As a proud resident of Columbus, OH, you’ve made an empowering decision to transform your appearance with scalp micropigmentation (SMP) at Ohio SMP Studio. After your SMP session with the renowned artist, Clayton Rush, you can’t help but feel satisfied with the natural and undetectable results. However, ensuring the longevity and brilliance of your newly acquired look relies heavily on proper scalp micropigmentation aftercare.

Understanding SMP Aftercare:

SMP is a cutting-edge technique that employs tiny microneedles to deposit pigment into the shallow layers of your scalp. As your scalp heals, new skin layers will form, culminating in a flawless SMP outcome. To achieve this, it’s crucial to follow a meticulous aftercare routine.

Day 0 to Day 5 – Protecting the Artistry:

During the initial 5 days after your SMP treatment, treat your scalp as you would an open wound. Avoid getting it wet and prioritize cleanliness. Steer clear of chlorinated pools, saunas, steam rooms, and tanning beds for 28 days following your final treatment to ensure optimal, long-lasting results.

Other essential tips include:

  • Avoid Excessive Sweating: Refrain from intense exercise to prevent excessive sweating, which may interrupt the healing process.
  • Gentle Scalp Care: Avoid scrubbing and shampooing your scalp, as it could break the skin and introduce harsh chemicals.
  • Skip Shaving: Allow the area to heal without irritation by avoiding shaving during the recovery phase.
  • Sun Protection: Shield your scalp from long-term sunlight exposure, as UV rays can cause sunburn and premature fading of the SMP.
  • Hands Off: Resist the temptation to touch your scalp excessively, as it could introduce harmful bacteria and increase the risk of infection.

During this period, stay hydrated, adhere to prescribed medications, and gently rinse your scalp without soaking it. Dab the area with a wet cloth for cleanliness, and feel free to wear a hat or skullcap for comfort while sleeping.

Day 5 to Day 10 – Continued Nurturing:

Between days 5 and 10, your scalp should exhibit significant improvement in the healing process. However, it’s crucial to maintain your diligent aftercare routine. During this period, continue to avoid the following:

  • Avoid Scratching: As with tattoos, your scalp may experience peeling. Avoid scratching or picking any scabs that may form.
  • Shampoo and Exfoliants: Refrain from using shampoo and exfoliants, as they may disrupt the formation of new skin layers during healing.
  • Skin Irritants: Steer clear of self-tanners or other skin irritants that may cause inflammation and disrupt the healing process.

During this phase, it’s acceptable to carefully shave or cut your hair, and continue rinsing the area lightly with water and soap. Applying a fragrance-free moisturizer can aid in the healing stage. Light exercise is also permitted.

Day 10 and Onward – Embrace Your New Look:

After the initial 10 days, your scalp should be well on its way to complete healing, allowing you to return to your regular routine. Your next SMP treatment session may be scheduled at this point, depending on your healing progress. Before your follow-up session, you’ll be requested to wash your head and trim your hair.

Remember, if any questions arise during the healing process, don’t hesitate to reach out to your scalp micropigmentation specialist at Ohio SMP Studio. Our dedicated technicians are well-versed in providing expert healing recommendations, ensuring you’ll love your new style.