The cost of Scalp Micropigmentation depends on a variety of factors. The cost may not be the same for everybody. Scalp Micropigmentation is a very delicate procedure. It must be carried out with caution and requires a skilled practitioner.
The procedure is very intricate as well as detailed. On average, a human being has about 100,000 hair follicles on their head but it varies for different people. Blondes usually have about 150,000 hair follicles while for darker haired people, it varies from 110,000 to 100,000. If you go for Scalp Micropigmentation, usually the physician will have to inject about 1,250 pigments per square inch on your scalp.
Following are some factors that determine the final cost of your session.
Area Needed To Be Covered
The cost really depends on the area you want to cover with Scalp Micropigmentation. Adding crown density costs less than full head coverage. It also depends on the size of your scalp and the amount of thinning of your hair. The bigger the area, the higher the cost. Even if we only look at the crown area, we can see the variation in different people.
The style you want to go for also determines the cost. You can choose various styles depending on your preferences. You can ask our physician for recommendations for the style best suited for your look. Some clients opt for a more faded look while some go for a more visible and sharper look.
Hair density also varies from person to person. Some people have relatively thicker and fuller hair, while some people have a naturally thin hairline. Therefore, the physician has to match the treated area perfectly with the natural hair. The treatment might cost a little more for people with naturally fuller hair.
There are a number of different skin types that require special care although the majority of our clients come with relatively normal skin types. For instance, dry and flaky skin requires more time and care in comparison to relatively normal skin. The same is the case with a sensitive, older or damaged skin. Thick skin also calls for extra effort as more pressure is needed to penetrate the needles hence slowing down the process. Thinner skin, on the other hand, requires less pressure and time.
Presence of scars
Scarring may affect the cost of Scalp Micropigmentation as hiding a scar tissue consumes more time and effort. There are different ways to deal with scarring. While some patients request our physicians to hide their scars, a lot of people like to keep it the way it is. Some might say that the presence of a scar makes the look even more realistic.
Overall, the price of a complete SMP session may fall between $1,200 - $4,200 considering the average procedure. It may go higher for any special requirements or lower if you’re trying to cover a smaller area. Any personal touchups or requirements are added to the cost. Simple touch ups cost relatively less, ranging between $500 - $1,000. The price also varies for different clinics depending on the area or city of the clinic.