Scalp Micropigmentation is a simple procedure that is fairly painless, non-invasive, and permanent. If you are suffering from a serious case of hair loss and are on the verge of going bald, then scalp micropigmentation or SMP is a good option for you. SMP does not help you grow back your hair; it gives your hair a fuller look and helps you cover those unsightly bald spots. So, when you do start growing your hair back, you won’t have to deal with patchy areas of skin.
The procedure for scalp micropigmentation involves the injection of pigment into your scalp. The pigment is applied carefully to ensure it matches your preferred style as discussed with your artist. The procedure is similar to getting a tattoo. Typically, it takes about 3–5 hours and 2–3 sessions for the entire procedure to complete.
Post the procedure, you will feel some redness and soreness on your scalp due to all the needlework. Your artist will give you a few scalp micropigmentation aftercare tips that you should follow. Some tips may be specific to each individual depending on the type, color, and style they’ve opted for. However, there are some common aftercare tips you can follow to keep your look for longer and maintain it much better. Here are five.
Do not touch, wash, or rub the scalp for at least three days after the procedure
Scalp micropigmentation involves piercing your scalp with microneedles to inject ink into the skin’s layers. As such, the wounds on your scalp will be raw for a couple of days after the procedure. If you touch, rub, or wash the area, chances are you’ll catch an infection and that could lengthen the healing process. After three days, you can wash your head with water but do not use any shampoo.
Shaving is not an option
The scabs on your head will heal within a day or two, but it’ll take time for them to completely go away. To avoid reopening your wounds, keep off the shaving for a while. If you really need to, then use an electric foil shaver that is less likely to irritate your scalp. Consult your micropigmentation specialist before you begin shaving.
Avoid any activity that involves sweating
Say goodbye to the gym, hikes, runs, brisk walks, steam rooms, saunas, spas, and any activity that could make you sweat; at least for a few days. The sweat may cause bacterial infections and again, could affect the healing process.
Moisturize your scalp regularly
After a few days of the treatment, start applying moisturizer to your scalp. It will keep the scalp hydrated and help maintain a classy look. Also, moisturizing keeps the scalp from becoming flaky and dry.
Avoid the sun
This may seem a little difficult to follow but try not to expose your scalp to the sun. If you do go out, use a sunscreen lotion with a good SPF. Exposing your scalp to the sun can cause the pigment to fade faster than normal. And yes, the pigment will fade, but in a few years. Don’t speed up the process by going bare scalp in the sun.
These are some of the most critical points to remember after your scalp micropigmentation treatment. At Scalp Allure, we guarantee every customer gets their money’s worth and are satisfied with our level of care. For more aftercare tips and information on scalp micropigmentation, call us today and book a consultation.