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How far apart should your scalp micropigmentation sessions be scheduled?

Gaps between sessions

As you may already know, a scalp micropigmentation treatment is best delivered over a number of sessions. But how much time should you leave between each session? Here, we tackle this important question.

A typical client losing his hair to androgenetic alopecia (standard pattern hair loss) will require 2-4 treatment sessions, with 3 sessions being the norm. Some clients with extensive scarring or a condition such as alopecia areata, may require additional sessions. The number of sessions you are likely to need is covered more comprehensively in this post.

How long between your first and second session?

When scheduling your sessions with your chosen provider, it is important to understand that your new ‘hair’ will not look its best after just one session. After two sessions, you’ll be able to step out much more confidently as the illusion will either be complete, or be relatively close.

With this in mind, you should have your second session as soon as possible after your first session. Your scalp needs a minimum of 5 days to heal after your first session, so if you had your first session on a Wednesday for example, the earliest you should have your second session is the following Monday. To be honest, a 7 day gap is better as your scalp would have almost certainly healed entirely by then.

And between your second and third session?

Remember that not everyone needs a third session. A longer gap is usually left between session 2 and 3 to allow time for your scalp to fully heal, and for the dots to complete their mid-treatment fading. Only then will you know if a third session is required. The time delay is usually about a month after your second session.

Sometimes however a third session is planned in advance, for example when it is absolutely clear that a third session will be required. In this scenario, it is perfectly acceptable to schedule your third session one week after your second session.

In summary, assuming the circumstances are considered normal, leave 1 week between your first and second sessions, and 4 weeks between your second and third sessions.

14 thoughts on “How far apart should your scalp micropigmentation sessions be scheduled?

  1. edwin castellanos says:

    Entre sesiones, es necesario dar un poco más de color para dar un aspecto 3D, o únicamente aumentado la densidad se lograra ese aspecto, es aconsejable dar un poco más de color al de los laterales ya que el pigmento tiende a desvanecer un poco, para no volver a repasar los puntos que se aclararon y solo rodear para buscar la densidad, como se maneja esa parte.

    gracias

    • Aris Azar says:

      Correcto!

      Típicamente, nuestra clínica comienza la primera sesión con un color que coincida con el color del pelo en los lados lateral y posterior del cuero cabelludo. Durante la segunda sesión, entonces podemos ir ligeramente más oscuro con nuestro pigmento, mientras que aumentamos la densidad. Si se necesita una tercera sesión, podemos rociar un color más oscuro a lo largo de todo para darle el aspecto 3D.

      Con respecto a los lados del cuero cabelludo, por lo general no vamos muy oscuro, ya que los perfiles laterales se sientan en la frente y la mayoría de los pelos son velos. Lo que nos aseguramos de hacer es proporcionar una buena densidad para que los perfiles laterales sean visibles.

      Muy buenos puntos y bienvenidos a Scalp Guru.

      Aris Azar
      Especialista de SMP – Scalp Micro USA
      Entrenador líder en la industria de SMP
      Professor de ciencias médicas
      Universidad de la Ciudad de Nueva York
      Director médico de Aris Aesthetics – Clínica de Dermatologia

  2. edwin castellanos says:

    Entre sesiones, es necesario dar un poco más de color para dar un aspecto 3D, o únicamente aumentado la densidad se lograra ese aspecto, es aconsejable dar un poco más de color al de los laterales ya que el pigmento tiende a desvanecer un poco, para no volver a repasar los puntos que se aclararon y solo rodear para buscar la densidad, como se maneja esa parte.

    gracias

    • Aris Azar says:

      Correcto!

      Típicamente, nuestra clínica comienza la primera sesión con un color que coincida con el color del pelo en los lados lateral y posterior del cuero cabelludo. Durante la segunda sesión, entonces podemos ir ligeramente más oscuro con nuestro pigmento, mientras que aumentamos la densidad. Si se necesita una tercera sesión, podemos rociar un color más oscuro a lo largo de todo para darle el aspecto 3D.

      Con respecto a los lados del cuero cabelludo, por lo general no vamos muy oscuro, ya que los perfiles laterales se sientan en la frente y la mayoría de los pelos son velos. Lo que nos aseguramos de hacer es proporcionar una buena densidad para que los perfiles laterales sean visibles.

      Muy buenos puntos y bienvenidos a Scalp Guru.

      Aris Azar
      Especialista de SMP – Scalp Micro USA
      Entrenador líder en la industria de SMP
      Professor de ciencias médicas
      Universidad de la Ciudad de Nueva York
      Director médico de Aris Aesthetics – Clínica de Dermatologia

  3. Rodrigues says:

    I have a question, I have hair micropigmentation and between sessions (3) had to pass at least 30/40days, because the regeneration and healing of the skin. Is that right?

    Thank you for listening and keep up the good work.

    • Damien says:

      Hi Rodrigues. It is common to wait 30 days between your second and third session, and between any subsequent sessions, but that seems a long time between your first and second. Most providers complete the first two sessions as quickly as possible as it generally takes two sessions for the simulation to look natural.

      That said, every provider has their own process and guidelines, and it certainly won’t do any harm. Just seems a little unnecessary.

  4. Rodrigues says:

    I have a question, I have hair micropigmentation and between sessions (3) had to pass at least 30/40days, because the regeneration and healing of the skin. Is that right?

    Thank you for listening and keep up the good work.

    • Damien says:

      Hi Rodrigues. It is common to wait 30 days between your second and third session, and between any subsequent sessions, but that seems a long time between your first and second. Most providers complete the first two sessions as quickly as possible as it generally takes two sessions for the simulation to look natural.

      That said, every provider has their own process and guidelines, and it certainly won’t do any harm. Just seems a little unnecessary.

  5. Michael says:

    Is it normal(it has been 7 days since final procedure was done on scalp) for there to be dark smudgy looking spots and small bald looking spots oall over the back of my head….my technician said it is normal that I need to let it heal not to worry..should I worry..is this part of the healing process

  6. Michael says:

    Is it normal(it has been 7 days since final procedure was done on scalp) for there to be dark smudgy looking spots and small bald looking spots oall over the back of my head….my technician said it is normal that I need to let it heal not to worry..should I worry..is this part of the healing process

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