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Preparation for SMP / Scalp Shading

Pre-Care Instructions for SMP/ Scalp Shading | Lash n Brow by KT

It is important to follow these instructions carefully to help ensure the best possible results from your scalp micropigmentation treatment. Be sure to discuss any specific pre-treatment instructions with your practitioner before the procedure.

Here are some general pre-treatment instructions for scalp micropigmentation:

● Do not take any blood-thinning medications (such as aspirin or ibuprofen) for at least a week before your SMP procedure.


● Do not tan or expose your scalp to the sun for at least a week before your SMP treatment.

● Avoid alcohol and caffeine for at least 24 hours before your scalp micro pigmentation treatment.

● It is VERY important to moisturize your scalp using Lubriderm Unscented at least 7 day before your hair tattoo sessions. Failure to do so will result in your scalp being too dry to perform your treatment and your appointment will have to be rescheduled which may result in additional fees.


● Do not apply any lotions, creams, or oils to your scalp the day of your SMP procedure. Keeping it free from greasy and oils that will interfere with optimal pigment retention.

● Wash your hair and scalp thoroughly the night before the procedure using something mild like baby shampoo or all natural product to prevent the scalp from getting too dry. If you have a dry scalp to begin with, refrain from washing your hair for 24 hours prior to your SMP session.

● Drink plenty of water leading up to your appointment to ensure your skin is hydrated and healthy for optimal smp results.

● Do not shave your head with a razor before your appointment. Use only a ZERO guard clipper, like an ANDIS T-OUTLINER or we will shave it down before your SMP treatment at the clinic.


● Do not work out on the day of the procedure.

● Do not drink too much coffee on the day of the procedure.

                           (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).

● No Alcohol the night prior or on the day of the procedure.

● It is best to do a scrub 3-days prior to the procedure. 


● Stop taking any Blood Thinner (Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Advil/Ibuprofen or Fish Oil) products for 1 week prior to the procedure

● Avoid power shakes and power greens, and "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 24 hours prior to procedure.

● Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle as well.

● Tylenol is recommended if you have a low pain tolerance.

Cold Sores and Fever Blisters:

In the case of permanent lip color, cold sores and fever blisters MUST be treated. If you get cold sores or have ever had one in the past, you will need an antiviral prescription from your doctor before a lip procedure. Physicians usually instruct to take it 2 days before. As this procedure will bring out the virus if not medicated beforehand.


Oily Skin:

If you have oily skin, results will appear softer and may require additional procedures.


Preparing the Skin:

To prepare the skin, you will need to cleanse the area free of makeup. Clean with baby-wipes, makeup remover or apply antibacterial soap with a Q-Tip to remove any excess skin oils.


Pain Preparation:

PMU can be a painful procedure. However, there are great numbing solutions for before, during and after that can be used for comfort throughout your PMU procedure. 

For Clients Who Have Had the Procedure Before
For all clients who have permanent cosmetic makeup procedure performed, we only use the very finest pigments available. Some procedures may need to be repeated because the original application can fade anywhere from 25% to 40%. Individual chemical and genetic makeup can affect the final result.

We Cannot Predict Your Fading Experience
It is fully possible to get the perfect results with only one application; however, this cannot be guaranteed. Please remember that the amount of pigment you retain or lose after your initial application is not a reflection of the quality of work. Pigment retention varies with each person. In case your procedure must be repeated, you will need to wait at least 21 days of the date of your original application. 

Application Cannot Be Repeated Within 21 Days or Less
The tissue is not ready to absorb new pigment although your skin looks healed. Please be patient.


We Charge an Additional Fee for Touch Ups after 3 months later from the initial session.

SMP/ Scalp Shading Policies

  • You must be 18 years or older with a state-issued picture ID to get tattooed.


  • There is a $200 Non-Refundable Deposit required to schedule a SMP/Scalp Shading appointment of New set.

  •  IT'S NON-REFUNDABLE, but could be applied for other appointments only if rescheduled before 2 DAYS​  (48 Hours) of your appointment. If we don't receive notification for a cancellation or to reschedule before  2 DAYS (48 Hours) of your appointment you will lose your deposit and a $250 deposit will be required to schedule any tattoo appointments in the future.  If it happens a 3rd time we may avoid tattoo services permanently or the full price of the tattoo has to be paid upfront. The client is responsible for remembering the date and time of their appointment and not be dependent on reminders from us. There are no exceptions to this rule.

  • NO shows get blocked and deposit forfeited. I already allow a generous 48 hours minimum notice to reschedule to apply your paid deposit to another date. I do not send multiple notifications as a reminder — Please put your appointment in your calendar as soon as you book.

  • Please be prompt for your appointment and notify us if you are running late. it is our discretion to cancel your appointment if you are late for more than 15 mins. Once your appointment is canceled you will lose your deposit. There are no exceptions to this rule.

* Touch-up for returning clients only. If you are a new client and have previous work done by another salon, it will be considered a New session.
* Touch-up Price after 18 months is + $50 per each month passed until it goes back to the full amount.

** Included 2nd session must get within 3-4 weeks from initial session. If clients missed included 2nd session, it will be charged additional $20 each week passed after 4 weeks until 12 weeks. After 12 weeks, it will be considered as a retouch (6-12 months) price.


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