Scalp micropigmentation is a long term solution, whereas ointments and shampoos are constantly applied and do not always produce long term results. Scalp micropigmentation is permanent and guaranteed. Due to that fact that scalp micropigmentation is a tattoo, these procedures cannot go wrong in the way many hair transplants have. After three sessions, an individual’s hairline will not recede and the only potential follow-up cost is a touch-up after a few years, as tattoos fade overtime due to contact with sunlight. Hair transplants, on the other hand, are multiple-procedure processes, boasting expensive upfront costs and ongoing medications and shampoos to maintain. Scalp micropigmentation can be over $1000 cheaper than a hair transplant procedure, and transplant procedures are dependent on the existence of transplantable hair, whereas virtually anyone can get scalp micropigmentation. While hair transplants can be attractive in the sense that they make a full head of hair possible, there is much more margin for error and transplanted hair often falls off before its given a chance to grow. Scalp micropigmentation, on the other hand, is foolproof and a guaranteed result of the appearance of short hair.


Surprisingly, the general consensus surrounding the pain of scalp micropigmentation is that it isn’t nearly as painful as getting a traditional tattoo. Regardless, there is a higher degree of pain when compared to hair transplant procedures. It is also important to research the practitioner prior to deciding to get a procedure done there. Since scalp micropigmentation is a relatively new process, the effectiveness and results of the procedure varies from technician to technician. Unexperienced technicians may produce poor results, and precautions must be taken to avoid this possibility. Another potential downside, depending on how you see it, is that scalp micropigmentation is permanent. You will be bound to the same pattern of hair, and removal requires a lengthy, painful laser removal process. Likely the most significant downside of scalp micropigmentation is the fact that patients are required to keep their hair very short, whereas a successful hair transplant with ongoing application of ointments can result in a full head of hair.