Aftercare Advice For Scalp Micropigmentation Clients


For those who have undergone scalp micropigmentation, it’s essential that you follow the aftercare provided by your technician in order for the procedure to heal correctly and provide you with the best results possible. Your practitioner will let you know prior that you’ll need a touch-up; however, this won’t be for around 4 to 8 years after. So, the last thing you’ll want to do is compromise the healing process and experience early fading.

If you’re considering the procedure, or you’ve already had it done, it’s important you follow these scalp micropigmentation aftercare steps.

Day 1 – 3


  • Try and relax as much as possible for the first few days after. Pre-treatment anxiety is very common amongst patients, and it can actually disrupt the healing process.
  • Avoid unnecessary physical exercise that will make you sweat.
  • Don’t wash your head or get water in the affected area.
  • Don’t apply products or clean the affected area with fragrant creams or oils.
  • Don’t shave your scalp.
  • Avoid unnecessary sun exposure.
  • Avoid wearing hats, helmets, caps, or any other headpiece for long periods of time.

Day 4 – 6


  • If you have any active scabs, avoid picking at them. Also, avoid shaving, too.
  • You can let water get on your head during this time. Start with a light shower, but avoid using any strong soaps and shampoos.
  • Don’t exfoliate.
  • You should still try and avoid excessive physical activity. However, you can lightly moisturize the affected area.
  • If you want to exercise, start small. Try some weights, and avoid cardio sessions.
  • Again, avoid using hats and other headpieces for long periods of time.
  • Carry on avoiding the sun.
  • Avoid getting your hair cut.

Day 7 Onwards


  • You can begin showering properly again.
  • Try and avoid using irritating products still until the area is healed completely.
  • You can moisturize but try and use non-scented and allergy-resistant products.
  • You can begin increasing your exercise sessions. However, in regard to cardio, you should still take it slower.
  • The same rule applies to wearing hats, helmets, caps, and other hairpieces for a long period of time.
  • If you have scabs that are still healing, avoid shaving.
  • If the scabs have healed, you can shave again lightly.

Look After Yourself


If you follow all of these scalp micropigmentation aftercare steps, you’ll improve your chances of the procedure healing better. This will also provide you with better results for as long as possible.

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