Maintaining Your Scalp Micropigmentation Results

Tips for Maintaining Your Scalp Micropigmentation

Anytime you need expert advice, whether it’s regarding scalp micropigmentation or ensuring a smooth healing process, rest assured, we’re here to assist you every step of the way. Completing your hair loss treatment marks a significant milestone, yet it’s important to understand that the process doesn’t end there. To achieve long-lasting, optimal results, it’s important to continue your aftercare. To help you with this, we’ve put together a short list of useful tips that you should follow after each session and thereafter.

These tips cover a wide range of topics related to the treatment, such as the right way to clean your scalp, what to avoid doing and general ways to protect and care for your new look. Remember that SMP aftercare is more than just a list of things you need to do, it’s a commitment to the longevity of your SMP. By carefully following these suggestions, this ensures a smooth healing process and helps prolong your desired results.

Why Aftercare for Scalp Micropigmentation is Important?

It is important to take care of your skin after scalp micropigmentation (SMP) for a number of reasons.

It helps with the healing process. It keeps the treated area clean and moist, letting the pigment to settle evenly and lowers the risks of potential issues arising such as fading or even infection.

Following the aftercare guidelines given during the process and thereafter not only allows the body to heal, it prolongs your desired result. Keeping your scalp healthy and moisturised helps preserve your fresh treatment and enhances your confidence for longer!

Not following these important steps can minimise the effectiveness or your SMP and can even cause damage to your health.

What Steps Should You Take for Immediate Aftercare of SMP?

After each session, it is important to immediately start taking care of your scalp. There are several steps you should follow for the first 4-5 days after each session:

  • Protect from water exposure

It is very important to stay away from hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms and avoid going swimming or wetting your head in the shower.

  • Avoid scratching or picking

Refrain from picking or scratching your scalp. Instead, gently pat your head to alleviate any itchiness. If the itch persists, consult your technician.

  • Sun exposure

Avoid exposing your scalp to direct sunlight. UV rays from the sun can break down the pigments and affect their color intensity, leading to a less vibrant appearance.

  • Shaving your scalp

Avoid shaving your scalp as this can potentially remove fresh skin along with the pigmented impression made by the artist.

  • Sweating

Preventing taking part in activities in which you sweat or headwear is required.


After allowing your scalp to heal over the first few days, further steps should be followed to continue caring for your scalp between sessions:


  • Clean your scalp

Wash your scalp daily with water only.

  • Moisturise

Hydrate your scalp daily with an alcohol-free moisturiser.

  • Shaving

If you feel the need to shave your scalp, do so gently. Along with this, continue to prevent from scratching your scalp.

  • Sun exposure

Apply sunscreen (at least SPF30) if exposing your scalp to direct sunlight.

  • Sweating

Continue to avoid sweating excessively and if partaking in swimming, a swim cap must be worn.


What Factors Should You Consider for Long-Term Aftercare of SMP?

Continuous long-term maintenance is essential for preserving the desired appearance and maximising the longevity of your scalp micropigmentation (SMP).  Wash and moisturise your scalp with an alcohol-free moisturiser. Simply incorporate this into your daily routine. This simple step doesn’t take much time but offers significant benefits by promoting scalp health and extending the fresh appearance of your SMP treatment.

Top-up sessions are needed from time to time to maintain that natural appearance that everyone strives for. They ensure the pigment remains vibrant and evenly distributed. The artist can also address any fading or unevenness that may occur over time. The frequency varies for each client depending on factors such as adherence to aftercare, natural skin exfoliation and lifestyle habits.

By taking these important steps for long-term aftercare, you can keep the look you want and get the most out of your scalp micropigmentation treatment, so you can keep enjoying its benefits for years to come.


Final Thought: Trust Skulltec for Exceptional Care and Results

Aftercare is crucial, though the person who carries out the initial treatment needs to be a licensed professional. At Skulltec, we pride ourselves on being the premier destination in Scotland for top-notch SMP services. Our renowned establishments are dedicated to providing unparalleled care and benefits to every client. We ensure that each individual receives personalised attention and achieves their desired results through the expertise of our skilled technicians and our commitment to excellence. Putting our clients’ safety and satisfaction above all else, we offer a range of services tailored to meet each person’s unique needs. You can rely on us to deliver SMP treatments that create natural-looking, long-lasting results. Choosing Skulltec Scalp Micropigmentation guarantees a transformative experience, leaving you feeling more confident with a fuller, livelier appearance.