The recovery period after scalp micropigmentation treatment

One of the most worry free hair loss remedies is a scalp micropigmentation treatment. Simply keeping it clean, moisturised and protected from the sun is all that is required to give it due care. For a “just-shaved” style, ensuring that the existing hairs are trimmed close to the skin with an electric razor is recommended to optimise its effect. Limiting sun exposure is suggested to prolong the vibrancy of the pigment colour. Compared to other treatments, scalp micropigmentation is perhaps the easiest to maintain.

Example of SMP on black skin

In comparison to a hair transplant, the healing process of a scalp micropigmentation treatment is definitely quicker. The redness that would be quite obvious on the first day following a completed session should have disappeared by the second or third day. It is estimated that one-week is required for the entire process. This would of course vary between patients.

It is probably the first twenty-four hours after a session where the skin will experience the most tenderness. A reaction like this is normal due to the numerous needle jabs necessary to inject the pigments into the epidermis. This could result in some discomfort upon touching the scalp. A soothing cream would be helpful to tone down the irritation over the next few days. Wearing a cap might be necessary to protect the head from any occasion that it may be accidentally grazed.

By mid-week, the wounds that were created by the pigment deposits have mostly dried up and formed scabs. Their appearance will be more pronounced in size and color, attributable to the dried blood that formed to protect the open wounds. Most would be ready to peel off though there may be some that need more time to heal. The patient must try his best not to take these off by himself. Removing scabs that are not fully dry might include some unintended extraction of the pigments as well. There may be noticeable unevenness of the hair pattern color should these be removed before its time.

The final day should have most of the scabs coming off naturally. There might still be some dryness felt though it should have subsided considerably. Notice that the pigments appear lighter than how they did the first day. This is because the crust that formed over the wounds resulted in the darker color. Having peeled off on its own, it will uncover the pigments that have been able to integrate itself underneath the new skin.

Note that a majority of these can still fade over the course of thirty days. The body constantly tries to rid itself of foreign entities even if they are not considered a threat. As long as it does not comprise its genetic make up then it will surely be targeted by its immune system. Pigments that have assimilated properly however will be beyond its reach.