Caring for Your Skin After Scalp Micropigmentation
Caring for your new scalp micropigmentation can help promote healing and long-lasting results. At Scalp Micro USA, we provide recommended aftercare practices to help your treatment look its best. Here are a few ways that you can take care of your skin following scalp micropigmentation:
Post-treatment Care Routine
Your scalp may be the most sensitive during the first five days following your scalp micropigmentation procedure. You can help minimize fading and encourage a more comfortable healing process by getting adequate rest and taking a break from trimming your scalp. Here are some additional guidelines to follow:
Keep Your Scalp Dry: Avoid getting your scalp wet for the first few days after the procedure. This includes waiting to engage in activities that might cause heavy sweating, such as working out. Other activities to postpone include using a sauna, steam room, or swimming pool.
Wait To Cleanse: Wait to use shampoo on your scalp until the first five days following your treatment have passed. After the initial healing period, you can gently cleanse your scalp with a mild, fragrance-free soap or cleanser. Be sure to pat it dry with a clean towel to avoid rubbing the treated area.
Wear Sun Protection: Protect your scalp from direct sunlight by wearing a hat. Sun exposure may fade the pigmentation and affect the overall appearance of the treated area. Wait to apply any high-SPF sunscreens until after the initial healing process is complete. After 5 days of healing, you can use a mineral based sunscreen like Folicule’s Scalp Sunscreen.
Stay Hydrated and Eat Well: Proper nutrition and hydration help promote healing and healthy skin. Eat a balanced diet of healthy fats, proteins, fruits, and vegetables to fuel the healing process. Drink enough water to keep your skin moisturized and help minimize irritation.
Several factors can affect the longevity of your treatment results, including lifestyle and scalp product choices. You can help maintain the quality of your scalp micropigmentation treatment by following these long-term maintenance tips:
Moisturize Regularly: Keeping your scalp moisturized can prevent dryness and flakiness. This can affect the appearance of your treatment. Consider using a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer to maintain your scalp’s health and appearance. We recommend Folicule’s Mattifying Moisturizer to help moisturize and reduce glare on your scalp
Use Scalp-specific Products: Consider choosing products that are specifically designed for bald heads and scalp micropigmentation aftercare to help meet the needs of your scalp. These products may be less likely to interfere with the pigment used for your treatment.
Consider Touch-ups: Scalp micropigmentation is an effective semi-permanent solution, and the pigmentation may fade over time. Depending on individual factors like skin type and exposure to the sun, you may need periodic touch-up sessions to maintain the desired look. We generally see touch-ups scheduled after four to six years.
Consult With a Practitioner: You can consult with our practitioners throughout your treatment to find out how many micropigmentation sessions you might need and to address any questions. We can also recommend specialized products, such as moisturizers and sunscreens, to help maintain your results.
You may decide to schedule a touch-up treatment at one of our locations. You can find Scalp Micro USA in the following areas:
- New York City, NY
- Los Angeles, CA
- Houston, TX
- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Chicago, IL
When you schedule an initial appointment or a touch-up, your practitioner can remind you how to prepare your scalp for your session. This includes trimming, washing, and moisturizing your scalp.
Follow Scalp Micropigmentation Aftercare Practices
Our scalp micropigmentation process provides noticeable results with minimal downtime. Following the recommended practices after your treatment can help achieve improved results, prevent premature fading, and facilitate a smoother healing experience. Contact Scalp Micro USA today to learn more about our treatment and how it may benefit you.
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