Scalp Micropigmentation Pre/Post Care

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Scalp Micropigmentation Pre/Post Care

Pre Care:

A consultation is always required before an S.M.P appointment.
Wash your scalp with a non-abrasive, gentle shampoo at least every other day for a week before your appointment.
Exfoliate your scalp with an apricot scrub twice a week, for two weeks prior to your S.M.P. appointment. If skin is severely dry, use a professional exfoliant or see a trained esthetician prior to your appointment. Please consult with your physician or dermatologist for suggestions for skin problems if you are experiencing breakouts or other issues.
Failure to exfoliate the scalp will make it very difficult to work with. Pigment will not take well on a dry scalp because it will be lost in dead skin that will flake off during the healing process.
After washing and exfoliation, moisturize the skin. Moisturize twice a day with an organic skin moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated. This will allow the pigment to be properly absorbed.
Avoid any sunlight that would cause a burn or peeling, for two weeks before your appointment.
Do not use sun tanning oil.
Relax and get a good night’s rest the night before your procedure.
Eat a hearty and healthy meal before your procedure.
Come clean and in comfortable clothing. Dress in layers to accommodate for body temperature changes.
If you are extremely sensitive to pain, seek medical advice prior to your procedure.
For clients who use a hair piece, do not wear a hair piece for at least 5-7 days prior to your scheduled procedure. It may limit oxygen flow to the scalp or irritate the skin, which will result in pigment loss due to the pigment being unable to absorb fully.
Please ask your artist about proper hair length for the day of the scheduled procedure.
Do not use a razor on your scalp within 24 hours of the scheduled procedure. It is critical that we see all native hair follicles in order to properly blend the faux hair follicles.
Avoid taking blood thinners 30 days prior to your appointment.
If looking to cover scarring, sessions of microneedling may be necessary prior procedure.


Post Care:

For 7-10 days (until area is completely healed) follow these instructions very closely. Failure to do so can result in color loss or infection.

Do not touch the healing pigmented area with your fingers, which may have bacteria on them and can be the cause of an infection.
Apply your favorite organic moisturizer 3-5 times daily until the procedure area has fully healed. Always use a clean cotton swab and not your fingertips.
No makeup, sun, soap, sauna, jacuzzi, swimming, sweating, contact with animals, or gardening until the area is completely healed.
Do not rub or traumatize the procedure area while it is healing (pigment may be removed along with crusting tissue).
Do not use products that contain anti-aging creams on the procedure area. (Examples: Glycolic Acids, Lactic Acids.)
Always check your product labeling as well as expiration dates.
Before bathing, gently apply a light coating of organic moisturizer on the procedure area using a clean cotton swab. Continue this regiment until the procedure area is healed.
For best results, leave scalp uncovered until fully healed.
Any touch up appointments should be scheduled within 30-45 days post procedure. All Scalp Micropigmentation procedures are a multi-step process. Results are not determined until all touch up applications are completed as outlined in your initial consultation.
Use “total sun block” after the procedure area is healed to prevent pigment color from fading.
If you are a blood donor, you may not give blood for one year following your S.M.P. Procedure, according to the Red Cross. (This would fall under their category of Permanent Makeup application).
If you have questions or concerns, please notify your technician immediately.
If you experience itching, swelling, blistering, or any other complications, stop using your moisturizing product immediately. You may be having an allergic reaction.
If you have excessive redness, swelling or tenderness, or any red streaks going from the procedure site toward the heart, elevated temperature, or purulent drainage from the procedure site, contact your physician. The area may be infected and you may need to seek medical care.

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