Can I swim after scalp micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation has a healing process
There’s a seven-day healing process after every scalp micropigmentation appointment. Normally, scalp micropigmentation is anywhere between 2 to 3 appointments. It’s a seven-day healing process after every appointment. So there’s the first appointment and then there are seven days of healing—second appointment, seven days of healing, and a third appointment—seven days of healing.
Now, because we’re located in Hawaii, we get this question all the time about whether they can swim during the healing process and if they can swim after once it’s fully healed.
Can I swim after my scalp micropigmentation is fully healed?
Definitely! After your scalp micropigmentation is fully healed—after you’ve gone through the three treatments in the three appointments, you can definitely go ahead and swim as much as you like. We only ask our clients that if you guys are going to be out in the sun, like swimming at the pool at the beach, that you go ahead and put some sunscreen on your scalp micropigmentation, but the water itself is totally fine for it.
Can I swim during the 7-day healing process?
In the short term, during your healing process. During those seven days, we recommend you not swim at all. So if you’re going to do your appointments back to back to back. So the first appointment, then seven days, then the second appointment, seven days, and third appointment, seven days. That is a total time of 21 days. We do not want you to swim now because we live in Hawaii, a lot of people love the ocean and love going to the pool, love getting in the water, and we understand that. We really, really stress that if you can wait these 21 days, do not go in the water.
If you really have to swim, the minimum that you have to wait is 4 days
So 4 days is the least amount of time in order for you to heal and then go swimming and not have it affect your scalp micropigmentation negatively. Now, if you do go swimming during that healing process, you may alter the results that you see.
So a good example is when clients come in here and they have previous work done by somebody else and they want it lightened. What we do here is we actually use basically saline, basically saltwater. and then we go ahead and we try to lighten it up. If you go swimming at the beach, that’s salt water, you’re basically lightening everything that we just work so hard to do.
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