Step-By-Step Aftercare Process For Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp Micropigmentation

Step-by-Step Aftercare Process

Part of ensuring natural-looking scalp micropigmentation (SMP) results is being attentive to the guidelines of your aftercare procedures. It is expected that all patients will have questions and concerns regarding the recovery process after their session. That is why specialists offer comprehensive aftercare instructions that help the healing process go more smoothly.

Using these aftercare techniques will ensure the proper healing of the new pigments and protect them from being disturbed throughout the early stages of the healing process. For patients who are having multiple SMP procedures done, the care procedures will slightly vary, as the healing duration determines the amount of time you have to wait between sessions. Although there is a generic step-by-step guide that can be applied to most patients, it should be noted that you are not limited to just these steps. Consulting your treatment specialist and following the specific instructions provided by them is best.

Aftercare Process Scalp Micropigmentation

Minimizing Stress

As is common with any type of medical procedure, a certain amount of anxiety or stress can develop. Though it may not seem obvious, one of the steps towards healing is to take some time to relax and release any of the tension that you may have built up prior to your treatment. Stress itself has been proven to have a very negative effect on healing, slowing the process significantly. During this phase, eliminating stress is undoubtedly a stepping stone to a smooth recovery.

Avoiding Moisture


During the first few days of the healing process, the tattoo will likely have some scabbing. It’s important for these scabs to stay intact, as peeling them away can cause scarring and essentially restarts the healing process.

Getting these scabs wet will also allow them to soften and eventually fall off, leaving you with improperly healed skin beneath. Activities that promote profuse sweating, such as exercising or other strenuous activities should be avoided for the first few days following the procedure. In addition, though it may be hard to abstain, washing your scalp is definitely off the to-do list for the next few days. Washing your scalp any time prior to the fourth or fifth day post-procedure hinders the healing process.

Around Day 5 or 6, you may want to shave your head. It’s not mandatory, by any means, but it’s certainly safer to do so now. It is important, however, to use an electric foil shaver, as these are less likely to disturb your newly deposited pigments. Most importantly, avoid shaving too close to the areas of your scalp that still have scabs. These areas are healing, and peeling the scabs – whether on purpose or accidentally – can complicate the healing process.

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Aftercare Process Scalp Micropigmentation

Washing Your Scalp

Resuming Your Regular Schedule

Also around Day 5 or 6, washing your scalp will probably be quite tempting. At this point, it is acceptable, but only if done so with great care. As mentioned earlier, your scalp should not be excessively wet, so a quick shower is the best option. However, at this early stage in the healing process, shampoo is definitely not recommended, so you’re essentially going for a quick rinse. Additionally, exercising, such as light cardio or low-pace weight lifting, can be brought back into your routine, as long as the activities do not make you sweat profusely.

After approximately 7 days, you may start to get back to regular life activities. Water, shampoo, and sweat should not affect your scalp anymore. You may also start to use a razor blade to shave your head, but still be mindful of any areas that may not be fully healed and are still scabbing.

Moving Forward

Once about a month has passed, pretty much everything is back on the table. You can use the sauna, go swimming, or use a fake tanner, if you so choose. Remember that it is always important to use high-quality sunscreen as well as a light moisturizer on your scalp daily.

If you have multiple SMP procedures done, it’s a good idea not to start jumping in the pool or applying tanning cream before all of your treatments are completed. Speak with your specialist for a customized plan that ensures that both your procedure and your healing process go smoothly and successfully. For answers to any questions you may have or to find out more about the scalp micropigmentation procedure and healing process, contact our professional staff at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic: 647-351-0061.

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