Any time the skin experiences an injury – whether it is a massive laceration or a microscopic needlepoint penetration – the immune system will commence its management process. First up, white blood cells containing macrophages arrive at the site to remove dirt, germs, or any other potential infection. Next, blood platelets will reach the site of even the tiniest perforation of the skin to ensure that the blood clots. Blood platelets at the site also activate fibroblasts which produce collagen and other fibres that will kick start the repair and regrowth process. Amazingly, this process will occur at every single perforation site on your scalp after you have undergone scalp micropigmentation.
The collagen and elastic that is produced will seal the pigmentation into your skin and for a while, dependent on your own particular skin type, the pigmentation will appear as either very noticeable, or completely invisible.
How will scalp micropigmentation feel?
Your scalp may feel tender, inflamed, and red after the treatment – these are natural signs of the immune response. A barrier cream rich in Vitamins A and D can be used to soothe and treat the scalp during the healing process
How long will scalp micropigmentation take to heal?
After about 7 days, your scalp will have fully healed and the miniscule scabs will have fallen off naturally – it is important to allow them to fall off on their own because where they are removed prematurely they may take pigmentation off with them.
When your scalp is fully healed and all signs of inflammation has disappeared, a second (of up to three) sessions will allow your technician to assess the effectiveness of the first session and determine whether follow-up treatment is required.
By the end of a month, the scalp micropigmentation will have settled into your scalp and its true colour will be evident. Some roughness of the surface of the scalp may take a little longer to subside.