SMP – Before & After Care


Candidacy / Contraindications


  • People taking blood thinners (must stop 4 weeks prior to the procedure, please advise your doctor)
  • People with skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the site are to be treated.
  • Having healing disorders, uncontrolled blood pressure, or mitral valve disorder. Those on any skin medication such as Accutane or steroids- which thin and over-sensitize the skin.
  • Those easily triggered post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation are not good candidates. Those with transmitted low blood conditions like HIV or hepatitis have active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed. 
  • If you are a hemophiliac
  • People with glaucoma
  • People who are anemic
  • People prone to keloids
  • Those under 18 years of age
  • People with allergies to makeup or pigments
  • Women who are pregnant or lactating
SMP Assessment Quiz

SMP Assessment Quiz

What is your main reason for considering SMP?

a) Receding hairline
b) Thinning hair
c) Complete baldness
d) Scar camouflage

How would you describe your desired hairline?

a) A defined, sharp hairline
b) A slightly receded, natural-looking hairline
c) I'm looking for a subtle and soft hairline
d) I'm open to suggestions based on my features

Have you tried other hair loss solutions in the past?

a) Yes, I've tried medications like minoxidil or finasteride
b) Yes, I've tried hair transplant surgery
c) No, SMP would be my first attempt at addressing hair loss
d) No, I haven't tried anything yet

How important is a low-maintenance solution to you?

a) Very important, I want something hassle-free
b) Moderately important, I'm willing to put in some effort
c) Not important, I'm willing to invest time in maintenance
d) I'm not sure

Are you comfortable with the idea of having a shaved head?

a) Yes, I'm fine with maintaining a closely shaved look
b) Somewhat, but I prefer to keep some length
c) No, I prefer having some hair on my scalp
d) I'm unsure about shaving my head

How would you rate your overall satisfaction with your appearance currently?

a) Very dissatisfied
b) Somewhat dissatisfied
c) Neutral
d) Satisfied

Are you willing to undergo multiple SMP sessions for optimal results?

a) Yes, I'm committed to achieving the best outcome
b) Maybe, depending on the number of sessions required
c) No, I prefer a one-time solution
d) I'm not sure

How would you describe your expectations for SMP results?

a) I expect a dramatic improvement in my appearance
b) I hope for a noticeable enhancement without looking artificial
c) I'm looking for subtle enhancements that look natural
d) I'm unsure about what to expect

Have you consulted with a professional SMP artist before taking this quiz?

a) Yes, I've had a consultation
b) No, but I've done extensive research
c) No, I'm still in the early stages of consideration
d) I'm not sure where to find a professional

How motivated are you to address your hair loss concerns?

a) Extremely motivated, I'm ready to take action
b) Moderately motivated, I'm considering my options
c) Somewhat motivated, but I'm unsure about SMP
d) Not very motivated, I'm exploring options casually

Please provide your contact details to receive your results.

SMP Before Care

Please read the below care prior to coming in because we want the best skin possible. 

  1. Do not tan 2 weeks prior or have sunburned damaged skin.
  2. No alcohol atleast 48 hours before the procedure.
  3. Drink water and get hydrated for optimal ink retention.
  1. Please consult your doctor. We suggest refraining from blood thinning medications unless it is prescribed by your doctor. Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Niacin, and Coumadin are all blood-thinning medications and will interfere with the procedure and final results if there is too much blood pushing pigment out while our artist is working hard to deposit pigments.
  2. Avoid garlic, ginger, ginkgo, dong quai, pineapples, turmeric, or cinnamon. These are natural blood thinners.
  3. Avoid working out or strenuous exercises as this increases blood flow.
  4. Avoid thermogenic and stimulates that elevate blood pressure and blood flow.
  5. Make sure you’re hydrated prior to your appointment, this helps the skin to accept ink better.
  6. For men who are needing the hairline as discussed during the consultation, cut your hair the night before the appointment. SMP works best on closely shaved scalps (wet shave or grade 0-1).
  7.  For density treatments, you DO NOT need to cut your hair.
  8. Wash and exfoliate your scalp to remove any dead skin cells 
  9. Moisturize your scalp
  10. Get a good night’s sleep to make sure you are well-rested for the procedure.
  1. IMPORTANT: Enjoy a real meal before coming in for the procedure. This allows us to not feel rushed as well as increasing pain tolerance.
  2. Don’t use any oily, wax products on your head.

SMP After Care

Please read the below care prior to coming in because we want the best skin possible. 

  1. Avoid chlorinated pools, saunas, steam rooms, and tanning beds for 28 days post-final session.
What you CAN NOT do:
  • Sweat heavily (avoid intense exercise)
  • Scrub and shampoo treated area
  • Shave over the treated area
  • Expose to long-term sunlight
  • Touch with hands. 
What you CAN do:
  • Wear a hat or skullcap
  • Light dab the area with a wet cloth; a light rinse is OK-do NOT soak
  • Sleep any way you wish
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take medication as prescribed
What you CAN NOT do:
  • Scratch the scalp or at any tiny scabbing
  • Use any shampoos or exfoliants
  • Use any self-tanners or skin irritants
What you CAN do:
  • Carefully shave or  cut your hair
  • Lightly rinse with water and soap
  • Apply a fragrance-free moisturizer
  • Resume light exercise

SMP v/s other hair loss options?

SMP Information

Non-Surgical Procedure

SMP is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that involves the application of specialized pigments to the scalp.



SMP can be used to create a variety of looks, including a buzz-cut, a close-cropped appearance, or even a denser hairline.

Long-Lasting Results

Long-Lasting Results

When performed by a skilled practitioner, SMP can provide long-lasting results, typically lasting for several years before requiring touch-ups.

Minimal Maintenance

Minimal Maintenance

Unlike hair transplant procedures or the use of hair systems, SMP requires minimal maintenance and is not affected by factors such as sweating or swimming.

Natural Appearance

Natural Appearance

When done correctly, SMP creates a natural-looking result that seamlessly blends with existing hair follicles.

Boosts Confidence

Boosts Confidence

Many individuals report a significant boost in confidence and self-esteem after undergoing SMP, as it provides them with a solution to their hair loss concern.