Will My Skin Be Red or Sore After SMP?

Posted by Mary Shoufield on

Are you worried about the procedure leaving your scalp red or sore? No doubt, many clients ask this question: how long will my scalp look red? Redness after scalp micropigmentation is not too much of a concern. Mild redness is typical after each session. For some clients, the redness may go away soon while others may see it disappear completely after 3 days of the session.

While some clients take the post-treatment redness lightly and go to work without bothering much about it, a few do have some concerns. It’s natural and acceptable. Scalp aftercare is essential to get rid of the inflammation and redness quickly.

SMP is an open wound after each session, and white blood cells flow to the area, resulting in inflammation and redness.  Why does that happen? The reason is simple – your immune system is fighting back and the healing process is under way.

How long does healing take?

Clients with lighter colored skin are more likely to experience visible redness than those with darker skin tone. During the first few days of the treatment, the skin is in healing phase and forming new layers. As the skin heads, the pigment may appear a darker or lighter in some areas. Proper aftercare is crucial to ensure lasting results. When you take good care of your scalp and follow SMP aftercare guidelines, your scalp is likely to heal quickly without problems.

What does proper scalp care mean?

It means you should avoid touching the scalp, let alone shaving or scratching it immediately after treatment. Top scalp artists will recommend keeping away from direct sunlight, as any contact with ultraviolet radiation will only add to the redness and inflammation. Besides, it can potentially disturb the healing process, while also affecting the pigment color.

You may also notice a few scabs on the scalp and might be tempted to scratch them, especially as they turn dry and itchy. But it is crucial that you do not touch the scalp unnecessarily. Keep the skin moisturized with a good moisturizing cream and prevent dryness. A dry skin is more likely to turn itchy and flaky. Once the skin heals, the scabs may fall off themselves.

Which is the best scalp aftercare moisturizer?

Well, proper care includes a moisturizer, lotion, and shampoo that can clean the skin and heal it. DermMicro aftercare package is complete. They offer three products in one SMP aftercare kit. There is a Restore Ointment to heal redness and irritation, Cleanse Shampoo for gentle cleansing and healing, and Restore Lotion for lasting hydration.

DM recommends starting with restore ointment the same day for quick healing. This should help with redness as well as itching and irritation. Next comes Cleanse Shampoo that is meant for cleaning the scalp. The use of this shampoo should also begin the same night of the treatment session.

DM is also known for its ground-breaking anti-shine product – Zero Shine, which seems to be the only go-to mattifying solution on the market that works for 48 hours. The best part is Zero Shine SPF 30+ comes with sunscreen protection as well.

They also have Redness Remover to remove redness immediately after the session. This is temporary though and works for clients who want to see their SMP result without waiting for the treatment to heal fully.

Place your order for the best SMP aftercare products on the DM website NOW.

 

 

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