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Scalp Micropigmentation Aftercare

Your aftercare guide after SMP treatment!


Scalp Micropigmentation Aftercare Guide

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) aftercare is essential to follow after having SMP. For the first 30 days particularly, the recommendations should be closely followed at all times to ensure best possible results. SMP is highly regarded as a life changing non surgical procedure that restores the hairline and the scalp hair follicles. 

In this our aftercare guide, we show the steps that should be followed during the crucial first 5 days, and then the following five days, and up to day 30 after SMP treatment. Care in general should be taken after each SMP session.

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Javed Hafesji
Javed Hafesji
Spectacular place. Simon made me feel confident in understanding the steps and treatment beforehand, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome! Amazing customer service, very friendly. I compared many different artists, Simon's work is much more realistic, which you can compare from his instagram profile. His workplace is discreet and immaculate inside, on arrival, you will be offered simons special selection of coffee and tea😂. Simon had a passion for his work, and I can guarantee he will not allow his work to finish till you are satisfied.I highly recommend. Thank you Simon.
The results speak for themselves. A true professional while remaining a really humble down to earth guy. I honestly enjoyed each and every session and Simon remains there for support and advice till this very day. 5 out of 5 from me.
Daniel Cohen
Daniel Cohen
100% trustworthy and will do an incredible job
Al S
Al S
If you are looking for the best practitioner of SMP then look no further because you have found him - Simon is as good as it gets and he offers expertise that can't be found anywhere else. He is MORE than worth the price and will ensure that you are taken care of properly. I'm very glad that I found him and chose him to do my SMP; his attention to detail is top level and even with the work aside, he is just a great guy to chat with and be around. Even outside of the SMP he gave me a lot of great advice and knowledgeable insight on things for many topics. You will be in safe hands with Simon so I advise anyone reading this to contact him for SMP as soon as possible - your search has finally led you to the right place! I highly recommend. Thanks for taking care of me, Simon, and thanks for the great work. - Aaron
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Patsy G
Just finished my 4th session of snp with Simon & couldn't be happier with my results. Simon is a true professional & from the moment I had my first consultation & he explained everything with me I knew he was the man for the job. I've got so much confidence back & I'm so glad that I decided to go ahead with getting it done it's the best investment I've made on myself
Carl Clark
Carl Clark
Went to Simon yesterday 2/12/2023 for SMP Absolutely amazing So happy with the end result, confidence through the roof and looking fresh !!!! I had previously had some consultations prior to finding Simon and when i did i knew he was the right person to do my SMP Answered all the questions i had and totally put me at ease with the procedure He is very professional and absolutely loves what he does, He is a really lovely guy and i mm so happy that’s who i went with The end result shows that I could not recommend Simon enough!!! Thank you so much Simon symeou your a legend!!!
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Sarah D
Simon is fantastic. He will talk through everything with you, calm any nerves, he's an absolute gentleman. Excellent results. Highly recommended.
Gillian Palmer
Gillian Palmer
Thank you Simon for your excellent work . I can highly recommend him . Great attention to detail and precise . Jill
Renie Yade
Renie Yade
I’m a woman that suffered from traction alopecia which did affect my confidence for many years. My nightmare changed as soon as I met Simon. He did turn things around for me and restored my confidence with his work of Art! From his professionalism, to his warm personality, I can sincerely say without a shadow of doubt, Simon is unequivocally the best! If you’re thinking of having an SMP done, look no further. Thank you Simon for making it possible to smile each time I look in the mirror 🙏🏽
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GE Decorations
I will sum up Simon in a few words, 'a truly phenomenal artist'. It took me over a year to research the right company to do my SMP. Over that time, I kept coming back to Simon - I am so pleased I took the time to find the right person. Money, it is very simple, if you want quality, you have to pay for it. Some of the horrific SMP procedures I have seen, made me spend time to find the right person. If I could give Simon 10 STARS, I would! If anyone would like to talk to me, I have told Simon, I am happy for him to pass on my contact number. Thank you so much Simon, for changing my life for the better!


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Aftercare Steps After SMP Treatment - the first 5 days

Keep the scalp dry: During the first five days, it’s essential to keep your scalp completely dry. Avoid any washing of the hair and do you utmost best not to expose it to moisture – at all. Ideally don’t shower at all. A useful tip: Take great care when washing your face.

Don’t shave: Avoid shaving with a wet razor.

Shield yourself from the Sun: Direct sunlight and UV rays can fade the pigmentation and slow down the body’s attempts of healing. Tip: If you go outdoors wear a wide hat and apply sunscreen to shield your scalp. You can also wear something very loose just to cover / shadow the head when you sleep.

No exertion or sweating: Avoid any intense physical activities that cause any sweating. Salt from sweat can interfere with the freshly pigmented area on the scalp.

No scratching or touching: Whatever you do, avoid touching or scratching the scalp. You will have a natural urge to scratch as the scalp heals but doing so will disturb the SMP pigment.

Don’t use any hair products or tanning salons: Avoid using gels, waxes and sprays because they can irritate the scalp.

* After your SMP final session, new layers of skin will start to grow over the treated areas, so take great care to follow all professional aftercare advice.

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Week 2: The Next 5 Days (up to day 10)

Cleanse the scalp gently: After the first five days, you can start to cleanse the scalp but do so gently – with cool water and only a mild soap. Don’t use shampoo or any harsh chemicals on the scalp just yet. Don’t scrub just use the fingertips to build up a soapy lather (scabs will fall off in their own time so be gentle). 

Don’t shave: Avoid shaving with a wet razor.

Avoiding Exercise: Light exercise is fine but it’s best not to incase you sweat.

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Hydration: Wash your hands and apply a recommended moisturiser (ask your SMP technician) to keep your scalp fully hydrated. Flaking can otherwise occur and you will maintain a nice fresh appearance.

Continue sun UV protection:  Maintain using a hat / applying sunscreen.

Avoid Saunas and Steam Rooms: Pigment loss can occur if the pores are opened and heat and steam can open up the pores on the scalp. So just for the time being don’t use saunas or steam rooms. The wait will all be worth it.


Week 3-4: to the 30th Day of Aftercare

Shampoo regularly: Finally you can go back to your usual shampoo and conditioner. Use gentle products that are sulphate free. However, continue to wash gently using your fingertips.

Keep the scalp hydrated: Moisturise daily (ideally 30-50 SPF) to prevent any flaking & to preserve the pigment’s sharpness & vibrancy.

Start to ease into normal day to day activities: You can start to engage in sports and exercise again. Always make sure to rinse your scalp after exertions. 

Keep Monitoring and keep note of any issues: It’s extremely rare so don’t worry, but watch for any signs of complications or infections. If you notice anything unusual, you should contact your SMP provider.

Your SMP technician will schedule any future follow ups or phone calls with you for future touch ups.  (touch ups are usually required every few years, and your specialist will give you all of the aftercare information you will need).

Taking all of the essential aftercare steps over the first 30 days is essential to achieving exceptional SMP results. The healing process can vary from client to client so remember to seek assurance and guidance from your SMP technician if you need to.

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Best SMP Aftercare in London

Before deciding to go ahead with any type of hair loss treatment (including SMP), ask yourself how severe your hair loss is.

Can you commit to the aftercare required? If you can and you think SMP could be the right procedure for your hair loss, get in touch to organise a free consultation!

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Reasons to Choose Scalp Micropigmentation

SMP is proven as a very effective solution when it comes to hair loss. Do you have male or female pattern baldness? Alopecia, or any other underlying factors? Scalp micropigmentation will transform your hair and conceal bald patches, areas of thinning, unsightly scars, and other hair-related issues.

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3D Pigmented Dots on your Scalp

A hair tattoo (SMP) is applied to the surface of the scalp producing a 3D effect that resembles natural hair growth.

The procedure is non surgical and there is minimal discomfort and no pain.

The pigment used in SMP is custom ink and is specifically chosen to match the natural hair colour and shade.

SMP results are long lasting and maintenance is minimal. Alternative options to SMP don’t offer the same benefits. For example: hair transplant (not guaranteed to work and can leave scalp scarring), and monthly subscriptions to lotions, potions and creams

Get Ready to Transform your Hair in London!

Has your confidence in social situations and within changed the way you approach your life? You’re not alone and we understand how debilitating hair loss can become.

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) can truly be life changing! We see how for example someone’s outlook can totally change. 

Take the time to check out all of your options and do your due diligence. Consult with Simon Syemou SMP (we have over 7 years SMP experience).


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Discover Simon Symeou SMP in London! A unique SMP experience (established for over 7 years). Our professional SMP studio offers comfort and a welcoming environment. SMP for long and shorter hair, SMP for Alopecia, All hair colours and skin shades. Scalp Micropigmentation is for both men and women, and if you have scarring on your scalp from a hair transplant or alopecia we can help!

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