SMP vs Trico

                                           SMP vs. Trico

***We are not currently offering Tricopigmentation, please check back at a later time.


Scalp Micropigmentation (commonly known as SMP or micropigmentation) is a cosmetic procedure that creates natural-looking hair follicles using microneedles and pigments. This gives the illusion of a completely full head of hair, closely shaved to a“buzz cut.” When this procedure is performed by a trained and experienced SMP practitioner, the results appear 100% natural. Your work colleagues, friends and family members won't be aware that you’ve undergone treatment. The most common feedback in this respect is that clients receive compliments of looking younger or healthier. Every month, more and more people turn to this life-changing treatment as their first choice hair loss treatment, combating baldness and achieving that full head of hair. Hair Tattoos really are growing in popularity, and so are the number of un-experienced practitioners.


The major difference between the two types of micropigmentation is the type of ink used for tricopigmentation procedures only lasts on average for two years, at which point it needs to be reapplied. While at first this may sound like a disadvantage, this is actually a huge advantage. Tricopigmentation allows for the artificial hair line and overall hair pattern to be reconstructed in a way that’s proportionate to their age. To put it another way, SMP can sometimes leave a fifty-year-old male with the unnatural hair line of a thirty-year-old because it can last for twenty years. Tricopigmentation, however, allows the hair patterns to be readjusted over time so that the procedure remains unnoticeable. This ability to reapply the ink reduces the potential need for costly corrective laser surgeries.

SMP & Trico
- The Illusion of Hair
- An Undetectable look
- Solutions to the same types of hair loss
Scalp Micropigmentation
- Permanent solution that can last
anywhere from 3-5 years and require touch ups
- For clients who are absolutely certain of what they want
- Semi-permanent solution that can last anywhere from 1 to 2 years
- For clients who are not ready to
commit to a long term solution

Over three sessions, we gradually add density, allowing you to adjust to your new hairline. Each session can take anywhere from one to three hours depending on the degree of hair loss. Treatment sessions are spaced apart by a minimum of ten days. With our methods there is virtually no pain at all involved. Most describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic. The worst feedback regarding the sensation would be, at worst, slightly irritating. Losing your hair can be a daunting process for both men and women. We fully understand that your confidence and self-esteem can be knocked, that's why we are here to help you. This treatment really is the perfect solution for those who have suffered from typical hair loss problems or alopecia, and is a great alternative to hair transplants. This page will provide you with everything you need to know about scalp micropigmentation and more. Scroll down to see more information about this truly amazing treatment.

We don't just change scalps, we change lives.

"Words cannot describe how this procedure made me feel... having gone bald in my early 20's, it destroyed my confidence and I would always feel like people were looking at my disappearing hair rather than my face. That's all changed now, I feel like I've shaved off years."
Jason, 31

Receding Hairline

Restore your receded hairline with either scalp micropigmentation or tricopigmentation.

Male Pattern Baldness

Strengthen and add density to thinning areas for the appearance of thick, strong hair.

Scar Camouflage

Conceal the visibility of your hair transplant (FUE/FUT) scar with small, color matched hair follicle.


Recover your lost hair by filling in the bald patches alopecia causes.

Scalp Micropigmentation Frequently Asked Questions?

What is Scalp Micropigmentation NYC?

Scalp micropigmentation NYC is a non-invasive treatment using micro needles to place tiny dots of pigment on the areas of the scalp that are affected with hair loss to closely resemble the hair follicles surrounding that area so that the results are completely undetected. Depending on the client’s circumstance and desired results, SMP aims to accomplish 2 goals. For clients who have a good amount of hair but suffer from male or female pattern baldness, the pigment placed makes the hair look thicker. For clients who are completely bald, SMP resembles a buzz style cut.

How much does Scalp Micropigmentation cost?

This is a very common question yet difficult to answer without a proper consultation. SMP caters to many different types of hair loss and depending on that our technicians can give a quote. To give you an idea, a client who has a full head of hair with just a few slight balding areas and needs to make it look thicker may only pay $400-$800, whereas a client who is completely bald and wants a full scalp treatment plan may pay anywhere from $3000 - $4000. We always advise our clients to come in for a free consultation so our technician can provide the fairest estimate.

Can people tell I have done a procedure on my scalp?

The results are virtually undetectable by the human eye. With advancements in the industry and the latest technology used, INKredible Scalp’s trained SMP technicians ensure your scalp closely resembles real hair stubbles.

Do I need to take time off of work?

Typically, our clients are able to resume work the next day. The scalp maybe a slightly red after the treatment but this subsides within a day or two. We also provide aftercare products to gently rub on your scalp to help with redness.

Can I continue using Rogaine and or Propecia after my treatment?

Propecia can be used during and after your treatment. You must however discontinue the use of Rogaine 30 days after your final session to ensure proper healing and settling of the pigment. You can continue after the 30-day mark.

What does SMP do?

Scalp Micropigmentation is an immediate and affordable
solution to regaining confidence from hair loss for men
and women. SMP helps to hide the effects of:
•  Male pattern baldness
•  Alopecia
•  Receding hairlines
•  FUE/FUT scarring from hair transplant procedures
•  Increasing Hair Density

What are the materials used for SMP?

The finest organic plant based pigments formula, which have no metal and do not change color.

How long until I can scrub, shampoo, or shave?

We recommend no scrubbing, shampooing, or shaving over the treated area for 4-5 days after your scalp micropigmentation treatment.

Can I wear a hat after my scalp micropigmentation treatment?

Yes. The scalp may be a bit reddish for 2-3 days post session, so we recommend wearing a hat after treatment if you wish to conceal the redness.

How long will my scalp micropigmentation last?

SMP lasts a lifetime with proper care, however, there is maintenance
required such as touch ups to maintain the dark pigment color. Touch
ups depend on client to client basis but on average we should touch
base every 5 to 6 years to schedule a follow-up.

If you elect to do Tricopigmentation, the results can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years and will require touch ups once faded.

Do you charge for a consultation?

No, we offer free consultations for anyone looking to learn about how scalp micropigmentation can help their hair loss.

What is the aftercare procedure?

During the consultation, l’ll inform you of specific after care
procedures and exactly what to expect but generally you should plan
on not getting your head wet, touching it or sweating from physical
activity for 4-5 days.

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