If you have an appointment with Ohio SMP Studio for scalp micropigmentation in Columbus, OH, we want to ensure you achieve the best results and healing process. Our skilled SMP artist, Clayton Rush, utilizes a unique micropigmentation process that realistically replicates hair follicles, depositing pigment into your scalp. To make the most of your treatment, we highly recommend following our aftercare practices diligently.
Post-Treatment Aftercare for Optimal Healing
Following these aftercare practices for the initial five days post-treatment can result in less fading and a smoother healing process, allowing you to resume most daily activities afterward.
- Avoid Sweating: Refrain from engaging in activities that cause sweating, such as workouts, spending time in warm environments, saunas, or steam rooms, during the first five days after your SMP treatment.
- Shampoo Abstinence: For the first five days, avoid shampooing or washing your scalp to prevent premature fading and promote healing.
- No Trimming: Resist shaving or trimming your scalp with any razor during this period, as it may hinder the healing process.
- Protect from Sun Damage: During the initial five days, your scalp is most sensitive, so avoid direct sun exposure. After 21 days, moderate sun exposure should be fine, but for the best long-term results, continue to limit exposure when possible.
Aftercare Tips for the First Five Days
To ensure a comfortable healing process, consider these tips:
- Wear a Hat: Shield your scalp from the sun with a hat. Avoid using sunscreen during the initial healing stage.
- Lightly Dab Your Scalp With Water: If you experience itchiness or notice excess oils, use a cloth and warm water to dab the affected area gently. Refrain from scratching or picking until the area has healed.
- Rest: Post-treatment, you can sleep in any position you find comfortable, as ample rest aids the healing process.
- Drink Water: Stay well-hydrated to promote scalp healing and limit irritation.
When Can I Resume Normal Activities?
Between days 6-10, you can resume most activities, such as trimming, exercising, rinsing your scalp with water and soap, and moisturizing once or twice daily. At Ohio SMP Studio, we recommend Folicule products for their natural ingredients, which won’t interfere with the pigment used in micropigmentation.
Preparing for Your Next Session
Most clients will need 2-3 sessions for a finished look, with 10-14 days between appointments to allow for healing. Before your second treatment, trim your hair, wash your scalp, and moisturize. Your artist, Clayton Rush, will discuss the number of sessions needed to achieve your desired results.
The Longevity of Scalp Micropigmentation
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is considered semi-permanent, utilizing customizable pigment that matches your hair color. Your SMP treatment at Ohio SMP Studio will last between 4-6 years before any fading occurs. If you notice fading, we offer touch-up sessions to maintain the fresh look.
How to Maintain SMP
The duration of your treatment’s effectiveness depends on various factors, including lifestyle, sun exposure (use sunscreen for your scalp), the products you use, adherence to aftercare guidelines, and smoking habits. To keep your SMP looking fresh, moisturize daily, protect your scalp from the sun, and diligently follow aftercare guidelines after each treatment.
Contact Us Today For a Free Consultation
Ohio SMP Studio, led by renowned SMP artist Clayton Rush, is dedicated to helping individuals experiencing balding in Columbus, OH, with scalp micropigmentation. Reach out to schedule a consultation and learn more about our services tailored to the local community.