Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is an art that transforms lives, creating natural-looking hairlines and restoring confidence. At Ohio SMP Studio, located in Columbus, OH, we understand the significance of this transformative journey for our clients, and we are devoted to providing not only exceptional SMP service but also comprehensive care and guidance to ensure remarkable before and after results.

Before SMP Treatment Preparing for your SMP treatment is essential to achieve the best outcome. Follow these steps to make the most out of your experience:

  • Hydrate Your Skin: If you have dry skin, use a moisturizer regularly in the days leading up to your treatment. Well-hydrated skin provides a smoother canvas for the technician to work on.
  • Let Your Suntan Fade: Allow your suntan to return to its normal levels so that the SMP colors can be matched appropriately to your original skin tone.
  • Avoid Alcohol and Blood Thinners: Refrain from consuming alcohol a few days before your appointment. If you take blood thinners, consult your doctor before the treatment.
  • Consider Shaving Your Head: For a clean canvas, it’s beneficial to shave your head before the SMP treatment. However, if you prefer, our skilled technicians can do this for you on the day of your appointment.
  • Plan Hairline Options: If you haven’t had an initial consultation, think about hairline options in advance to discuss with the SMP specialist.

After SMP Treatment Proper aftercare is crucial to ensure the longevity and success of your SMP treatment. Follow these guidelines after your SMP session:

  • Be Gentle: Avoid standing under hot showers and refrain from scrubbing the treated area for at least 3 to 5 days after the session.
  • Minimize Sweating: For the first month post-treatment, avoid engaging in activities that cause excessive sweating, such as intense workouts and saunas. Exposure to UV rays, including tanning, should also be avoided during this period.
  • Gentle Cleansing: After the initial 3 to 5 days, you can gently rinse your scalp under a cool shower. If a second SMP session is scheduled, use a mild moisturizer recommended by your clinic.
  • Soft Products: After one full week, you can start using non-perfumed soaps and washes to clean the treated area.
  • Resume Regular Lifestyle: After one month post-treatment, you can return to your regular activities, including going to the gym and spending time at the beach.

At Ohio SMP Studio, we believe that following the recommended before and aftercare routines is a key part of achieving exceptional results. Our dedicated team, led by Clayton Rush, one of the world’s top SMP artists, is here to guide you throughout your SMP journey.