Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a remarkable process that creates the illusion of hair by introducing pigment through small perforations in the skin. As compassionate SMP artists at Ohio SMP Studio in Columbus, OH, we take pride in offering a service that helps people from all over America and the world regain their confidence and embrace their new look.

How the Skin Heals Itself

Understanding how our skin heals after SMP is crucial for appreciating the recovery process. When we create micro-perforations in the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin), the body’s immune system springs into action. White blood cells work diligently to close off the wound, allowing new tissue to form and facilitate healing. If the perforation extends to the dermis, the inflammatory response triggers clotting, leading to the formation of a protective scab within a few hours.

During SMP, the same healing process occurs when micro-perforations are made into the scalp and ink is injected into the area.

The Recovery Time Journey

While the recovery time varies from person to person, let’s walk you through the approximate duration of the process:

  • Immediate Post-Procedure: After the first SMP session, you may experience redness and slight inflammation, which is entirely natural. The area is sensitive, and your skin is working to heal itself. To help soothe inflammation and redness, we recommend applying a suitable soothing cream throughout the healing period.
  • 2nd-4th Days: During this time, the redness will subside, and you will notice scab formation on the treated area. Scabs serve as protective layers, allowing the healing process to continue underneath. Remember to wear caps or hats to protect the area, but be sure to allow your skin to breathe by occasionally removing them.
  • 5th-6th Days: As you approach the end of the week, the scabs will start to dry and may begin to fall off. Avoid picking at the scabs, as this could disrupt the healing process and affect the pigmentation. Allow the scabs to fall off naturally to ensure the best results.
  • Fully Healed: By the end of the week, new skin will have formed, and your scalp will be fully healed, preparing you for the next SMP session.

Impact on Pigments

As the skin heals and closes off the perforations, it encases the pigments within itself. The pigments may appear differently in various areas, with some looking lighter, darker, translucent, or even invisible. This variation guides our skilled SMP artists at Ohio SMP Studio to plan the best approach for your subsequent sessions, ensuring optimal results.

At Ohio SMP Studio in Columbus, OH, we are committed to providing a seamless SMP experience and creating lasting relationships with our local community and those who travel from afar to receive Scalp Micropigmentation by our world-renowned artist, Clayton Rush.