Before conducting a Tricopigmentation treatment on Scars, the Technician must analyse and learn about the state and type of scar that is found.
Firstly, the scar must be completely stable; this is to say that sufficient time must pass so that the tissue we are going to treat is in perfect state to be able to implant pigment effectively.
The scars that we can treat could have originated from transplant treatments or hair grafts or by any other reason, such as accidents, burns, etc.
Among the different typologies of scars, we see the five main groups:
- Flat Scar: The flat scar is the most common type. Once it has stabilised to be able to conduct the treatment, the Technician in Scalp Micropigmentation may get a 100% satisfactory or optimum result upon finalising the treatment.
- Bulging Scar: This type of scar, also known as the hypertrophic scar, has little rising parts in the area, due to the excessive growth of scar tissue because of excess collagen formation. In this case, we can get an 80% effectiveness when we conduct the Tricopigmentation treatment.
- Hollow Scar: In contrast to the one above, this type of scar offers the characteristic feature of having an appearance marked by the sinking of the skin. This can happen because the surface of the cured skin is below the dermal tissue due to the insufficient collagen production or connective tissue in the curing period.
When conducting a Scalp Micropigmentation treatment on this type of scars, we cannot offer an optimum result beyond 50%. It will also be necessary to conduct a trial session to confirm that the tissue can assimilate the pigment correctly.
- Irregular Scars: We can consider the scars whose characteristic feature is the sum of the three scars mentioned above, that is, flat scars (in addition, the cases where they may be wider than normal) hollow scars and bulging scars within this category of scars. Our advice in these cases is that these scars can undergo treatment for the reduction of the scar (for example, medical laser reduction or surgical intervention, etc.).
Like Atrophic or sunken scars, in the case of Scalp Micropigmentation treatment, we cannot ensure an optimum result beyond 50% and a trial session would always be needed to confirm the correct implantation of the pigment.
- Keloid Scars: These are scars with a pathology that is very difficult to treat. We should not confuse these scars with the hypertrophic or bulging scars. The main difference that distinguishes the Keloid scar from the other scars is that it extends further than the traumatised zone, it bulges more than hypertrophic scars and it can be reactivated if it is not adequately treated. We would never proceed with a treatment of Scalp Micropigmentation in the case of Keloid scars.