SMP Aftercare Guide

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

SMP Aftercare Guide

So, you made it through your first micropigmentation session. Congratulations on what is going to be a positive change to both your appearance and your confidence! You’re not quite done yet, though. Make sure to follow the aftercare guidelines carefully, otherwise you might end up with some unpleasant results. 

How to Take Care of Your Recent Scalp Micropigmentation:

  1. Avoid touching your scalp. This may not be completely avoidable, as many people struggle with absentminded picking and fiddling with their heads, but try to minimize irritation with your scalp. Even water can cause irritation at this point. It’s still incredibly tender for the first few days, and one way to minimize the urge to rub your head is to avoid vigorous activity. According to Scalp Micro Portugal, This will help reduce sweat and help you curb the desire to wash your head. After a few days, you can slowly begin to wash with water and start a moisturizing routine.
  2. Facial cleanser is the way to go. These are incredibly gentle- perfect for such a sensitive area of the body. You might be tempted to use shampoo or soap, but remember that these are much stronger and can dry your scalp out and cause irritation. Plus, many facial cleansers have some sort of moisturizer in them- you’ll be killing two birds with one stone!
  3. Sunscreen is your best friend. Harsh sunlight and UV rays can cause the fresh ink to fade. A moisturizing sunblock applied to the scalp is necessary to keep your new hairdo looking great. Hats can also be a great tool to have at your disposal, but be careful: if your head is still healing, a hat can trap in sweat and lead to itchiness.
  4. Exfoliate. Dead skin cells can accumulate after any sort of tattoo or micropigmentation, and they cause your skin to look dull and lifeless. A gentle chemical exfoliant can help get rid of dead skin cells without being overly abrasive. Be sure to moisturize after to keep the fresh skin healthy!
  5. Be careful when shaving your head. After about a week and a half, you can resume shaving your head to keep it looking uniform. Go slow and steady, rushing the first shave will lead to nicks and scrapes. Avoid any areas that seem sensitive or scabbed over, as you don’t want to prolong the healing process.
  6. Avoid tanning beds for the first month. This goes hand-in-hand with avoiding the sun, any harsh rays can cause irritation and fading. After a while, you may be able to use a spray tan, but always to a test patch to ensure it won’t cause a poor reaction with your scalp. After a month, tanning beds should be alright, just make sure you don’t have any upcoming micropigmentation appointments- you want your skin as strong as possible for the treatment.

As with any sort of transformation, what comes after the process is just as important as the process itself. If you’re still not quite sure just what to do after your first session, click here for more information. Treat your scalp with love and care and the results are sure to be incredible!

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