Scalp Micropigmentation Aftercare

What Is Scalp Micropigmentation?

The scalp micropigmentation procedure is a cosmetic treatment that uses tiny needles to deposit pigment into the scalp, creating the appearance of individual hairs. It is often used to cover bald patches or thinning hair, and can also be used to disguise scarring.

How should I sleep after scalp micropigmentation?

sleep after scalp micropigmentation

How long does it take to recover from scalp micropigmentation?

It takes about 3-4 days to recover from scalp micropigmentation. However, depending on the intensity of the treatment, some people may experience minor swelling and redness that lasts for a few days. It usually takes a week to get back to your normal routine.

When can I wash my head after scalp micropigmentation?

wash my head after scalp micropigmentation

You may feel that you need to wash your head after the scalp micropigmentation session but don’t do it. The treatment area is sensitive and it is not recommended to wash the scalp in the first three days.  Also, avoid swimming. The chlorine and shampooing of the treatment area can ruin the SMP result.

Do not use harsh shampoo or other hair and skin products on the treatment area at least for a week after treatment.

In the first week after SMP treatment, it is better to avoid any physical effort such as going to the gym or jogging that can make you sweat. It can prolong your skin healing process. After three days, gently wash your scalp with warm water and do not scrub the scalp or exfoliate.

What should be avoided after SMP?

Follow your artist and clinic recommendations

How long does it take for SMP to settle?

scalp micropigmentation last

The time it takes for SMP to settle varies and can depend on a number of factors, such as the composition of the SMP and the environmental conditions. Typically, SMP will take between 1 and 5 days to settle.

How soon can I shave my head after SMP?

The answer to this question is highly dependent on the individual. For some people, it may be safe to shave their heads as soon as a week after SMP. For others, it may be necessary to wait a little longer in order to ensure that the scalp is completely healed. Ultimately, it is best to check with your SMP artist to see what their recommendation is.

Can you wear a hat after scalp micropigmentation?

wear a hat

It is not recommended to wear a hat right after the treatment. However, if you like or need to wear a hat to protect the treatment area against sunlight, wear a loose, dry and clean hat. 

When should you moisturize after SMP?

Use a non-perfumed, alcohol-free natural moisturizer after your SMP treatment to prevent dryness and flaky skin. You may also apply natural oils such as coconut oil or virgin olive oil to moisturize your skin. You can moisturize your scalp after SMP immediately.

Golden Pulse Academy

We offer the best scalp micropigmentation services including men’s and women’s hair thinning, hairline restoration, and scar camouflage by SMP master trainer at Golden Pulse.

Golden Pulse Academy offers free appointments and evaluations for those considering scalp micropigmentation in Toronto. Our experienced technicians can help you determine if this procedure is the right treatment for you, and we will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your specific needs. Contact us today to schedule your free appointment!

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