SMP-COURSE-3 – Skyn Aesthetics Group

Health and Safety in Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp micropigmentation is a cosmetic procedure that involves breaking the skin barrier, making it essential to follow strict health and safety protocols. Practitioners must adhere to high standards of hygiene to prevent the spread of infection and minimize the risk of adverse reactions and complications.

Sterilization and disinfection protocols are critical in scalp micropigmentation to prevent the spread of infection and disease. All tools and equipment used in the procedure must be sterilized or disinfected before use. Sterilization is the process of killing all microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. 

Disinfection is the process of reducing the number of microorganisms on a surface to a safe level. Practitioners must follow the guidelines and recommendations of their local health department and regulatory agency to ensure proper sterilization and disinfection.


Sterilizing your permanent makeup device is crucial for maintaining proper hygiene and preventing the spread of infection. Here are three ways to sterilize your permanent makeup device:

Autoclaving: Autoclaving is one of the most effective methods of sterilizing your permanent makeup device. This method involves using a machine that applies heat and pressure to sterilize the device. It is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions for autoclaving to ensure that the device is properly sterilized.

Chemical sterilization: Chemical sterilization involves using chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide, ethylene oxide, or glutaraldehyde to sterilize the device. This method is effective, but it is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions for the specific chemical sterilization solution to ensure that the device is properly sterilized.

UV sterilization: UV sterilization involves using ultraviolet light to kill bacteria and other microorganisms on the surface of the device. This method is effective, but it may not penetrate deeply enough to sterilize the entire device. It is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions for the UV sterilization device to ensure that the device is properly sterilized.

Cross-contamination prevention

Cross-contamination prevention is another important aspect of health and safety in scalp micropigmentation. Cross-contamination occurs when microorganisms are transferred from one surface to another, leading to the spread of infection. To prevent cross-contamination, practitioners must use separate tools and equipment for each client and dispose of single-use items properly. Practitioners must also wear personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves and masks to reduce the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

When disposing of needles and other sharp instruments, practitioners must use sharps containers that are puncture-resistant and leak-proof. The containers should be clearly labeled with a biohazard symbol and disposed of according to local regulations.

Bloodborne pathogens and infection control are critical considerations in scalp micropigmentation. Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that are transmitted through blood or other bodily fluids and can cause diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV. Practitioners must be trained in bloodborne pathogen safety and follow strict infection control protocols to minimize the risk of transmission. This includes using disposable needles and other equipment, properly disposing of sharps, and following safe handling and disposal procedures for bodily fluids and contaminated materials.

To clean and disinfect machines, practitioners should use an ultrasonic cleaner or wipe down the machine with a disinfectant solution. Disposable plastic barriers may also be used to cover the machine during use and disposed of after each client.
To minimize the risk of complications, practitioners should provide clear instructions for aftercare, which may include cleaning the scalp with green soap or another mild cleanser, applying a moisturizing cream, and avoiding exposure to direct sunlight. Practitioners should also follow up with the client to ensure that healing is progressing as expected.

To dispose of bloody paper towels, practitioners should place them in biohazard bags or containers that are labeled with a biohazard symbol and disposed of according to local regulations.

To ensure proper hygiene and safety during scalp micropigmentation procedures, practitioners should have access to a range of disinfectants, such as isopropyl alcohol and hydrogen peroxide, as well as personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks. They should also have access to a sharps container for the safe disposal of needles and other sharp instruments.

Practitioners should also be aware of the signs and symptoms of adverse reactions and complications, such as excessive bleeding, redness, swelling, or pain. If an adverse reaction occurs, practitioners should stop the procedure immediately and provide appropriate care. This may include applying pressure to the area to stop bleeding, administering an antihistamine for an allergic reaction, or referring the client to a healthcare provider for further evaluation and treatment.


In summary, health and safety in scalp micropigmentation is critical to ensure the safe and effective delivery of the procedure. Practitioners must adhere to strict sterilization and disinfection protocols, follow guidelines for cross-contamination prevention, and be trained in bloodborne pathogen safety and infection control. Practitioners should also have a plan in place to handle adverse reactions and complications and provide clear instructions for aftercare to minimize the risk of complications. Access to appropriate disinfectants, personal protective equipment, and sharps containers is essential to maintaining a hygienic and safe environment for scalp micropigmentation procedures.


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Once the final exam and all course work is submitted and approved we will send you your certification

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Equipment You will need for e-learning

We are sure you are excited to begin enhancing your skills and money-making ability by learning how to perform this treatment. Educating yourself on how to provide this service to your clientele is a worthwhile investment with low startup costs and the potential for long term lucrative returns. Practice makes perfect. In order to refine your technique and make the most of this minimally invasive treatment you will need a few items on your road to becoming a certified Plasma Fibroblast specialist. 


There are many plasma pens on the market. We think you'll love the Skyn Pen because it is lightweight, has exceptional battery life and many other features you'll find useful in treating your clientele.


Put lemons on your grocery list. Yes, lemons! The varied texture of lemon rind mimics the look of skin very well. It is a perfect test subject for your future practice sessions.


Stock up on disposable needles. You will need to use a fresh and sterilized needle for each client. You will also need pigment for practice.


When it comes to consulting with clients for Scalp Micropigmentation, it's essential to establish a good rapport and ensure the client feels comfortable and confident in the procedure. Here are some tips to keep in mind during a client consultation:

Build trust: Establishing trust with your clients is crucial. Explain the procedure and any possible side effects, so they know what to expect. Answer any questions they may have, and be honest about the results they can expect.

Conduct a thorough examination: Before the consultation, ask your clients to bring photos of their hair when they were younger to get a better understanding of what their natural hairline and color were. Assess the degree of hair loss, the pattern of hair loss, and the color and texture of the hair.

Customize the procedure: Every client's hair loss is unique. Customize the procedure based on the client's hairline, facial features, and hair loss pattern. Discuss different options and provide recommendations on what will work best for their particular case.

Explain the process: Explain the entire procedure, including the number of sessions required, the expected downtime, and any post-procedure care instructions.

Manage expectations: It's essential to manage your client's expectations. Explain that the procedure will not restore their hair, but it will create the appearance of a full head of hair. Emphasize that it is a gradual process, and multiple sessions may be required to achieve the desired results.

Provide before and after photos: Show your clients before and after photos of previous clients with similar hair loss patterns. This will help them visualize what to expect and build their confidence in the procedure.

Follow up: After the consultation, follow up with your clients to answer any additional questions they may have. Provide them with resources, so they can do their own research and make an informed decision.

Remember, a successful Scalp Micropigmentation procedure starts with a successful consultation. Building a good relationship with your clients and managing their expectations is crucial to ensure a positive outcome.

client consultation FORMS

Skyn Aesthetics Group wants you to be fully prepared to administer this treatment at the end of this certification course. We will provide you with consultation forms customized for SMP via the download button below. 

At your client’s first appointment, schedule enough time to provide a full and thorough consultation. Once you have recorded their information and determined that it is safe to move forward with the procedure, have your client sign the form confirming that the information provided is true and accurate. For multiple sessions continue to record the client’s progress and have them sign the form indicating they are satisfied with the procedure. 

Click here to receive your SMP Procedure Instructions and Client Release Form documents. These will insure your before & after procedural steps follow the correct protocol. 

ADVANTAGES of minimally invasive procedures over SURGERY

• Skin remains intact, no scalpels or cutting

• No unsightly stitches

• Minimal risks

• Minimal side effects

• Short downtime

• Quick and simple procedure process

• Surgery risks like blindness are eliminated

• No thinning of the skin tissue

• Significantly less expensive than surgery

• Reduced risk of infection


The duration of the Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) treatment can vary depending on the individual's skin type, lifestyle, and the quality of aftercare. Generally, the treatment can last for up to 5 years or more, but touch-up sessions are recommended every 2-3 years to maintain the desired results.

It's important to keep in mind that the longevity of the treatment also depends on how well the individual follows the aftercare instructions provided by the technician. Proper aftercare, such as avoiding direct sunlight, excessive sweating, and harsh chemicals on the scalp, can help extend the lifespan of the SMP treatment.

The technician may recommend a follow-up session after the initial treatment to ensure that the pigment has settled well into the scalp and to make any necessary adjustments. The follow-up session is typically scheduled 4-6 weeks after the initial treatment.

Overall, SMP is a long-lasting solution for hair loss that requires regular maintenance to keep the desired results.

HOW MANY sessions ARE needed for optimal results?

The number of sessions required for optimal Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) results can vary depending on the individual's hair loss pattern, skin type, and desired density of pigmentation. Typically, two to three sessions are needed to achieve the best results.

During the first session, the technician will create a preliminary hairline and fill in the bald areas with small, densely packed dots. This session typically takes 2-4 hours, depending on the extent of hair loss. After the first session, the scalp may appear slightly red and swollen, and the pigment may appear darker than the desired result. This is normal and will fade over time.

The second session, which is typically scheduled 4-6 weeks after the first, is used to build upon the initial work and add density to the scalp. During this session, the technician will evaluate the results of the first session and make any necessary adjustments. This session may take slightly longer than the first, depending on the amount of work needed.

In some cases, a third session may be needed to achieve the desired density and coverage. This session may also be used to touch up any areas that may have faded or need additional work.

Overall, the number of sessions required for optimal results can vary, and it's important to follow the technician's advice on the number of sessions needed to achieve the desired outcome. It's also important to note that SMP is a gradual process, and multiple sessions may be needed to achieve the desired results.

Appointments must be spaced out by a minimum of 4-6 weeks. 

preparing for treatment day

Preparing for Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) treatment day is essential to ensure the best possible results and a comfortable experience. Here are some tips to follow before your SMP treatment:

Shave your head: Shaving your head a day before the treatment is essential. This ensures that the technician can see the natural hairline and determine the best placement of the pigments.

Avoid sun exposure: Avoid excessive sun exposure to the scalp for at least a week before the treatment. Sunburn or a tan on the scalp can affect the pigment's absorption and result in an uneven appearance.

Avoid alcohol and blood-thinning medication: Avoid drinking alcohol or taking blood-thinning medication for at least 24 hours before the treatment. These can increase bleeding and interfere with the pigment's absorption.

Eat a light meal: Eating a light meal before the treatment can help prevent lightheadedness or nausea during the procedure.

Wear comfortable clothing: Wear comfortable clothing that can be easily removed and avoid wearing any hats or headbands that may interfere with the pigmentation process.

Arrive on time: Arrive on time for your appointment, and avoid rushing or feeling stressed on the day of the treatment.

Bring headphones or music: Bring headphones or music to listen to during the treatment to help you relax and feel comfortable.

Following these tips can help ensure a comfortable and successful SMP treatment experience. It's also essential to follow the technician's advice and aftercare instructions to ensure the best possible results.

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