Why Sun Exposure is Harmful for SMP?

Posted by Mary Shoufield on

You have heard it over and over again that you should avoid sun exposure after scalp micropigmentation. But you often wonder as to how sun exposure affects SMP. Your scalp artist might tell you to wear a hat before stepping out in the sun. Let’s explore the reason.

If you plan to undergo scalp micropigmentation, it is important to make yourself aware of SMP aftercare tips beforehand. The first important thing is to shield your new hairline from harmful ultraviolet rays. The reason is simple – you don’t want it to fade upon exposure to the sun.

Why you should avoid sun exposure after SMP

As stated before, exposing your newly pigmented scalp to the sun poses a high risk of fading. Solar rays can result in sweat, which can accelerate the fading of your pigment. Getting your hands on a quality sunscreen might help you prevent your scalp from direct exposure to the heat rays. Of course, you may want to take an extra step by covering your scalp with a hat. However, you may need to invest in a good quality hat that shades your scalp.  If you end up with a thin hat, it might not be worthy enough of shielding your pigment from ultra violet rays.

Keeping your scalp moisturized will prevent it from drying out. Remember, dried skin will make your hairline look uneven. Water-based skincare products that provide long-lasting hydration are a good investment too.

Slather a layer of the moisturizer after each shower and before hitting the bed. A shower can drain moisture out of your skin so can a snooze. You don’t want to wake up with a dried out scalp.

What if you don’t protect your scalp?

Your worst fear is to see your SMP going bad or fading. Unless you take the right SMP aftercare precautions, you might see your scalp micropigmentation treatment fading faster. In that case, you may need more touch-up sessions to retain the depth and density and make it look thick and vibrant.

Ideally, SMP treatment can last four to six years before a touch-up might be needed to add depth to the faded hairline.

So in a majority of cases, it is in your hands to prevent SMP from fading. It depends on how you care for your hair tattoo. Avoid scrubbing your scalp that can speed up fading of the tattoo

Which SMP Aftercare Products are the Best?

Well, it could be overwhelming to make a choice when the market is flooded with products that claim to be the best. Luckily, DermMicro has made your task easier by packing all of the essential aftercare products in a mini package.

The SMP aftercare kit comes complete with a healing ointment, cleansing shampoo, and lotion. What’s more, you will find a sample of the most mattifying product on the market to prevent that dreaded shine after SMP. You can always order Zero Shine if you find the product useful in keeping that typical shine away after the procedure. Each product in the package comes with instructions to make it easier for you to use.

Place you order NOW on DermMicro website.

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