Pre and Post Scalp Micropigmentation Care Tips

Hair thinning and patterned baldness are serious issues that almost every other man and woman are facing. Fortunately, gone are the days when you have to make peace with hair thinning and pattern baldness. If we go out to seek help, hundreds of solutions are available. One of the most trusted and long lasting solutions is “Micropigmentation”.

Scalp Micropigmentation has gained a lot of popularity in these recent years. It is a low maintenance solution that suits all skin types. However, despite being suitable for all skin types, it has not worked for some people as it should have. It is because most of us fail to understand that like any other treatment this low maintenance solution does require a before aftercare. If you are planning to seek help, here’s what experts want to you do before and after the treatment;

Pre and post scalp micropigmentation care tips

Before jumping onto the pre-care, you need to know that the pre-care starts two days before the scalp micropigmentation treatment. 

Pre care

At least 48 hours before the scalp micropigmentation treatment you have to avoid;

  • Drinking
  • Taking ibuprofen, aspirin, and other medications that promote blood thinning
  • Tea, coffee, and energy drinks

12 hours before the scalp micropigmentation;

  • You have to drink more water to stay hydrated. 

When the day of scalp micropigmentation treatment arrives;

  • You need to have a well-balanced breakfast
  • Wash your hair off with a gentle shampoo
  • Avoid using any kind of serum or waxy hair product
  • Reach the clinic on time

As we told you earlier, scalp micropigmentation is a low-maintenance solution. It does not require much to do. That’s all you have to be careful with before the treatment. 


The aftercare is also simple and understandable;

Immediate aftercare

For a few hours you have to avoid;

  • Showering
  • Swimming
  • Exercising and all other activities that make you sweat

If all the above-mentioned activities can be avoided for three days, you will heal faster. However, if you can not refrain from such activities at least avoid them for a good 48 hours. After 3 days, you are required to wash off your head with plain water. Keep in mind that shampooing can be done after a week or so.

Long-term aftercare

To achieve good results;

  • Avoid exposure to the sun as much as you can. If you have to go in the sun, use sunblock or cover the head well
  • Avoid using tanning products
  • Use a light moisturizer on the treated area

In brief, the pre-care is to avoid drinking or consuming tea, coffee, energy drinks, and blood-thinning medications. Oily and waxy products are also a big no-no. Moreover, you need to stay hydrated and wash your head off with mild soap. The aftercare is just simple as pre-care. Avoid swimming, exercising, and showering for at least 48 hours.  Wash your head off with mild shampoo after 3 days and try avoiding sun exposure. All you can now use is a gentle moisturizer, the rest of the hair products should be avoided.