Scalp Micropigmentation and Hairline Microblading

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)

SMP is a non-surgical cosmetic technique of tattooing a series of tiny dots onto the scalp, replicating the natural look of hair follicles. The treatment is simply the placement of pigment (not ink) into the second dermal layer of an individual's skin. This seamlessly blends in with the real hair follicles giving you a realistic head of hair and lower hairline.

SMP Pigment

Each pigment is a unique blend.  It's a combination of a fibrous structural protein called Keratin and specific organic pigments to give the natural look of actual hair stubble from distance as well as up-close. The pigment is preferred by most transplant doctors that also perform scalp micropigmentation (SMP) for their clients. It is guaranteed to not blur, migrate, or change color.

Hairline Microblading

Similarly to eyebrow microblading, hairline microblading provides a more permanent solution to thin hairline/hair to hide hair loss.  Hairline microblading can realistically replicate hair strands on the scalp and especially the hairline area, concealing areas where hair has thinned.  For most women, the areas where microblading is most effective are the temples, a hair part that has started to bald, or the entire hairline from ear-to-ear.  In our experience, microblading works best when adding thickness to thinning hair because the strokes created blend in with existing hair strands, creating the natural-looking appearance of thickening hair, adding depth, and shadow. The results look less natural when the area is completely bald.

Why choose SMP/Hairline Microblading over other hair loss alternatives?

The procedure can simulate a full front, side, and rear hairline for thinning hair, partially bald or fully bald heads.  Unlike traditional hair loss treatments, which are surgical in nature and requires the transplant of individual particles or strips of follicles, SMP/Hair Microblading has little to no side effects, pain or surgical downtime.  It can also cover scars resulting from hair transplant surgeries, burns or birthmarks as well as alopecia or accident and other surgical scars.  SMP/Hairline Microblading is non-surgical, less painful and is only a fraction of the costs.

At Maya Microblading, we take the fine attention to detail that comes with the art of 3D scalp micropigmentation and hairline microblading and combine that with our own technique for microscopic hair follicle color matching and follicle replication to create a realistic hairline and/or hair density.

This procedure is meant for anyone who is dealing with some level of balding. Whether you're completely bald, have a scar on your scalp, or you just have thinning hair and you would like to make your scalp less visible, our 3D scalp micropigmentation is the best and easiest solution for you.


No medication needed, no invasive surgery.  The results are instant and you can see the immediate difference it makes in just one session.  Hairline and density are adjusted and layered during each session and the average treatment consists of two to three sessions.  There are little to no side effects associated with scalp micropigmentation (SMP)/Hairline Microblading and general skin reactions and symptoms associated with traditional tattoos and permanent make-up and cosmetics are minor. 

Both men and women can benefit from these treatments.


How many sessions do I need and what to expect?

Two to three sessions are required for scalp micropigmentation/hairline microblading due to variations in the skin.  The second session is to fill in areas that are completely gone and to fill in areas that are just a little lighter, but still visible.  The third session (if required) is a minimal work to see which areas need any touching up.

Step-by-Step Procedures



We go through a thorough consultation before starting the scalp micropigmentation or hairline microblading procedure. We ask clients to complete some forms such as Informed Consent form, Consent to Application of Permanent Makeup/Micropigmentation Procedure, and Confidential Medical Profile.

During the consultation, if applicable we ask clients to show us any photos they like, don’t like and/or how they normally take care/camouflage their scalp to get an idea of the client’s unique style.

Please send close-up photos of your affected scalp areas via email to or via mobile to (916) 272-6338.


We want to ensure your utmost comfort so we apply a topical numbing cream for 30-45 minutes before your procedure. We place it on the treatment area and cover it with saran wrap to seal in the numbing as much as possible. 


Once the numbing process is comcpleted, then we proceed with the micropigmentation/hairline microblading procedure. Our technician will open a sterile needle/cartridge in front of the client and start the procedure. 

Post-Procedure Care

Day 1 - 4

  • Avoid touching, showering, or shaving the treated area
  • Avoid carrying out any activities that may cause excessive sweating
  • Avoid using moisturizer or shampoo
  • Avoid direct sunlight
  • Avoid swimming, sauna, or the steam room
  • Avoid razor shaving for at least 10 days

Day 5

  • You should wash your head gently with cold water and gentle soap
  • You should apply moisturizer three times daily to prevent dryness and flaky skin. We recommend using a non-perfumed moisturizer such as Aveeno body moisturizer.
  • Avoid growing hair too long. If you do need to shave your head, we advise using an electric shaver only. We recommend a Remington R5 or similar shaver. No wet shaving (razor blade) for 10 days post procedure.

Signs and Symptoms of Infection

  • SWELLING: A slight amount of swelling is typical for a fresh tattoo. If swelling becomes excessive, uncomfortable and you feel the pain radiating beyond the site of the tattoo, then this is a sign of infection.
  • FEVER: Fever is a symptom of an underlying condition, which is most often an infection. Please contact your medical provider if you think you may have a possible infection.