scalp micro pigmentation aftercare
SMP POST-CARE INSTRUCTIONS
For 7 days following your scalp micro pigmentation procedures
Now that you have completed your scalp micropigmentation procedure, it is important to carefully follow the post-care instructions after all SMP procedures.
Do not touch the pigmented area with your fingers as to not spread bacteria and avoid infection.
For the first 4 days avoid washing your head with soap. Using a light patting motion, YOU MAY USE WATER TO GENTLY RINSE THE TATTOOED AREA. USE LUKEWARM WATER ONLY.
On the fifth day, gently wash your head with an unscented soap. Gently pat the soap into the area and avoid any vigorous motions and rubbing on the tattooed area. Wash off with lukewarm water and gently pat your skin dry.
Apply a light layer AFTER INKED 3-5 times daily until the pigmented area is healed. Use a clean cotton swab and not your fingertips.No make-up, sun, soap, sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming in lakes or chlorine pools until the area is completely healed. Usually take 7-10 days. Also avoid gardening, accesive sweating and direct contact with animals.Do not rub or traumatize the pigmented area while it is healing, pigment may be removed along with the crusting tissue.To prevent future premature fading of pigment, it is highly recommendedto use a “total sun block” on the scalp when exposed to the sun.Do not use products that contain AHA's on the procedure area. (Example: Glycolic or Lactic Acids and always check product labels) these will fade your color.If you are a blood donor, you may not give blood for 1 year following your cometic make-up application (per Red Cross).Scalp Micropigmentation is a multi-step process. Results cannot be determined until your final touch up application is completed and healed. Touch up visits are usually scheduled 30-45 days post procedure.
If you are experiencing any itching, swelling, blistering, or any other complication post-procedure, stop using any product and call your SMP specialist immediately. You may be reacting to the aftercare product you are using. If you have excessive redness, drainage, swelling, tenderness, or any streaks going from the procedure site toward the heart, or elevated temperature contact your physician. The area may be infected and you may need medical attention.