bald man receiving Skin Micropigmentation ink

SMP: Procedure, Policies and Care Guide


Scalp Micro-Pigmentation or SMP for short is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that uses tattoo equipment and specialized needles to deposit pigment into the scalp at a superficial depth, replicating hair follicles to give the look of a full buzzed head of hair. SMP is used for balding, thinning, alopecia and to disguise scars from hair transplants or other traumas. SMP is suitable for men, women, and all ethnicities.

SMP is done in 2-3 sessions (appointments) as it is a layering process with each session serving its purpose. The first session is usually the longest, 3-5 hours, where we will design your hairline, determine your pigment colour and set a base layer. The second session, 2-4 hours, will add density. The third session, 1-3 hours, will blend everything together. Please come to all your sessions well hydrated and fed.


3months - 1 year: $350 1-3 hours

1 year fixup - $450 1-4 hours

Glam it by Vanessa, will always strive to achieve the desired outcome but cannot make any guarantees. The procedure is permanent but may fade gradually over time. The colour and positioning of the pigment may migrate over time. How the procedure goes on, your before-care, after-care, habits, overall skin type/conditions will determine your outcome. The only way to remove SMP is by laser. Some people report a mild discomfort (redness and swelling) during the procedure that usually subsides within an hour after completion by may last up to 24 hours. In some rare cases, allergic reactions may occur. Please advise Glam it by Vanessa of any skin conditional as this may prevent or alter the finishes outcome of your procedure.


To confirm your appointment date, you must submit a $200 deposit. Your deposit will come off your total cost of your treatment. The remaining payments will be taken at the start of the first session. Glam it by Vanessa is a home studio. We ask that you DO NOT COME TO YOUR APPOINTMENT MORE THAN 15 MINS BEFORE OR AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT!