Stage VII: In this stage, only the hair around the back and sides of the head remain, forming the classic “horseshoe” pattern.
Pricing for those suffering from other conditions that result in hair loss in the form of general thinning, patching, or complete baldness will be established in the same way—cumulative size of the treatment area determined by the size of the head and the extent of the hair loss.
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The vast majority of our clients have a skin type that falls into what we would consider a normal range. However, there are a number of different skin types and conditions that require special accommodations which may affect the price of your treatment plan.
Excessively dry, flaky skin; older skin; severe acne; moles; damaged skin; or highly sensitive skin may necessitate extra time and care.
Extremely thick skin might also require extra treatment time; the thicker the skin, the more pressure is needed in order for the needles to penetrate through to the deeper layers. Thinner skin requires less pressure on the pen, which allows for a quicker hand motion and shortens the overall treatment time.
New skin may also affect the procedure. Let your technician at Hairline Ink know if you’ve recently received a hair transplant. Sometimes collagen forms at the site of the new grafts, which makes the skin very soft and act like a sponge when the pigment is injected in that area. Scalp Micropigmentation and hair transplant procedures can be a very effective combination, but just be sure to consult with your technician to discuss time and technique to achieve optimal results.
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"My husband and I are so glad we went to hairline ink! My husband's micropigmintation looks so natural and it makes him look younger. I also had micropigmintation done on a scar on the back of my head they did such a fantastic job! This has changed our lives... Wish we would have done this sooner!"
The presence of scarring may also require special time and consideration from a technician at Hairline Ink. Since hair does not grow over scar tissue, and micropigmentation is meant to mimic natural hair stubble, other accommodations must be made.
For lighter scars, implementing a specialized technique along with our normal micropigmentation treatment will usually be enough to hide the blemish. For more pronounced scarring, our technicians might recommend focusing on the scar treatment before proceeding with the full scalp micropigmentation treatment, or we might recommend pre-treatment with our revolutionary camouflage ink system.
Camouflage Ink “fades” the scar by first blending the discoloration into the surrounding skin before moving forward with our standard micropigmentation procedure to give the appearance of natural hair growth, as if the scar was never even there.
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Hair Density and StyleEven with a full head of hair, the natural density of one’s hair can vary greatly from person to person. Blondes, for example, have an average of 150,000 individual hair follicles, while redheads may have as few as 90,000. For the most natural look, we take into account the fullness and distribution of your natural hair. However, if you’re not happy with the natural distribution of your hair, talk to your technician about using micropigmentation to fill out the appearance of your existing hair. The style you choose will also determine the density of the treatment and the time required to accomplish the look. A “wet shave” look is a very light treatment option, while a classic fade needs extra density in places which means extra treatment time.
Our client, Reid, suffered from classis Male Pattern Baldness. After 2 sessions, his hairline returned, along with his self confidence and sense of strength and youth.
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All treatments are priced individually based on the above-mentioned factors. To get a better idea of the cost of scalp micropigmentation for your specific case, submit information about your situation along with three to five photos and we will get back to you within 24-48 hours with the expected cost of treatment!
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If you would rather make low monthly payments instead of paying the entire bill in full, consider financing with one of our third-party providers.. You may qualify for 12 months of 0% APR financing with United Medical Credit, which would allow you to break the payments up over 12 months without interest.
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About Hairline Ink
When you choose Hairline Ink for your hair loss solution, you’re choosing the most trusted name in the industry. All of our artists have experienced hair loss or thinning in some fashion and turned to scalp micropigmentation as their solution, so rest assured that you’re getting help from someone who truly understands what you’re going through. Our goal is to help as many people regain the confidence of a full head of hair as we possibly can, without breaking the bank, which is why we’re up-front about our pricing and offer a financing solution for those of you who prefer to avoid the one-time payment.
If you’re ready to regain your confidence by looking and feeling better than ever, contact us today to set up a free consultation. There, we’ll be able to discuss exactly what kind of treatment you’re looking for, look closely at your hair and skin type, and be able to give you an accurate price for your hair loss solution!
Whatever your circumstances may be, the entire team at Hairline Ink are passionate about helping individuals suffering from all forms of hair loss. Each member of our All-Star Team has personally dealt with hair loss / hair loss related confidence issues and eventually turned to Scalp Micropigmentation. Our goal- to help people suffering from any and all forms of hair loss to look and feel their absolute best.
We at Hairline Ink truly view our practitioners’ work as a form of art, and our talented technicians pour their passion into each and every client they work with. All of our practitioners not only preform SMP, but have also found SMP as the solution in their own lives. Having experienced hair loss themselves, our practitioners know just how emotional this issue is for individuals, and want you to know that we understand exactly what you’re going through.
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Visiting hairline ink was an incredible experience. My technician showed incredible compassion towards me and I felt confident in his expertise from the moment we met. I had the unfortunate experience of having scar work done from a rival company. I was left with poor results and I felt that it was impossible to put an end to my nightmare. After only one session the scar was almost completely gone! I believe that Hairline Ink is the best in the business and I'm glad that I found them!
Never had a tattoo before and this was absolutely Amazing, I love my new SMP. They were the best, did a fantastic job and really care about their clients. They made me feel very comfortable and the communication was best. I am planning on going back for my 3rd session and I can't wait. Thank you 🙂
If you're reading this because you're on the fence - DO IT! I was at a wedding last week, hanging out with a bunch of guys my age and balding came up (quite a few of them were bald or close to it) and one of them says to me "If I had as much hair as you do, I would never buzz it that short - let it grow out!" Mission accomplished. THANK YOU!
This Procedure has changed my life! I only wished I did it much sooner. It's very low maintenance and I get to enjoy a perfect realistic hairline everyday for the rest of my life. I can now go without a hat with great confidence. People actually think my new buzz cut hairline is real. They ask me who my barber is and compliment me! They have no idea I had the Procedure done. You can't go wrong with Hairline Ink. You will be a New younger looking person in no time.
This, by far, will be the most realistic tattoo you'll ever see! I've kept my scalp treatment a secret from absolutely no-one. I have to convince everyone it's a tattoo because no-one ever believes me!
I had two treatments and I can’t say enough positive things about my experience. My practitioner was very friendly and professional. No BS. The treatments were explained thoroughly and done with minimal discomfort. They make you feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. I highly recommend Hairline ink!
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