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Laser scalp micro pigmentation removal is a non-invasive procedure that uses lasers to break down the pigments in the scalp, allowing the immune system to absorb and remove them naturally over time. This process can help fade or remove the SMP, depending on the amount of pigment used and the individual's skin type.

The number of sessions required for complete removal will depend on the pigmented area's size and color and the pigment's depth. Typically, multiple sessions are necessary for total removal. While achieving the desired results may take several sessions, laser removal is generally considered safe and effective.


If you have undergone a hair tattoo procedure that did not go as planned or simply changed your mind about having a hair tattoo, laser scalp micro pigmentation removal can help you achieve the desired look. The procedure uses laser technology to break down the pigment particles in the scalp, which are then eliminated by the body's natural processes. This can help you achieve a more natural-looking scalp that matches your skin tone and hair color.

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Unlike other scalp tattoo removal methods, laser scalp micro pigmentation removal requires minimal downtime. You can return to your daily activities immediately after the procedure, and there is no need for bandages or dressings. However, it is essential to avoid sun exposure and to follow your doctor's instructions for aftercare to ensure optimal results.

Scalp micro pigmentation removal is fast, safe, and easy with the FDA-cleared PicoWay laser system. Using a photoacoustic effect—where pulsed picosecond laser energy (one-trillionth of a second) is transformed into sound rather than heat within the skin—the PicoWay painlessly shatters the tattoo ink into fragments that are then easily flushed out of the body. The system reaches beneath the skin's surface to target those layers of skin where the tattoo ink is embedded and shatters it. PicoWay additionally stimulates the growth of new collagen and elastin, which further assist in diminishing the appearance of the micro pigmentation.

As with all laser tattoo removal options, the PicoWay may require multiple quick treatments (15 to 20 minutes each) to reach optimal results. It is an excellent patient choice because it requires little to no downtime after treatments and does not risk causing potential damage to the skin's surface layers through overheating.


The recovery time for Laser Scalp Micro Pigmentation Removal varies from person to person, but it typically takes around 7-10 days for the treated area to heal completely. You may experience discomfort, swelling, and redness during this time. Here are some things you can do to aid in your recovery:

  • Apply a cool compress to the treated area to reduce swelling and discomfort.
  • Take over-the-counter pain medication, if necessary.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and activities that may cause sweating for at least 48 hours after the treatment.
  • Do not shave your scalp until the treated area has completely healed.

After undergoing Laser Scalp Micro Pigmentation Removal, properly caring for your scalp is vital to ensure a smooth and quick recovery. Here are some tips to follow:

  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and extreme temperatures for at least 48 hours after the treatment.
  • Do not wash your scalp for at least 72 hours after the treatment.
  • Avoid touching or scratching your scalp.
  • Do not apply any hair products or makeup to the treated area.
  • Keep your scalp moisturized by applying a gentle, fragrance-free lotion or cream.


Laser scalp micro pigmentation removal can be effective for those who no longer want to keep their scalp tattoos. This procedure allows you to achieve a natural-looking and even scalp without invasive surgery. Sadly, most practices do not have adequately trained and certified staff who understand the intricacies of this process. We have the most laser tattoo removal devices that can treat any skin type and ink color.

At Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics, our primary goal with SMP removal is to ensure that it is performed safely and with zero scarring. Our physician assistant Neil Harry is the only Certified Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist in practice in Howard County. He is also our Laser Safety Officer and has completed his training in Denver, Colorado, at the A Laser Academy with Victor Beyer – who many consider the Godfather of laser tattoo removal. We have the most powerful Picosecond laser, the most experience, and the most procedures performed in the county.

Contact us today, the only practice in Howard County, Maryland, specializing in and performing laser scalp micro pigmentation removal treatments.

Physician Assistant

Neil Harry


Neil has worked alongside Dr. Matsunaga since 2012 and is skilled in pain-less laser tattoo removal. He also has an extensive background in Critical Care Medicine, General, Plastic and Orthopedic Surgery.

Neil was trained and Certified as a Laser Tattoo Removal Specialist by the Godfather of Laser Tattoo removal – Mr. Victor Beyer from A Laser Academy in Denver, Colorado. Neil is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and is our Laser Safety Officer. He is also honored to be a provider within the Soul Survivor Ink network that helps survivors of human trafficking to remove tattoos of a painful past.

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