How to Maintain Your Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp Micropigmentation

Hair Restoration Procedure

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a hair restoration procedure in which pigments are injected into various areas of the scalp. The pigment leaves multiple minuscule medical tattoos, mimicking the appearance of individual hair follicles. Clients choose this procedure for a variety of reasons. Some perspective recipients would like to cover up scars from previous invasive hair transplant procedures, while others aim to make their hair look fuller and more natural. Some clients use SMP to lessen the look of hair loss, resulting from degenerative hair loss conditions such as alopecia, or male pattern baldness. But baldness is not the only reason a person might consider scalp micropigmentation.

Thinning hair is another reason to undergo this innovative, non-surgical procedure. Excessively thin hair can allow the scalp to be visible, often in sharp contrast with the hair colour, and many consider this aesthetically displeasing. Though a medical hairline tattoo cannot actually replace inactive hair follicles, after as few as 3 micropigmentation sessions, recipients will have a contrast-free scalp, or the appearance of a fresh buzz cut, depending on the clients’ needs and goals. To find out how to maintain your scalp micropigmentation, keep reading.

Scalp Micropigmentation

Proper Aftercare

Cocoa Butter

During the course of the micropigmentation treatment, it is crucial to follow instructions of your treatment specialist. Temporary lifestyle changes may be advised, including but not limited to: not letting any moisture near your scalp for the first few days and waiting some time before shaving with a razor. After the pigments have settled, you may choose to resume your regular routine, though some minor additions may be recommended to help ensure the longevity of your SMP.

Many people suggest using cocoa butter. Cocoa butter has many different benefits and can be used for a wide range of reasons. Cocoa butter helps stimulate the healing process and is a gentle, rich moisturiser. Not only will it help moisturize your scalp, cocoa butter will help give your skin a healthier appearance. This is why it is an essential item to have on hand after receiving a medical hairline tattoo. Remember to ask your practitioner if you are unclear as to when you should begin to moisturize after your procedure.

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Scalp Micropigmentation

Moisturizing As Needed

Sun Protection

Keeping your scalp moisturized after an SMP process will assist the healing process as well as help the pigments last a longer time. It is therefore important to find a soap that will moisturize rather than dry out. Many soaps have ingredients that will dry out your skin and have a negative effect on the pigmentation used for the procedure. When used in tandem with the cocoa butter, the moisturizing soap will work to keep your scalp from drying out and help the pigments deposited in your scalp last a lot longer.

Using sunscreen is always important, not just on your skin but on your scalp as well. Exposure to UV rays can cause your scalp to be especially sensitive. Using a sunscreen with a high SPF will help ensure the longevity of any tattoo, including a medical hairline tattoo. It is especially important to use sunscreen on your scalp when you will be spending extended periods of time outdoors.

Scalp Micropigmentation Treatments

These precautions are encouraged for clients who have finished their scalp micropigmentation treatments as well as clients who are about to begin their sessions. There are many other tips and ideas for SMP patients. However, it is always important to discuss any ideas with a professional before trying them. If you have any questions, please contact the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic: 647-351-0061.

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