Pre-SMP Procedure Instructions
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1. Clean Scalp
Wash your scalp with a non-abrasive, gentle shampoo the week prior to your procedure. If experiencing breakouts on your scalp please see a dermatologist or appropriate medical doctor to resolve this issue prior to your procedure.
2. Moisturize Scalp
After washing the scalp, moisturize the skin with some form of skin moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated. Doing so will allow the ink to be properly absorbed.
3. Avoid Sun
Refrain from sun tanning or any direct contact with the sun to avoid burning and peeling of the skin. This is very important as the SMP Pigment will be inserted into the fisrt layer of skin
4. Pain Tolerance
If you are extremely sensitive to pain, mention it to us before treatment for possible options or seek medical advice prior to the procedure.
5. Hair Pieces
Please do not wear a hairpiece at least 10-14 days prior to your scheduled procedure. As wearing a hairpiece may limit oxygen flow to the scalp and the ink may not be fully absorbed into the follicle.
6. Head Cover
You may bring a clean hat or scarf to loosely cover your head after the treatment. This is highly recommended to keep the skin dry and avoid unwanted dirt from coming into contact with the treated scalp area.
7. Shave Scalp
Please shave your scalp on the morning of the procedure. Use a razor on your scalp preferably as it helps us blend the SMP Pigment with the existing hair follicles much more easily when the hair is very short.
Post-SMP Procedure Instructions
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1. Don't Touch
Please do not touch the healing SMP pigmented area on the scalp with your fingers (if possible), they may have bacteria on them and create an infection.
2. Apply Ointment
Apply your favorite antibiotic ointment or Vaseline 3-5 times daily until the procedure area has healed. Always use a clean cotton swab and not your fingertips.
3. Keep Skin Dry
No make-up, sun, soap, sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming in chlorine pools or in the recreational bodies of water, contact with animals, gardening for 7-10 days, (until area is completely healed) post procedure and after all touch-ups.
4. Cleaning Scalp
Before bathing, gently apply a light coating of Vaseline on the procedure area using a clean cotton swab. Continue this regime until the procedure area has completely healed.
5. No Rubbing
Please do not rub or traumatize the procedure area on the scalp while it is healing (pigment may be removed along with crusting tissue).
6. Use Sunblock
Use a “total sun block” after the procedure area has healed to prevent future fading of the pigment color.
7. No Chemicals
Do not use products that contain AHA’s on the procedure area. Example: Glycolic, Lactic Acids. Always check your product labeling, it will fade your pigment color!
8. Best Healing
Please follow these instructions for the best healing results and to help ensure that the SMP Pigments remain in the skin for a long period of time.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many sessions will I need with Phuket Hair Clinic?
Most clients will require 2 sessions and in some cases 3 sessions. Additional treatments will increase the density or the number of ink dots in one area. More density will result in a darker, more natural look, which will help integrate the procedure into any remaining hair. However, it’s always better to work conservatively and not do too much too quick per session. If you are covering scars, you are more likely to require more sessions as scar tissue absorbs ink more readily, resulting in more significant fading. Treatments on clients with Alopecia may still be completed after 2-3 sessions. However, the sessions are likely to be longer, especially if the client is suffering from aggressive Alopecia Areata, patchy hair loss, or Alopecia Totalis, the total loss of all head hair.
Is the SMP treatment painful?
Scalp Micro-pigmentation requires a small needle to be inserted into the upper dermis of the scalp. A certain amount of discomfort is inevitable; however, most clients report the sensation to be nothing more than mildly irritating, even therapeutic. The general consensus is that the pain varies from a 3-4 out of 10. Some parts of the scalp, for example the temporal regions and the hairline, can be more sensitive. Additionally, some people experience more discomfort than others, and people who have used hair systems for a long period of time, or have a significant amount of scar tissue to cover, are also prone to a higher pain level. Pain can be minimized with an over the counter painkiller before each session as well as with application of numbing products.
What is the recovery/healing period?
You may experience some redness and swelling on the scalp for a few days after the procedure. The pigment initially will appear a few shades darker and can take one to seven days to lighten-up and in rarer cases up to 14 days. Bruising can also occur which may cause the treated area to appear darker or to appear slightly blue. This is relatively uncommon affecting approx. 1 in 10 clients, and goes away after a few days.
What if I’m a hair system or hairpiece user?
If you normally wear a hair system, rug, or hairpiece, be sure to NOT to wear the hair system for 10-14 days before the procedure to allow the skin to breathe. By not doing so, you will take the chance that the procedure will not take properly.
What if I have hair transplant scars?
Scar tissue reacts differently for each client, so, therefore, those areas will be approached with extra caution and may require a greater number of treatments. In addition, you should come back within five to seven days or when swelling disappears for a session that strengthens the fast fading pigment in the scar area. Treatment duration ranges from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the treated area.
What if I have recently undergone laser treatment?
Scar tissue reacts differently for each client, so again, those areas will be approached with extra caution and may require a greater number of treatments. In addition, the client should come back within five to seven days or when swelling disappears for a session that strengthens the fast fading pigment in the scar area. Treatment duration ranges from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the treated area.
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