The Best & Affordable Sunscreen for SMP Patients?

Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

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Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) patients need to be careful with their skin post-treatment, and what better way to protect your skin than with Paula’s Choice Extra Care Non Greasy, Oil Free Face & Body Sunscreen SPF 50! This sunscreen is water and sweat-resistant, making it ideal for outdoor activities. It goes on smooth and dries to a soft matte finish, so under even the harshest lighting condition your SMP continues to be undetectable. Plus, it’s oil-free so it won’t make you look greasy! Sustainably packaged, this sunscreen is perfect for any environmentally conscious SMP patient.

I’ve tried many different moisturizers and sunscreen and I’ve finally narrowed it down to one product that gives me the protection I need to keep my SMP looking great without breaking the bank.

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Sunscreen is essential for SMP patients

If you’re going to be exposing your scalp micropigmentation to direct sunlight, it’s essential that you use a good sunscreen. Not only do sunscreens protect your skin from harmful UV rays, they can also help keep the ink in place.

Paula’s Choice Extra Care Non Greasy, Oil Free Face & Body Sunscreen SPF 50 is specially formulated to absorb into your skin quickly and keep it moisturized. Being water and sweat resistant, you can wear it while playing sports or just enjoying the great outdoors.

Avoid using harsh chemicals on skin

Avoid using any harsh chemicals on your scalp after the treatment, including hair products (pomades and gels, for example), exfoliants, and harsh cleansers. Stick to mild soap or facial cleanser, and don’t be afraid to ask your doctor for more skin-friendly advice.

If you’re an SMP patient and outdoors a lot, then I highly recommend Paula’s Choice, I know there are “specific” SMP products out there but those can be expensive, and I trust companies that have been around for a long time. 

This product is a must-have anytime you are about to step into the world both for its protection and ability to dull the shine. It goes on smoothly and dries to a soft matte finish, so you won’t have to worry about getting greasy during long days in the sun. If you’re looking for an anti-shine that literally destroys the shine then check out our article “Best Antishine Products For Scalp Micropigmentation“.

Moisturize your skin regularly

Your scalp micropigmentation is a tattoo, and like any other tattoo, it needs to be treated with care. You should regularly moisturize your skin after the treatment, using products such as lotions or facial oil. This will protect your skin from dryness, irritation, and cracking – all of which can potentially damage the ink. By taking good care of your skin, the vibrancy of your SMP will last longer, and as a result, less trips to your SMP practitioner for future top-offs.

Avoid excessive sun exposure

Direct sunlight exposure can both damage your skin and cause early pigment fading, so it’s essential that you protect your scalp from harmful UV rays. If you’re not covering your head with a hat, make sure to apply a good quality sunscreen if you know you will be exposed to direct sunlight for any kind of extended time. And of course, never use tanning beds after your treatment – they’ll only increase the risk of pigment fading.


Moisturizing and using sunscreen on your scalp is extremely important after getting scalp micropigmentation. Not only will it help keep your scalp healthy, but it will also help to protect the pigment from fading. In order to ensure that you get the most out of your scalp micropigmentation treatment, be sure to follow those tips and use a good sunscreen to keep your scalp healthy and looking great!

At Elegant SMP, we believe that protecting your scalp after receiving scalp micropigmentation is key to maintaining the vibrancy & longevity of your SMP. That’s why we’ve researched (and continue to) and tested different sunscreens to bring you the best and most affordable options for SMP patients. By using the right sunscreen, you can prolong the life of your SMP and keep it looking fresh and vibrant. So if you’re a current or future SMP patient, we encourage you to take care of your scalp and choose the right sunscreen for you.

And if you’re considering scalp micropigmentation as a solution for your hair loss, we invite you to contact us to schedule a free noncommittal consultation. Our expert technicians, based in Buffalo, NY, are dedicated to helping you achieve the most natural-looking SMP using the best equipment and techniques in the industry. Let’s remove that distraction that is hair loss so that you focus on more important matters in life.

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About Us:

Elegant Scalp Micropigmentation was founded in Buffalo, NY with the goal of providing clients with a compassionate and understanding atmosphere for their hair loss troubles. We’ve been through it ourselves and at Elegant SMP, are devoted to providing our customers with the knowledge and confidence they need to make a well-informed decision about their SMP treatment plan. 

It is our pleasure to offer our premium SMP services that will unveil a rejuvenated, true version of yourself. With our continued dedication to perfecting this craft, we aim to help our clients rediscover their confidence and enjoy a renewed sense of self-esteem.

What our customers are saying

vamshi krishnavamshi krishna
23:17 28 Jan 23
I recently had a consultation with Tommy, and I was impressed with his professionalism. He spoke clearly and answered all of my questions about the procedure and Pre and Post-care instructions. I had a positive experience and I am looking forward to getting my SMP done with Tommy and I would highly recommend him to others.
Kendall VelardeKendall Velarde
14:38 16 Jan 23
Great guy and very professional!! Highly recommended!!
jason velasquezjason velasquez
18:08 02 Jan 23
Talking with Tommy was great! He was very professional, and informative with all the questions I had.
Michael MarinoMichael Marino
03:18 23 Dec 22
Tommy provided me with a image of how I would look with SMP his service was awesome, simple and quick id recommend Tommy’a website to anyone wanting to see what they look like with SMP
Amazing professional that really takes the time to answer questions or concerns and does great work!
Matt T.
Matt T.
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Elegant SMP is the place to get your scalp micropigmentation if you are interested in quality technique. Not all SMP is the same and your practitioner's training really does matter. For me, understanding how my artist could achieve an authentic looking hairline was very important, and very few SMP artists have the training to achieve that. Tommy at Elegant SMP is a true professional who understands how to get a natural looking result that is difficult to replicate - which is a true testament to his training. My SMP results exceeded my expectations and I would recommend Elegant SMP to anyone who is interested in getting the highest quality work the first time, or repairing SMP work that missed the mark.
Jason V.
Jason V.
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I knew from the consultation with Tommy that he was a genuinely good guy. Their professionalism is top-notch and the work he does is amazing! I can't stop looking at my hairline and just how natural it looks. I'm 100 % satisfied with the results and highly recommend his services!
Eric B.
Eric B.
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I just finished my third session with Tommy over at elegant smp. He did a great job and was extremely professional. His attention to detail was amazing giving me the desired look I was going for. I would highly recommend his services for anyone looking to have this procedure done. Everything about the experience was pleasant and stress free.

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