Many times during consultation at Advanced Scalp I will be asked what exactly is the scalp micropigmentation aftercare procedure. And how does it compare to other cosmetic procedures.
Rob James at Advanced Scalp micropigmentation clinic Vancouver. Every Client will receive thorough instruction prior to and after each SMP session.
As a side note, every client who has their SMP procedure with Advanced Scalp in Vancouver will be given detailed written instructions immediately after their scalp micropigmentation session with Rob James.
However for those who are simply curious or are still in the information gathering stage, here are my aftercare guidelines.
At advanced Scalp we work in a highly sterilized environment at all times
You’re advised to adhere to the following guidelines:
- Do not touch your scalp with unwashed hands after your SMP procedure as they may have bacteria and cause an infection.
- Do not scratch or rub the newly pigmented area, do not pick any micro abrasions (scabs) while it is healing as infection could occur as well as pigment being removed with the healing skin.
- Do not use any products that contain alcohol or AHA on the newly pigmented area as it will excessively dry the scalp and fade your pigment.
DAY 1 -3:
Avoid touching, showering or shaving the treated area.
Avoid any physical activities that may cause excessive sweating.
When showering, do not wash your head or get any water on it.
Avoid swimming, swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms and tanning beds.
DAY 4 -10:
Gently wash your scalp with warm water do not aggressively scrub the scalp or exfoliate. After showering gently pat dry.
Apply a natural moisturizer two times daily, to prevent dryness and flaky skin. I recommend using a non-perfumed, alcohol free moisturizer such as virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil or a simple all natural moisturizer.
If the hair on top of the scalp grows too long in between SMP sessions or if you need to shave your head, I advise using an electric clipper such as an Andis T outliner. If you still have micro abrasions avoid shaving all together. Do not take a wet razor to the scalp for at least 10 days.
You are now permitted to perform activities which may cause you to sweat lightly, such as light cardio and lifting light weights.
At this point you may use shampoo. Gently massage the scalp using a natural, mild soap such as an infant shampoo. You may also get back to your usual gym/cardio routine and sweat as much as you’d like. If you’re in the middle of your SMP sessions it is at this point where you will probably be coming back in to continue your SMP sessions.
Following the aftercare protocol is an important aspect of maintaining superb SMP results
15 days after your completed procedure
All regular activities including swimming, saunas, steam room, tanning booths are now permitted.
I recommend using a quality non-greasy SPF sunscreen for everyday use and scalp protection.
Continue to moisturize daily with a natural, simple moisturizing cream.
Try to avoid direct, intense sun exposure as best as possible.
If you have any further questions regarding the SMP process or aftercare protocol please do not hesitate to contact Rob James, Advanced Scalp clinic, Vancouver.