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SMP Aftercare Instructions 

Congratulations on your Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) procedure at El Zorro Tattoo! Proper aftercare is essential for ensuring the best results and a comfortable healing process. Follow these guidelines to maximize the longevity and vibrancy of your SMP treatment.

Immediate Post-Procedure Care:

  1. Gentle Cleansing:

    • Clean the treated area gently using a mild, pH-balanced, and fragrance-free cleanser for the first 3 days after the procedure. Use a soft cloth or your fingertips without rubbing.

  2. Avoid Water Exposure:

    • Refrain from exposing the scalp to water for the first three days. Avoid swimming, hot tubs, and intense sweating during this initial period.

  3. Avoid Direct Sunlight:

    • Protect your scalp from direct sunlight for the first few days. If exposed, use a hat or apply a gentle sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.

First Week After SMP:

  1. No Scratching or Picking:

    • Resist the urge to scratch or pick at the treated area, as it may disrupt the healing process and affect pigment retention.

  2. Moisturize as Directed:

    • Apply the recommended post-care ointment or moisturizer as instructed by your artist to keep the scalp hydrated. Avoid excessive application.

  3. Avoid Sweating:

    • Steer clear of intense physical activities that may cause excessive sweating during the first week. Sweating can affect the healing process.

Weeks 2-4:

  1. Gentle Shampooing:

    • After the initial three days, you may start gently washing your scalp using a mild, sulfate-free shampoo. Pat the scalp dry; do not rub.

  2. Gradual Sun Exposure:

    • Gradually introduce your scalp to sunlight, ensuring it's adequately protected. Use a hat or sunscreen when spending extended periods outdoors.

  3. Moisturize Regularly:

    • Continue to moisturize your scalp regularly, especially if it feels dry. Well-hydrated skin promotes optimal healing.

Long-Term Care:

  1. Sun Protection:

    • Always protect your scalp from prolonged sun exposure using a hat or sunscreen to prevent fading of the SMP pigments.

  2. Avoid Harsh Chemicals:

    • Refrain from using harsh hair products, such as those containing alcohol, on the treated area, as they can affect the longevity of the pigments.

  3. Follow-Up Appointments:

    • Schedule any recommended follow-up appointments with your artist to assess the healing process and address any concerns.

If you have any questions or concerns during the healing process, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to support you on your journey to a revitalized and confident appearance!

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