As summer days are in full glory and the heat and humidity reaches the highest levels, there are few points to think about when it comes to Scalp Micropigmentation. For clients who are looking into getting the new procedure there are a few things you must take into consideration:
1. If possible shave your head a few weeks before and try to expose your scalp to some sun rays without getting a sun burn. Best times are in the morning before 11:30 AM and after 4:00 PM. This will even out the skin color so that the neck and forehead do not appear much darker than the scalp. Be cautious not to get a sun burn. Use SPF 30 or higher or a hat during the middle of the day if you are outside. We will not be able to work on the skin that has a fresh sun tan and definitely not on the skin that is sun burned!
2. If you are wearing a hair system and would like to transition to scalp micropigmentation, it would be great if you would be able to remove it on a daily basis or even remove it completely and let the skin “breathe” and just like above, slowly expose it to the sunlight in the morning and evening hours.
3. If you have a fresh SMP procedure done (or a touch up), stay away from the sun for about 7-10 days. The skin is irritated and should heal first. Also, avoid sweating during the first few days after the procedure to ensure that the procedure heals properly. It is strongly advised that you don’t swim in lakes, oceans or swimming pools for 10 days after the procedure. There are lots of microorganisms in water and possible infection and/or fading or migration may occur.
For clients who have SMP procedure done for more than a month: Use a good quality SPF 30+ or a hat when you are in the sun for prolonged periods of time (more than 30 minutes) especially in the middle of the day, when the sun is strongest. Sun rays may cause your scalp micropigmentation to fade prematurely at a faster rate.
Please follow the after care your practitioner gave you and if you have any other question, please contact our office. Enjoy your summer Renata SCALP AMPLIFIED STUDIOS