The day you get your first SMP treatment session is an important one and should be treated as such. There is quite a bit you need to do before you even step into the clinic. For instance, research! Find out everything there’s to know about the procedure, and most importantly, as the day draws closer, know what to expect when you walk into the clinic.
There are also a few minor prep steps you need to take care of yourself to get started!
Wash and Moisturize for A Super Soft Scalp
Think of it as preparing a canvas before you start painting a beautiful piece of art. Washing up and moisturizing well before you arrive at the clinic is essential for better results. This is simply because working on dry skin can be more challenging, and therefore, it will directly impact the treatment results.
Cut Your Hair At least A Day Before
If you plan on keeping the hair short post-treatment, shave it off at least a day before. There are a couple of reasons why you need to do this. First of all, it’s going to save you a lot of time on the day of the treatment. Secondly, if you shave, say, using a razor, the skin will become sensitive, leaving the follicles slightly open. This will cause discomfort and a lot of redness.
Avoid Blood Thinners
While the treatment is not excessively invasive, there are needles involved, which means there will be a bit of blood. If you take a blood thinner like aspirin or even something as usual in your routine as caffeine or an energy drink, it will cause your blood to be thin, increasing the bleeding. This will also interfere with the treatment by mixing up with the pigment and diluting it.
Eat Well to Feel Well
It’s silly that we have to mention this, but it’s absolutely necessary too. Before a life-changing procedure such as scalp micropigmentation, it’s natural to feel both anxious and excited, and sometimes that leads to people skipping breakfast in all the excitement. This is not the ideal approach. It’s important to eat proper food and hydrate your body to make yourself comfortable during the session, which can take a few hours—and needless to say, we don’t want you fainting during the process.
Be Mentally Prepared for The Procedure
While the treatment isn’t necessarily painful, it does cause some clients to feel a bit of discomfort. This could be because of certain tender zones, and the practitioner will try to make it as painless as possible. But being prepared will still pay off.
Additionally, when it comes to a treatment that potentially changes the way you look, it’s essential to be sure of the final outcome. Take your time and outline your goals for the treatment with your practitioner. Do your research and carefully select the hairline and arrive with a clear idea of what you see as the final look.
But once you’ve made up your mind about getting an SMP hair loss treatment, the very first thing you need to do is find a reputed scalp micropigmentation clinic. We might be able to help you with that!