Your SMP Treatment and Sun Exposure

Scalp micropigmentation can change and improve your life by giving you your confidence back. Save your time and money by taking care of your scalp post-treatment. Excess sun exposure can damage your skin and cause your treatment area to fade faster. Here’s what you can do to ensure your SMP treatment lasts longer and you keep your skin happy and healthy.

What’s So Bad About the Sun?

While the sun is warm and comforting on a nice day, the sun produces Ultraviolet (UV) rays. Even though UV rays make up a small portion of the sun’s rays, they are the leading cause of skin damage from sun exposure. Many people love a good tan, but the darkening of our skin is actually the body’s way of protecting the skin from UV rays.

What Would Sun Exposure Do To My SMP Treatment?

Directly exposing your scalp to the sun’s harsh UV rays can accelerate the fading of your treatment. Your skin is also very sensitive post-treatment, so even if you’re not worried about fading (even though you should be), you should practice proper care to ensure your scalp heals well. You must avoid sunlight for at least three weeks after your scalp micropigmentation treatment.

Your treatment should last four to six years before it naturally starts to fade IF you take your aftercare seriously. If you don’t, you may require more touch-ups which will cost you more time and money in the long run. Make sure you invest in quality sunscreen, moisturizer, and clothing to protect your scalp the first time to ensure the best results!

Here’s What We Recommend:

Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen!

If you missed that, USE SUNSCREEN! Every time you leave the house, apply sunscreen. Ideally, you want to use sunscreen with an SPF of 30-50, which blocks 97-98% Ultraviolet rays. Your practitioner will give you suggestions on the best sunscreen for your aftercare, so be sure to ask them before you purchase a sunscreen or sunscreen-based moisturizer.

Stay Hydrated and Moisturize

Dried-out skin will cause your hairline to look blotchy and uneven, so drink plenty of water to keep your scalp hydrated. Cleaning the treatment area with gentle soap is excellent for removing dirt and germs. Still, it strips the natural oils secreted by your skin, so please moisturize the treatment area after every shower. It’s also best to moisturize your scalp before you go to bed, as you can wake up with a dried-out scalp which can cause irritation. Water-based skincare products are great for your scalp as they’re formulated with aloe water and hyaluronic acid that provides long-lasting hydration. Ask your SMP practitioner what moisturizers they recommend!

Wear a Suitable Hat

Wearing a good hat will add another layer of protection from the sun’s rays. For those that still have hair but had SMP treatment done, a hat might be your best bet as it can be challenging to put sunscreen in your hair. Wearing a hat shades the scalp from the sun, but you don’t want the material to be too thin, or the sun’s rays will shine through the hat.

SMP INK will ensure the best results!

Our qualified and experienced professionals here at SMP INK will be with you every step of the way. They will do everything they can to give you the best results and live a happy and confident life. If you’re interested in scalp micropigmentation treatment, don’t hesitate to book a FREE consultation at any of our three locations in California, Nevada, and Arizona!


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