Edge Scalp Ink

About Edge Scalp Ink

At Edge Scalp Ink, our scalp micropigmentation (SMP) artists use a specially formulated and plant-based pigment to mimic a hair follicle. The result is hyper-realistic and indistinguishable from real hair. Creating hairlines that look natural takes advanced skill. We’re now serving the Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia area.

We specialize in natural hairlines and never provide cookie-cutter results. All treatments are customized to your scalp and facial features. We can also reduce the contrast between longer hair and the scalp in both men and women.

Edge Scalp Ink can lower your hairline, fill in thinning areas on your crown, and make unsightly scars, including FUE and FUT hair transplant scars, disappear. Using the latest blending techniques and pigments Edge Scalp Ink will help you get your edge back.

Our TEam

Master Artists

Ruben F. Diaz

Master Artist

Ruben’s talent for stippling, also known as pointillism, graphic and web design, and his knack for working with people of all walks of life led him to pursue a career in scalp micropigmentation (SMP). Ruben learned the art of SMP through his completion of Zang SMP’s intensive Master Training Course in Los Angeles, California. His training with Zang coupled with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland and his artistic background, helped him hit the ground running helping his clients get back their much needed confidence. Ruben also trained with Matt Iulo at Scalp Micro USA’s Scalp Micropigmentation Master Course. Needless to say, he’s learned from the best in the SMP business.

Ruben started practicing scalp micropigmentation in the East Bay area of Northern California in 2018. He now provides SMP treatments in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2019, he and his partners created Edge Scalp Ink, LLC to serve the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area.

Veronica Hernandez

Master Artist

Veronica joined Edge Scalp Ink in 2021 and has been changing lives through her scalp micro pigmentation (SMP) techniques. In 2021, she completed Edge Scalp Ink’s Master Training Certification course. She is so talented that we decided to bring her on board as one of our master artists. She is now providing SMP treatments at our Downtown Bethesda, Maryland studio. Veronica’s eye for detail, professionalism, experience, and high level of discipline helped propel her forward at light speed in her SMP career.

Veronica graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC in 2011. Over the years she has witnessed many family and friends struggle with hair loss which led to her desire to help people. Her empathy and compassion for others makes her an excellent addition to our team.

Most SMP companies only give you a hairline. Edge Scalp Ink gives you back your edge in life. If you are looking for true professionalism and hyper-realistic results from an honest company, Edge Scalp Ink is for you.


Frequently Asked Questions

Scalp Micropigmentation is a non-invasive treatment that uses specialized micro-needles to deposit pigment into the dermal layer of the scalp. The pigment deposits mimic closely-shaved hair follicles. If you are completely bald we can provide the 5 o’clock shadow look; and if your hair is thinning or you are not satisfied with hair transplant results and require more density, SMP is for you.

You can expect needing a touch-up within the 5-6 year 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 the pigmented follicles to fade over time.

Yes, it is very safe as long as the artist and client follow proper safety guidelines. Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure. At Edge Scalp Ink, we use single-use cartridges to add the pigment to the skin. We follow state and industry guidelines to keep the client as well as the artist as safe from blood-borne pathogens as possible. If you have more questions, feel free to contact us by using the form below

Absolutely not. Scalp micropigmentation reduces the contrast between your hair and scalp giving you the appearance of a fuller head of hair, fills in edges, and provides the best solution to women suffering from all forms of Alopecia.

The Norwood scale (or Hamilton-Norwood scale) is the leading classification system used to measure the extent of male pattern baldness. Men typically lose their hair in one of several common patterns over the course of many decades. The Norwood scale provides easy-to-reference images that indicate different stages of balding.

Since scalp micropigmentation is non-invasive and nonsurgical treatment, it requires
no down time. You only need to follow the Four-Day After Treatment Instructions. After the treatment, it is common to see some redness on the scalp. The redness will go away between 2-3 days after the treatment. Most clients return to work either right away or the next day.