ADVICE

SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION ADVICE

BEFORE AND AFTERCARE

SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION ADVICE

Scalp micropigmentation treatments usually require two to three treatment sessions. For best results, clients will need to return to the office for 2-3 follow-up treatments, usually every four weeks.

  • Because delicate skin or sensitive areas may be swollen or red, it is not recommended to make social plans on the same day.
  • Please inform us if you are taking aspirin or ibuprofen within two days before the procedure. It is recommended to stop taking aspirin 2 days before the procedure because it affects blood clotting.
  • You should not stop taking any medications before consulting your doctor.
  • Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure.
  • An allergy test will be performed during the first consultation visit, unless waived at the client’s request.
  • You should not sunbathe or use a solarium for 7 days before the treatment.
  • A dry scalp with a tendency to flake should be prepared for treatment by lubricating it with a moisturizing cream for 7 days before the treatment. Additionally, it is recommended to gently exfoliate the scalp 3 days before the treatment to remove keratinized epidermis. 

MAIN CONTRAINDICATIONS TO MICROPIGMENTATION

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Epilepsy
  • Hemofilia
  • Diabetes
  • Infectious diseases
  • Birthmarks and/or warts in the treatment area
  • Visible signs of herpes in the treatment area
  • Dermatological skin lesions in the treatment area (purulent acne, purulent conditions, allergic or fungal lesions, hemangiomas, lichen,  papillomas, epidermal discontinuities, sunburn)
  • Five weeks before or after radiotherapy/chemotherapy, unless your doctor consents
  • Heart disease/disorder, heart attack, stroke, heart valve or pacemaker installed
  • Taking blood thinners unless your doctor gives you permission
  • Nervous hyperactivity, nervous tics
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Diseases of the eyeball (in the case of eyelid surgery)
  • Diseases of the eyeball (in the case of eyelid surgery)
  • Retinal sclerosis (in case of eyelid surgery)
  • Skin prone to colloids and scarring
  • During steroid treatment
  • On antiobiotics
  • Invasive epidermal exfoliation treatment (chemical peeling, laser, etc.) was performed 4 weeks before the procedure
  • Conditioners were used to revitalize and stimulate the growth of eyebrows and eyelashes for at least a month before the procedure (eyebrow makeup, eyelid lines)
  • Lip filling with hyaluronic acid 1 month before the procedure (lip micropigmentation)
  • During dental treatment (lip micropigmentation)
  • Planned MRI examination within 1 month
  • Mental disorders or depression
  • Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • One month before and one month after receiving the last dose of the Covid19 vaccine

CONSENT OF THE PERSONAL DOCTOR

We understand that the above list of contraindications is extensive, but not all contraindications completely exclude the procedure. For your convenience, we have prepared a consent form that should be sent to your treating physician.

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SCALP MICRO AFTERCARE

 

To obtain the best result and healing effect, proper post-treatment care is necessary. Please note that color unevenness is to be expected. Repeat follow-up visits are designed to gradually build color in layers. Please read the tips below and if you have any questions or concerns during the healing process, please contact us.

THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS MAY APPEAR FOR 72 HOURS

 

  • Peeling of the skin
  • Sensitivity
  • Dryness and itching in the treatment area
  • Swelling and redness

 

In general, you should treat your scalp like an open wound, which means you should avoid soaking it. Avoid chlorinated swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms, sunbathing and solariums for 30 days after the last treatment. This will ensure a good, long-lasting effect.

Day 1-5

  • First of all, relax. You’ve probably been preparing for your first session, and anxiety before the procedure is common. Now is the perfect time to take a deep breath.
  • Sweating – Try not to do any strenuous exercise for 3-5 days after treatment. Excessive sweating can interfere with the healing process
  • Shampooing and contact with water – Scrubbing the scalp can damage the skin and open wounds, and shampooing can introduce harsh chemicals. The urge to wash your scalp may be strong, but you should completely resist the temptation for the first three days. After the third day, you can lightly rinse your scalp without shampoo and dry it gently with a clean towel without scrubbing. Do not soak your scalp for long periods of time.
  • Shaving – Avoid shaving and irritating the area while it heals.
  • Long-term exposure to sunlight – UV rays can cause burns. This can lead to premature fading of scalp pigmentation.
  • Touching with your hands – Refrain from touching your scalp too much with your hands. This may increase the risk of infection.
  • For the first 5 days, drink plenty of water and take medications as directed by your doctor.

 

Day 5 – 10

By days 5 to 10, your head should be looking much better and starting to heal nicely. However, the healing process is still ongoing. You will need to make sure you continue to maintain your care routine. For the next 5 days you should avoid the following things:

  • Scalp Scratching – Similar to tattoos, your scalp may begin to peel over the next few days. It is important to avoid scratching any scabs that may form.
  • Shampooing or exfoliating – Shampoo and exfoliants can interfere with the formation of new layers of skin during healing.
  • Using self-tanners or skin irritants – While your scalp is healing, avoid irritating substances that can cause inflammation and interfere with the healing process.
  • You can shave or trim your hair closely if necessary. You should also continue to rinse lightly with water and a gentle shampoo (without intense scrubbing). Applying a light moisturizing cream will also help at this stage of healing. You can also resume training with light exercise.

 

Day 10 and beyond

After 10 days, your scalp should be healed enough to return to your normal routine. The session can be scheduled after 30 days. However, the date of the next treatment will depend on the healing progress so far. Before your next follow-up session, you will be asked to wash your hair and have your hair cut.

 

Day 30 (after all sessions are completed)

After 30 days, sunbathing, saunas and swimming pools are no longer contraindicated. If you live in a warm, sunny climate, take appropriate precautions. A high-quality, non-greasy sunscreen is best.

Moisturize daily with a light moisturizer.

 

LONG-TERM CARE

  • Use a good sunscreen, especially when on vacation. Exposure to the sun causes the color to fade faster.
  • Skin treatments such as chemical peels, home peels, laser rejuvenation, microdermabrasion, etc. reduce color.  Avoid this area and inform your esthetician before treatment.
  • If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, inform your doctor about scalp micropigmentation.