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Scalp Micropigmentation is a popular option for those who want to restore the look of a full head of hair without the hassle and expense of other treatments.

SMP is a relatively low-maintenance treatment, and it requires little downtime for recovery. It is also a highly customisable treatment that can be tailored to the unique needs and preferences of each patient. If you’re considering SMP, you may be wondering if you can go to the gym after the procedure. The answer is that it depends on a few factors.

Type of Procedure

First, it’s important to understand that SMP is a cosmetic procedure that involves creating tiny wounds on the scalp. These wounds need time to heal, and during the healing process, it’s important to take care of the scalp to avoid any complications or infections.

Typically, it’s recommended that you avoid sweating excessively for the first few days after SMP. This means that activities like going to the gym or engaging in vigorous exercise should be avoided during this time.

However, after the first few days, you can gradually resume normal activities, including going to the gym. It’s important to listen to your body and avoid any activities that cause discomfort or irritation to the scalp.

Safe Time to Return

When you do return to the gym, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you should avoid exercises that put pressure on the scalp or involve a lot of head movement. This includes activities like weightlifting, jumping, or running on a treadmill.

Instead, focus on low-impact exercises like walking, yoga, or light cardio. It’s also important to avoid wearing tight hats or headbands that can rub against the scalp and cause irritation.

In addition, it’s important to take care of your scalp after the procedure to ensure that it continues to heal properly. This means avoiding excessive sun exposure, using gentle shampoos and conditioners, and keeping the scalp moisturised.

In conclusion, while you should avoid going to the gym immediately after SMP, it’s generally safe to resume normal activities after a few days of rest. Just be sure to listen to your body and take care of your scalp to avoid any complications or infections. If you have any concerns or questions, it’s always a good idea to consult with your SMP specialist for personalised advice.

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