Knowing that a remedy provides long-lasting stability gives anyone the confidence to go through with it. This is what scalp micropigmentation could provide as long as it is adequately managed and cared for. It should always be cleaned to make sure that any oil build-up would be washed away, unclogging the pores and letting it breathe. This should be coupled with a daily application of a good moisturiser for a smooth and supple scalp. Hair should always be trimmed to preserve a uniform appearance of a “just-shaved” hair pattern.

A scalp micropigmentation treatment requires a minimum of two sessions to complete taking at least two hours per session. The technician carefully layers the pigments by perforating the skin with specialised needles to insert ink at the right depth. This creates small wounds that will heal after a few days. The result would be a collection of pigments resembling actual hair follicles upon the scalp. This should provide an illusion of hair being constantly mistaken for the real thing.

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How long it actually appears this way could depend on a few things such as the kind of inks, how deep it was deposited and sun exposure. The pigments should penetrate in the area below the epidermis and just above the dermal layer. This gives it a better chance of assimilating with the overall skin and preventing it from being included as waste during the exfoliation process. The quality of ink will determine length of time it will retain its color as well as how it will hold up against the sun. It is however advised to minimise exposure to strong sunlight as this can materially affect the quality of the pigments in the long run. Touch-up procedures will all that would be necessary to remedy those that fade.

A scalp micropigmentation treatment only requires a week for recovery. There may be some obvious redness seventy-two hours after every session though this would quickly subside as the week wears on. It would take a month to be able to sufficiently decide how successful the treatment was. How the pigments appear at this time would generally indicate how it would look like for the years to come. The main differences would transpire during the first seven days of the healing process.

The first day is perhaps the most sensitive for the scalp. Its surface will exhibit noticeable redness due to the constant puncturing movement of the needles. This is a normal effect due to a similar ordeal upon any portion of the skin. It may also be sensitive upon physical contact though application of prescribed creams can help alleviate any irritation being experienced. Wearing a hat can provide additional protection from accidental touching. Note however, that a scalp micropigmentation procedure is relatively painless.

Scabbing will be able to form halfway through the recovery week. The minor bleeding that occurred during the pigmentation process is replaced by drying crusts of blood over the skin. These will heal at different rates but would be able to dry out and exfoliate by the end of the week. This might create an itching sensation upon the scalp that the patient should be conscious of. He must refrain from scratching his skin to prevent premature peeling of the scabs. The pigments need time to fully assimilate with the dermal layer. It might be taken off along with the crust if the epidermis has not been able to completely form over it. This may potentially result in a patchy looking surface making the treatment look incomplete.

The seventh day will reveal pigments of a lighter color as opposed to when they were freshly layered. There will still be some settling in and fading that will be exhibited by a majority of these providing the technician a starting point for the next session. Eventually, there would be enough pigments that have been able to penetrate at the right depth to complete the treatment.

Understanding the scalp micropigmentation healing process