What is the Healing Process After Scalp Micropigmentation?
During the Scalp Micropigmentation procedure, micro-perforations are made into the skin, and the ink is injected into the area.
When perforation or injury extends from the epidermis to the dermis, bleeding occurs and inflammatory response begins. Clotting mechanism begins and the scab is formed within several hours. The scab covers the wound to prevent any microorganism from entering the skin. New cells are formed and after some days the wound is closed off by “contraction”.
The Recovery Stages of Scalp Micropigmentation
The recovery time varies from client to client , but typically what you can expect is:
After the first session, the immediate response you will notice would be redness. It is a natural response as the skin is a sensitive organ.
You may also notice slight inflammation, which is again, natural. The micro-perforations made throughout the area cause inflammation, but it is nothing to worry about. Inflammation is the first stage of wound healing.
During the first and second week when the redness subsides you may notice some scab formation throughout the area. Scabs are protective layers. The healing process still continues under the scabs. There might be a strong urge to pick at these scabs, but it is best to not disturb them. When the healing is done, scabs will fall off ultimately. Picking at them will not only disturb the healing process, but the pigment might come out with the scab.
As the scabs fall off, new skin is formed and the scalp fully heals itself. This is usually by the end of the week and the client is ready for the next session.
How Does the Healing Effect the Pigments?
When the skin heals after the perforations and closes off, it encloses the pigments within itself. It goes deep in some areas and shallow in other areas. Due to which the pigments may appear lighter, darker, translucent or even invisible.
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