Scalp Micropigmentation Recovery Period

07/10/2015

One of the most common questions we’re asked about our micropigmentation process is how long is the recovery time and what should people expect.

The Body

Our process causes tiny holes to be made in the scalp. Trauma to skin as with many other parts of the body will result in the immune system sending white blood cells to fight against puncturing or any sort of cut or injury.

The initial stages of the healing process involve the generation of collagen among a selection of other fibres. These begin the healing process. After this platelets then begin to do their thing. These platelets will stop the bleeding by acting as a coagulant and clotting the immediate area, which begins the process of repairing the damage caused by our tools on the skin.

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As with any treatment of this type, our scalp micropigmentation process pushes the body to engage with the same restorative procedure. When we add the pigments to the skin as a part of the process, they cause tiny areas of trauma. This results in the body kicking off the healing mechanism. This will result in the skin being sealed as quickly as possible to fight infection and other issues. This is where the elastin and collagen creation comes into play. This covers the pigmentation that has been added. In some cases, the micropigmentation beneath the skin can be either very visible or completely invisible.

Scalp micropigmentation takes between 2-3 sessions usually with around a week intermittently between each. This gives the necessary time for the skin to heal and the technician to see what the best approach for the next session is and how best to layer the treatment.

After the initial session, there will usually be scalp inflammation – a natural response to shallow perforations on the scalp. The skin may appear reddish and a little tender – we often advise people to use a soothing cream during this time frame. Hats can also be worn but should be taken off for a period to allow the skin the breathe.

After a while this inflammation goes away and the results of the treatment will be more clear to see. There may be some blood left on the perimeter but these will flake off with time – the next few days usually.

The last few days of the week will require patience and though most of the scabs will be healed – some will remain. It’s best not to touch these to ensure that the pigmentation isn’t damaged. It may also be a little itchy as the crust dries and some pigments will be clearer to see than others during this period. However, there may be a variety of shades at this time.

The seventh day should no longer have any redness upon the surface of the scalp. Pigments also appear lighter than how it was a few days back and more than half of them will fade. This is partly attributed to the efficiency of immune system in trying to expel the pigment from the body. The better the pigments are able to integrate itself within the newly developed skin however, the harder it is for this to be attacked. Any new hair that has grown within this period should likewise be carefully shaved off.

By the end of the week, the redness should be gone and the pigments should appear lighter. This is due to the body’s immune system expelling the pigmentation, as it sees it as a foreign body. The better the pigments integrate with the body, the more visible they are. Ideally, you should shave off any new hair that arrives during this period.

The pigmentation takes a month to fully settle and though there may be roughness for a period, the skin will eventually smooth out and your scalp micropigmentation will soon look fantastic.

If you want more details on our scalp micropigmentation, then why not book a consultation today.

 

For an appointment in the UK or Europe call 0845 094 1516 or email us at hello@www.skalp.com
 
For an appointment in the US call Toll-free 1-855-767-5257 or email us at usa@www.skalp.com

[:it]One of the most common questions we’re asked about our micropigmentation process is how long is the recovery time and what should people expect.

The Body

Our process causes tiny holes to be made in the scalp. Trauma to skin as with many other parts of the body will result in the immune system sending white blood cells to fight against puncturing or any sort of cut or injury.

The initial stages of the healing process involve the generation of collagen among a selection of other fibres. These begin the healing process. After this platelets then begin to do their thing. These platelets will stop the bleeding by acting as a coagulant and clotting the immediate area, which begins the process of repairing the damage caused by our tools on the skin.

Micropigmentation

As with any treatment of this type, our scalp micropigmentation process pushes the body to engage with the same restorative procedure. When we add the pigments to the skin as a part of the process, they cause tiny areas of trauma. This results in the body kicking off the healing mechanism. This will result in the skin being sealed as quickly as possible to fight infection and other issues. This is where the elastin and collagen creation comes into play. This covers the pigmentation that has been added. In some cases, the micropigmentation beneath the skin can be either very visible or completely invisible.

Scalp micropigmentation takes between 2-3 sessions usually with around a week intermittently between each. This gives the necessary time for the skin to heal and the technician to see what the best approach for the next session is and how best to layer the treatment.

After the initial session, there will usually be scalp inflammation – a natural response to shallow perforations on the scalp. The skin may appear reddish and a little tender – we often advise people to use a soothing cream during this time frame. Hats can also be worn but should be taken off for a period to allow the skin the breathe.

After a while this inflammation goes away and the results of the treatment will be more clear to see. There may be some blood left on the perimeter but these will flake off with time – the next few days usually.

The last few days of the week will require patience and though most of the scabs will be healed – some will remain. It’s best not to touch these to ensure that the pigmentation isn’t damaged. It may also be a little itchy as the crust dries and some pigments will be clearer to see than others during this period. However, there may be a variety of shades at this time.

The seventh day should no longer have any redness upon the surface of the scalp. Pigments also appear lighter than how it was a few days back and more than half of them will fade. This is partly attributed to the efficiency of immune system in trying to expel the pigment from the body. The better the pigments are able to integrate itself within the newly developed skin however, the harder it is for this to be attacked. Any new hair that has grown within this period should likewise be carefully shaved off.

By the end of the week, the redness should be gone and the pigments should appear lighter. This is due to the body’s immune system expelling the pigmentation, as it sees it as a foreign body. The better the pigments integrate with the body, the more visible they are. Ideally, you should shave off any new hair that arrives during this period.

The pigmentation takes a month to fully settle and though there may be roughness for a period, the skin will eventually smooth out and your scalp micropigmentation will soon look fantastic.

If you want more details on our scalp micropigmentation, then why not book a consultation today.

For an appointment in the UK or Europe call 0845 094 1516 or email us at hello@www.skalp.com
 
For an appointment in the US call Toll-free 1-855-767-5257 or email us at usa@www.skalp.com
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