Day 1-4 After your treatment session
Following your first session you should AVOID:
Touching, showering, or shaving the treated area
Carrying out any activities that may cause excessive sweating
Using moisturizer or shampoo
Swimming, sauna, or the steam room
Razor shaving for at least 10 days
Day 5 After your first session
5 days after your initial session you should:
Wash your head gently with cold water and gentle soap
Apply moisturizer three times daily to prevent dryness and flaky skin. We recommend using a non-perfumed moisturizer such as Aveeno body moisturizer.
Avoid growing hair too long. If you do need to shave your head, we advise using an electric shaver only. We recommend a Remington R5 or similar shaver. No wet shaving (razor blade) for 10 days post.
30 days after your last SMP session you can resume all your usual activities.
Long Term Care Guidelines
Consider using at least an SPF15 on your head if you will be in the sun for extended periods of time. Extended direct sun exposure can accelerate your rate of fading.
Avoid topical products that contain high concentrations of alcohol like what you would find in minoxidil lotion, for example.
Use an exfoliating cleanser on your head as this removes dead skin cells and keeps your head looking fresh.
Moisturize everyday, at least once. Keeping your scalp in good condition will benefit your overall look as well as help your pigments last and remain fresh for as long as possible.
Signs and symptoms of infection:
SWELLING: A slight amount of swelling is typical for a fresh tattoo. If swelling becomes excessive, uncomfortable and you feel the pain radiating beyond the site of the tattoo, then this is a sign of infection.
FEVER: Fever is a symptom of an underlying condition, which is most often an infection. Please contact a medical provider if you think you may have a possible infection.