So many Australians are choosing Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP hair tattoo) as their preferred method of dealing with hair loss, and as enquiries grow online for the cost, benefits, and disadvantages of Scalp Micropigmentation, many are weighing their options before spending their hard-earned money. Below are some of the pros and cons of scalp micropigmentation that are worth considering.


  • It’s cost-effective. When compared to other treatment plans such as hair transplants and hair regrowth treatments, SMP is in most cases far less expensive, especially in the long-run. You will usually require 3 sessions for the pigment and effect to really set in, but the long-term costs are negligible as you’ll only need to have ‘touch-ups’ every few years as the pigment may fade over time and with sun exposure and possibly continued hair loss.
  • It’s long-lasting. With multiple treatments in the first few weeks and months, SMP will continue to look great for years to come with little maintenance required.
  • It’s a non-invasive treatment. Some hair treatment procedures are medical in nature and may come with significant side effects that are unwanted and potentially hazardous. SMP, on the other hand, is non-invasive and therefore carries next to no known risk of side effects.
  • It’s an effective, near-immediate camouflage of balding and patchy hair. SMP is gathering a lot of attention lately thanks to its excellent ability to effectively cover up balding areas and recreate receding hairlines. It’s also an excellent way to disguise scars on the scalp.


  • It doesn’t ‘feel’ like real hair. That’s because it isn’t; it’s simply micro tattoos along the scalp. From a distance and even up close, SMP techniques replicate the look of real hair to an impressive degree, but upon touching your scalp it’ll feel just like a bald scalp (if you’re completely bald).
  • It’s an all-or-nothing approach to hair loss. For some this may be a pro, but for many that are on the fence about getting Scalp Micropigmentation done, it may be a con. SMP is a treatment for hair loss that is permanent, meaning that you have to decide that it’s time to commit. If you change your mind after a year or so, it’s awfully difficult to go back and have the micro tattoos removed and try a different hair loss treatment.

What’s the Verdict?

It depends on what YOU want for your life. SMP certainly isn’t desirable for everyone, but for those who have accepted hair loss and are at their wit’s end with constantly hiding patches or forking over enormous sums for treatments that have no guarantee of working – well, it’s certainly a far more attractive option.

When you are choosing an SMP clinic, find one that has a well-established reputation and years of experience before putting down a single dollar. Clinics such as Foli Sim use industry-leading professional tools and techniques to ensure that you’re completely satisfied with the finished result.

Foli Sim

The friendly professionals at Foli Sim Scalp Micropigmentation have a wealth of expertise and professional techniques for SMP, so get in touch with us today if you’re considering this modern treatment.

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