Edge Scalp Ink

Scalp Micropigmentation in Bowie, MD

Welcome to our Bowie, Maryland scalp micropigmentation (SMP) services! If you’re looking for a solution to hair loss that offers natural results and renewed confidence, you’ve reached the right place. At Edge Ink, we specialize in scalp micropigmentation, a cutting-edge treatment designed to address hair loss. 

Discover the benefits of SMP, who it’s intended for, and everything you need to know about this revolutionary, non-surgical treatment that actually works. For more information about SMP in Bowie, MD or to schedule a complimentary in-person or phone consultation, call or text us at 301-578-6551 or fill out this quick form.

hispanic latino man before and after scalp micropigmentation treatment at Edge Scalp Ink in Bethesda Maryland

Benefits Of Scalp Micropigmentation with Edge Ink

Scalp micropigmentation offers a non-invasive, holistic approach to hair loss, providing a natural appearance that requires minimal maintenance and is individualized to you.

  • A natural-looking hairline that restores your youthful appearance.
  • Our results are always fully customized and age-appropriate.
  • Minimal maintenance is needed compared to traditional hair restoration methods.
  • No cookie-cutter results when you choose an artist from Edge Ink.
  • You are in control of how you will look during the whole treatment.
  • Side effects: a little redness and a whole lot of confidence.

Who Is Scalp Micropigmentation Intended For?

SMP For Men

Men experiencing hair loss can regain their confidence with scalp micropigmentation. Our tailored treatments ensure a personalized solution to meet your specific needs. We can add density to existing areas of the scalp, recreate hairlines seamlessly, and give you the appearance of hair in areas where you had none.

SMP For Women 

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Imagine coming in for a treatment and leaving with a full head of hair on the same day. Scalp micropigmentation for women is that amazing.

The women’s treatment is also a great complement for a hair unit or wig. Women who have been using hair fiber powders such as Toppik, SureThik, Febron, and other brands have stopped depending on these products after undergoing our scalp micropigmentation treatments. Our clients adore their new look and feel a sense of freedom after realizing they don’t have to depend on wigs or messy hair fiber powders anymore.

We can also take care of areas on the hairline affected by traction alopecia. See below.

Interested, but have questions about SMP for women? Call or text us at 301-578-6551 or get in touch with our confidential and easy online form.

Traction Alopecia

Hair loss caused by the repeated pulling of one’s hair into certain hairstyles such as tight braids, cornrows, extensions (weave), tight ponytails or tight buns is known as traction alopecia. The hair follicles can be yanked out or even damaged from the repeated pulling. Many trichologists have recognized scalp micropigmentation as one of the only viable solutions to traction alopecia, since it provides a natural and lasting remedy for your edges. And you’ll get same-day results.

SMP For Alopecia

Individuals with  all types of alopecia can find hope in scalp micropigmentation. Our experts understand the unique challenges of these skin conditions and provide customized solutions. We’ve treated countless clients who suffer from alopecia. Suffer no more!

SMP For Scar Camouflage

SMP isn’t just about hair loss; it’s also a remarkable technique for concealing scars on the scalp, helping you achieve a seamless look. Scars include natural scars and FUE or FUT scars left behind by hair transplant procedures.

How Much Does SMP Cost In Bowie, MD?

The cost of scalp micropigmentation can vary depending on your unique requirements. Contact us for a personalized consultation and pricing details tailored to your needs. The costs can range between $1200 – $1800 for scar camouflaging or $2400+ for edges, hairline recreation, or hair density.

Scalp Micropigmentation Before And After

Explore our gallery of before-and-after photos to see the transformative power of scalp micropigmentation treatments. Are you worried about making a decision without actually seeing it in person? Ruben Diaz, master artist at Edge Ink, is also a client, and he loves showing off his new full head of hair.

Non-Surgical SMP Treatment

Our non-surgical scalp micropigmentation treatments are minimally invasive and provide same-day results. You can even return to work right after each treatment.

What to Expect During your SMP Treatment

On the day of the treatment, you will meet with one of our artists who will create your individualized treatment plan. Your artist will use a handheld permanent makeup machine to create impressions on your scalp that mimic hair follicles. At the first treatment we will create the base layer of pigmentation. You will then return a week later for assessment and a darker shade with increased density of impressions. Treatments can last between one to three hours depending on the size of the treatment area.

All of our equipment is sanitized using hospital-grade cleaners and the micro-needles are used once per client then disposed of. We never reuse needles.

We provide numbing creams by request, although most of our clients find that the pain was minimal and they did not need it.

Scalp Micropigmentation Aftercare and Recovery Guide

Ensure a smooth recovery and long-lasting results with our easy aftercare guidelines. Proper care is essential for the best outcome. The guidelines are very easy to follow and ensure the best outcome for your new look. 

The aftercare lasts four days. No rest or time-off of work is needed.

Check out our guidelines here.

How Long Does Scalp Micropigmentation Last?

To maintain the desired look over the years, most clients need a minor touch-up around the four-year mark.

Touch-ups consist of either darkening the full initial treatment or just treating certain areas that may have faded.

To ensure your treatment lasts, it is important to protect the pigment from the sun. This is easily done by using sunscreen or wearing a hat or head scarf on sunny days. It is very important to follow the four-day aftercare guidelines since this is the period your treatment is most vulnerable to fading. 


I am a black female suffering from alopecia. I had SMP done by an artist in the area years ago but I wasn’t satisfied with the results. I went to Edge Scalp to do the procedure again and it has been the best decision of my life. Ruben has been very understanding and flexible with scheduling. His prices are fair and his job top notch. He really takes his time during all sessions. I receive so many compliments all the time and it clearly boosted my confidence. I can’t wait to see the results after my 4th and last session. – Julie Lee

Ruben is the perfect professional who has mastered his craft. Amazing skills combined with excellent client relations. Everything from start to finish was handled with professional care. He is very attentive to instructions and strives to achieve the desired result for the client. The final results were amazing without any exaggeration. He has a very friendly and wonderful personality that is easy to get along with. He responds promptly and is always on time for appointments. The office/studio is at an excellent location with easy access and parking. I have nothing but great things to say about the overall experience. Ruben is the best of the best, and is highly recommended! – Yogi Shibuya

If you are looking into SMP, please go to Edge Scalp Ink! I originally had a consultation with another artist in the DC area, and immediately felt uncomfortable and like they didn’t care if I was there or not. Then, I met with Ruben from Edge for a consultation. He made me feel important and answered every question I had (and I had a lot!) Veronica did my actual SMP, and she was such a joy to be around. She always made sure I was comfortable with her plans for every session and treated me with such kindness. It honestly felt like I was just hanging out with a friend! I cannot speak highly enough about her work too. I now have a confidence that I never thought possible while having androgenetic alopecia. Thank you, Veronica and Ruben! – Melissa Blum

It has been four months since my second session with Veronica and Ruben. The work they have done on my scalp has made a tremendous, positive difference in how I see myself and walk through life. They both made me feel welcomed and we had great conversations while they ensured I was comfortable during the process. Thank you both so much for the work you do. – Serene Michaels

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Schedule A Complimentary Consultation With Edge Ink Today

Ready to take the first step toward a more confident you? Schedule a complimentary consultation with our experienced SMP team today. We’re here to answer your questions and discuss your SMP journey. Get in touch with us.

Scalp Micropigmentation FAQs

What is scalp micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical and non-invasive hair restoration technique that mimics the appearance of a closely shaved head of hair. It can mimic short hair on a shaved head or add density to longer hair. It can recreate your hairline or cover a scar on your scalp. 

Are there any risks associated with SMP?

SMP is generally safe, but individual reactions may vary. We’ll discuss potential risks during your consultation. Also known as hair tattoos, we simply make ink impressions on your scalp to mimic hair follicles.

Who’s not a good candidate for scalp micropigmentation?

Although scalp micropigmentation can help various degrees of hair loss, the treatment also has its limits. We’ll assess your suitability during your consultation, considering factors like skin type, skin issues such as alopecia, and medical history. 

Does scalp micropigmentation hurt?

Most clients report minimal discomfort during the procedure, often likening it to a light scratching sensation. Some clients love it and say it “feels therapeutic.” After the treatment, you may feel a dull burning sensation that will go away within 24 hours.

What questions should I ask my healthcare provider before getting SMP?

We recommend discussing your scalp micropigmentation plans with your healthcare provider, especially if you have underlying medical conditions. Your dermatologist can help diagnose conditions such as the various types of alopecias.

A few good questions to ask your dermatologist::

  • Is it ok to get a scalp micropigmentation treatment considering my condition?
  • Will scalp micropigmentation interfere with the prescription medication I am taking?
  • Is there anything I should tell my scalp micropigmentation artist before undergoing treatment?

Is scalp micropigmentation worth it? 

Many clients find scalp micropigmentation to be a highly worthwhile investment in their self-confidence and appearance. We’ve treated thousands of women and men suffering from hair loss, and they have overwhelmingly reported a positive life change after the treatment,

Should a tattoo parlor or artist offer scalp micropigmentation?

Scalp micropigmentation requires specialized training, pigment, and equipment. Ensure your artist is experienced in scalp micropigmentation and has received a master certification from a reputable trainer.

Does scalp micropigmentation grow hair back?

Scalp micropigmentation may stimulate hair growth as dry-needling does, but this is not its intended purpose. The treatment creates the illusion of a full head of hair, even for those with extensive hair loss.

Explore the possibilities of scalp micropigmentation at Edge Ink in Bowie, Maryland. Contact us today to begin your journey to renewed confidence and a fuller head of hair.