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How to Prepare for Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp Micropigmentation procedure
Written by Nancy

Getting a scalp micropigmentation (SMP) treatment is a relatively simple process that requires only minimal preparation and care. That being said, if you want the results of your SMP hair loss treatment to last longer and avoid any complications, there are some things you should keep in mind.

Here, we’ve outlined some important care tips to minimize discomfort and ensure the results last for a long time.

For full scalp procedure

Full scalp micropigmentation works best when you have a clean, closely shaved head. If your natural hair is too long, it’ll be difficult for the technician to blend the color. To remove dead skin or excess oils, exfoliate the scalp thoroughly the night before.

It’s also essential that your skin isn’t sensitive on the day of the procedure; so, avoid tanning or sunburns because that can create complications.

For hair densification

Scalp micropigmentation can also be used to give hair a thicker appearance with densification procedures. In this case, it’s recommended that you wash your hair on the morning of the procedure and avoid using any oily or wax-based product.

Excessive oils in the skin can lower pigment retention and cause the color to fade earlier.

To avoid excessive bleeding

Excessive bleeding can also reduce pigment retention. To avoid this from happening, you must avoid products that cause blood to thin. These include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medication, such as aspirin or ibuprofen
  • Foods like oily fish, herbal teas, and garlic

Additionally, coffee is also not recommended before the procedure as it can increase blood flow, contributing to more bleeding post-treatment.


To minimize discomfort

To minimize discomfort, get a good night’s sleep, so you are more relaxed and comfortable during the treatment. Try to drink water before the session because it allows better retention without thinning the blood.

Discuss the use of numbing agents with your technician beforehand. Many SMP practitioners use topical creams on the scalp to reduce discomfort. After the treatment is done, you can use an ice pack wrapped in paper towels to minimize swelling and pain.

Scalp micropigmentation is a highly technical process that requires experience. To ensure your SMP hair loss treatment lasts longer, choose a professional SMP technician.

The experts at Delaware Scalp Micropigmentation use high-quality tools and natural pigments to help individuals get better results. To get a free first consultation, visit their scalp micropigmentation clinic today!

To learn more about their services, call 302-292-0380, or visit their website.

About the author


I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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