Once scalp micropigmentation has been done, it’s important to take care of the scalp to ensure that not only does it heal properly, but that the treatment outcomes stay unchanged for a long time. Fortunately, it only takes the scalp a few days to heal, so this is no problem to many people. However, there are some long-term treatment issues that you need to keep in mind as well.
One of these is when and how to expose your head to sunlight after getting scalp micropigmentation. If you get the treatment from a quality service provider, this is a topic that they will emphasize on, and provide detailed information on how to ensure that exposure to sunlight does not result in damage to the micropigmentation.
How Sunlight Can Affect Your Scalp Micropigmentation
The reason why exposure to sunlight is an important issue for people who have just had scalp micropigmentation is the fact that when overexposed, the micropigmentation can begin to fade and look unnatural. This is mainly due to the action of UV radiation from the sun, which chemically changes the nature of the pigment embedded in the scalp. As a result, you will notice problems such as fading and color changes much sooner than usual.
Typically, scalp micropigmentation should stay in its original state for many years without undergoing such change. However, when this exposure happens, the increased rate of pigment degradation will require more regular touchups. Fortunately, this is something that can be avoided.
When and How to Expose Your Head to Sunlight
For the best outcomes, it is advocated that one should protect their scalp from exposure to sunlight for a minimum of thirty days after scalp micropigmentation. This is because during the initial days, the scalp and the pigment are particularly sensitive to the UV radiation. Wearing a hat is an easy way to block the radiation and keep your micropigmentation intact. During the first few days after the scalp micropigmentation, protecting your head from sunlight also ensures that the scalp heals faster as well.
After the first thirty days, one can then expose their head to sunlight if they want to. However, it’s important to use sunscreen every time you do this, so that the UV radiation does not get to the skin and micropigmentation. There is a wide variety of sunscreens that you can use on your scalp, and you can consult the scalp micropigmentation service provider you use for some tips on how to find the best. As a rule of thumb, you should get a sunscreen that has a minimum SPF value of 30, and which also protects from UVA and UVB radiation.
If you follow this advice, you will be in a better position to benefit from your scalp micropigmentation. The cost of maintaining your look will also be significantly reduced, since you will require minor touch ups after many years at the least. The good thing is that putting these measures into place is not expensive, and does not require you to have a radical change in any part of your life.