Following your SMP treatment you must give your scalp time to heal or the pigment may be release from the skin.

For the first 72 hours following your treatment:

  • No high activity that will cause increased heart rate and excessive sweating such as; running, going for a workout, playing sports.
  • No water, shampoo, lotions, creams or other products should be applied to the scalp. You will be provided a disposable shower cap to ensure your head does not get wet when you shower.
  • No razor blade shaving of the head. If you must shave only use an electric foil shaver and be gentle. If you see flaking or scabbing do not shave for an additional 24-48 hrs.

On day 4 after your treatment:

  • You may resume light activity, light shower and you may moisturize the skin.
  • You should also begin using a daily sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. Even on cloudy days sunscreen should be applied as damaging UV rays are still present. Sun is the most threatening element for your SMP. Prolonged sun exposure or burning the skin may fade the pigment in an undesirable way. A touch up may be required. This will not be covered by your warranty If you plan to have prolonged sun exposure, where sunscreen and a hat.

For 14 days post treatment you should NOT:

  • Spray tan or use self tan lotion
  • Swim in a pool, lake or ocean
  • Go in a sauna or steam room
  • Use any hair color or dyes

You may start using a mattifying lotion after 10 days. Our clients seem to like the brand “Nano Blur” available at most drugstores including Shopper’s Drug mart and Rexall. L’Oreal also has a matte lotion for men in their line.