Scalp MicroPigmentation

Your Ideal Style Begins With You
We Reproduce Natural Hairline and Scalp Appearance

It’s a pleasure to meet you! 

Thank you for visiting Scalp Work! We specialize in hairline and scalp enhancement to create your ideal appeal! The better I understand your story, your likes, and dislikes, the better I can help you achieve the look you desire. Get in touch with us here.  Also, contact us by phone.

Do you have questions about payments or how the procedure changes your hairline? How long will it last? 

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Again, thank you for your generosity in choosing Scalp Work, and I look forward to connecting with you soon.

Timothy McIntosh, Jr.


Timothy McIntosh, Jr.

SMP Specialist

Timothy has been an industry professional for 30 years. Trust, communication, and excellence in service have been his guiding principles and continues to inform his Scalp Micro-Pigmentation practice. Allow Timothy to help you realize how you desire to present yourself to the world.

Timothy McIntosh, Jr.

SMP Specialist 

Timothy has been an industry professional for 30 years. Trust, communication, and excellence in service have been his guiding principles, and they continue to inform his Scalp Micro-Pigmentation practice. Scalp Micropigmentation is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for hair and scalp thinness.

Timothy talks with his clients, guiding them through the entire treatment process - from discreet hairline enhancements to more transformational follicle appearance restorations. Let him bring to life the look you envision!

Scalp Work FAQs

Scalp Micropigmentation is a non-surgical method of depositing extra-fine, organic, plant-based pigment through the dermal (outer) layer of the scalp. The pigment deposits replicate hair follicles and create the appearance of a full head of hair. SMP will provide you a Low Caesar-style haircut look – complete with a natural, customized hairline. 

Scalp Micropigmentation is always done in a minimum of two treatments,with both treatments one week apart. Reason being, we are working with your skin (the largest organ on the body) to accept our procedure. The human skin will reject some of the pigment immediately after the first treatment. We expect to see significant results after the first treatment but after the second treatment, results are more complete. There is a possibility of a third treatment 1-3 months after the second treatment where we add finishing touches.

Each session is 2-4 hours depending on the work at hand. The first treatment is typically the longest, as we are constructing the hairline and putting in the foundational layer. Each subsequent treatment is typically shorter, although this can vary based on retention of previous treatments.

There are factors that determine what hairline is suitable for you. We tailor the hairline to your individual features in order to create the most natural and appropriate result. We also account for your personal preferences, as there is a range of options for what looks natural on any given person.

 After following the initial after care instructions, sit back and enjoy the long-lasting SMP treatment. Feel confident knowing we offer a one-year guarantee with our treatment plans! So, if there is some lightening of the pigments, you have our guarantee that we will touch it up, on us. After that, we will see you in a few years!

Typically, we expect touch ups within the 5-8 years mark. This is a permanent procedure which will last forever, but there is normal wear and tear involved in the surface of the skin which causes it to lighten up over time.

It is crucial you follow our 4 day post-treatment instructions to prevent excessive fading and all forms of contamination. Essentially the instructions are no touching, washing, cutting, and no working out for the first 4 days. You can wear a hat immediately after each treatment. Don’t worry about sleeping on it, the pigment won’t smudge or smear on your pillows.

Scalp Micropigmentation is non-invasive and nonsurgical. There is no downtime associated with it, you only need to follow the 4 day aftercare. Many of our clients come in for treatment and go back home on the same day, and start work again the following day.

After the first treatment, the pigments look bolder, as they are freshly deposited. Overnight the pigments soften and settle down. Any redness disappears in 48-72 hours. Intensity of redness is based on sensitivity of the skin, but for the most part, clients will notice significantly less redness 48 hours after the first treatment. After the initial settling process is finished, your treatment will look completely natural.

For most clients who undergo SMP, the pain is not as intense as a traditional tattoo. Pain tolerance varies with each client, but your health and safety is our priority. Our practitioners ensure the process is as smooth as possible.

We will assess your hair loss during the consultation or via web assessment. Once we get an understanding of what class of hair loss you fall under, we provide a treatment plan with the style and look we recommend that would be optimal with our SMP procedure.

Clients classified as Norwood 6-7 hair loss need to maintain a shaved look due to the amount of coverage we have created on top of your head with SMP. As the hair on the back and sides keeps growing, the treatment will become more apparent as there is a visible contrast between your hair and the SMP. This is ultimately a permanent cosmetic procedure in which we are replicating hair follicles with pigmentation, which will never grow or create a 3D texture.

Adding density to an existing hairline and/or density to the crown is classified as a filler treatment. Good candidates for filler treatments are those who still have some hair around the area for us to blend the SMP in with.

We will provide suggestions for products to use to maintain your treatment. 

You can shave your head every day and wash it as well, the treatment will not be damaged as it is in your epidermis layer. As a matter of fact, the majority of our clients who have this procedure shave every day!

Overexposure to direct sunlight can cause the pigments to weaken, and over time this can damage both the treatment and scalp. Wear protective sunscreen or a hat whenever going out and especially if expecting to be in direct sunlight for over an hour.

The cost for SMP varies, depending on the scale of hair loss and the scope of work needed. The first two treatments are one week apart with the possibility of a third treatment 1-3 months after the second.  For Class 2-4 hair loss, 8-10 hours are recommended. Class 5-7 hair loss, 10-12 hours are recommended. Hairline enhancements and density fill-ins, 1-3 hours are recommended. SMP services are performed at a rate of $320 per hour.

There is a $400 booking deposit to secure your treatment dates with us. There is a typical wait time of a couple of weeks for an appointment. We then split the payments 50/50 between the first two treatments. Financing is also available through United Medical Credit.

For your convenience instead of coming in, you can send us a photo of your scalp (top-down, birds-eye view) and we can schedule a phone consultation or Facetime/Skype video session. Contact us or click on our Virtual Assistant to get started!

Scalp Work Financing Options

Spread the treatment cost out over time.

Are you considering Scalp Micropigmentation, but are unsure about the best way to pay for it? If so, you might be interested in the payment plans we offer to make treatment more affordable. Click on “Start an Application” below to discover flexible payment options.

Scalp Work, LLC.

- 919-697-8044
8111 Creedmoor Road Ste. 110 Raleigh, NC 27613