In general, after SMP treatment, you would like to treat your scalp like an open wound. Don’t wash your scalp and do keep it clean. No chlorinated pools, saunas, steam rooms, or tanning beds for 30 days after your final treatment. This will ensure a good, long-lasting result.
For long-term care, there are many steps and activities for you to follow:
1. During Your First 4 Days The most important rule to take care of your scalp in this period is not to wash your head. After your SMP procedures, washing your head might seem to be very tempting, but don’t do it. In the first 4 days, your scalp is still sensitive and if you add water to your head, you can damage it. Besides, try not to shave your head and touch the treated area 2. Day 5 to Day 7 Throughout this period, you should avoid: Sweating heavily: Try to avoid taking part in tough cardio sessions during this time. Excessive sweating can lead to an interruption in the healing process.
Scrubbing and shampooing – Scrubbing the scalp can make your wounds open, and shampooing will add harsh chemicals.
Exposure to sunlight – UV rays can lead to sunburn and sun damage for your scalp.
Touching with hands – Touching your scalp with your hands too much can increase the risk of infection.
During the first 7 days, make sure you’re drinking plenty of water and taking any medication as prescribed. You can gently rinse your scalp and clean the area with a wet cloth to keep it clean. If you want to shave your head, now would be a good time to do it. It’s important to use an electric foil shaver. When you’re shaving your head, minimize any scabs that may still be visible on your head. You can apply small amounts of water to your head. At this time, you can get back to your showering sessions, but remember to take a quick, light shower, but stay away from sulfate shampoo. 3. Day 8 to Day 14 For days 8 to 14 after the procedure, your head should be looking much better and healing nicely. However, it is still healing. You should make sure that you’re still following an aftercare routine. In the next 5 days, you should still avoid the following: Scratching the scalp – The skin on your scalp could start to peel during these next few days. It’s important to refrain from scratching or picking any scabs that may form. Using irritants that could cause inflammation and disturb the healing process.
Using the moisturiser.
Wet shaving with a razor blade for 10 days after each session of the procedure.
If necessary, carefully shave or cut your hair. You can wash the treated area gently with water and soap. Applying a little bit of moisturizer will also enhance the healing stage during this period. But make sure it’s fragrance-free. 4. Day 15 and onward After 15 days, your scalp may recover enough to switch to your daily routine. You may be scheduled for your next treatment session after 15 days. Before your next follow-up session, you will be asked to wash your head and shave your hair.